A body washes up on a Blackpool beach, tortured and shot through the head.
A man is found in an alleyway with his throat ripped open.
A woman is murdered in a hospital bed.
What connects them?
DI Roz Kray’s private life is a mess as she struggles to unravel a baffling case and DCI Dan Bagley is hell-bent on making her working life a misery.
Billy Ellwood is a chameleon. What forced him to disappear eighteen years ago? And what was the promise he made?
When Kray makes a shattering discovery it rocks her world to the core. The stakes could not be higher. This time it’s all or nothing and Kray is going to have to gamble with her life…
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Wrong time, wrong place, wrong victim. When a gang mistakenly abduct the wrong man to brutally interrogate him, he obviously can’t give them the answers they are looking for, though it doesn’t stop them torturing him before murdering him and dumping his body in the sea. What they don’t realise is that the man they have just killed is the brother of someone who knew them years ago, only neither they or him are aware of it yet.
What an opening! Boy did it make my nose tingle. I have to say that with each book I read from this author he has me mesmerized with the inventiveness of the methods of torture and killings from beginning to the end, some of the more gruesome even coming with a price tag from the local D.I.Y shop.
The police station is a busy place as a second, then third death takes place, stretching the resources to the limit. DI Kray, assigned to the washed-up body on the beach is getting extremely frustrated with the attitude of her senior officer DCI Dan Bagley seeming to rub her up the wrong way no matter which way she goes with the leads. But Kray is drowning in her own sea of turbulent hormones at the moment not ready to totally give up her loyalties to her deceased husband and what she actually wants for her future with Millican. A policeman’s job is not a happy one at the moment.
Now, this author not only has wicked ways to do away with someone he also has a wicked mind to come up with some of the more interesting characters to carry these jobs out. Nothing gives a better adrenaline rush more than revenge, especially if it has had time to fester. Now I know it won’t be for everyone as it does get real graphic and there is a little bit of the ‘here’s Jonny’ look about this avenger at times but wow did I get carried away with it.
This is again a belting story in this series. Loved it!
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rob is married to Karen with two grown up daughters. He is originally from South Wales and after moving around with work settled in North Lincolnshire where he’s spent the last twenty-two years.
Like all good Welsh valley boys Rob worked for the National Coal Board after leaving school at sixteen and went to University at the tender age of twenty-three when the pit closures began to bite. Since then he’s worked in a variety of manufacturing and consulting roles both in the UK and abroad.
It took Rob twenty-four years to write his first book. He only became serious about writing it when his dad got cancer. It was an aggressive illness and Rob gave up work for three months to look after him and his mum. Writing Those That Remain became his coping mechanism. After he wrote the book his family encouraged him to continue, so not being one for half measures, Rob got himself made redundant, went self-employed so he could devote more time to writing and four years later the Mechanic Trilogy is the result.
When he is not writing, Rob is a frustrated chef with a liking for beer and prosecco and is known for occasional outbreaks of dancing.
Rob will be publishing all three books in the Mechanic Trilogy with Bloodhound Books – the second novel is titled In Your Name and the third is called Pay The Penance.