Suspended Retribution by Rob Ashman @Bloodhoundbook @RobAshmanAuthor

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Book Description:

Alex Jarrod is a war veteran. When a flesh-eating parasite destroys his face, he returns from Afghanistan with a head full of nightmares. His world crumbles around him until he realises there is work to be done. Another war to fight.

DI Rosalind Kray has her hopes pinned on becoming the new DCI after tracking down another serial killer, but those in charge have other ideas.

After a small-time crook is killed in a hit and run and a serial burglar is brutally murdered, Kray suspects a vigilante is at work. But her bosses disregard her theory – until they discover a third victim.

Once again Kray finds herself on the trail of a serial killer but this one is different. This one lives in his own private war zone.

With her bosses on her heels Kray has her work cut out and the body count is rising. 

But he’s not going to stop until the mission is complete … and Kray’s not going to stop until she finds him.

My Thoughts:

I can’t believe we are already onto the third book in the DI Rosalind Kray series. What a series it has been so far as well. I have to say that without a doubt it is one of my favourites as the author consistently delivers and has never let me down. Whilst it reads easily as a stand alone, some readers may benefit from reading at least the first book for a bit of background on Kray.

The book feels slightly different to it’s predecessors even though it is the same layout of the story flicking between the killer and Kray and her fellow officers working on the case. I think it’s because we also get taken to Afghanistan and seeing the horrors that the character had to endure. It gave it an almost sombre feel to it but not in a bad way.

As I have come to expect with this authors books, Suspended Retribution is another story where you need to buckle up and hold on tight. The pace doesn’t relent making it very hard to put the book down and carry on with any day to day chores that need doing. I so enjoyed seeing Kray’s personal life getting better for her as she feels very much like a good friend by now. Her work life, not so much and I loved the bit of humour the author throws in with her job hunting.

Suspended Retribution is another fast paced read that I struggled to put down. Gripping from the off and has thrills and chills a plenty. There’s not much more I can say about these books that I haven’t already said. They are brilliant and for die hard crime fans they are an absolute must read!

My thanks to Bloodhound Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Suspended Retribution is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link.


Author Bio:

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 published the Mechanic Trilogy with Bloodhound Books in 2017 and will be releasing three new books during 2018. These are titled: Faceless, This Little Piggy and Suspended Retribution.




Twitter: @RobAshmanAuthor


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