I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour today for Those That Remain, written by Rob Ashman and published by Bloodhound Books.
Lucas is coasting to retirement in a mundane Florida police precinct when a brutal serial killer, codenamed Mechanic, lands on his patch.
Three years ago they thought Mechanic was dead. But Mechanic is very much alive and no family is safe from the savage, ritualistic murders that this sadistic killer is compelled to commit.
Mechanic is always one step ahead and Lucas is forced to operate outside the law.
But who can he trust and who is Mechanic?
Soon Lucas will learn that truth is more terrifying than he could ever imagine and in order to find the answers he needs, he might just have to put his life on the line…
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 is delighted that all three books in the Mechanic Trilogy will be published with Bloodhound Books in 2017.
Those That Remain – 22 June
In Your Name – 13 July
Pay The Penance – 8 August
Rob now writes full time and has recently completed his fourth novel titled Faceless.
MY REVIEW: I would like to thank Rob Ashman, Sarah Hardy and Bloodhound Books for allowing me the opportunity to read an ARC of Those That Remain prior to taking part and being a stop on the blog tour. I can confirm that I chose to read this ARC and all opinions in this review are my own and are completely unbiased.
Well well well, what have I just read? I shall tell you! I’ve just read the first novel in what is going to be a blinder of a serial killer series! Rob Ashman, what a novel!!
I do love a good serial killer novel, especially one where the serial killer is supposed to be dead, and if you’re joining me on this admittance, I suggest you read Those That Remain. I guarantee there will not be an ounce of disappointment!
Alternating between Mechanic (the killer) and Lucas (the police on the case to catch him), Those That Remain is a fast paced novel that will have you gripped. I read it in just a little over 6hrs on a Saturday. I got to the point about a quarter of the way through where I thought ‘I seriously cannot be thinking about putting this book down’, so armed with enough snacks, I tucked in.
Rob Ashman seriously gets into the head of the killer, and I have to warn you, before you tuck in, that some of the murder scenes are quite graphic but I’m sure this won’t bother you if like me, your a die hard crime novel fan. All the better I think. It’s keeps the reader enthralled and desperate to read on. The killer is purely psychotic, be warned!!
Overall, Those That Remain is a blood curdling, terrifying rollercoaster ride that is just too damn good, I don’t think any review I write would give it enough justice!!!
BLOG TOUR DETAILS:
If you would like to follow the Those That Remain Blog Tour, you can do so at the following dates: