Blog Tour: Suspended Retribution by Rob Ashman {Review}

I’m back with my second tour of the day, this time for the next instalment in Rob Ashman’s DI Kray series.



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.



Rob is back with the third instalment of the DI Rosalind Kray series and as I have come to expect, this is another fast paced story that doesn’t let up.


While this book can be read as a standalone I do feel that in order to get the most of the book, reading the previous books in the series will help with some background on DI Kray.


It says a lot about the author when he has the ability to make you empathise with the killer, but yet again, Rob Ashman has excelled.  Alex Jarrod isn’t like your usual killer and at times I was able to understand his motives even if I didn’t agree with them.  It was also good to see more of DI Kray’s softer, personal side, as she gets to know one of her colleagues more.


One thing that did stand out in this book was that it wasn’t quite as gruesome as the previous ones, although there was one murder that made my toes curl a little.


My only issue with all of Rob’s books is that they are so fast paced that they are over before you know it and then you have to wait for the next one.


Many thanks to Rob, Sarah Hardy and Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to be part of the blog tour.


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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 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.



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