After surviving a vicious knife attack, which left her husband dead, DI Rosalind Kray returns to work and is handed a serial killer investigation.
This killer is different, he doesn’t just want to take the lives of his victims, he wants to obliterate their very existence. The murders appear random but the killer selects his quarry with meticulous care.
While fighting her superiors Kray must conquer her own demons, which are tearing her apart.
Kray has the ability to think like a killer and her skills lead to a series of horrifying revelations that turn the case on its head. She believes she is getting close, then her world comes crashing down with devastating consequences.
Will Kray find the murderer and escape with her own life in tact?
The truth is closer than she could have ever imagined…
Firstly I would like to thank the author, Bloodhound Books and the blog tour organiser Sarah Hardy for the ARC in return for an honest review.
The most important thing in any novel about a serial killer has to be the murderer themselves! I want to be repulsed, yet at the same time fascinated and absolutely freaked out! I’m glad to say that Rob Ashman managed to achieve all three. The actions of the killer in Faceless are twisted and evil. I know it seems a weird thing to say, but he is the perfect psychopath. In that he acts on his own primitive desires, which appear rational and normal to him, yet are twisted to such a level, that any rational mind would struggle to comprehend them. For me Rob Ashman provides the perfect counter balance in the character of Rosalind, who though painfully damaged by past events has a core of goodness at her centre of her being. m
The story itself is exciting and addictive in the way a good thriller should be. I loved the way we are tricked into thinking the story is going down a certain path and then in veers off down an altogether different one. I was wrong footed about the killer’s motives and surprised about the connections that linked the different segments of the story. It had me turning the pages eager to find out who won this game of cat and mouse, killer or policewomen and that is surely a mark of a really enjoyable read? story
Having enjoyed Faceless, I would recommend this to existing Rob Ashman fans and anyone else looking for a great thriller.
You can purchase Faceless from Amazon
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.