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This Little Piggy by Rob Ashman

June 18, 2018

 

The Blurb

 

Best-selling author, Rob Ashman, is back with a serial killer thriller you don't want to miss.

Kevin Palmer is a regular sort of guy, or he was until his life fell apart. His wife, his money, his business and his reputation are all taken away from him. He tries to fight back and ends up in prison. 

There he concocts elaborate fantasies to wreak vengeance. He is sent to work in an abattoir and the final piece of the jigsaw falls into place with chilling consequences. Then a cruel twist of fate changes everything. 

DI Rosalind Kray is battling her own demons having returned to work following a brutal attack. She finds herself on the trail of a sick and twisted killer and cracks the macabre pattern of murders. But her boss is unconvinced.

Kray has Palmer squarely in her sights. But he has other ideas … 

Can Kray break him in time to save the final victim?

Time is running out.

 

About Rob Ashman

 

 

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. 
Rob has published Those That Remain, In Your Name and Pay the Penance with Bloodhound Books and has since written Faceless, This Little Piggy and Suspended Retribution which will also be published by Bloodhound.
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.

 

My Review

As a reader I could see where the killer was coming from. I could physically feel his rage run through my body, but what he did left me shaken to the core. 
Kevin Palmer is an ineffectual man who has been sold down the river and stabbed in the back by his wife, his business partner. His dysfunctional protestations are met with scorn that serve to fuel his anger. Thus a serial killer is born. Palmer is a complex character, who develops newfound strength, confidence and attitude. 
Acting DCI Rosalind Kray stands firm when challenged by insubordination from a member of her team, and clashes with her boss who has her own agenda. 
The plot was pure genius with some unexpected twists.
I haven't read the first DI Rosalind Kray, but I most certainly will now.

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