Oh, Rob Ashman and Bloodhound Books – what a series! I am absolutely over the moon to be closing down this bad boy with my review of #InYourName! Huge thanks to Sarah over at Bloodhound for asking me to be involved and to Bloodhound for the ARC. And of course a massive thank you to Rob for writing these books and for hooking me into the series, way back when he was self-published, with the most hilariously manic review request email I have ever received!
Let’s get this show on the road!
What the blurb says:
Police detective Lucas has become consumed with tracking down the deranged killer, known as Mechanic, and bringing the murderer to justice. Nothing else matters, not even his wife. His marriage is falling apart.
Mechanic has not killed for eight months and the trail has gone cold, then Lucas receives a terrifying letter. In a desperate bid to reignite the case, he tries to convince his boss to mount an operation in Baton Rouge where the letter was posted.
But was the letter really sent by Mechanic?
Not knowing where to turn, with his marriage in turmoil and his career on the rocks, Lucas begins to spiral out of control.
When Mechanic meets the head of a drug smuggling cartel the situation takes a grave turn.
Meanwhile, a bizarre set of murders are taking place in Vegas and Detective Rebecca Moran is put on the case. She will stop at nothing to make a name for herself.
Is there a link between the murders and Mechanic?
Can Lucas apprehend the killer this time or will Mechanic remain one step ahead?
OMG, you know how I loved “Those That Remain” well I think that I possibly am infatuated by the 2nd instalment in the Mechanic trilogy, “In Your Name” God only knows what my reaction is going to be to the final book!
“In Your Name” sees Lucas spiralling out of control and putting his career and his marriage on the line as he becomes obsessed with tracking down Mechanic. Publicly he states he wants to bring Mechanic to justice but Lucas’ private idea of justice is just a little bit more twisted than a court appearance and prison cell! This fast paced and absolutely gripping follow-up is going to absolutely blow your mind and drag you screaming from Florida to Baton Rouge and onto Vegas…baton down the hatches guys you are in for a bumpy ride!
How hard is it for me to write this review, there is sooooo much that I want to scream, shout and warn you about but my lips are sealed with #NoSpoilers! I can be a bit of a reading rebel when it comes to a series of books and I’ve been known to read out-of-order just for the hell of it! But for this trilogy then JUST DON’T, OK! Read them in order or you are just spoiling it all for yourself!
Lucas has kind of become a little dishevelled since my last meeting with him, the guy is obsessed with Mechanic, his every waking hour is consumed with thoughts of revenge and Rob has given a fabulous portrayal of a man who is spiralling out of control from his erratic behaviour, his unwillingness to see just how much trouble his marriage is in, to his blatant disregard for every rule and procedure in his life as a cop – Lucas is unravelling as the pages turn!
“In Your Name” also introduces us to a new detective, Rebecca Moran, oh now she was an intriguing character, hints of something not quite so rosy in her garden were scattered throughout the chapters and I find myself wondering just what more we will learn about her in the final book in the series or is Rob keeping her in the wings to bring out in another book! I loved her, she was ballsy, feisty and takes no prisoners in her approach! I’m looking forward to meeting up with her again!
Oh yes, and of course, The Mechanic! You know that the Mechanic is bad to the bone, cold to the very core and has no compulsion in taking down anyone who stands in the way. The Mechanic doesn’t just get rid of enemies though, the Mechanic relishes a very special and twisted kind of action and I shudder to think of just what kind of imagination Rob Ashman has when he is writing these books! Let’s just say that I think a few eyes may water at the treatments dished out by the Mechanic in this book!
Largely set in Vegas, I definitely felt like I was on a bit of an underworld tour of the seedy and dangerous back streets of the city and not the usual tourist spots that you may think of when you think about Vegas! From the seedy side of the strip to the arid climate of the Mojave desert my temperature was cranking up with every page turned! I have to commend Rob in his brilliant sense of place, especially to a reader who prefers UK-based crime fiction, he certainly has made me more than willing to step on that plane right out of my comfort zone with this series!
So would I recommend you read this book?!That will be a major hell yeah! But please read “Those That Remain” first. If you are looking for fast paced, action packed and a twisted read then pick up this book as you won’t be disappointed! Twists and turns galore throughout, a trip through the eyes of one of the most sadistic serial killers I have ever met and as usual the perfect ending which just leaves you dying for the next instalment in the series!
Go buy it now! (Amazon link at the bottom of the page)
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.
Twitter tag : @RobAshmanAuthor
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Website link :www.robashman.com
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