I am very honoured to be helping with the launch of the #blogtour for this brilliant book which is the final book in the mechanic trilogy. This is a must read for lovers of psychological thrillers. I have read all 3 books and found it very difficult to write the reviews without putting in any spoilers but, hopefully, I managed it.
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Pay the Penance
Murder, corruption, blackmail, drugs and a little humour make this one of the most gripping books/series I have read in a while.
Murder. Corruption. Revenge.
Lucas has been tracking a killer, known as Mechanic, when his world is shattered. Unable to continue his hunt for the murderer he is forced to rely on his friend and colleague Dick Harper. But Harper has a knack for not playing by the rules. He doesn’t disappoint.
Meanwhile Detective Moran is trying to piece her life back together. The police stumble upon new evidence without grasping its significance. She has to divert the investigation if she is to survive.
The police are closer to Mechanic than they realise which puts Moran right in the firing line.
Mechanic, as usual, has other plans and the consequences for Lucas and Harper are terrifying…
My Rating 5 out of 5 stars
This is book 3 of the Mechanic Trilogy and I would strongly recommend reading them in sequence although it could possibly work well as stand alone.
The book is fast paced and totally gripping so I would suggest you don’t start reading until you have a fair bit of time as you won’t be able to put it down. Murder, corruption, blackmail, drugs and a little humour make this one of the most gripping books/series I have read in a while.
After the death of a friend and spouse Lucas is out for revenge and Harper is
happy to tag along. However, Mechanic is also out for revenge and wants Lucas and Harper to ‘pay the penance’ for their actions in previous books.
Mechanic is a sadistic murderer and we get to know the character even more deeply in this book and we also learn more about the history and background that created the monster that Mechanic has become.
Lucas and Harper are both on a mission to put an end to Mechanic whatever the cost and they both know the cost will be high. Moran has also been dragged into the web of violence and corruption that surrounds the case and she finds herself caught up in the middle of a war that will probably cost her her career at the very least. But like her 2 partners in crime she is unable to walk away so joins the 2 men in the hunt.
Despite the violence there is a hint of humour in the background that I absolutely love and it makes this book unique. It is, without doubt, a jaw droppingly brilliant series and I am looking forward to more from Rob Ashman.
Thank you to Bloodhound books for the advance copy.
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.
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