#BlogBlitz: SUSPENDED RETRIBUTION by ROB ASHMAN (DI Rosalind Kray #3) #serialkiller #thriller

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SUSPENDED RETRIBUTION by ROB ASHMAN (DI Rosalind Kray #3) @Bloodhoundbook @RobAshmanAuthor

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Title: Suspended Retribution

Author: Rob Ashman

Available to Buy: Amazon UKAmazon US

What The Book Says

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.


Suspended Retribution the third instalment in the DI Rosalind Kray series and Boy what a Stoater of a read. I have read the previous books in the series and Rob Ashman has gone from strength to strength with every book, Suspended Retribution is no exception…………its Banging!!

The first thing that Rob did to entice and enthral with his newest serial killer thriller, was the use of an insatiable title and the haunting picture of a man crucified by an uncontrolled darkness, the beginnings of Suspended Retribution. A hunger developed that couldn’t be controlled or extinguished, my desire to consume the narrative in one sitting was overwhelming……..and so the reading began.

After getting over The Title and The Cover, I turned my attention to the all consuming narrative which dragged me into the depths of desperation and darkness of an ex-soldier suffering from PTSD. Jarrod experiences triggers, snapshots of irrefutable damage conveyed from a war zone still playing over and over in his mind. Time served, his war is over but another fight has only just begun…..

Well DI Kray has her work cut out for her this time, a serial killer on the loose, a chance of promotion, maybe a new love right on her doorstep, tight trousers and waistcoats, will she, won’t she, that’s the question?? Can Kray capture the serial killer before more deaths occur.

The whole book has left me stunned as the scenario and plot is construed in such a way that portrays the darkness, the instability and the truth behind PTSD. The hard facts of what is behind PTSD, any traumatic event can be a trigger, any individual can be affected.

You are not alone, I am not alone…

Rob has managed to paint a scenario with thousands of words all of which are ever changing, seeing through the eyes of a serial killer, detecting flaws, cracks and endless possibilities through the eyes of Kray and expanding the horizons of a reader. All complementary to the phenomenal thriller, Suspended Retribution.

Many thanks to Bloodhound Books, Rob Ashman and Sarah Hardy for the advanced readers copy of Suspended Retribution. It has been an honour and a privilege to read such a profound book and being part of the Blog Blitz. The opinions in my review are all my own.

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Author Bio

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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