Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Book Review: Faceless by Rob Ashman

About The Book

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…

My Thoughts

FACELESS is the first book in the DI Rosalind Kray series. It’s also the first Rob Ashman book I have read and I was impressed.

Roz is back at work after suffering horrific injuries in an attack that also saw her husband killed. She suffers flashbacks, is not coping well but even the stresses associated with finding a killer are better than sitting at home and just remembering.

Told from the point of view of Roz and our killer, the layers are slowly revealed as Roz realises these murders are not as random as they first seemed.

It’s a tension filled read as Roz is not only trying to find a killer before he strikes again, but she is also trying to avoid the political machinations of her senior colleagues who are not always supportive of her methods.

Towards the end there’s a few twists that had me applauding Rob Ashman’s plotting of this book. Not only do we have a killer bent on vengeance but we learn about the faults and foibles of many other characters.

FACELESS grabbed my attention and held it from start to finish. I highly recommend it.

About The Author

Author of the Mechanic Trilogy and frustrated chef. Husband and father to two grown up daughters. Liker of beer and Prosecco and occasional dancing.

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