Pay the Penance

This is the final instalment of The Mechanic Trilogy,

I highly recommend reading the previous two books, THOSE THAT REMAIN AND IN YOUR NAME before reading PAY THE PENANCE.

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…

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 Thoughts

Pay The Penance is the concluding book of The Mechanic Trilogy,

WOW! What a read, I will admit to reading this book in one sitting. I tried to put the book down, but I kept picking it straight back up. So I settled in for the journey. What a roller coaster of a journey it was.

We are taken through the finale with great skill - there were some superb sentences that are dark and sarcastic, and I re-read them due to the clever wording and they made me smile.

Lucas and HARPER ARE NOT FINISHED WITH the Mechanic who has bruised this pair and battered them physically and emotionally. they want and end. WIll they get it?

There are quite a few elements of the storylines that needed tying up and Ashman delivers this without cutting corner or compromising the plot.

I was yet again mesmerised in to the fascinating personality that is The Mechanic, and getting deeper into there mind, which is a dangerous place to stay for too long... and I really felt for the character without condoning the devilish crimes/gut wrenching tortures they delve in to.  

Ashman has delivered another creatively brilliant novel to the readers. it is an extremely alluring read with repulsive crimes, but is too enthralling to put down.
An exceptional conclusion to an amazing trilogy that kept giving in more than one way. These three books drew me in and kept me captivated and that as a reader is what you are looking for.

I am looking forward to what Ashman can deliver after this, and am sure it will be as intricate, stunning and dark! This is truly a trilogy not to be missed, and I shall be revisiting them again... 

Author Information

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 resul

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.

 

Links

Twitter tag : @RobAshmanAuthor

Facebook author page : Rob Ashman Author

 

Website link www.robashman.com

Deadly Friendship By Tara Lyons

Thank you to Bloodhound Books for the request to join the Blog Tour, and to Sarah Hardy for organising. 

Who can you really trust?  Detective Inspector Denis Hamilton is dragged into a gruesome murder investigation, while on annual leave in Lake Windermere. A handwritten note, with a woman’s name, is found inside the corpse. When a direct link to London is unidentified, Hamilton must race against the clock to make the connection before the body count rises. Meanwhile, four friends with strained relationships, are reunited. What past event do they want to keep buried and is there something linking them to the murders? Then, when a person from Hamilton's past returns, he must ask himself: how well do we really know our friends? London’s murder investigations team returns in this third novel from the bestselling author of In the Shadows and No Safe Home.

Who can you really trust? 

Detective Inspector Denis Hamilton is dragged into a gruesome murder investigation, while on annual leave in Lake Windermere. A handwritten note, with a woman’s name, is found inside the corpse.

When a direct link to London is unidentified, Hamilton must race against the clock to make the connection before the body count rises.

Meanwhile, four friends with strained relationships, are reunited. What past event do they want to keep buried and is there something linking them to the murders?

Then, when a person from Hamilton's past returns, he must ask himself: how well do we really know our friends?

London’s murder investigations team returns in this third novel from the bestselling author of In the Shadows and No Safe Home.

My Thoughts

We are catching up with DI Hamilton in the third instalment of this series by Tara Lyons, book one being In The Shadows and Book 2 No Safe Home. This can be read as a stand alone, but to get the full back story of Hamilton, I suggest reading them in order.

Having read and enjoyed Tara's previous books in the series, I was honoured to be invited on to   the blog tour for Deadly Friendship, and I am just loving the cover!

For me this has an edgier and more claustrophobic feel to the writing and plot lines, a group of friends tied together with a secret. from the outset I got a chill that didn't let up until the last few words...

Hamilton also has links with a past friend and we find out what impact this has on Hamilton as the story unfolds and how they come to terms with their own issues.

The storylines wove exceptionally well together and with the friendships from the Uni friends and the bonds they had then and now, had such a realism that came across superbly, and I was left wondering if it wasn't for the secrets they held within their group, would they be friends now?

I was left with working out the conundrums I was reading and found myself entangled within the lies and subterfuge. A very engrossing read, with poingent points of how friendships can either feed us or starve us from the life we should be living, which leaves you with a sense of unease.

 

Author Information

Tara is a crime/psychological thriller author from London, UK. Turning 30 in 2015 propelled her to fulfil her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. In the Shadows is Tara's debut solo novel published in March 2016. She co-wrote The Caller and Web of Deceit: A DI Sally Parker novella with New York Times bestselling author, M.A Comley.

In August 2016 Tara signed a two-book contract with Bloodhound Books. The second book in the DI Hamilton series, No Safe Home, was published in January 2017.

When she's not writing, Tara can be found at a local Wacky Warehouse stuck in the ball-pit with her young, energetic son. 

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In Your Name (Mechanic Book 2) By Rob Ashman

Those That Remain (Mechanic Book 1) published by Bloodhound Books on 22.6.17 I highly recommend you read this, before In Your Name.

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?  

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?  

My Thoughts

Thank goodness I didn't have long to wait to read the second instalment of The Mechanic Series.
if you liked Those That Remain, this is meatier, grittier and spine tingling alarming.


We catch up with Lucas and The Mechanic, but in different circumstances and The Mechanic is unleashing chaos and bloodshed wherever the trail leads.

I absolutely loved this and found it difficult to put the book down. The plot lines are at times stomach churning, but not overly so. Well maybe they are for you, but to tell the story they are sublime. You are so caught up with Lucas and where The Mechanic leads, he follows.

In this book, there is a greater insight into The Mechanic leaving you with a feeling of understanding the character even if you don't condone it. This is one of the characters you aren't supposed to like, but for various reasons you do.

Rob has excelled himself within the pages of In Your Name, an absolutely cracking and enthralling read, with the book setting in Vegas it was perfectly placed for the crimes and brought an added dimension to the sleaze and retribution.

The writing style is dark, delicious and perfection.

Bring on Book 3, Publication Date 8th August 2017

Author Information 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.  

Author Information

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.

 

Links

Twitter tag : @RobAshmanAuthor

Facebook author page : Rob Ashman Author

Website link www.robashman.com