I am super excited to share my review with you on Blog Tour today for Killing Pretties by Rob Ashman
Detective Sergeant Khenan Malice is a rubbish ex-husband, a crap father but a damned good detective. It’s a shame he spoils his only redeeming quality by being a bent copper.
Detective Kelly Pietersen joins the team to help find a missing woman. But she has a secret…
Damien Kaplan is a leading criminal barrister and a keen amateur potter. He also happens to be a serial killer with a chilling approach to creating his art. He’s married to Elsa, though she considers him more of a possession than a husband. She controls those around her using sex and procures men and women for her husband to play with but only after she’s finished with them first.
Killing Pretties is his passion, having sex with them is hers. It is difficult to say which one is worse.
The missing woman brings all four crashing together – an incendiary mix that doesn’t end well.
The wait for Rob Ashman’s new release is finally over. It feels like forever that I have been waiting for this book and you guys are in for one hell of a treat. Rob is back and sicker than ever! In Killing Pretties which is the first book in the DS Malice series.
This book is not for the faint hearted so please dont say I didn’t warn you. The author tells a story that alternates between the characters and is told from first person. We learn early on who the killer is so there is no guessing who the killer is. Instead we have a fast paced, twisted, dark read. Which keeps you hanging on the edge waiting for the killer to get caught!…..Absolutely freaking love it! Not forgetting the OMFG moments.
Rob takes sick to a whole new level this story reminded me of the film The House of Wax which is a top horror film. And Killing pretties is a top read! You guys are seriously going to love it.
It is jammed packed with tension and uncomfortable moments which will certainly make your toes curl. Killing pretties will definitely get under your skin thats for sure.
I love the fact that DS Malice isn’t your normal everyday detective this makes it even more interested reading. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. Killing Pretties ticked all the boxes for me I cannot recommend it enough giving it all the stars.
If you are looking for a very dark read then this is the book for you.
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 was the result.
Rob published Those That Remain, In Your Name and Pay the Penance with Bloodhound Books and has since written the DI Rosalind Kray series. These are Faceless, This Little Piggy, Suspended Retribution and Jaded which are also published by Bloodhound.
His latest work sees the introduction of a new set of characters – DS Khenan Malice and DC Kelly Pietersen. The first book in the series is titled Killing Pretties and the second is Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Lies. Both books will be published this year.
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.