I am so excited to be reviewing Rob Ashman’s latest novel, Jaded, today as I close the blog blitz for BloodHoundBooks. Many thanks for inviting me to take part and the ARC.
A body washes up on a Blackpool beach, tortured and shot through the head.
A man is found in an alleyway with his throat ripped open.
A woman is murdered in a hospital bed.
What connects them?
DI Roz Kray’s private life is in turmoil as she struggles to unravel a baffling case and DCI Dan Bagley is hell-bent on making her working life a misery.
Billy Ellwood is a chameleon. What forced him to disappear eighteen years ago? And what was the promise?
When Kray makes a shattering discovery it rocks her world to the core. The stakes could not be higher. She’s left with no choice.
This time … it’s all or nothing.
What does TWG think?
You know, I WAS a massive fan of Blackpool. Now….the jury is out on that one ha!!
Rob Ashman never fails to produce novels which churn my stomach and enable me to finish reading the book at the same time. Usually if a storyline created nausea of the strong variety as Mr Ashman does, I would be running from the book like a little gingerbread man, yet this author has me in chains with his words. JADED was no different. In fact, I think it cemented the fact that Ashman can write belter reads.
‘Jaded’ is a case of now you see me, now you don’t. The storyline had that cat and mouse feel to it, as well as been covered in so many red herrings it was unreal. The detail in which Ashman describes, is mind blowing, sinister, and unbelievably twisted.
I am being vague on purpose due to spoilers, but I cannot recommend this author enough. I dread to think what goes through his mind at times, however if it helps him write novels as jaw dropping as Jaded, I cant help but think he must be doing something right!