Title: This Little Piggy (DI Rosalind Kray 2) by Rob Ashman
Date Published: 19th June 2018
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
Genre: Police Procedural
“an adrenaline-filled, nail-biting read that had me on the edge of my seat”
Best-selling author, Rob Ashman, is back with a serial killer thriller you don’t want to miss.
Kevin Palmer is a regular sort of guy, or he was until his life fell apart. His wife, his money, his business and his reputation are all taken away from him. He tries to fight back and ends up in prison.
There he concocts elaborate fantasies to wreak vengeance. He is sent to work in an abattoir and the final piece of the jigsaw falls into place with chilling consequences. Then a cruel twist of fate changes everything.
DI Rosalind Kray is battling her own demons having returned to work following a brutal attack. She finds herself on the trail of a sick and twisted killer and cracks the macabre pattern of murders. But her boss is unconvinced.
Kray has Palmer squarely in her sights. But he has other ideas …
Can Kray break him in time to save the final victim?
Time is running out.
I received a copy this book from Bloodhound Books via NetGalley.
Today I’m reviewing This Little Piggy in an attempt to clear my NetGalley shelf and get that elusive 80% feedback ratio.
So I’m back with DI Roz Kray, I read the first novel Faceless (you can read my review here) last year and I have finally got round to reading the next in the series. I will say it works well as a standalone but I would highly recommend reading the first just because it’s such a good book.
This Little Piggy is bloody, brilliant and brutal and I just couldn’t put it down! I’m suffering from a hell of a book hangover right now.
I was equal parts disturbed and fascinated by this novel. A quick warning for those of you who don’t like their books too violent, you should maybe give this one a miss because the killer is one of the most brutal I’ve read for a while, (all I can say I’m never eating bacon again!).
So those of you who don’t know anything about the character, Roz lost her husband and almost died herself after an attack in broad daylight. Now she’s back in the police force, as acting DCI after her boss was put on sick leave after her previous case. She drinks and smokes too much, eats very little and can be a little rude and irascible but she’s also a good detective and tries her best for the victims (just how I like my detectives, apart from the eating bit, I wish she would just eat something!).
The killer’s perspective is weaved into the story and even though you find out who it is about half way through, the motive (the most important part in my opinion) is not clear until the end.
Overall This Little Piggy is a compelling serial killer thriller that will keep you hooked from beginning until the end. Now I’m off to buy the next in the series Suspended Retribution.
About The Author:
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.
Rob has published Those That Remain, In Your Name and Pay the Penance with Bloodhound Books and has since written Faceless, This Little Piggy and Suspended Retribution which will also be published by Bloodhound.
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.