>>> Published October 2016
Brilliant debut novel
By Amazon Customer on 14 Oct. 2016
A fabulous first novel from Ashman – with great characters, engaging dialogue and a suspense-filled plot that twists and turns and draws you further and further into the challenges faced by detective Ed Lucas and his colleagues.
With a sick serial killer to track down, the story moves at a lively pace but with plenty of time to get to know, and really care about, the characters. As you might expect with a psychopath on the loose, some of the action is not for those of a squeamish disposition – but having said that – I found some of the descriptions so real that I could almost share the distress of those involved.
A real page-turner with frequent, and sometimes unexpected, twists and turns in the plot, I was completely immersed – to the point where I had to read the final quarter of the book in one go – well past bedtime, as I found that this really was a page-turner that I literally couldn’t put down. I didn’t realise that this was the first part of a trilogy – but am glad it is – I await the next instalment with bated breath. Definitely one to read by the pool or on that plane or train journey – highly recommended.