I am super excited to share my review with you today on publication day for Twinkle Twinkle Little Lies by Rob Ashman
Twinkle twinkle, little lies,
How I see them in your eyes …
DS Khenan Malice believes his troubles are behind him. But it’s never that simple. This time … it’s personal.
Detective Kelly Pietersen has decided anti-corruption is not for her. But her previous life hunts her down, sending her world spiralling out of control.
Twinkle is a pillar of the community and an ambassador for the church. She is also a woman for whom lying is a way of life, wrapping those around her in a complex web of deceit. To her it’s a deadly game.
Their paths cross when a decomposed body is discovered.
The past and the present collide with shattering consequences, leaving the three of them fighting for survival.
I just need a moment to get my thoughts together because I have no idea where to start with this book! Mr Ashman is full of surprises thats for sure.
After meeting DI Malice in Killing Pretties, which I absolutely loved. We catch up with him and Detective Kelly Pietersen in a story that will have you racing to the end.
This story makes some very uncomfortable reading with the subject matter when we meet Twinkle and learn of her past. Saying that I should of empathised with her. But it was hard to when all she does is lie and you have no idea what to believe.
I love how Rob gets you so wrapped up in the story that you connect with the characters in either a good or bad way. Taking you on a roller coaster ride.
I have to say that this is book is different to last the last story and there is some fantastic character build up. It is without a doubt character driven when we follow different story lines. Just when I thought the story was over. Rob throws in an almighty twist that gave me one hell of an OMFG moment. I so wasn’t expecting that! I could feel tension and adrenaline bumping though my veins with some nail biting scenes.
But for me Malice was the star of the show. Like most ladies we all love a bad guy and Malice is definitely a bad boy cop. I love him and I want to know more after a few things of his past are mentioned in this story. Him an Kelly… well, what an awesome team.
If you are looking for a dark gritty read that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then this book/series is the one for you I cannot recommend it enough giving it all the stars.
Thank you to Sarah Hardy for inviting me to take part on whats going to be an epic tour.
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.