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Ashes To Ashes Boxset (books 1-3) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Liz Vrchota

Ashes To Ashes Boxset (books 1-3)Ashes To Ashes Boxset by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love boxsets, especially when they contain some of my favorite reads. Rowena Holloway has done just that with having all three of the Ashes to Ashes novels in one convenient place for me to devour again and again, or even to gift. This happens to be one of my favorite series from Rowena Holloway and has a bit of something for everyone in each of the novels. I have included my individual review for each novel below for some insight into what you will be getting with these books. Enjoy!

Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes, #1)
I have really had a fantastic streak of luck with finding some wonderful new authors this new year! Rowena Holloway just made this list with Bad Things Happen: Gripping Psychological Suspense (Ashes to Ashes #1). I had no idea what to expect going into this but I knew I would love it once I saw the cover and read the excerpt. It had me just with that. What I found inside was quite the story and I felt like I took a little getaway to London for the afternoon! It was a great escape for the snowy day.

Charlotte Ashe is sick of being the weather girl. She wants so much more and dreams of covering the big stories one day. An opportunity blows her way in the name of Joey Baptiste, and it may not be the golden story she bargained for all along. In fact it could actually put her and his life in danger! The twists and turns were hard to predict, something I enjoy when it comes to these types of novels. I thought it was quirky which helped with the one part that I did find a bit off, which is the jumps in the timelines. It made the story flow well in the long run. Overall, a great read and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one in the series!

Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes #2)
I was not so sure when I picked up the first book in the Ashes to Ashes, Bad Things Happen, but once I finished it I knew I would be back for the rest of the books in the series. I was so excited when I saw the cover of Less You Know pop up on my new reads list that I dived in first and asked questions later… who am I kidding, the only question I asked is why did that end and when is the next one coming!?!? Rowena Holloway stuns us once again with a fantastic and true to title gripping suspenseful read. I felt as if I was on an up down ride of emotions that I couldn’t make much sense of from one moment to the next. Of course, this is a good thing when you go to get lost in a suspenseful thrilling book. Once again, Charlotte and her friend are the center of this story and we see them much as we did in the first book. Only this time we learn much more about their secrets and all that people tend to be hiding. Even when we think we know them the best. I absolutely loved it and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book! Thanks for the great read Ms. Holloway!

From The Ashes (Ashes to Ashes, #3)
Rowena Holloway has quickly become an author I can’t get enough of. I have been devouring her books a lot lately and the latest for me, From The Ashes, has to be one of my top favorites of hers. Holloway knows how to write some psychological and twisty suspense. I often feel as if my emotions are put through the ringer each time I embark on a journey with her books. I was on edge from the very beginning until that last bittersweet chapter. I can’t say enough good about the world building and attention to detail that is ever present in all of Rowena Holloway’s novels.

From The Ashes is book three of the Ashes to Ashes series, but they can be read as stand alone novels. I highly recommend that you read them all anyways! We get the story of Charlotte and she has a trippy road to take in this novel. Charlotte is a journalist seeking the truth about some questionable deaths at the Hall. As she starts to find things out and the closer she gets to the truth the crazier things seem. Just as they build to a head a fire leaves Charlotte among a group of missing people. I can assure you this one will have you reading just one more page, or till I figure this out, well past your bedtime! I know I was up well into the night because I just had to know what would come next. I can’t wait to see what will come next from the ever talented Rowena Holloway!

Review by @lizaileen
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Ashes To Ashes Boxset (books 1-3) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Laura Furuta

Ashes To Ashes Boxset (books 1-3)Ashes To Ashes Boxset by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ashes To Ashes Boxset (books 1-3)
By Rowena Holloway
5 out of 5 stars

This is a boxset of three stories that are mystery/thrillers. They pulled me in right from the start and didn’t let me go until the final page. I was on the edge of my seat and turning pages wondering what was going to happen next. The stories are told in such a way that I felt like I was right there with the main character of Charlotte in her investigations. I loved the character of Charlotte Ashe. She is a woman who when she starts down a path, she is determined to get answers. She is intelligent, independent, and strong. Other additional characters help Charlotte and then there are those who I wondered about their motives. These stories have twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. They kept me guessing. Don’t miss out on a set of stories that will have you reading far into the night to finish them. I highly recommend this boxset.

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Ashes To Ashes Boxset (books 1-3) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Heather Lovelace

Ashes To Ashes Boxset (books 1-3)Ashes To Ashes Boxset by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you like crime and suspense and just an overall extremely well written series, you MUST own this box set. Because I promise you that if you pick up the first you will want the rest. This box set is a must have, a must read, and a must own.

Hold on to your seats – because it will keep you breathless to the very last page!

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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Ashes To Ashes Boxset (books 1-3) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Angela Hayes

Ashes To Ashes Boxset (books 1-3)Ashes To Ashes Boxset by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars

The Ashes to Ashes series has arrived in a boxed set!!! What a great way to explore this gripping series by Rowena Holloway– without having to wait between books. This is a brilliant psychological suspense- with plenty of gripping moments that will have you flipping the pages, reading along to find out how everything plays out.
The boxed set contains:

Bad Things Happen (Book One)
Bad Things Happen is the first book in the Ashes to Ashes series by Rowena Holloway. This proved to be a bit of a dark mystery- full of danger, suspense, deadly consequences, secrets, hard truths, cover-ups, and so much more.
Charlotte Ashe is an Aussie working in London, as the weather girl/reporter for TVWE. She is idealistic and ambitious- and aspires to be taken more seriously and eventually get to report on more hard-hitting stories. She thinks the right story may have just landed in her lap, a scoop that may just open all the doors she’s been dreaming of. But things take a dangerous turn and Charlotte will need to uncover the truth, before it’s all too late.
This book definitely has a psychological, edge of your seat, and suspenseful storyline. I was pulled into the story quite quickly and devoured it in one sitting, just to find out how everything was tied up in the end.

Less You Know (Book Two)
Less You Know is the second book in the Ashes to Ashes series by Rowena Holloway. This is quite a gripping suspense, with drama, mystery, danger, secrets, action, discoveries, twists, intrigue, and lots of tension.
We met Charlotte Ashe in the previous book- and once again follow her on her latest ‘investigation’. Her journalistic senses drive her to try to prove Tyrone Garner, former football star, now turned property developer, and all-round Mr. Popular- is actually a huge fraud.
She, along with her friend Allie, engage in some reconnaissance in order to uncover ‘evidence’. But Allie has secrets of her own, and when she disappears, Charlotte not only feels guilty for placing her friend in danger, but will also need to get to the bottom of everything, putting all the pieces together. Secrets will be revealed. Questions will be raised. Charlotte will be tested, and left questioning everything she thought she knew.
This story is definitely clever, edge of your seat reading. I was immediately hooked and couldn’t put it down until I’d read every word. As I expected, another great read from this talented author!

From The Ashes (Book Three)
OMG Charlotte has been through quite a lot since we first met her back in book one. This series has taken me on quite the journey, and has all led to this point. I have loved each book, but I definitely think Ms. Holloway has left the best till last.
From the Ashes is the third, and final book in the Ashes to Ashes series by Rowena Holloway. It is an intense psychological thriller that will tie you up in knots with the tightly woven and twisty plot. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the story- scrambling to read as quickly as I could so I could unravel the mystery, and put all the pieces together, before the final reveal. But, I had so many scenarios running through my head- Ms. Holloway twisted and turned the plot so well that I was left guessing right till the end.
I loved the gripping suspense, psychological ploys, clever mystery, dramatic developments, heightened tension, and intense danger which Ms. Holloway managed to imbue her story with. She definitely knows how to weave a great tale, and keep her readers glued to the pages.
I was both excited, and a little sad to get my hands on this book- as I really wanted to continue Charlotte’s journey, but at the same time I knew that this would be the concluding chapter. So, it has been a bit of a bittersweet experience.
Charlotte Ashe enters this story having had her life turned upside down. She’s been through so much- at the cost of her career, reputation, credibility, friendships, and even to a degree, her self-respect. She has one ‘play’ left- and she throws herself into it headfirst. Her continuing obsession with Tyrone Gardner leads her to Blaxon Hall, a private ‘clinic’, where her journalistic senses recognise the threads of a story. She needs this story to pan out, because she’s got a lot riding on the outcome. Charlotte uncovers some mystery surrounding the recent deaths at the hall- and this is where the story really ramps up in intensity and interest. Charlotte couldn’t possibly predict the ensuing events- placing herself in incredible danger along the way. What will she sacrifice in order to get to the bottom of this investigation? Because when a fire breaks out at the hall, Charlotte is one of the missing people, What happened, you ask? Well, I don’t want to spoil it for you- so I really recommend grabbing yourself a copy of this fantastic thriller, and discover all the gripping developments for yourself.
WOW… this story is definitely a clever, edge of your seat read- and as I expected, is another great story from Rowena Holloway.

 

So, what are you waiting for? If you love a great psychological suspense- with plenty of twists and turns- then you won’t want to miss this exciting boxed set.
I really can’t wait to see what Ms. Holloway does next!

Thank you, Ms. Holloway!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Ashes To Ashes Boxset (books 1-3) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Ashes To Ashes Boxset (books 1-3)Ashes To Ashes Boxset by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this series. I was excited to see them all in one box set. This is a great series that is full of suspense and action. They are engaging stories that are fast paced and hard to put down. The characters in each book I had no problems connecting to. They made the stories easy to read and kept it moving. I was pulled into each of the stories with the author’s attention to detail. Charlotte is featured in each book in one capacity. She puts herself in danger to get what she wants but you will have to read this series to find out more. The twists and turns she takes you on left me sitting on the edge of my seat just waiting to see what would happen next. I highly recommend this book and this author.

Review by @bjwagner
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Ashes To Ashes Boxset (books 1-3) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Jenni Bishop

Ashes To Ashes Boxset (books 1-3)Ashes To Ashes Boxset by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ashes to Ashes boxed set is a group of Psychological suspense thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your set and heart pumping. What could be better than having them all there so you don’t have to wait, because you won’t want to.

Bad Things Happen: Gripping Psychological Suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 1) ​by Rowena Holloway is full of dark secrets and fraught with danger. This psychological thriller will have you on the edge of your seat while the suspense keeps you on your toes. The story often goes back in time but does so little by little just giving you a hint of a little bit more until the whole truth is revealed and boy does it have some twists. Charlotte Ashe is a weather girl working in London. When a hint of a story is thrown her way, little did she know that it would come with deadly consequences, secrets and lies, painful truths and so many cover ups that she would never be the same. With so many players uncovering the truth from the lies, before it’s too late may just be her undoing.

Less You Know: gripping suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 2) is the second book in the series and you really need to read Bad Things Happen, the first book in the series as it lays the groundwork for this book. Less You Know is a psychological thriller that is dangerous, full of secrets and suspense and is full of many twists and turns that you don’t know what is going to happen, even when you think you do. Rowena’s skillful writing takes you on a gripping journey where you don’t know who is who and what is what. Charlotte Ashe once again finds herself in the thick of things when her friend is missing. Investigating is in her blood but at what cost. The closer she gets, the more she finds out and the more danger she is in, shows just how much she doesn’t know who her friend is and the many secrets she holds.

From The Ashes (Ashes to Ashes #3) is the third book in the Ashes to Ashes series. I recommend reading the previous books before this one. This story starts off with a bang. It’s intense right from the beginning and you just can’t stop reading. Part of what makes this book so suspenseful is the back and forth of the timeline. It keeps the answers just out of reach and creates the drive to keep focused so you can figure it all out. I won’t get into details, because I don’t want to give away any of the plot turns. Suffice it to say, this book is spectacularly suspenseful, marvelously mysterious, and a dangerously delicious read.

 

Reviewed by @jennadb

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The scoop of her career might end up costing her life…

Book 1: Bad Things Happen

Charlotte Ashe is desperate to get out of her light-relief gig as TVWE’s ‘weather babe’. When an elite footballer hands her a scoop that could make her career, she never expects it to lead into danger.

Book 2: Less You Know

Allie’s great with secrets. She’s guarded her own well. But when Charlotte Ashe asks for her help to expose a corrupt developer the only secrets threatened with exposure are her own—and the consequences could be deadly.

Book 3: From The Ashes

Tyrone Garner has many secrets, but the only one that matters is about to be exposed. When Charlotte Ashe goes missing at the scene of a devastating fire, he must decide which is more dangerous—exposing the truth or burying it deeper?

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I consider myself a reformed academic who discovered fiction writing was preferable to the real world. My love of suspense fiction is thoroughly indulged through writing novels and short stories about Fractured Families and Killer Secrets. My novels have been nominated for the Ned Kelly Crime Fiction Award, the Sisters In Crime (Australia) Davitt Award, and a AusRomToday Readers Favourite Award. My first book semi-finaled in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and my short stories have been included in several anthologies including the Anthology of Award Winning Australian Writing. I also review my favourite books, interview fellow writers, and blog about books and writing.

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Less You Know: a gripping psychological suspense thriller (Ashes to Ashes Book 2) By Rowena Holloway – Review by Katie Kearney

Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes #2)Less You Know by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Less You Know: gripping suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 2) By Rowena Holloway. Once again I’m taken on quite the roller coaster ride with a story that kept me guessing. The author knows how to keep the readers completely entranced in the story. The attention to all details is amazing. The characters are complex and relatable and you truly feel like you’re on this journey with them. I got completely caught up and couldn’t put it down until the end. It’s well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I’m giving this book a five star review and can’t wait to read more from this author.

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Less You Know: A Gripping Psychological Suspense Thriller (Ashes to Ashes, #2) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Melissa Agena

Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes #2)Less You Know by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

All I can say is, “WOW!” Less You Know is the second book in the Ashes to Ashes series by Roweena Holloway. Now I will also say that you really need to read the first book before reading this one. There is a lot of information that book that will give you a foundation for this book. Charlotte Ashe wants to expose Tyrone Garner. That is until Charlotte’s best friend Allie goes missing. Now there are all kinds of questions that arise. Charlotte is definitely on a mission to find her friend and uncover the real truths behind Tyrone Garner. Just like the first book, there are so many twists and turns that you will run into, which make this story riveting! I seriously could not put this book down! Charlotte’s character has really changed in the sense that she’s much more sure of herself and has serious guts! She has grown since her first appearance in the first book. I really love this series! This author is amazing at her descriptions and she definitely has a way of pulling you in and keeping you interested the whole way through. Truly captivating writing! There is also a cliffhanger that has you sitting on the edge of your seat wanting more and more! I cannot wait for the next book in the series! I hope it is just as good and the last two book have been.

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Less You Know: a gripping psychological suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 2) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Candida Hopper

Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes #2)Less You Know by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Less You Know: gripping suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 2)
By Rowena Holloway

This book captured my attention from the beginning and kept me engaged throughout. As soon as I started this story the action started and then came the twists and turns and kept me guessing. This book can be read as a standalone but it’s my recommendation that you read the first book in this series. The author does an awesome job taking me on a thrilling ride as she weaves a very detailed and vivid story so much so that you feel like you are right there experiencing all the danger and suspenseful moments. There are wonderful characters in this series, some you will love and some you will hate. This is truly a great read. I highly recommend this book.

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