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Blog Tour – ‘The Note’ by Andrew Barrett

Having thoroughly enjoyed Andrew Barrett’s last book, ‘Ledston Luck’, I was thrilled when I found out that he was publishing a short story and jumped at the chance of taking part in the blog tour. ‘The Note’ was released as an eBook on the 5th May.

Eddie Collins is at a murder scene. It’s raining, it’s late and he’s feeling uncomfortable. He feels like he is being watched but when he turns around no one is there.

Back at the office Eddie finds a death threat on his desk amongst his paperwork. Scary! He can’t think who could have sent it to him but he’s about to find out.

I don’t often read short stories but I so needed to know what Eddie Collins was getting up to. I really like the way Andrew Barrett writes and this book definitely did not disappoint. It was an exciting and gripping read and for a short story there was a lot to it. In ‘The Note’ you get to learn a little bit more about Eddie Collins and what he went through in the past. So descriptive is this story I could actually feel the atmosphere in Eddie Collin’s house. This is spine tingling stuff.

Eddie Collins as a character is great. He doesn’t take any nonsense from work colleagues and he stands his ground. I’m sure a lot of us wish we could be like that.  Perhaps Eddie could give us some lessons.

I really hope that Andrew Barrett writes more short stories as I think Eddie Collins has a lot more to reveal.

I give this book 5 out of 5.

 

Links

‘The Note’ is available to buy from:-

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Note-Eddie-Collins-short-story-ebook/dp/B071RTLBZK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1494267964&sr=1-1&keywords=the+note+by+andrew+barrett

Website – http://www.andrew-barrett.co.uk

Facebook – AndrewBarrett.author

Twitter – @AndrewBarrettUK

 

Blog Tour – ‘Ledston Luck’ by Andrew Barrett

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‘Ledston Luck’ was published on the 18th January. It is the fourth book in the CSI Eddie Collins series. Today is the last day of the blog tour and I am finishing it off with my review.

When a corpse is discovered in a long-abandoned chapel, CSI Eddie Collins and the police get much more than they bargained for. The body is booby-trapped which results in CSI Eddie Collins and DI Benson being injured and one of their team killed. Eddie is absolutely heartbroken, full of guilt and most of all he’s angry. He’ll find the murderer no matter what it takes.

This is the first book I have read by Andrew Barrett. Although ‘Ledston Luck’ is the fourth in the series it can be read as a standalone novel without any confusion. I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Ledston Luck’ and I thought it was very cleverly written. I was totally blown away by this story. It was fast-paced, gritty and extremely hard to put down. There were some really shocking revelations too.

I liked Eddie Collins and I felt sorry for what he went through. He reminded me a bit of a cat with nine lives as he escaped death on several occasions. I loved his humour too.  Some of the things he came out with when asked a question were funny.

There was quite a bit of violence throughout the story but I think it was necessary as it gives the reader a good idea why things happened the way they did.

I’m so glad I was given the opportunity to read and review ‘Ledston Luck’. I urge all fans of crime fiction to buy a copy of this book. I am really looking forward to seeing what Andrew Barrett comes up with next.

I give this book 5 out of 5.

 

 

About Andrew Barrett

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Andrew Barrett has been writing best-selling thrillers since the mid 1990s, all set in northern England. He’s also written several short stories, and co-written a number of television scripts.

Andrew’s novels focus on the world of Crime Scene Investigators (CSIs). He offers a unique insight into this dark landscape, making good use of his expertise as a Senior CSI to envelop the reader in exciting yet realistic stories.

Included in each story are elements of dark humour and severe emotional highs and lows. So be prepared.

 

Links

‘Ledston Luck’ is available to buy from Amazon UK:-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ledston-Luck-Fourth-gripping-Collins-ebook/dp/B01N248LKI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1485285794&sr=1-1&keywords=ledston+luck

Andrew Barrett’s Website – http://www.andrew-barrett.co.uk

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/AndrewBarrett.author/

Twitter – @AndrewBarrettUK

 

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