Second and final blog tour of the day is for Andrew Barrett and ‘The Note’. Thank you, as always, to BloodHoundBooks for the blog blitz invite, as well as the ARC of the book. Here is my review:
Have you ever had that feeling of being watched but when you turn around no one’s there?
It was raining, and I was working a murder scene around midnight when that prickle ran up my spine. If I’d listened to that feeling, if I’d thought back to my past, maybe I could have prevented the terror that was to come.
Back at the office, I found a death threat on my desk.
I had no idea who sent it or why they wanted to kill me.
But I was about to find out.
I’m Eddie Collins, a CSI and this is my story.
What does TWG think?
Not having read any of Andrew Barrett’s work before now, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I had heard of him and seen his books on social media, obviously!
What I liked most about ‘The Note’ was that it was the perfect length for anyone who wants to ‘try out’ Andrew Barrett’s novels, so to speak. ‘The Note’ is a novella length, yet it still packed the well needed punch whilst also giving me an insight to the authors writing style. And yes, I’ll hold my hands up and say that, thanks to ‘The Note’, I now want to read more from Andrew Barrett!
I can’t say too much about this book as I could end up giving spoilers away due to how short of a read it is, however, I will say that this is such a dark, gritty and highly addictive read which will be guaranteed to leave you wanting more. If Andrew Barrett’s other books are as strong as this one, I am in for a treat!
About the author.
Andrew Barrett has enjoyed variety in his professional life, from engine-builder to farmer, from Oilfield Service Technician in Kuwait, to his current role of Senior CSI in Yorkshire.
He’s been a CSI since 1996, and has worked on all scene types from terrorism to murder, suicide to rape, drugs manufacture to bomb scenes. One way or another, Andrew’s life revolves around crime.
In 1997 he finished his first crime thriller, A Long Time Dead, and it’s still a readers’ favourite today, some 200,000 copies later, topping the Amazon charts several times. Two more books featuring SOCO Roger Conniston completed the trilogy.
Today, Andrew is still producing high-quality, authentic crime thrillers with a forensic flavour that attract attention from readers worldwide. He’s also attracted attention from the Yorkshire media, having been featured in the Yorkshire Post, and twice interviewed on BBC Radio Leeds.
He’s best known for his lead character, CSI Eddie Collins, and the acerbic way in which he roots out criminals and administers justice. Eddie’s series is four books and two short stories in length, and there’s still more to come.
Andrew is a proud Yorkshireman and sets all of his novels there, using his home city of Leeds as another major, and complementary, character in each of the stories.