Sunday 24 June 2018

The Note - Andrew Barrett #Review #BlogTour #BloodhoundBooks

The Note – Andrew Barrett 

Today I am pleased to be able to participate in the blog tour for The Note.  My thanks go to Sarah Hardy at Bloodhound Books for my spot on the tour. 

About the Book

Have you ever had that feeling of being watched but when you turn around no one’s there?
I have.
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.

The Note is a short story but still features Eddie Collins, the formidable CSI with a passion for forensics.  We are treated in this book to the personal side of Eddie and what it feels like to have that feeling like somebody is watching you, but you turn around and no one is there.  That feeling that no matter where you go there’s a pair of eyes watching you and you are constantly checking over your shoulder!  

The description above is all I can say about the book as 1) it’s a short story and 2) to say anymore would spoil the enjoyable read, and I hate reviews with spoilers in then. 

I read this book in a day and probably took me just over an hour to read on my commute to and from work. 

I’m a big fan of CSI type programmes and therefore was nice to read how Eddie Collins works and for a book to be centred around him personally. 

I’m an avid book reader and buyer and am terrible for buying books and then leaving in my TBR list, like I have done with this one, which has been there since June 2017 and due to being re-released by the lovely people at Bloodhound Books with a snazzy new cover gave me the perfect opportunity to read this and find out what I have been missing. 

Due to my pure unadulterated shame in buying books and then leaving in my TBR list (which I am sure my fellow book bloggers and book worms do!), I have a few more Eddie Collins books to read and will shortly be moving these up my TBR list and am looking to the months of July (well end of July at least) and August where I will be reading books for my own pleasure and off my enormous TBR list and lets hope that Eddie Collins appears in that list.  Keep an eye on my blog to see what I end up reading.  

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.

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My thanks to Andrew Barrett for writing an excellent short story and making me want to read more of his books, the publishers Bloodhound Books and also Sarah Hardy for my spot on the blog tour.  

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