The Bloodhound Book titles just keep on coming!
Thanks to Bloodhound Books and Andrew Barrett for the free ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.
THE HAMMER FALLS – Andrew Barrett
Some secrets, no matter how well buried, refuse to die.
When the remains of a woman are found in a burnt-out car, Eddie Collins reluctantly teams up with his enemy, DI Benson, to untangle the knot of lies behind this apparent suicide.
In the midst of all this, Eddie’s life grows more complicated by the day; his perfect relationship is suffocating him. As a CSI in the Major Crime Unit, he is also being forced to accept a promotion that he doesn’t want, leading a team that he can’t control or tolerate.
Even when the mystery is solved, proving it turns out to be deadly..
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
This is book three in the CSI Eddie Collins series, and I would highly recommend picking up books 1 and 2 before diving into this one. We get to see more of Eddie’s personal life and background in this installment.
Collins and Benson are faced with a unique case after the remains of a woman are found in a destroyed car – one that was set on fire. All signs point to an apparent suicide, but as they continue their investigation they being to unravel the web of lies.
THE HAMMER FALLS has a different feel to it because we get to see a different side of Eddie. It made him feel more human. I love when a series can continue strong character development throughout – letting the readers see their growth. The same great humor and wit are still strong in book three! Gotta love when a thriller with murder and death can be humorous.
I really enjoy Barrett’s writing style and will definitely continue to pick up this series, and anything else he comes out with in the future!
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.