Two Andrew Barrett books in one month?? I can’t complain!
Thanks to Bloodhound Books and Andrew Barrett for the free ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.
THE LONG REVENGE – Andrew Barrett
They lied thirty years ago and they are still lying today.
When a booby-trapped body is discovered in a long-abandoned chapel, CSI Eddie Collins and his team are called to investigate. But when the scene examination goes horribly wrong, Eddie and DI Benson are injured and one of the team killed.
Heartbroken by the death, Eddie is also guilt-ridden. But more than that he is angry. Very angry.
Eddie will stop at nothing to bring the guilty to justice, and will teach them that even when served cold, revenge is a killer dish.
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
This is the fourth installment in the Eddie Collins series and I’m amazed at how consistent these books have been! In most cases for a crime series some of the books feel repetitive or they can’t live up to the previous books, but that does not apply here. While THE LONG REVENGE can be read as a standalone, I would highly recommend picking up the other books in the series to get to know Eddie better.
Eddie Collins isn’t a detective but he’s a CSI, and that’s what I’ve really enjoyed about this series. We get a different look at the investigation instead of only through the eyes of a police officer. Eddie is also a very unique character – he’s very complex and Barrett does a great job adding layers to him with each installment to this series.
As with other Andrew Barrett novels, it’s so hard to really go into detail with the plot because I don’t want to spoil anything. The synopsis gives you the taste you need to pull you in – and once you start you won’t want to stop! I’ll definitely be continuing with this great series and anything else he puts out.
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.