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THE DEATH OF JESSICA RIPLEY – Andrew Barrett
Jessica Ripley didn’t kill her ex-husband. But everyone thinks she did. After serving twelve years for his murder, it’s time to get her own back on those who put her inside.
During those twelve years, Jessy’s son, Michael, has turned against her. Whatever mercy Jessy had for her intended victims, just blew away.
CSI Eddie Collins is having a hard time watching his father enjoying life. He’s also having it tough in the form of two new recruits to his office. One is off his tree on drugs and the other wants his job.
And then the murders begin.Can Eddie trust the evidence, or is someone twisting it, desperate to get even? And who did kill Jessy’s ex?
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
I’ve been with the CSI Eddie Collins series for awhile and I’ve loved them all. THE DEATH OF JESSICA RIPLEY is book five and I wasn’t disappointed! There’s something about Andrew Barrett’s writing that I’m drawn to. Always a faster pace, developed enough characters to where you can connect with them (and it’s always fun seeing Collins grow throughout the series), a solid mystery, and plenty of gory murders.
Jessica Ripley is newly released from prison for a crime she didn’t commit. There are only two things on her mind: see her son again and get revenge on those who wronged her and sent her to prison. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and oh man is that true for Jessy. Meanwhile, Eddie Collins is trying to navigate life and there is plenty on the personal and professional front to keep him more than occupied.
I love being able to see through the eyes of the killer in these types of books. You get the gruesome, first-hand account and you get to feel everything the killer is while things are happening. I would recommend picking up the other books in the series just because you’ll get to know the characters better. Some of them have recurring roles and some of the context is good to have! You won’t regret it though – entertaining and fast-paced I highly recommend the series.
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 150,000 copies later, topping the Amazon charts several times. Two more books featuring SOCO Roger Conniston completed the trilogy.
Today, Andrew is still producing 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 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 five books and three novellas in length, and there’s still more to come.
Andrew has recently discovered the delights of writing stand-alones, with one under his belt another under way.
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.
You can find out more about him and his writing at www.andrewbarrett.co.uk
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