FIRSTLY I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ANDY BARRETT AND CAROLINE MASTON FOR INCLUDING ME IN THE BLOG TOUR FOR LEDSTON LUCK. IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE.
They say you can always trust a copper. They’re lying.
They lied thirty years ago and they’re still lying today.
A booby-trapped body in a long-abandoned chapel. A scene examination that goes horribly wrong. CSI Eddie Collins and DI Benson are injured and one of the team killed. Eddie is heartbroken and guilt-ridden. And angry.
If you like fast-paced crime thrillers with a forensic slant, raw emotions, and characters that reach out of the book and grab you by the throat, you’ll love Andrew Barrett’s Eddie Collins series.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Ledston Luck a small former pit village 7 miles outside of Leeds seems to have got caught in a time wrap since 1986 when the mine was closed. Even the small chapel where the first corpse of a long time dead man is found, was rotten and had been deserted for years and as the story unfolds you really do wonder if God had ever even ventured the 7 miles from Leeds in the first place.
Although this is my first Eddie Collins novel I felt that I had known him for years. Eddie is a SOCO or CSI so I was well excited, as I hadn’t read any books from this angle before. He is rude and not really a team player because he is so thorough at his job, unorthodox and a miserable git at times that has a constant dry humour that is pure Yorkshire. I loved this man already and you think he must be a one off until you meet his dad.
This story goes from present day back in time over 30 years before, with a heart breaking story of suffering and abuse of every possible kind that some people could find hard to read with cruelty so shocking it makes you weep. Once the body of the man in the chapel is discovered in present day, it causes the horrific death to follow of a young CSI and it isn’t long before the body count rises again. Some people want the past staying in the past.
Andy Barrett can certainly tell one hell of a story not only of what is happening but how it affects people involved emotionally, including the good guys. The blokes that are often forgotten about. He is definitely an author I shall be reading in the future.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
My name is Andrew Barrett and I live and work in West Yorkshire.
My work focuses on the world of Scenes of Crime Officers (SOCOs or CSIs). I try to offer a unique insight into this often dark landscape; after all, I’ve been doing it as a career for over twenty years.
Where to contact Andy Barrett
Find out more about him at https://www.andrew-barrett.co.uk where you can sign up for his newsletter.
See him also at https:// www.facebook.com/AndrewBarrett.author/
OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SERIES
The Third Rule 1
Black by Rose 2
Sword of Damocles 3
or buy all three together to
complete the series