The Lock by Andrew Barrett @andrewbarrett @BOTBSpublicity #bookreview

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Excited to share with you today this gritty dark and brilliant book! A huge thank you to Sarah for my invitation to the tour and to Andrew Barrett for his gritty words!🔒

I’m Eddie Collins, a CSI. I was finishing up at a sudden death in an old house, waiting for the body snatchers to arrive, when I heard a noise from the cellar.

I had time to kill, so I went to investigate.

Turns out I wasn’t the only one with killing on his mind.

My Thoughts

An old house… a dead body… a key… a cellar… A spine tingling thriller with a horror vibe!

What a crazy, gritty, dark story this was… certain to make you fear the things that go bump in the night…. my friend Kenzie told me I’d needed to keep the lights on for this book, and she was SO right! Eddie Collins has sure gotten himself in one frightening pickle in this book!

This is a novella in the Eddie Collins CSI series, but it can absolutely be read as a standalone… this book leaned a bit more towards the horror genre than I was expecting, but it still was Full of Eddy humor… Full of plenty of grit and Eddie sarcasm… and just enough forensic investigation to quench my CSI thirst!

A little gem in the Eddie Collins series that should not be missed! Recommend!

About the Author

Author biography – Andrew Barrett

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 120,000 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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Life or Death by Chris Merritt @DrCJMerritt @bookouture #bookreview

Happy Wednesday all!

Busy day, on the blog today! Another fabulous book that I’m thrilled to share with you! Big thanks to Noelle for my invitation and Kris Meritt for the spectacular book!🚨

My Thoughts

A compulsive heart pounding installment in this fantastic police procedural series!

Zac is back and better than ever! This is the third book in the DI Zac Boateng series and in my humble opinion the best so far! Chris Merritt’s writing is so gripping he makes it impossible for you to put the book down! So make sure you have a few hours free before you pick this one up!

Zac is such a real and likable character and in this book my heart just broke for him…. five years ago Zac’s daughter Amelia was murdered, it is his mission to put all those responsible behind bars…. after a shoot out an informant appears to have the answers, but answers lead to more questions and more tragedy… this time not only is Zac seeking justice for his daughter, but he is also trying to rescue his son from a kidnapper…. this book had me shaking my head as I was trying to figure out what was going on and how so much can happen to such a nice guy… seriously how much can one man take before he snaps? I liked how significant a part Kat played in this book… I like that Zac has so much support both at home and on the job…

An intriguing story filled with twists and turns and plenty of action that will keep you on your toes! Recommend!

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

Never forget. Never forgive.

As a detective in the Metropolitan police, Zac is no stranger to murder cases, but this one is different. This is his daughter’s murder. 

Years after Amelia died, Zac is still trying to trace the police office involved in his daughter’s death.

And whilst Zac is prepared to break every rule to find the man responsible, his young and ambitious deputy, Kat, is working on a high profile case of her own. But she knows Zac is keeping secrets from his team so she’s following his every move.

When one of Zac’s informants is killed, he knows he’s close to catching his man, but before he can act, he receives a call about his son which blows his world apart… And this time, he knows he’ll stop at nothing to save his family.

A gripping and addictive crime thriller for fans of Lee Child, Mark Billingham and Mark Dawson, Life or Death is an unputdownable thriller that will have you reading into the night. 


About the AuthorChris Merritt is a Clinical Psychologist and former diplomat based in London, who has been writing on psychology since 2010. In 2014 he decided to combine his Bring Her Back, his debut novel. He currently works on a mental health research project at King’s College London, and part-time as a psychologist in the NHS. When not working or writing, he loves climbing and basketball, and dreams of one day being able to work from home enough to own a whippet.



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The Healer by Sharon Thompson @sharontwriter @Bloodhoundbooks #bookreview

Happy Wednesday bibliophiles!

Hope you’re having a fabulous hump day! Excited to share my review for this stunning book with you! A huge thank you to Emma for my invitation to the tour and to Sharon Thompson for her wonderful words!💚💛

My Thoughts

A hauntingly Beautiful story that will capture your heart and won’t let go!

1940s Ireland, not a good place to be a little different, to have a special gift… this was a well told tale that transported me to the past and to Ireland… it really brought to life how different things were in the 40s in Ireland in particular… this book was so authentic including the vernacular that it did take a while to get used to, but I ultimately truly appreciated….

Molly was such a sweet girl and she grew to be such a strong woman… my heart broke for her so many times… how cruel can people be, and how much can one girl take? Molly’s pain and wisdom popped off these pages completely enveloping me in the story… Sharon Thompson has her own special gift when it comes to storytelling….

An exquisitely told story that will tug at your heart strings and won’t let go! Recommend!

*** huge thanks to Bloodhound Books for my copy ***

About the Book

How do you escape a life of conflict and abuse?

Being a young girl in 1940’s Ireland isn’t easy for Molly, especially since she isn’t like others. Her family and community are wary of the beautiful child. 

As Molly becomes a teenager life gets harder and she loses faith in everything. 

Molly is surrounded in danger. She must make choices. But will she chose the right path or is she doomed to a life of misery? Will she survive in a world of violence and crime? Will The Healer ever be healed?

About the Author

Sharon Thompson’s debut crime novel ‘The Abandoned’ launched as a Number 1 Best-seller on Amazon kindle. Sharon writes crime fiction, short stories and commercial fiction. Sharon’s short stories have been published in various on-line magazines. is her new online writing group. She is a regular contributor to Donegal Woman, Self Starter magazine,, and Ireland’s leading writing website Sharon also co-founded a trending, writing tweet-chat, called #WritersWise. Sharon’s second, dark historical crime fiction novel ‘The Healer’ is out Jan 22nd 2018. 


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