Have you ever had that feeling of being watched but when you turn around no one’s there?
It was raining, and I was working a murder scene around midnight when that prickle ran up my spine. If I’d listened to that feeling, if I’d thought back to my past, maybe I could have prevented the terror that was to come.
Back at the office, I found a death threat on my desk.
I had no idea who sent it or why they wanted to kill me.
But I was about to find out.
I’m Eddie Collins, a CSI and this is my story.
I would like to thank the author, Bloodhound Books and blog tour organiser Sarah Hardy for the ARC in return for an honest review.
The Note is indeed a thrilling read, it’s also unnerving, scary and very clever. Novellas are hard to write and it’s easy to get them wrong, because the writer has to condense a well balanced story into a diminutive narrative. For me Andrew Barrett pitched it perfectly. He left me feeling the constant need to listen to the prickle that ran up my spine as I was reading and left me wanting more.
Frankly the story freaked me out, scared the crap out of me and turned me into an instant fan of his writing. I felt compelled to read on to find out if someone was watching Eddie Collins and I was left reeling at the number of twists and turns within the story. Tension seemed to leak off the pages and swirled around me.
It is a really enjoyable read and I would recommend it to any reader that likes a dam good thriller. It packs one hell of a punch for a novella and kept me on edge throughout.
You can purchase The Note from Amazon
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.