This Side of Death. When the past comes back to hunt you.
Alex Sheridan believes the only way she can be free of her demons is to kill the men in her life. She has a list, and Crime Scene Investigator Eddie Collins is on it.
Death misses Eddie by inches, and Alex is locked away in Juniper Hill high-security hospital.
Everything is fine for Eddie until one day four years later, when Alex escapes. This time she's better prepared.
The week that follows ruptures Eddie's life and shatters the belief he had in his own past, leaving him wondering what really happened, and facing one stark choice: who to kill and who to save.
This Side of Death is the most revealing CSI Eddie Collins novel to date. Prepare to see inside his past and understand what makes him the angriest, most feared, and yet most respected CSI in England.
If you like fast-paced and gripping crime thrillers with a strong forensic element, you'll love Andrew Barrett's This Side of Death. It will appeal to fans of Kathy Reichs, Robert Bryndza and Angela Marsons.
To experience Eddie's battle to stay alive, buy This Side of Death today.
What people say about This Side of Death:
~ Spellbinding, hair-raising, and deeply enthralling.
~ Don't expect to get much done once you start this.
~ Will totally take over your life until you finish it and it will stay with you for days afterward.
~ After you've read this, you'll spend time musing about the heart of this character, and what you'd have done were you in his shoes.
~ This is another great book, written with Barrett's usual attention to detail and sprinkled
liberally with a super-sized helping of Eddie's black humour.
~ Having the talent to weave a tale interspersed with humor among sometimes grotesque elements of an edgy thriller, never ceases to amaze me.
~ This latest chapter of Eddie Collins' life is a fantastic thrill-ride, full of suspense and just enough gut-wrenching terror to keep you up at night. Unputdownable.
~ The many twists and turns kept me guessing, right up to the final sting in the tail. A brilliant read.
~ The ending of this book left me breathless. I was nearly exhausted. My reaction was WOW!!!
~ One of Barrett's real writing talents is to put you in the place and time of an event, not to mention in the middle of a scene. You can feel the rain, empathize with the pain, taste the dust, see the stars.
~ If you read this book, or any of the books that feature Eddie Collins, you will not be disappointed. You may even, like me, become addicted.
~ Despite the dark, dangerous criminal there is quite a lot of humour woven in between the more tension-filled parts.
~ I was amazed at how clearly the author described what was going through Alex's mind through colours, voices, spikes, pain.
Also available by Andrew Barrett:
The Third Rule - CSI Eddie Collins 1
Black by Rose - CSI Eddie Collins 2
Sword of Damocles - CSI Eddie Collins 3
Ledston Luck - CSI Eddie Collins 4
The Death of Jessica Ripley - CSI Eddie Collins 5
This Side of Death – CSI Eddie Collins 6
The Lift - An Eddie Collins Short Story
The Note - An Eddie Collins Novella
The Lock - An Eddie Collins Novella
The Crew – An Eddie Collins Novella
A Long Time Dead - Roger Conniston 1
Stealing Elgar - Roger Conniston 2
No More Tears - Roger Conniston 3
The End of Lies – a psychological thriller with teeth
About the Author
Do you like your crime thrillers to have a forensic element that adds to the realism? Do you like your lead character to be someone intense and unafraid to take on authority?
Andrew writes precisely that kind of crime thriller, and has done since 1996, about the same time he became a CSI in Yorkshire.
He doesn't write formulaic fiction; each story is hand-crafted to give you a unique flavour of what CSIs encounter in real life - and as a practising CSI, he should know what it's like out there. His thrillers live inside the police domain, but predominantly feature CSIs (or SOCOs as they used to known).
Here's your chance to walk alongside SOCO Roger Conniston and CSI Eddie Collins as they do battle with the criminals that you lock your doors to keep out, fighting those whose crimes make you shudder.
This is as real as it gets without getting your hands bloody.
Find out more about him at www.andrewbarrett.co.uk where you can sign up for his newsletter and claim your free starter library.