The Lock by Andrew Barrett @andrewbarrett @BOTBSpublicity #bookreview

Happy hump day book lovers!

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.

You can find out more about him and his writing at

Social media links. Andrew Barrett





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9 thoughts on “The Lock by Andrew Barrett @andrewbarrett @BOTBSpublicity #bookreview

    1. I never lived in a house with a basement, but when we visit my aunt and uncles farm they had an old farmhouse and a basement that creeped me out! I still have dreams about that basement!

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