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The Lock


The Lock by Andrew Barrett

I’m Eddie Collins, a CSI. This is the story of how I saw a dead man die.

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.

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 CSI Eddie Collins series.

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 Andrew Barrett

About the Author

Hi everyone,

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.

Thanks for looking,


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My Review

5 Stars

CSI Eddie is a cantankerous guy that is very set in his ways. He can be intimidating because he is very no nonsense. We start with him investigating a 15 year old teen that disappeared. He has his ideas of where the kid went but he also knows procedure in case his idea doesn’t pan out and is very irritated to see that the local cops have stomped through everything. He hates being pulled away from the initial case but can’t turn down a warmer location.

He can’t really complain too much about the old guy that is found dead. He clearly is a man like Eddie but it is strange that he is holding that key. Of course Eddie can’t help but snoop through the antique house in the hopes of finding a location for the key. But he gets more than he bargained for.

I was kept on the edge of my seat as Eddie traverses horror after horror in his sarcastic way. I loved him as a character. This was my first time reading about him and it won’t be my last. I can’t wait to read more in this series and other books from Andrew Barrett.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Book on the Bright Side for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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A Heart in the Right Place by

All Nick wants to do is take his dying father for a perfect father-son weekend in the Scottish Highlands. It’s not much to ask, is it? A log cabin, a roaring fire, a bottle of fine whisky and two days to paper over the cracks in their relationship.

However, Nick didn’t plan on making the trip with a dead neighbour in the back of his car. Or the neighbour’s dog. He really didn’t plan on being pursued by a psychotic female assassin intent on collecting body parts. And he really, really didn’t plan on encountering a platoon of heavily armed mercenaries, or some very hungry boars, or a werewolf.

A Heart in the Right Place – a horror comedy about setting out with the very best intentions and then messing everything up.

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About the Author

Heide Goody is the stupid one in the writing partnership and Iain Grant is the sensible one. Together, they are the authors of over a dozen books.

The ‘Clovenhoof’ series (in which Satan loses his job and has to move to Birmingham) has recently been optioned by a Hollywood production company.

Heide and Iain are both married, but not to each other.

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My Review

5 Stars

Nick has felt like he was a disappointment to his father, Tony, never really being hard working like him and his brother. So when his father is diagnosed with throat cancer, Nick decides to plan a man’s trip to Scottish Highlands. It’s supposed to be a man’s vacation with a cabin, booze, and the woods, everything Tony hates. The thing that would make it perfect is supposed to be delivered that morning before they leave and Nick is worried that if he doesn’t get it from his neighbor, where it was delivered to in error, it will ruin the trip.

He is in a panic and decides to break into his neighbor’s house but what he finds when he breaks into his neighbors house was a bit unexpected. Here we meet Finn, an assassin that is on the hunt for a heart and Nick gets mixed up with her victim. Away Nick and Tony go with Finn hot on their heels looking for the heart. Now if only Tony and Nick don’t kill each other before Finn does.

Where do I even begin to review this book? It’s dark and gory but you won’t even notice because you are laughing at Nick and Tony bickering back and forth or getting into very unexpected situations. You can’t even take these two seriously then you have an assassin hunting them down. She is like the terminator with a twist which makes this story even more unbelievable.

This is a hilarious story that will make you giggle from the very beginning. I mean a killer is trying to get them and Nick and Tony are talking about movies. They have no hope but you can’t turn away, you just have to see how this ends.

I loved this book and can’t wait to read more from Goody and Grant. You will not be disappointed with this read.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

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