Blog Tour: The Lock by Andrew Barrett {Review} (ad)

Today I have a tour for the novella The Lock by Andrew Barrett.

Blurb

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.

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Review

The Lock is a face paced andpls which has all the makings of a fantastic book. The benefit to this being shorter than your average novel is that there is no filler at all so it gets straight into the thick of the story and the resolution.

The novella is split into different point of views over various characters which makes for a compelling read.

Barrett writes a great villain and in this case it was a refreshing change to see a CSI who wasn’t all prim and proper and enjoyed a good moan about his job.

For those who like a thriller mixed with a splash of horror this is the perfect one for you.

Author Bio

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
http://www.andrew-barrett.co.uk

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Social Media and Purchase Links

Contact: andrew@andrewbarrett.co.uk
Website: https://www.andrewbarrett.co.uk
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/AndrewBarrettUK
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Amazon.co.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andrew-Barrett/e/B0055888Q0/
Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Andrew-Barrett/e/B0055888Q0/

Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise x

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Book Review: Before The Snow by Danielle Paige 

TitleBefore The Snow

Author: Danielle Paige 

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children 

Publication Date: 26th July 2016

Format: Kindle

Pages: 81 

Rating : 4.5

The Blerb…

Enter a world of elemental magic, forbidden romance, and betrayal in this prequel to New York Times bestselling author Danielle Paige’s upcoming Stealing Snow.

Young Nepenthe is half-princess, half-mermaid. Though she longs for the sea, her father wants her to stay on land. But only love can make a mermaid give up the water, and Nepenthe doesn’t love anyone the way her mother loves her human father. She wants to live as a mermaid and become the River Witch, like her mother.

Then Nepenthe meets Prince Lazar, the son of the all-powerful Snow King of Algid, and she can’t help but fall for him. After a horrible tragedy strikes, Nepenthe joins forces with a young fire witch named Ora to save Lazar and protect the kingdom. But it soon becomes clear that Ora loves Lazar just as much as Nepenthe does… And now Nepenthe must decide: inherit the power of the River Witch, or betray her friend to be with the boy she loves.
And Nepenthe’s role in the prophecy is only just beginning. . . In the future, she is destined to cross paths with a girl named Snow, who will have the power to change Algid forever-for better, or for worse.

Review…

In all honesty I actually enjoyed this story more than Stealing Snow which was enjoyable in it’s own right. It was good to read more about Nepanthe and Ora’s history and how Lazar ended up being involved with Ora.

It does intrigue me with the ‘what if’ between Lazar and Nepanthe and whether the future for Algid would have been different should they have chose another path.

I’m looking forward to the 2nd Novella Rising Queen to see what else happens prior to Stealing Snow.

All in all it’s a light, easy and quick read and I would recommend it:)

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x 

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