I am thrilled to share my review with you today on Blog Tour for The Death of Jessica Ripley by Andrew Barrett
Jessica Ripley didn’t kill her ex-husband. But everyone thinks she did. After serving twelve years for his murder, it’s time to get her own back on those who put her inside.
During those twelve years, Jessy’s son, Michael, has turned against her. Whatever mercy Jessy had for her intended victims, just blew away.
CSI Eddie Collins is having a hard time watching his father enjoying life. He’s also having it tough in the form of two new recruits to his office. One is off his tree on drugs and the other wants his job.
And then the murders begin.Can Eddie trust the evidence, or is someone twisting it, desperate to get even? And who did kill Jessy’s ex?
The Death of Jessica Ripply is the fifth book in the CSI Eddie Collins series. Hanging my head in shame I have to admit that this is the first book that I have read by the author and it’s bloody brilliant! Now I need to go back and read the first four.
I have to admit I loved the title which is what attracted me to this story. With an OMFG start I couldn’t put this book then it shows becomes clear where the title fits into the story. Don’t you just love it when that happens?!
So Jess serves twelve years for a crime she didn’t do having lost 12 years of her life she is hell bent on getting revenge on the person that actually did do the crime all those years ago.
You know what though it is the characters in this book are that make the story. With the author who takes us into some rather dark and uncomfortable scenes…..some that will make your toes curl. When we follow Eddie and his team on this rather disturbing investigation.
The author has used his own experience in the CIS which is show throughout the story I loved the whole forensics where I felt like I was learning things throughout the story.
Eddie…well what a moody arse he is…but you know what I actually loved this about him because deep down he really does care. For me he just came across has a typical male who shows his feeling’s in a different way.
I also loved the banter between the characters and sarcasm which make brilliant dark humour making the whole story very real life.
This is an unputdownable read which I read in one sitting…..totally, totally addictive with plenty of twists and turns and OMG moments. Which I highly recommend giving it all the stars.
Thank you to Sarah Hardy for a copy and inviting me to take part on the tour.
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 150,000 copies later, topping the Amazon charts several times. Two more books featuring SOCO Roger Conniston completed the trilogy.
Today, Andrew is still producing 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 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 five books and three novellas in length, and there’s still more to come.
Andrew has recently discovered the delights of writing stand-alones, with one under his belt another under way.
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 www.andrewbarrett.co.uk
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