The Death Of Jessica Ripley – Andrew Barrett / #Review #BlogTour @BOTBSPublicity @AndrewBarrettUK


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?



My review

The 5th book of the series, but I have not read the 4 previous ones. Is it a problem? No, not in my opinion. Of course I have missed out on some of the background information but I had no trouble at all being captivated by this one.

The author created wonderful characters. I think it’s a bit a case of you love them or you hate them. Sid is awesome and Eddie … The more I got to know him the more I liked him and he was just hilarious. That’s the kind of humour I love and the author proves that crime and laughter can go hand in hand.

This book is filled with twists and turns. The author gives you the impression that everything is crystal clear, but that’s when it all starts to come out and you are in for a few revelations you did no see coming.

I am fascinated by forensics and I was in for a big treat.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. 5 stars.

Thank you, Andrew Barrett and Book On The Bright Side Publicity & Promo


About the author 

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






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