Andrew Barrett – The Pain of Strangers

I am so excited to be hosting Andrew Barretts brand new release today The Pain Of Strangers. Thanks to ZooLoo’s Book Tours and Andrew Barrett for my copy of this fabulous book.

Andrew Bargraty

When damaged people reach positions of power, there is no hope for the innocent.

In 1987, Norton Bailey became known as the Madman of Mabgate. A damaged person in a position of power, he built a machine to take care of his problems and used money as bait.

CSI Eddie Collins is feeling alone and adrift. Even work is unreliable and tense, and brings conflict with bad people. One damaged person in particular seeks to choose how Eddie, and the victims he tries to protect, will die.

Is there still no hope for the innocent?

Forensic evidence has always lit up the way, but now the light shines dimly. It’s just bright enough to illuminate the fight of Eddie’s life.

The Pain of Strangers takes us right back in time… Right back to the beginning, he is married and, for the first time, meets DS Tom Benson from the Major Crimes Unit. Eddie is called out to a burglary, but that’s just the beginning, and it’s the beginning of something he isn’t expecting.

Well, for the people who have already been introduced to our ‘charming’ Eddie, you all know it what to expect. If you are a new reader…start here, then go and buy every single book Andrew Barrett has written with Eddie Collins. You will read this book and be addicted to keeping up with Eddie.

This author never lets me down. I have read quite a number of his books, not just Eddie Collins ones either. He writes in such an authentic way that I am gripped from the first page. His job gives his novels a realism that many others miss by a mile.

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Eddie in his younger days as he juggled married life, parenthood, and his work. I also noted sarcasm and rudeness wasn’t any lower on his agenda as it is in his present life, and I was so glad to see it!

The Pain of Strangers is as gripping, gory, at times (it is Andrew Barrett) and twisty as it can be. This is a brilliant beginning to the C.S.I Eddie Collins series, which helps to slot characters into place for readers who have read the rest of them already. For those who haven’t yet, it is a great foundation for the series.

Again, a belting read for anyone who loves a realistic and well written police procedural with characters that are almost as real as me and you.

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Author Bio

Andrew Barra

Andrew Barrett has been a CSI since 1996, and one way or another, Andrew’s life has revolved around crime ever since.

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 still produces 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 six books and four 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.
He 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 stories⁸
You can find out more about him and his writing at

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