My name is Becky. I arrived home to find my husband, Chris, stabbed to death and a gang of men ransacking our house.
Turns out that Chris has something that belongs to them. And if I want to stay alive, I have to find it and return it. They have given me seven days. And a beating.
There is nowhere to hide and no time left to look. So I will stand my ground as the deadline approaches. All I have is a head full of lies and a very bad plan.
This is my story.
The End of Lies has such an intriguing premise and I loved the way the story is set out. The chapters on occasion did jump from the past to the present but I thought this was a perfect way to keep the tension at a high as the back story begins to unfold.
I loved trying to put the pieces together to try and solve the mystery alongside seeing Becky's life spiralling out of control. She is a character that is straight talking and completely determined even if she completely rushes into things.
I was kept on my toes which I loved I had no clue what would happen next and who to trust. There were some dark and gritty moments that made this story such an addictive read.
It will definitely leave you on edge and sat up straight in your seat and just like me I'm sure you will be turning the pages as quickly as you can read them. The pacing is fast and I just had to read it in one go, it really is an intense whirlwind of a story that picks you up and carries you along all the way through!
With thanks to Sarah at Bloodhound Books for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
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 Andrew-barrett.co.uk