THREE MURDERS. ONE MISSING BOY. THE GAME IS JUST BEGINNING…
When a body is found at the edge of Chellow Dene reservoir Detective Nikki Parekh and DC Sajid Malik are quick to arrive.
This is the third murder in the space of a few weeks. Each murder has a completely different MO, but there is one common theme… all the victims are teenagers. The dead boy reminds Nikki of her nephew, and she feels more helpless than ever.
But then another boy goes missing. And this time his parents have been sent a threatening package too. The pattern is different again – is the killer just playing a game? Can Nikki find the strength to uncover the shocking truth before the killer strikes again?
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
This deeply disturbing depiction of twenty-first-century Bradford is addictive reading. The multilayered plot draws the reader into a dark, almost dystopian world. It resonates because the story focuses on the young, the future, but everything is not what it appears from the outset.
Fortunately, a dedicated, effective detective team mitigates the evil. Nikki Parekh is the team’s lynchpin. When her mental health issues affect her ability to work, the team has to regroup. The characters are believable, the detective team dynamic realistic, and you want them to succeed.
The plot is complex but credible and explores contemporary issues with insight and sensitivity. Readable, as a standalone, but part of a relevant urban crime series, this is a book that will absorb you until its conclusion.
Born in Scotland, Made in Bradford sums up Liz Mistry’s life. Over thirty years ago she moved from a small village in West Lothian to Yorkshire to get her teaching degree. Once here, Liz fell in love with three things; curries, the rich cultural diversity of the city … and her Indian husband (not necessarily in this order). Now thirty years, with three children, two cats (Winky and Scumpy) and a huge extended family later, Liz uses her experiences of living and working in the inner city to flavour her writing. Her gritty crime fiction police procedural novels set in Bradford embrace the city she describes as ‘Warm, Rich and Fearless’ whilst exploring the darkness that lurks beneath.
Being a debut novelist in her fifties was something Liz had only dreamed of and she counts herself lucky, whilst pinching herself regularly to make sure it’s all real. One of the nicest things about being a published author is chatting with and responding to readers’ feedback and Liz regularly does events at local libraries, universities, literature festivals and open mics. She also teaches creative writing too.
In her spare time, Liz loves pub quizzes (although she admits to being rubbish at them), dancing (she does a mean jig to Proud Mary – her opinion, not ratified by her family), visiting the varied Yorkshire landscape, with Robin Hoods Bay being one of her favourite coastal destinations, listening to music, reading and blogging about all things crime fiction on her blog, The Crime Warp.
The contents are :
A signed copy of Dark Memories (Nikki Parekh book 3)
A Weekly Planner pad
A fruit infuser water bottle
Planet Spa face mask
Pomegranate and rhubarb bath salts
A Candle Bag
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