Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

Unseen Evil by Liz Mistry – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

New Release from best-selling author Liz Mistry is number 6 in her D.I. Gus McGuire series.

Social Media can be the death of you …

The Snapchat

A twisted killer comes to the attention of DI Gus McGuire and his team when a teenager receives a Snapchat image of his murdered friend. 

The Killer

As the killer becomes bolder, using social media to publicise the murders, Gus fears there may be more than one murderer targeting young people.

The Stalker

Meanwhile, Gus comes under threat from a stalker who is not afraid to get up close and personal.

Can Gus protect his loved ones and catch the killer before another Snap is received?  

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MY REVIEW 

This is #6 in the DI Gus McGuire series.

Set in Bradford, DI McGuire and his team are investigating a possible murder after a teenager is sent a Snapchat picture showing a image of his friend, who he at first thinks is a prank, but it soon becomes all too real.

Someone has a list of people they want to take their revenge on……who is next? Can Gus and the team find out who is, or are responsible and stop them before anyone else dies?

Gus also has his own problems…..a stalker, who is sending threatening letters and seems to be watching him.

There are a few stories all taking place at the same time, which lends a feeling of reality and really helps build the characters and the world around them. 

There’s murder, stalking and the perils of the ever present social media in our lives. A very clever and topical psychological thriller. 

Thank you to Sarah at Book On The Bright Side for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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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, 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.

Struggling with severe clinical depression and anxiety for a large number of years, Liz often includes mental health themes in her writing. She credits the MA in Creative Writing she took at Leeds Trinity University with helping her find a way of using her writing to navigate her ongoing mental health struggles. 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. Now, having nearly completed a PhD in Creative Writing focussing on ‘the absence of the teen voice in adult crime fiction’ and ‘why expansive narratives matter’, Liz is chock full of ideas to continue writing.

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.

 

Social Media links

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LizMistrybooks/        @LizMistrybooks

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LizMistryAuthor                             @LizMistryAuthor

 

Website :  https://www.lizmistry.com/

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