The killer is closing in… can she find him before he finds her?
When Detective Nikki Parekh receives a set of threatening postcards, she knows it can only mean one thing… The man who escaped arrest after murdering her mother two years ago is back.
Each postcard has a similar message: You’re next Parekh.
As the post marks on the cards gradually get closer to Bradford, Nikki must do everything she can to protect her family and catch the killer before it’s too late.
But when human remains are found in a remote barn on the icy Yorkshire moors, Nikki’s attention is pulled away from her family. When a tattoo on the victim’s arm – the only means of identification –
leads nowhere, the team have already met a dead end.
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 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. Liz has completed a PhD in Creative Writing on Diverse voices in crime fiction.
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.
Twitter: @LizMistryAuthor / Facebook: @LizMistryBooks / Website: lizmistry.com
My thoughts: Nikki Parakh is back, and not a moment too soon. Her evil biological father is closer than ever, breathing down her neck, but she’s not allowed to pursue him. Instead she’s hunting the owner of an arm found in an abandoned barn, probably connected to illegal dog fights.
As the team try to find the arm’s body, and join the wider operation into the dog fighting ring, Nikki takes her eye off the ball at home, with potentially deadly consequences.
As gripping, clever and twisting as always, both cases are shocking and brutal, but it’s nice to finally be getting somewhere with the over arcing plot regarding Nikki’s terrible monster father. He needs to pay for the awful things he’s done.
Hopefully there won’t be too many repercussions for Nikki – emotionally or at work, she’s dedicated but distracted and that could go badly. Only book 6 will tell!
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.