Title: Unseen Evil by Liz Mistry
Date Published: 2nd September 2019
Genre: Police Procedural
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 …
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.
As the killer becomes bolder, using social media to publicise the murders, Gus fears there may be more than one murderer targeting young people.
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?
I really enjoy Liz Mistry’s Gus McGuire books so when Sarah at Books On The Bright Side Publicity offered me a spot on the blog tour I jumped at the chance.
Another tough case for Gus McGuire and his team, with a tech savvy killer who uses social media to broadcast the kills of their teenage victims and a stalker that is getting a little too personal for Gus’ liking.
Unseen Evil is gritty and hard hitting police procedural that really gets to grips with modern policing in an era where everything is broadcast on social media for anyone to see.
What makes Liz’s books so compelling is the fact the characters seem so real. The teenagers sound and act like real teenagers. All of her characters are realistically flawed. I do have to say I have a soft spot for Gus, even though he can be a bit selfish bugger sometimes.
I will say I sort of guessed who the mastermind behind the crimes was fairly early on but it didn’t spoil my enjoyment of the novel at all.
Unseen Evil is such a binge worthy novel that once I picked it up I just didn’t want to put it down! I’m eagerly awaiting the next in this series.
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.
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