Tuesday 7 May 2019

Uncoiled Lies - Liz Mistry (Book 2) DI McGuire #Review

Uncoiled Lies - Liz Mistry

About the Book

DI Angus McGuire and the team are back and have their work cut out. 

Murdered prostitutes and a turf war between local gangsters takes the investigation into Bradford’s Immigrant communities where tensions run high.

To make matters worse McGuire is juggling an illicit relationship with his boss’s daughter and has fraught family relations.

Who is The Old Man?

What is the link between three dead prostitutes and a long forgotten murder?

Will McGuire and his team get the answers they want or is the uncomfortable truth much closer to home?

My Review

Uncoiled Lies is the second book featuring DI Gus McGuire. 

I would recommend reading book 1 before reading any of these books, despite being able to read any of these as standalones my personal opinion is to read them in order as you get to know the characters and how they develop and gel with each other. 

This book centres around Gus investigating a series of murders involving prostitutes.  At first glance could this be a turf war between two rival gangsters or is it? 

The story also continues the side story of the relationship between Gus and Sadie. 

I found this book a bit of a slow burner, not sure if this was due to the previous books I’d been reading or whether my reading time wasn’t long enough to be enable me to get hooked into the book quickly enough. 

All in all an enjoyable read and the usual red herrings that Liz Mistry inserts into her books was there as normal.  I found the twists and turns kept the book interesting and made me keep tapping the pages of my kindle to finish the book. 

About the Author 

I am a crime writer based in Bradford but originally from West Calder in Scotland. I studied at Stirling University and taught in Bradford inner-city Primary schools for many years. I write gritty crime fiction drawing on the richness of Bradford's diverse cultures and my writing is heavily influenced by Tartan Noir writers such as, Stuart MacBride, Ian Rankin and Val McDermid. I completed an MA in Creative Writing at the brilliant Leeds Trinity University. I currently have three novels published: Unquiet Souls (my debut novel) and Uncoiled Lies and Untainted Blood. I look forward to writing many more featuring my main character DI Gus (Angus) McGuire and his team. I am co-founder and lead blogger with The Crime Warp Blog

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