Wednesday 8 May 2019

Untainted Blood - Liz Mistry (Book 3) DI Gus McGuire #Review

Untainted Blood - Liz Mistry 

About the Book  

In a city that is already volatile, tensions mount after a Tory MP in Bradford Central is discredited leaving the door open for the extreme right-wing candidate, Graeme Weston, to stand in the resultant by-election. 

However, Graeme Weston is not what he appears to be and with secrets jeopardising his political career, he must tread very carefully.

Meanwhile, a serial killer targets Asian men who lead alternatives lifestyles and delivers his own form of torture. 

As DI Gus McGuire’s team close in, the deranged killer begins to unravel and in an unexpected twist the stakes are raised for Gus.

Are the murders linked to the political scandals or is there another motive behind them? 

DI Gus McGuire and his team are back and this might be their toughest case yet.

My Review

DI Gus McGuire is back in the next instalment and quite a controversial topic.

The story centres around Graham Weston, who is a right-wing extremist and an active frontman for Bradford Fist and active group who want to remove all the black, Asians etc and leave Bradford as a white community.

We are treated to Gus investigating the murder of an Asian man, left in a cruel way with what appears to be a signature mark left on the body.

Gus in the beginning struggles to conduct the investigation after losing Sadie and Alice’s injury.  His team members are working as well as they can but they know that Gus isn’t his usual self.  We also have a new person introduced to the team who we get to slowly know little bits about called Taffy.

The case ends up becoming quite personal for Gus and very close to home for him and his team including his boss Nancy help to investigate. 

All in all I found this book to be a thoroughly enjoyable read and better than book 2 which I’ve recently read.  This was more on par with the first book Unquiet Souls.

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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