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Liz Mistry

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Born in Scotland, Made in Bradford sums up Liz Mistry’s life. 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. 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
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Liz Mistry I don't have many mysteries in my own life, but when I was a teenager, a boy from my village went missing. He had a job, a fiancee a happy life to all…moreI don't have many mysteries in my own life, but when I was a teenager, a boy from my village went missing. He had a job, a fiancee a happy life to all outward signs, yet one day he left home and didn't return - that was nearly 40 years ago and it still stays with me. I knew his parents well and saw how devastated they were. Fast forward to Britain's Got Talent (can't remember if it was last year or the year before) when the choir consisting of people who's loved ones had disappeared was on - that really pulled at my heart strings and reminded me of that boy from so long ago. It made me wonder how hard that must have been for his loved ones to waken up every morning wondering if he'd walk through the door or if they'd get a police visit. There are so many possible scenarios around missing people - and that is an area I will be visiting at some point. I just need to decide whther it will be most suited to my Nikki Parekh series or my Gus McGuire one(less)
Liz Mistry Too many to mention. I love exploring other people's lives and dreams and the puzzle of working out a narrative that works . I also love not having to…moreToo many to mention. I love exploring other people's lives and dreams and the puzzle of working out a narrative that works . I also love not having to leave the house to go to work if the weather's bad. (less)
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My Life of Crime by Sarah Clark, author of the newly released psychological thriller My Perfect Friend

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There are lots of books that have influenced my writing over the years – other thrillers and plenty of non-fiction crime books – but I am going to pick Beneath the Skin by Nicci French (a writing duo who are absolute masters of the genre in general). It is a classic psychological thriller with plot, pace, action and intrigue. But it also has characters who you genuinely

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The Killing Parade by T.G. Reid
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Couldn't wait to get my hands onto this one and it hasn't disappointed. How could it with that opening chapter. never again will I view I am Sailing on quite the same way again - stormy waters indeed.
What I enjoyed most about this was that it felt q
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The Raven's Mark by Christie J Newport
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It's not often you get a debut novel that is so gripping, but The raven's Mark is.
What particularly appealed to me was the diversity of the characters. I felt this book echoed with me and the community in which I live and wider society, which made t
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On An Outgoing Tide by Caro Ramsay
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With themes of loyalty, family, friendship and the nature of truth, this cold case meets current murder is perfectly plotted to bring the past and the present to life. On An Outgoing Tide tackles a cold case from the 70s in this multi stranded novel. ...more
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The Red, Red Snow by Caro Ramsay
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It seems to be the season for me to read 'Locked Room' mysteries where weather provides the physical barrier (the locked room)
Despite having had a gap from reading the Costello and Anderson series, I found myself firmly engrossed from the beginning
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Hunting Time by Jeffery Deaver
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What a perfectly titled book - Hunting Time- as in chasing time, eking out time, maximising time, but also time to hunt - Perfect!
This is a twisty Colter Shaw thriller that has Colter trying to locate and protect a threatened mother and her daughter
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The Raven's Mark by Christie J Newport
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It's not often you get a debut novel that is so gripping, but The raven's Mark is.
What particularly appealed to me was the diversity of the characters. I felt this book echoed with me and the community in which I live and wider society, which made t
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The Dead of Winter by Stuart MacBride
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Barely a chapter into this book and I was hooked with a brilliantly concived twist that I wasn't expecting and, the writing just got better from there on in.
The Dead of Winter is a beautifully crafted contemporary and very dark take on the 'locked r
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Partners in Crime by Stuart MacBride
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Two short stories in one book. the first one Steel's Bad Heir Day is all about Roberta Steel and a very serious decision she has to make, a missing husband and the festive season. Full of laughs with Steel as usual holding her own.
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The Dry by Jane Harper
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This book had been on my TBR pile for ages and I'm kicking myself for not reading it sooner.
This is a fabulously atmospheric read with a unique narrative style and many leads to follow and twists to turn.
The heat and dryness of the area became an a
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“That part of her life she kept locked up in a dark closet at the back of her mind and, the truth was, she didn't want to ever have to open it up.”
Liz Mistry, Unbound Ties

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