When human remains are discovered under Bradford’s derelict Odeon car park, DS Nikita Parekh and her team are immediately called to the scene.
Distracted by keeping her young nephew out of trouble, Nikki is relieved to learn the investigation has been transferred to the Cold Case Unit, and she...more
Author Liz Mistry might be an accomplished crime writer but this is the first book of hers I have read, I am now wondering why I haven’t picked up her work beforehand.
Last Request is the first in a new series featuring DS Nikita Parekh (Nikki). She has a tough job as well as trying to raise two children alone and look after her extended family, especially her easily lead nephew, plus an increasing list of bills to pay and not enough money to go around.
This is one of these stories that starts off slow. But the more you read, the faster the pace gets. It's also one of these stories that the more you read, the better it gets. The background story outlays just who Nikita really is. Her family is ...more
The story has a lot of action and is quite gritty with a fair bit of bad language and violence, not a problem to me, but maybe for others.
I liked the DC in the story, seems a good dependable sidekick, and definitely one that DS Parekh needs to keep her safe.
Kudos to Mistry for bringing an important point to the table about the lack of awareness the wealthy or any social class above the working ...more
When skeletonised remains are found in a cinema car park Nikki and her partner, Sajid, are pleased to hand the investigation over to the Cold Case Unit so that Nikki can concentrate on extricating her nephew from trouble. This turns out to be a temporary reprieve as the bones not only have strong links to Nikki’s past but show signs of murder. As more ...more
Human remains found with links to her past, led to her team to investigate. As more Murders occur, the race against time started with Nikki wanting to stay one step ahead of the killer.
My first book by Liz Mistry, I loved the way the writing drew me in. The characters were many and did my head in initially, but soon I could get them ...more
Nikki Parekh is a copper with a huge heart. She loves her family with no bounds but she is dedicated to the job and that is her downfall. Two massive pulls in her life but at opposite ends of the spectrum. I for one love the feisty Nikki, she’s someone I’m going to cling to as Mistry develops this series.
This is a cracking police procedural that suddenly out of nowhere we get a voice, the voice of a killer… a ...more
Firstly I have to say there is quite the cast of characters in the novel. It did take me a while to settle into who everyone was but when I did, I was hooked. Nikki is a great lead who doesn’t have an easy work or ...more
When a skeleton is dug up under a car park, it brings up some uncomfortable secrets from Nikki’s past. As the body count rises, Nikki must put her own issues aside to find the killer.
Last Request is a gritty and hard hitting police procedural with a diverse cast of characters.
As always with Liz Mistry’s books, her attention to detail and ability to make believable characters really comes across in ...more
Added to this mix is trouble with her daughter and her nephew with drugs that just compounds the problems already on her plate.
With hope there's faith and the fate must be determined as this case turns up more than a few questions while more bodies are being uncovered.
It's a quick paced novel that starts off extremely slow with difficult characters and ...more
Nikki and her team are immediately called to the scene when human remains are discovered under Bradford’s derelict Odeon car park. Busy Nikki has also been keeping her young nephew out of trouble and she is relieved ...more
Last Request is the first book in a new series by Liz Mistry. Released 16th Oct 2019, it's 352 pages and available in paperback, ebook, and audio formats.
This is a gritty police procedural set in West Yorkshire, featuring an ensemble cast and a multi-thread plot which is taut and well written. The main protagonist, Nikki, is fearless, female, intelligent, and irascible after growing up as multiracial in a lower income area full of crime, ...more
A serial killer is on the loose in Bradford. The reader ‘hears’ the killer’s voice from the murky depths. I was clueless to guess who it was.
The literary device of pathetic fallacy is employed as the weather becomes as murky as the action.
Cold case files mingle with present day crimes as the police battle to solve them and the clock ticks ...more
The concept appealed to me and I was offered a place to read this novel on line. I love a really good murder mystery but from the off set it was clear this book was not for me. I am not particularly interested in political correctness but this novel had characters leaving doors open in a bad area, and characters that were unlikeable and annoying. Its quite well written, good author mind is clear but it has gruesome bits and other distasteful dialogue. When a body is found under a Bradford car ...more
Double thanks are due as I also participated in The Pigeonhole’s group read and was able to share my thoughts and comments with other readers as we read the daily chapters.
This is the first in a series of gritty police procedurals set in Bradford featuring D.S. Nikita Parekh.
When human remains are found under an Odeon car park, Parekh and her team are initially called in. She is ...more
It's been a while since I have read a book by this author and I was not disappointed. I loved her Gus MacGuire series. This read had me gripped and at times shouting at the characters, yes I know they can't hear me. I loved the setting, the cast of many infact I LOVED this book. Would love to read more about DS Nikki Parekh please ...more
The prologue is set back in 1983, as an unnamed character nurses their dying mother and we discover that her husband infected her with HIV, along with at least fifteen ...more
When the author of one of my favourite detective series starts writing about a new detective I just know I'm going to love it - and love it I did! Set in Bradford, human remains are discovered under the derelict Odeon car park and DS Nikita (Nikki) Parekh and her team are immediately called to the scene. Since the bones appear to be quite old the case is passed over to DS ...more
Set in Bradford, this is a town that knows Nikita well, it is where her memories are and the people she loves the most. Her eldest child, daughter Charlie, is very like her father. He disappeared just as she discovered she was pregnant and she hasn't felt love like that ...more
The first in a series of crime novels (already eagerly awaiting the second book due out in 2020) introduces us to Nikki, a maverick, feisty and ruthlessly detemined detective, all too keen to leave her parenting responsibilities to boyfriend Marcus and slightly dysfunctional sister, in order to rid the Bradford streets of crime.
In this book ...more
I enjoyed the beginning with a thirty-year flashback before a spectacular first encounter with the messy life of Nikita and her ...more
Distracted by keeping her young nephew out of trouble, Nikki is relieved to learn the investigation has been transferred to the Cold Case Unit, and she can finally focus on her family.
But when the identity of the victim is revealed, she’s soon drawn back into the case. The dead man is a direct link to her painful past.
As the body count begins to rise, ...more