Unseen Evil by Liz Mistry @lizmistryauthor @BOTBSPublicity #blogtour #booksreview #UnseenEvil

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Eeeeeeeeeekkkkkk!!!! I’m thrilled to be welcoming the blog tour for Liz Mistry’s 6th(!) DI Gus McGuire book Unseen Evil to A Knight’s Reads! This is going to make my return to work today a little bit easier as my day can’t be as bad as Gus’….

Massive thanks to the fabulous Sarah Hardy of Book On The Bright Side Publicity for inviting me on the blog tour and for my advanced copy of Unseen Evil. I have also purchased my own e-copy of the book.

The Blurb

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 …

The Snapchat
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.

The Killer
As the killer becomes bolder, using social media to publicise the murders, Gus fears there may be more than one murderer targeting young people.

The Stalker
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?

What Did I Think?

I’m truly ashamed to say this is my first Gus McGuire and first Liz Mistry read. I’ve had Unquiet Souls for nearly two years and I’ve not read a word of it!! And there are other Gus McGuire books buried on my kindle too! 🙈🙈 And what’s more she’s a local author to me, with her books based over it Bradford, just two junctions along the M62…

This investigation Gus faces is close to home with the brutal murder of a teenager from a local school where he knows too many individuals…and then there is his stalker sending him rather creepy letters which escalate in nature at an alarming rate!

I loved the way the chapters jumped between characters, some more obvious than others. The stories intertwining and chapters left with a mini cliffhanger ready to be picked up on the return to that character. The chapters headed up by Zodiac, Leo and Pisces were the most sinister. Knowing these were the perpetrators of the horrific yet very publicised murders chilled me but also made me think. Who was this twisted trio?!

Unseen Evil, even though is the sixth in the series, can definitely be read as a stand-alone. The author gives enough of the back stories for the characters to satisfy me but me being me wants to know the whole picture so I’ll be heading back to the beginning and starting from Unquiet Souls.  I read Unseen Evil in a weekend desperate to know who the Zodiac Gang was and whether Gus would find out who was his stalker.

So did I enjoy meeting DI Gus McGuire? Did he live up to the seriously positive reviews I’d seen? Hell yes!!! I loved Gus!! He’s a fab character with an equally fab supporting cast. I am seriously kicking myself for not introducing myself before! Liz Mistry, you have a Gus convert and a new fan! I’ll be heading back to Bradford literary speaking before long!

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Who Is Liz Mistry?

Liz Mistry

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.

Social Media links
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LizMistrybooks/        @LizMistrybooks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LizMistryAuthor                             @LizMistryAuthor

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