Happy Sunday everyone! I’m thrilled to be welcoming the blog tour for Dr Liz Mistry’s eighth Gus McGuire book, Unjust Bias to A Knight’s Reads today.
My thanks to Rachel Gilley of Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to join the blog tour and for my advanced e-copy of Unjust Bias.
A murdered boy disowned by his family.
A teen terrified his past will catch up with him.
A girl with nowhere to go.
Men with rage so visceral they will do anything.
With the unsolved murder of a homeless boy still preying on his mind, DI Gus McGuire is confronted with a similar murder, a missing teen and no clues.
Does the answer lie with an illegal dark web site where ‘slaves’ are auctioned off? Or with an online forum for teens?
How can Gus keep people safe when unjust bias rears its head and being different could cost you your life…?
What Did I Think?
Ufffff I’d forgotten how hard hitting Liz Mistry’s writing is! The prologue was tense before I was introduced to an Angel. An Angel who’s further from a celestial being than David Boreanaz’s same-named character. I had an unnerving feeling Mistry was taking me on one helluva ride.
Meanwhile Gus has his work cut out for him. A body with no clues, DNA and no one who really cares for. But there’s also issues closer to home that aren’t his professional responsibility. You know how it is though, when you have a personal interest in something, can you trust anyone else to go all out to sort it out? I don’t think Gus can despite having the full force of West Yorkshire Police there.
As I read, I thought I had my heavenly named adversary all sown up, I thought I’d been clever and had worked it all out seriously ahead of the game. But no, Mistry had totally blindsided me! I was so fixated on my suspect, I didn’t consider any one else. What a mistake to make!
And just as I thought the story was all done 🥊🥊 Mistry throws a sucker punch leaving me reeling, ready for the next instalment. I won’t be making my previous mistake and not returning to Gus’s Bradford. I’ll be back for book 9! And I need to go back and play catch up!
Who Is 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 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. Liz has completed a PhD in Creative Writing on Diverse voices in crime fiction
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
Twitter: @LizMistryAuthor / Facebook: @LizMistryBooks / Website: lizmistry.com
Thanks so much Claire. Glad you enjoyed Unjust Bias xx
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My absolute pleasure! x