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Dark Memories by Liz Mistry
About The Book
Three letters. Three murders. The clock is ticking…
When the body of a homeless woman is found under Bradford’s railway arches, DS Nikki Parekh and her trusty partner DC Sajid Malik are on the case.
With little evidence, it’s impossible to make a breakthrough, and when Nikki receives a newspaper clipping taunting her about her lack of progress in catching the killer, she wonders if she has a personal link to the case.
When another seemingly unrelated body is discovered, Nikki receives another note. Someone is clearly trying to send her clues… but who?
And then a third body is found.
This time on Nikki’s old street, opposite the house she used to live in as a child. And there’s another message… underneath the victim’s body.
With nothing but the notes to connect the murders, Nikki must revisit the traumatic events of her childhood to work out her connection to the investigation.
But some memories are best left forgotten, and it’s going to take all Nikki’s inner strength to catch the killer…
Before they strike again.
This is a dark and twisted read, full of mystery and very interesting characters that will keep any reader addicted to the story, believe me. This is the 3rd book of the DS Nikita Parekh series, you can read it as standalone, but once you enter Nikki’s world it would be impossible to stop.
Looking from the point of a detective it has not been easy trying to investigate a serial killer, without knowing the motive of the killings or who will be next. So, when Nikki starts receiving threatening letters of the case, she starts wondering if she has a personal link to the case.
This is a race against the clock, where the past of Nikki will be revealed, sharing with us her difficult childhood and how she had surpassed all her fears becoming a very brave and remarkable detective. Sometimes it will not be easy to read, but it makes you discover the real Nikki, the darkness she hides from everyone but it’s always there, inside of her.
The case is interesting, but what keeps you reading is the characters, Nikki and her partner DC Sajid Malik, they trust each other, but what’s more important they have each other’s backs, and in this book it will be the most important thing, because you can have friends, but not everyone will poke you for good.
I have to say I loved this book and I really can’t wait to read the new case with these two inspiring detectives, they make the police real and trustworthy.
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About The Author
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.