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Dying Breath by Liz Mistry

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: HQ Digital
Source: Rachel Random Resources
Rating: 4’5/5
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About The Book

The killer is closing in… can she find him before he finds her?
When Detective Nikki Parekh receives a set of threatening postcards, she knows it can only mean one thing… The man who escaped arrest after murdering her mother two years ago is back.
Each postcard has a similar message: You’re next Parekh.
As the post marks on the cards gradually get closer to Bradford, Nikki must do everything she can to protect her family and catch the killer before it’s too late.
But when human remains are found in a remote barn on the icy Yorkshire moors, Nikki’s attention is pulled away from her family. When a tattoo on the victim’s arm – the only means of identification – leads nowhere, the team have already met a dead end.
Will the team be able to make a breakthrough before someone else gets hurt, and can Nikki finally get justice for her mother’s tragic death?


My Thoughts

I’ll start by saying that this book is part of the DS Nikki Parekh series, you can read it as a standalone, but in this case you’ll need a little bit of background story about Nikki’s lovely family… just to be advised! This is the 5th book of the series, but believe me when I say that they are worth the read, twisted and gripping it’s impossible to not fall in love with Nikki and her messy life.
As I was expecting, this is not a simple book, because Liz Mistry has a special talent to make her books complex and layered so that they are impossible to stop reading or wanting to know more about the characters, even the evil ones! This is a case about dog fights and something much darker, the horrible people that organize them and the worst ones that are part of it. We’ll have a first voice in the story, someone inside of the group, someone that knows how horrible is what they are doing but at the same time is scared to leave the group fearing for his life. When Nikki will start investigating the discovery of a body part, she would never have expected the case to be so dark or threatening. But, as a reader, we know that Nikki’s cases are never easy and you never get bored reading them! But this book will be part of Nikki’s personal life; her family is scared of her father, a man that is sending dangerous postcards to people around her, and he is much closer than she expects…
If you are looking for a new book, this should be your first choice; thrilling and intriguing, impossible to not love it! Are you ready for the “Dying Breath”?


About The Author

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 regularly does events at local libraries, universities, literature festivals and open mics. She also teaches creative writing too.