Murder, bullying, social media misuse, and stalking, all in one novel which is as much a psychological thriller as it is a crime thriller.
Those of us who have read the previous books featuring Gus Maguire are going to be thrilled with his return, and those of us who are just finding him are going to find a new literary character they are going to want to read more of.
When a snapchat gets sent showing a dead teenager it soon becomes apparent that it’s not a fake, and this is just the first one.
People are dying and somebody is showing off on social media.
The investigation will lead Gus along a path that is very close to home. His Girlfriend Patti works in a local school which seems to be at the centre of the investigation.
Meanwhile Gus has a stalker, and they are beginning to get brazen, leaving him messages in places they should never have access, is it somebody close to him? Is he in danger?
As if he didn’t have anything else to worry about his God-Daughter is starting to go off the rails after a recent discovery in her personal life.
The multiple threads in this story give it a relentless pace, there is no time to take a breath as Gus tries to solve the criminal investigations and sort out matters in his personal life.
Liz Mistry has a wonderful way with setting the pace. She uses situations to ramp up the tension, characters to get the reader engaged, and entwines everything in the perfect setting. She describes Bradford and its diverse population and cultures in a terrific way.
This book is the latest in a series but there’s enough background information for it to be read as a stand-alone.
Publisher: MB Productions