Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Unjust Bias by Liz Mistry. Read on for more info and my review.
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…?
I’ve enjoyed Reads by Liz Mistry before so I was excited to have the opportunity to read Unjust Bias. Let me tell you…THIS WAS SO GOOD. While this is the 8th in the series, it can be read as a standalone.
Liz Mistry’s writing grabs your attention and doesn’t let go. The only reason I put this down was because I fell asleep, but as soon as I woke, I grabbed the book and finished before I even left bed. I just had to know what would happen. The pacing is quick and the plot is so thrilling.
Unjust Bias covers sensitive topics is such a competent way. This book covers conversion therapy and the hardships transgendered people face because they are considered ‘different.’ I am loving the fact that this story is not only enthralling but also educational.
I highly recommend Unjust Bias. An excellent read by an awesome author!
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the free review copy and tour invite. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
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
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