Broken Silence by Liz Mistry

Today I’m delighted to host the blog tour for Broken Silence by Liz Mistry on it’s publication day! Available now in ebook and audiobook.

Synopsis

When DS Felicity Springer is reported missing after a police training conference, the countdown to find her begins…

On her way home after an exhausting weekend, with colleagues she can’t wait to escape, Felicity notices something odd about the white van in front of her. A hand has punched through the car’s rear light and is frantically waving, trying to catch her attention.

Desperate to help, Felicity dials 999 and calls it in. But whilst on the phone, she loses control of the car on the icy road, crashing straight into the vehicle ahead.

Pinned in the seat and unable to move, Felicity feels a sudden whoosh of cold air across her face. Someone has opened the passenger door… and they have a gun.

With Felicity missing and no knowledge of whether she is dead or alive, DS Nikki Parekh and DC Sajid Malik race to find their friend and colleague.

But Felicity was harbouring a terrible secret, and with her life now hanging in the balance, Nikki can only hope that someone will come forward and break the silence…

Broken Silence is book 2 the DS Nikki Parekh series.

Visit the HQ Digital website for more information and to buy a copy of the book.

My thoughts

Oooh, I do love a thriller. Those books that grab you early on and keep you saying ‘just one more chapter’ over and over again. Broken Silence had me doing just that.

Felicity Springer is a DS and on her way home from a training conference. She’s a little worse for wear and reeling from an event the night before that saw her acting completely out of character but tentatively makes the journey home, but taking a longer but quieter route. As you’ve read in the synopsis this decision doesn’t end well for her and before long her fellow police officers are working the scene when her car is discovered abandoned and covered in blood.

DS Nikki Parekh is no friend of Felicity but she’s one of their own and so Nikki buries her feelings and sets out to find her. The clock is ticking though and the longer it takes the less likely they are in finding Felicity alive. As Nikki and her partner Sajid, work the case it soon becomes clear that secrets are being kept and things take a much darker and deadlier turn. With a villain who is invisible (and very knowledgable about police procedure) the case is difficult to crack and the body count is rising.

I haven’t read the first novel in this series and whilst I’m now keen to visit it, it certainly didn’t stop me from thoroughly enjoying book 2. Broken Silence is a thrilling page-turner full of twists and turns and featuring an engaging team of characters. I was really impressed with Liz’s writing style and her plotting is pretty darn good. She really keeps the tension up and running, carrying you along and making it difficult to stop reading. Absolutely loved this thrilling piece of escapism and am very much looking forward to reading more in this series.

My thanks go out to the lovely team at HQ Digital for inviting me to take part in this blog tour and providing me with a review copy.

The digital edition of Broken Silence is currently just £1.99 so why not treat yourself today! Visit the HQ Digital website where there are various buying options.

About the author

Author image via Amazon.

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. – This author bio was taken from the information provided on Amazon.

Find out more about Liz by visiting her website here.

You can follow Liz on Twitter at @LizMistryAuthor

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