- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 943 KB
- Print Length: 442 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0995692637
- Publisher: Bloodhound Books (26 Jan. 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MY56F7Q
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 84 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,436 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Uncoiled Lies (a DI Gus McGuire case Book 2) Kindle Edition
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We are once again given a real treat by Liz Mistry. I wasn't sure if she would be able to match or improve on the first book. But my misgivings have been well and truly quashed.
Once again, we are given a fast moving, pacey and cleverly written story, with characters the reader can really feel a connection with. Brilliantly contrasting with this is the seedier side of policing, the "bent copper" if you will. For me, the character of Brighton was totally horrible, completely unlikable and his actions and thoughts at times made my flesh crawl - wonderful writing by Mistry.
As for the McGuire family and homelife, as in the first book it almost feels a privilege to be drawn into the most intimate of situations, not only with Gus and his parents, but also his love-life and the perils and pitfalls of a romance with a fellow officer. At times I felt as if my heart went out to Gus as the story unfolded, and then at the end I just wanted to bundle him up and take him home with me!
The very last paragraph is a wonderful way to end this book - I shall say no more but surely this means a third book is in the offing. I certainly hope so!
Uncoiled lies has layers, plots, sub plots and is mixed well with humour, humanity, diversity, greed, and this is a great balance for the reader of tension and enjoyment, even when reading the darker side of human nature.
Gus and his team are back and working on a case, which they are unsure is the work of a serial killer. To complicate matters Gus and Sadia are keeping secrets from Gus's boss who happens to be Sadia's father.
One of the strongest aspects of this series is Gus' relationship with his family, especially his parents, I love the dynamics this brings to the storylines, I would love to meet his father, he is one of my favourite characters ever.
As well as these complex life issues, Gus is faced with murders of prostitutes, the possibility of gang warfare.
Gus, really does have it all going on. As well as coping with Brighton, who is in training and looking to cause problems for all.
Liz brings Bradford to life within Uncoiled Lies, bringing up tension in many forms. For me it was a captivating read, and I felt so many emotions while reading this book. Family really was at the heart of this story, how we are influenced by them, religion, and who we are tied to by blood and how it affects our choices, or the paths we take in life.
It is unfortunate that there is a key error at the end but maybe that is a test to see if us readers are still gripped with the story and haven't nodded off. I'm sure none of us did. :-)
So overall, I recommend Uncoiled Lies as a very good read however it is best to read book one, Unquiet Souls first so you can meet the very likable police officers introduced in that book as Uncoiled Lies builds on these earlier relationships.
My first stage of looking into a new writers ( for me ), book's, is seeing how many chapters, as this has proved to me, that it will be fast paced.
The fact that our author has the same commitment, in this second book, bodes well for the future.
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Gripping from the first page to the last page
Don't start if you have something you need to get done!!!!!!