Today I am taking part in the blog tour for End Game. My review is written with thanks to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on the tour and to the publisher for my copy of the book.
Four dead bodies. One missing person. Let the game begin.
When an anonymous tip-off leads detectives Nikki Parekh and Sajid Malik to the sprawling Salinger estate, Nikki’s senses are on high alert. The brutal murder of all four members of the Salinger family has shocked the sleepy Bradford village to the core.
A mother, father, daughter, and son. . . all killed in exactly the same way – whilst sat around the coffee table, playing a game of Monopoly.
But Nikki notices that there are five pieces on the board. One of the players is missing. . . Did they manage to escape the killer, or was the killer part of the game?
Don’t miss the next utterly gripping thriller from the Queen of Northern Noir! Fans of Angela Marsons, Patricia Gibney and JD Kirk will love this heart-stopping read.
End Game is the sixth novel in the Nikki Parekh series and I always love catching up with her and her team. I love the way that Liz Mistry keeps the series fresh with a slightly different angle on each book, so I was interested to see that, whilst the crimes in this novel are still absolutely horrific, the focus is on a family from a more affluent part of Bradford, as this allows her to create different types of characters with different dynamics between them.
As for the team, Nikki is still stubborn and feisty and this means that despite our very different life experiences, I relate to her very well! Her relationship with Sajid is up there as one of the best partnerships in a modern crime novel and I find their banter hilarious, and their determination to get to the bottom of each case and see the human side of it keeps me heavily invested in the outcome. I also enjoyed getting to know Farah and Liam a little better and I hope that the story that begins between them in End Game continues in the future. It was also good to see that though Archie has retired, he couldn’t stay away entirely!
Liz Mistry is absolutely not afraid to tackle the difficult issues and I really admire her for this because I think it is important that these issues are discussed and a spotlight is shone upon them. It means that End Game is never easy to read but the violence is never gratuitous and the human element of this story means that the issues are handled very sensitively.
The plotting in End Game is complex but very intriguing. As different elements of the case come to light, I was keen to see how everything would come together. I did guess a small part of the ending but nevertheless I was still on edge and completely engaged until the very end.
I hope there is more to come from Nikki and her team very soon.
End Game is available from Amazon.
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Thanks so much for this brilliant review and for kicking off End Game blog tour. Loved that youlike Nikki because she’s stubborn and feisty