Book Review “End Game” By Liz Mistry


Police Procedural Thriller

Series, Book 6 Detective Nikki Parekh

Length : 363 pages

Publisher : HQ Digital

SYNOPSIS/BOOK BLURB & purchase links

End Game

Four dead bodies. One missing person. Let the game begin.

When an anonymous tip-off leads Detective Nikki Parekh and DS 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?

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If you love a great, gritty explosive Police Procedural thriller then absolutely give End Game a read. It’s set at a fabulous pace that keeps you involved from the off. This is book 6 in the Nikki Parekh series but I feel it worked well as a standalone too. Liz Mistry gives you enough back detail to work out the team and how they work together.

The initial murder scene is brutal, with the deaths of a whole family whilst playing monopoly. However there appears to have been a fifth guest that has disappeared. Are they the murderer? Have they managed to escape the attack? more importantly, who are they and where are they?

If this isn’t enough to grab you then there is also the fact that the Salinger family lost another daughter, Marnie, many years before the family are viciously murdered. There are many secrets lying within this family, their friends, businesses and love lives.

The relationship between Nikki and her trusty sidekick Saj is brilliantly crafted. They know each inside out and work superbly well together. They hold the whole together with a strength that just carries the whole plot to its accomplished end.

Author Bio –

Born in Scotland made in Bradford sums up LIZ MISTRY’s life. Over thirty-five 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, Scumpy, the cat, 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.

Having struggled with severe clinical depression and anxiety for many 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. Liz’s PhD research contributes significantly to debates concerning issues of inclusion and diversity of representation within the most socially engaged genre of contemporary crime fiction 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.

You can contact Liz via her website

Social Media Links –

Twitter @LizMistryAuthor

Facebook @LizMistrybooks  


With Thanks for The Advance Copy to ………………………

Rachel Gilbey

Liz Mistry

HQ Digital



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