End Game by Liz Mistry is a gripping contemporary crime thriller. It is the sixth book in the DS Nikki Parekh series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The action takes place in and around Bradford as present day murders seem to be linked to crimes spanning decades. As the book progresses, the reader tries to join the dots.
As we work our way through the book, we ‘hear’ the voice of the crime boss, one of the victims, and watch the action alternating between present day to an undisclosed time in the past.
With comprehensive descriptions, the landscapes spring to life. As my daughter lives in Baildon, I was familiar with many of the locations which added to my enjoyment. The weather and dark nights all build on the dark atmosphere.
Nikki Parekh and her side-kick Sajid are likable, hard-working coppers. They leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of justice.
End Game by Rachel Dylan is an exciting contemporary Christian crime suspense that completely consumed me. It is the first book in the Capital Intrigue series.
Rachel Dylan has produced a well thought out, complex plotline that both intrigued me and kept me on my toes. The action came thick and fast as an air of suspense wafted throughout.
The characters were realistic and likable. The reader witnesses that teamwork gets results as members pull together and have each other’s backs. Inter agencies need to pool their resources to solve the case.
There is the theme of trust as the body count rises. Is there a serial killer out there? Or is it something more sinister entirely? What is certain is that God can be trusted. We need to call on Him at all times. “Lexi wouldn’t consider herself a particularly religious person… but… she felt like she needed God’s help to get through this.” God hears all our cries. His ability to act does not depend on our level of faith.