Uncoiled lies is the second in the DI Gus McGuire series, and although is a great stand alone read, full benefit is given if you read Unquiet Souls first.
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.
5 star rating review from Bookstormer.