Liz Mistry is a new writer to me, her lead character Nikki Parekh is a gritty Bradford police detective.
A series of murders of homeless people leads Nikki closer and closer to her own difficult upbringing and leaves her asking questions of her mother and needy younger sister. This moves at pace, is full of surprises without feeling contrived and builds to a great climax.
If there is a genre called Northern Noir, this might be it. I loved it.