An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life – to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy, it's getting rid of the husband afterwards that's harder, that takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect . . .
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is feeling the pressure from his superiors, his previous case is still giving him sleepless nights, there have been major developments with his missing wife Sandy, and an old adversary is back. But worse than all of this, he now believes a Black Widow is operating in his city. One with a venomous mind . . . and venomous skills. Soon Grace comes to the frightening realization that he may have underestimated just how dangerous this lady is.
Love You Dead is the gripping twelfth book in Peter James' Roy Grace series.
James's immensely satisfying 12th Roy Grace procedural (after 2015's You Are Dead) finds the Brighton detective superintendent taking a month off to recuperate after being shot in the leg by Dr. Edward Crisp, a suspected serial killer he was trying to arrest. In addition, Grace faces a horrid boss and demoralizing budget cuts to the police force. Fortunately, a convoluted case soon returns Grace to his favorite occupation solving murders. Psychopathic gold digger Jodie Bentley has been luring one elderly suitor after another into her lethal web. The doggedly determined Grace leads his team in the dual effort to apprehend black widow Jodie and also Crisp, who has so far eluded justice. On the personal side, Grace is the happy husband of pathologist Cleo and the besotted father of an infant son. But then his first wife, who'd been declared dead, turns up, leaving him with a 10-year-old son he never suspected he had. James juggles his multiple story lines with panache as the action hurtles to a shattering conclusion.
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Love you Dead!
Peter James does it again! 'Love you Dead' is another page turner, - you must ...-"Just read the next Chapter"
Hoping Peter writes number Roy Grace #13??!
Love You Dead.
Loved Peter James's latest outing with Roy Grace.
Sound plot, plenty of twists and turns, with a smattering of dark humour. Many long standing questions answered from previous plot lines, but still leaves you wanting more.
Well deserving of the 5* rating.
Same old same old
I mean this in a good way 😉 another great Grace novel. The only complaint I have is once you hit 2/3 's it's impossible to put down. Roll on the next book. It's about time Pewe had his comeuppance👍