Roy Grace, creation of the CWA Diamond Dagger award winning author Peter James, faces his most mysterious case yet in Need You Dead.
Lorna Belling, desperate to escape the marriage from hell, falls for the charms of another man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna finds, life seldom follows the plans you’ve made. A chance photograph on a client’s mobile phone changes everything for her.
When the body of a woman is found in a bath in Brighton, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to the scene. At first it looks an open and shut case with a clear prime suspect. Then other scenarios begin to present themselves, each of them tantalizingly plausible, until, in a sudden turn of events, and to his utter disbelief, the case turns more sinister than Grace could ever have imagined.
In British author James's superior 13th novel featuring Det. Supt. Roy Grace (after 2016's Love You Dead), the Brighton cop is occupied at times preoccupied with his imminent trip to Germany to meet his 10-year-old son, Bruno. Grace's first wife, Sandy, whose tragic life ended in suicide, left a note telling Grace that Bruno was his biological child and his responsibility. Meanwhile, Grace decides that the murder of Lorna Belling, a married woman who was having an affair with a man she eventually discovered was a lout, will be a good case for Temporary Det. Insp. Guy Batchelor to handle under his supervision. Lorna's abusive husband, Corin, is immediately suspect, as is blackmailer Seymour Darling, whose threatening emails to Lorna come to light. Lorna's lover, Greg, could also be the culprit. Grace ably lends guidance to Batchelor while still devoting a lot of time and energy to dealing with Bruno. This skillful twister shows why James was awarded the 2016 CWA Diamond Dagger.
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Need you dead
As usual.......brilliant. Could not put it down.....next one please
Need you dead
Superb page turner with a huge last third momentum change. Recommended
Need You Dead
Another great read in the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series, very very enjoyable, fast paced - couldn't put it down. A real page turner ...