You are Dead is the 11th thrilling crime novel in Peter James' Roy Grace series, narrated by Daniel Weyman.
They were marked for death.
The last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancée, Logan Somerville, are in a terrified mobile phone call. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the block of flats where they live in Brighton. Then she screams and the phone goes dead. The police are on the scene within minutes, but Logan has vanished, leaving behind her neatly parked car and mobile phone.
That same afternoon, workmen digging up a park in another part of the city, unearth the remains of a woman in her early twenties, who has been dead for 30 years.
At first, to Roy Grace and his team, these two events seem totally unconnected. But then another young woman in Brighton goes missing - and yet another body from the past surfaces.
Meanwhile, an eminent London psychiatrist meets with a man who claims to know information about Logan. And Roy Grace has the chilling realization that this information holds the key to both the past and present crimes.... Does Brighton have its first serial killer in over 80 years?
With over 16 million copies sold,
You Are Dead, is the much-anticipated Book 11 to the
Roy Grace Mystery series by international best-selling crime thriller writer Peter James. Narrated by English actor Daniel Weyman, listeners are hooked into this gripping crime thriller audiobook. An elusive kidnapper is prowling Brighton for victims. As young women start being taken, bodies of women who have been missing for decades start to show up. It is a sickening game and the Brighton community are all playing. This is a deeply engaging, compulsive book. Available now from Audible.
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Another fantastic read!
A grisly chiller
Probably not; I rarely revisit books. Too many still to read and never enough time!
Superb plot and character development. The series goes from strength to strength. I'm interested in the characters and sub plots and want to know about their lives.
Great diction and great pace. I was literally breathless towards the end as the final scenes played out.
Grace is a man I think I'd like, along with Cleo. He's fair and has integrity. I care when things don't go well for him.
I'm a big fan of Peter James and the Roy Grace series. You Are Dead is number 11 and I was hooked throughout.
Grace is settled with Cleo and his son, Noah and they're about to move home when he's called in to lead on a missing person case. One disappearance leads to another and it soon becomes a major incident. James is excellent at the police procedural aspect. Developments play out in short sharp chapters in what feels like real time, keeping the pace and tension tight. More than that, he also has great psychological insight into his characters. There's a sense of familiarity and continuity as the story picks up from events at the end of the previous book. This book works well as a stand alone, but there are threads throughout the series and sub plots continue to develop.
I felt the plot was particularly well executed. There's a real sense of drama which builds to a literally heart pounding climax. Plus a further twist, but I'll reveal nothing more! The action is firmly rooted in Brighton. The strong sense of location as the story unfolds reinforces both plot and characters.
I'm enjoying the way Grace is changing as a character. He's again troubled by conflict of loyalty and duty, home versus work, present versus past, old rivalries and new beginnings. He's torn on more than one occasion and there's an interesting development in the Sandy story. His work colleagues feature again and I'm interested in how their lives move forward. So all in all, this is yet another first class winner. I enjoyed it and was left wanting more.