The Metropole Hotel, Brighton. After a heady New Year's Eve ball, a woman is brutally raped as she returns to her room. A week later, another woman is attacked. Both victims' shoes are taken by the offender....
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace soon realises that these new cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes in the city back in 1997. The perpetrator had been dubbed 'Shoe Man' and was believed to have raped five women before murdering his sixth victim and vanishing. Could this be a copycat, or has Shoe Man resurfaced?
When more women are assaulted, Grace becomes increasingly certain that they are dealing with the same man. And that by delving back into the past - a time in which we see Grace and his missing wife Sandy still apparently happy together - he may find the key to unlocking the current mystery. Soon Grace and his team will find themselves in a desperate race against the clock to identify and save the life of the new sixth victim....
Dead Like You is the sixth novel in the multi-million copy bestselling Roy Grace series from number one author Peter James.
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By Paul on 04-07-10
A cracking book....but a lousy listen.
I have no problems with the storyline or the way it is structured, which puts me at odds with another reviewer who didn't feel it read like a normal Roy Grace novel.
In fact I quite enjoyed the storyline and couldn't wait for my next commute so I could hear what would happen next.
Sadly, what completely naused this book up for me was the awful narration. It was clear to me that the narrator either had a stinker of a cold or adanoidal problems.
With audio books, the presentation is all. However this was like a beautiful display in a shop window with broken glass :-(
11 of 14 people found this review helpful
By Simon on 24-08-16
Another very good thriller in the Roy Grace series. This time the plot centres on nasty and deviant murders revolving around a shoe fetish. The crimes are graphically described and may not be to everyone's taste. However, the plot is good and the suspense and guessing games continue to the end.
Weaknesses for me were the fact that the ongoing storyline of the central characters did not progress as much as I had hoped and I am not a big fan of Baulkham's rather nasal narration.
When all is said and done though this is a very worthy series with strong characters and clever plot devices. I'll certainly be continuing with it in the future.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Jean on 15-03-11
Better read than listened to
I'm 5 hours in and giving up. Switching back and forth between 1998 and "now" with some of the same characters is way too confusing to listen to. Gonna get the book, because the story is a good one. Nice narration too.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Adelheid on 01-07-11
I've listened to the previous books and am so pleased that the author has the main character experiencing positive growth. No 'darkness' in this soul.
I enjoyed the people and the plot. Unfortunately the narrator does not understand the tone of the story which leads to his pace & inflection being off.
Still worthwhile to listen to.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful