Tuesday, January 12, 2016

You are dead by Peter James

5 Star

THEY WERE MARKED FOR DEATH. The last words Nick Walton hears from his fiancée, Logan Somervile, are in a terrified mobile phone call from her. 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 telephone.

That same afternoon, workmen digging up an old asphalt pat in a park in another part of the city, unearth the remains of a young 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 another body from the past surfaces. Meanwhile, an eminent London psychiatrist meets with a man who claims to know a piece of information about Logan. Later Roy Grace makes the chilling realization that this one thing is the key to both the past and the present . . . Brighton has its first serial killer in over eighty years.

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Lately I have been really into suspense novels and this was by far one of my favorites of this past year. I had never read any of the Roy Grace novels before but I found myself captivated by this charming somewhat awkward police detective. I also really enjoyed that this book could stand on its own and that I did not feel confused at all by missing out on the previous ten books about him yet it drew me in so much that I want to definitely read the rest!

The story itself it quite terrifying. I cannot imagine what it would be like to be abducted and the fact that you get a glimpse of what Logan is going through, as the story moves from one character to the next, really rounds out the story. I was quite nervous reading this book and was on the edge of my seat while racing through it since I could not stand not knowing how things would turn out.

I absolutely, very highly recommend, Peter James' books for his amazing talent that kept me gripped and almost shaking at times. A master of this genre, you won't regret taking a chance.

Thank you to SMP/Minotaur Books for our review copy. All opinions are our own.

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