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Need You Dead

by Peter James

Part of the Roy Grace Series

Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Need You Dead

A humdinger of a read, the authenticity shines throughout this thrilling tale. Set in Brighton and the surrounding area over two weeks, Detective Superintendent Grace finds himself in the middle of one of his most challenging cases… one murder victim, yet a list of plausible suspects. ‘Need You Dead’ is one of those books where you sink straight into the story and don’t come up for breath until you surface at the very end. You can read this as a standalone, however I really do recommend starting at the beginning of the ‘Roy Grace crime series series’ with ‘Dead Simple’. Peter James balances the background home life within the main story, creating an edge, making you fear for what is to come. I found myself speculating, my mind racing as I read, however no matter what you suspect, there are still shocks in store.  ‘Need You Dead’ is everything you need in a crime novel, intriguing, stimulating, with a whammy of an ending, it also leaves you wanting more. 

Liz Robinson

Need You Dead Synopsis

Roy Grace, creation of the CWA Diamond Dagger award winning author Peter James, faces his most mysterious case yet in Need You Dead.

It's up to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace to discover the truth. Lorna Belling, desperate to escape the marriage from hell, falls for the charms of a man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna soon finds, life seldom follows the plans you've made.

When the body of a woman is found, Grace is called to the scene. At first it looks an open-and-shut case with a clear prime suspect. That is, until Grace realizes there is a darker, far more terrifying alternative . . .

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Need You Dead Press Reviews

In my thirty four years of policing, never have I come across a writer who so accurately depicts The Job -- Detective Investigator Pat Lanigan, Office of the District Attorney, NYPD No one can deny James's success as a crime novelist . . . The Grace stories almost always go to the top of the bestseller lists, not least because they are supremely well-told. James writes meticulously researched police procedurals, so informed that you can smell the canteen coffee . . . enthralling - Daily Mail

Meticulous research gives his prose great authenticity . . . James manages to add enough surprises and drama that by the end you're rooting for the police and really don't know if they will finally get their men - Sunday Express

James just gets better and better and deserves the success he has achieved with this first-class series - Independent on Sunday

Peter James is one of the best crime writers in the business -- Karin Slaughter Peter James has penetrated the inner workings of police procedures, and the inner thoughts and attitudes of real detectives, as no English crime writer before him. His hero, Roy Grace, may not be the most lively cop, nor the most damaged by drink, weight or misery, but he's one of the most believable - The Times

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ISBN: 9781509898923
Publication date: 30/04/2020
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781509816316
Publication date: 18/05/2017
Publisher: Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509898923
Publication date: 30th April 2020
Author: Peter James
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 528 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

About Peter James

Peter James is one of the UK’s most popular crime and thriller novelists. His Roy Grace detective novels have sold more than one and a half million in the UK alone and six million worldwide in total.  The series is now translated into 34 languages and his latest novel, ‘Dead Like You’, went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller lists at no 1 in both hardback and paperback.  His novella, ‘The Perfect Murder,’ went to No 1 on iBooks and has spent 40 consecutive weeks in the iBooks Top 10.  Peter has developed a close working ...

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