Then his young family are threatened with their lives if he goes to the police. But supported by his wife, Kellie, he bravely makes a statement to the murder enquiry team headed by Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a man with demons of his own - including his missing wife - to contend with. And from that moment, the killing of the Bryce family becomes a mere formality - and a grisly attraction. Kellie and Tom's deaths have already been posted on the internet. You can log on and see them on a website. They are looking good dead....
©2007 Peter James / Really Scary Books; (P)2007 Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Having read many police stories it was good to have a uk based story that was very realistic. The story itself made me antisocial as I couldn't stop listening to it to find out what happened. It wasn't at all predictable and you really didn't know what the ending would be. The description was good and I could really "see" it all happening. It was also good to have a bit of romance that wasn't mushy or unrealistic. When I had finished it I wanted to get the next one in the series straight away!
Very clever storyline, it makes you feel quite uneasy because the opening scene is not beyond the realms of possibility. Lots of twists and turns, you are never quite sure what the outcome will be. I am a recent convert to the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series and this does not disappoint.
DS Grace droll sense of humour and on occasions self deprecating attitude is very funny and lightens the atmosphere, amidst all the suspense. I would recommend reading this series in order of publishing as it helps you understand DS Grace fully.
Like all Peter James books the plot, characters and technical detail are all excellent. However I can't help but feel a little bit cheated. The last third just seemed to roll along as if the author had got bored of the book and just wanted to get the story done with several too convenient coincidences leading to the capture of the bad guys. Still a massive fan though and thoroughly enjoy the audible versions of these books.
I listen to my books while working, and I work alot!, love Detective, Dystopian, Science fiction, Fantasy, U/F, PNR and Steam Punk.
Royce has his work cut-out trying to stop an organised sadistic ruthless sicko, after finding a headless chopped up body of a woman.
PJ's characters are strong and individual, I especially liked the 'weatherman' and the relationship between Kellie and Tom, wonderfully done.
The darkness is tempered by a new team member called Potter he had me laughing, if not feeling a little sorry for him. Royce appears to be trying to move on, though as with the first book, he can't seem to keep away from the clairvoyants or give up hope of finding his missing wife.
I have to say though and I usually whinge that book are overly long and eeked out but this offering seemed a little rushed and because it appeared to end abruptly the story lost a star.
Still I will continue to root for Royce he has got under my skin now.
I gave Book 1 a miss as the narrator was awful. Once I spotted that Neil Pearson narrated this, I couldn't resist. He is fantastic. (Mind you I have loved him since his Drop The Dead Donkey days).
Story was gripping throughout, if a little short.
Am definitely listening to the next one, as Neil reads that too.
Looking forward to finding out more about DI Grace.
I am a care assistant supporting people in their homes within the community. I have recently begun making my own flowers out of paper.
Love the series of books by Peter James. This one is too short though.
No because the audio files weren't broken up into chapters, so it was a pain trying to find where I had got to before falling asleep.
Some of the descriptions of women are a bit corny but I guess this is a pretty old book by now. (When psalm pilots were still around) Very enjoyable overall. Looking forward to the next one
50 something, with a liking for mystery and a bit of murderrrrr!
The second recording is a much better one than the first book. No gaffs and no mispronunciations, which bothered me more than I expected.
Another great story, with some gruesome bits, good twists and yet some glaring omissions. Like why did no one think to say anything about the tech guy?
Will continue to listen on to the third in the series.
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