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Need You Dead Audiobook

Need You Dead: Roy Grace, Book 13

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

Lorna Belling, desperate to escape her marriage from hell, falls for the charms of another man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna finds, life seldom follows the plans you've made. A chance photograph on a client's mobile phone changes everything for her.

When the body of a woman is found in a bath in Brighton, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to the scene. At first it looks an open and shut case with a clear prime suspect. Then other scenarios begin to present themselves, each of them tantalizingly plausible, until, in a sudden turn of events, and to his utter disbelief, the case turns more sinister than Grace could ever have imagined.

©2017 Peter James (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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    Simon Waterlooville, UK 19/05/2017
    Simon Waterlooville, UK 19/05/2017 Member Since 2017

    A man with a child in his ears - @shutterspin

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    "The Roy Grace Soap Opera Rumbles On!"

    I've been a long-time fan of this series.  Sure, it has had its ups and downs but some of the books are genuinely exciting affairs and the author's detailed knowledge and research always shine through. This one is a middling book in the series, it doesn't have the huge tension or truly dastardly villain.  The chemistry between some of the characters also seems lessened, particularly between Grace and his best friend Branson.  On the plus side there is less of the saccharine-laden interaction between Grace and his new wife! 

    The narration by Daniel Weyman is, as you would expect from him, very good.  In the book's most exciting scenes towards the end the combination of James's words and this narrator provided top-notch audiobook entertainment.  The one downside is that previous narrators from a few books ago, while not as good overall, did give Branson's character a bit more oomph and he suffers as a result.

    There is quite a lot about Grace's back story in this but less about the other characters than usual.  We do spend a little bit of quality time getting down and dirty in the Potting shed but not enough for this reader at least.  So, in all, this one isn't too bad.  It does contain some of the trademarks qualities of the overall series but didn't build the tension in anything like the same way as the best of them.  There are some exciting moments but not the sense of building excitement and dread that some of the books have managed.  That said, the ending setup a promise of something a bit special for the next one hinting that one of my favourite villains may be coming back for more . . .

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    Dorothy 25/05/2017
    Dorothy 25/05/2017
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    "Never disappoints."

    Another brilliant novel by Peter James. I have read every book in this series and I can honestly say this latest book is one of his best. Being a regular reader of crime thrillers I can usually work out the killer and there are seldom novels that can completely throw me but this novel did. I was left completely ignorant until the last hour of the book and I was held firmly on the edge of my seat, if you are thinking of reading this book and haven't read any other of Peter James's Roy Grace books then you really need to start at book one. I can recommend all of James's books.

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    Mandy Hewett 24/05/2017
    Mandy Hewett 24/05/2017
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    "Disappointed"

    struggled to finish although have loved all previous ones in series.. almost seemed like author had run out of ideas and narrator seemed bored too.

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    Judith 24/05/2017
    Judith 24/05/2017

    I am an avid multi tasker, I love to listen as I walk, ride, clean... Mostly love crime novels but have an occasional foray into other genre

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    "Worthy next episode"

    I have loved all of the Roy Grace series and you won't be disappointed by this one. It carries on his personal story well, combining it with a great twisting plot. If you haven't read the rest of the series do yourself a favour and read those first!

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    Tina Ashford Kent, United Kingdom 24/05/2017
    Tina Ashford Kent, United Kingdom 24/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant"

    Another excellent book - really enjoyed it. Can't wait for the next.
    The narrator brings it to life and the story was so good.
    Well done Peter James

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    Mrs. R. Martinl UK 23/05/2017
    Mrs. R. Martinl UK 23/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Twists and Turns from Beginning to End"
    If you could sum up Need You Dead in three words, what would they be?

    Love Roy Grace


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Need You Dead?

    When Roy collects Bruno


    Which character – as performed by Daniel Weyman – was your favourite?

    Roy Grace


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes I did laugh a few times.


    Any additional comments?

    Roll on Book 14

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    MrsGj 23/05/2017
    MrsGj 23/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent entertainment"

    Great to listen to more of Roy Grace's exploits set in Brighton and surrounding countryside.

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    Yvonne Wilson 23/05/2017
    Yvonne Wilson 23/05/2017
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    "classic peter james!"

    excellent, I cannot wait for the next book. classic roy grace, keep them coming Peter!

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    Harassedmum 22/05/2017
    Harassedmum 22/05/2017

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    "Another great story!"

    Once again Peter James has left me wanting more! Especially the Bruno part. Please write the next book ASAP.

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    Jools 19/05/2017
    Jools 19/05/2017
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    "DISAPPOINTED "

    Not the best had to return. I have read all Roy Grace series and loved them but this one lacked the usual banter and Roy Grace did nott appear much. If there is a book 14 I hope it's better.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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