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Summary

The Perfect Murder is a suspenseful and gripping audiobook from Peter James, the best-selling author of the phenomenally successful Roy Grace series.

Victor Smiley and his wife, Joan, have been married for nearly 20 years. Victor secretly loathes Joan more and more each day. Joan is bored by Victor, and his snoring drives her mad. Their marriage has reached a crisis point....

Victor decides there is only one way to get Joan out of his life forever, but he's about to get a nasty surprise. As it turns out, Victor's not the only one with murder in mind....

©2017 Peter James (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Novelty Value is Not Enough

I'm a big fan of Peter James otherwise I wouldn't have bothered with this very short book in the first place. It's a decent short story even if the final twist is something I think a lot of listeners will see coming from a mile off. Peter Panting breathes life into it and does a fair enough job of the narration so James completists will of course want to get this.

For me though next month I will be getting 45 hours of Brandon Sanderson epic fantasy for the same single credit and I can also get any of the full length novels by Peter James including the excellent Roy Grace series. It's a problem with the credit-based system of course but to me if you're going to release something this short it really should be something that's genuinely a bit special or also available for a much cheaper cash price than the fiver it's currently available for.

So, this has novelty value but not enough for me personally.

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Not worth it

honestly not worth the credit. I usually love his books. poor story. really disappointed with this one

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Rather a 'Tale of the Unexpected' and enjoyable!

All a bit silly, but I enjoyed it nevertheless! Well thought out and well executed.

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Amateurish simple story

Quite funny in places in how amateurish it's written and the dialogues were so simplistic. Some good bits here and there and it's good that it doesn't drag on....Nice for 1 decent car journey.

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Not his usual Quality

I got this book from the £1 sale and it was worth that to be fair. But do not use a credit for this as you'll be very disappointed. I've gotten into peters James work over the last 12 months curry working through the much loved Roy Grace series. But do not come into this expecting the same standard of work in a shorter format it just doesn't work. The twist was very very predictable meaning it was hardly a twist at all to be honest.

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Not my kind of thing

Clever idea, very crudely executed. Wooden characters, clichéd prose.. I would not recommend, unless you have absolutely nothing else to listen to.

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Quite entertaining, but .......

Interesting twist on a murder story. Unfortunately, guess the ending pretty quick. The story leading up to the solution was a bit long winded when you're already guessed the end.

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An excellent short story

An excellent short story it was a little predictable but very very amusing story. Revenge!

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A brilliant short story!

This story felt much more substantial than the short story it is. There is so much going on with this couple who wanted to kill each other. A great offering from a master of the craft.

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perfect short story

A run down fed up with one another couple , think of the best way to enjoy the rest of there lives without the other . Who will come out on top ?

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  • 26-06-22

The Perfect Murder

I knew it was a short story but really thought it was a little longer, was a bit disappointed. Was looking forward to sett.ing down with a good Peter James book. Did not find this one gripped me. The story was okay, but will stick to his full length.