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Dead Tomorrow (Roy Grace #5)

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  3,799 Ratings  ·  220 Reviews
Lynn gripped the sides of the armchair, trying to put aside her own inner terror. 'I can't believe I'm thinking this, Ross. I'm not a violent person, even before Caitlin's influence, I never even liked killing flies in my kitchen. Now I'm sitting here actually willing some stranger to die.'

The body of a teenager dredged from the seabed off the coast of Sussex is found to b
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Hardcover, 500 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by MacMillan (first published January 1st 2009)
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Bettie☯
Dead Tomorrow (Roy Grace #5)
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above average series
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Midwinter gift from Carey - am truly grateful for perspicatious picking. Thank you very, very much.

Dedication: In Memory of Fred Newman. RESPECT!

Opening: Susan hated the motorbike. She used to tell Nat that bikes were lethal, that riding a motorcycle was the most dangerous thing in the world.



Am noticing a fair amount of carrots, lures and hooks in the prose and I don't just mean the overarching Sandy story.

Stranded at
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LJ
First Sentence: Susan hated the motorbike.

It is bad enough when the body of one teenager, whose vital organs have been surgically removed, is found. It is worse when there are two more such bodies. DS Roy Grace must find the killers and, in his investigation, uncovers a ring of child traffickers. Lynn Beckett is the divorced mother of teenager, Caitlinn, who needs a liver transplant or will die. Lynn will to anything to prevent her child’s death.

After having loved the first three books in this s
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Margaret
Jan 12, 2010 Margaret rated it did not like it
Tedious. No cliche left unturned and I hated every single character.
The plot (really obviously - no spoiler here) revolves around the latest hot thing in thriller plots - trafficking in human organs.
It made my flight home seem longer than it actually was.
 Olivermagnus
Feb 09, 2016 Olivermagnus rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, england
This is the fifth book in the DS Roy Grace series and is a more of a standard police procedural that the first four. A dead teenager is found in the waters off of Brighton with his kidneys and liver removed. Soon two other bodies are discovered, both minus their heart, liver and kidneys. Meanwhile, in a parallel story line, we meet 15-year old Caitlin, who is very ill and desperately needs a liver transplant. In another narrative, set in Romania, we learn the terrible plight of abandoned young ...more
Bill Ward
Apr 03, 2015 Bill Ward rated it really liked it
When my new kindle arrived about 9 months ago I stopped reading this book but yesterday my kindle was flat so have, perhaps for the last time in my life, picked up a paperback and finished reading this latest episode in the life of Roy Grace. I quite enjoyed the book and the subject of human trafficking for harvesting organs was interesting but I do find the recent books in the series a bit long winded! I'm not sure I will buy another as my motivation for continuing to read them is to discover ...more
Carol
Apr 06, 2016 Carol rated it really liked it
Shelves: april-challenge

Dead Tomorrow by Peter James
Roy Grace series Book #5
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IN AN EVIL WORLD, EVERYTHING IS FOR SALE...The body of a missing teenager is dredged from the seabed off the Sussex coast, missing vital organs. Soon after, a further two more bodies are found ...Caitlin Beckett, a fifteen-year-old in Brighton will die if she does not receive an urgent transplant. When the health system threatens to let her down her mother takes drastic action and goes to an online broker in black-market organs
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Laura
Sep 12, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Laura by: Elizabeth Chadwick, Carey
Just arrived from Greece through BM.

This is my first book of the Roy Grace series and I really enjoyed it. The plot describes a very actual problem involving the black-market organ.
Gary
Jan 31, 2013 Gary rated it really liked it
The 5th book in the Roy Grace series by Peter James.
Another great read by one of my favourite authors, exciting and certainly a page turner however maybe a little predictable.
David
Mar 19, 2010 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good and love the reference to John Hannah and Ken Stott as Rebus.
Carey Combe
Aug 20, 2010 Carey Combe rated it really liked it
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Elaine
Oct 16, 2016 Elaine rated it it was amazing
Another corker !!
Shaun
May 31, 2013 Shaun rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, 2013
Peter James has done it again. I could not put this one down! Once again the storyline was riveting and so believable that I could not stop reading until I reached the end. The thing I like most about the Roy Grace books so far is how 'real' they feel. The characters, the world they live in, and the storylines are all so believable. I also think Peter James is a fantastic writer, his books have been a joy to read so far and considering the Grace books are usually over 600 pages long I would only ...more
Kelly
May 10, 2015 Kelly rated it did not like it
I really enjoyed the first couple of novels in the Roy Grace series. The main plots were suitably twisty and complex for the Crime/Thriller genre, but there were over-arching themes and plots which joined the series together as a whole and made the characters into familiar friends.

So what was so terrible about this installment that meant I couldn't even finish...?! *Rhetorical questions because I'm going to tell you...*

Firstly there was the 'main plot'. Obviously organ harvesting was the crime,
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Neal Asher
Feb 24, 2012 Neal Asher rated it really liked it
I’ve just finished reading Dead Tomorrow by Peter James. I was introduced to this guy when his then editor Steph Bierwerth handed over a copy of Dead Simple whilst I was visiting the Macmillan offices in London. That first book was one of those that leaves you out of breath by the time you finish it and I enjoyed it immensely. I passed it on to my father-in-law who also enjoyed it and has been buying subsequent books by him. Caroline has also been enjoying these ‘Dead’ books, the ‘Roy Grace ...more
S.D.
Oct 16, 2010 S.D. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery-thriller
A heart-wrenching story about spunky Caitlin Beckett, a fifteen-year-old in need of a liver. Her mother is desperate to try anything. Superintendent Roy Grace is finding bodies with organs missing and fears that someone is trafficking children and selling their organs. Lynn Beckett finds what she thinks is a legitimate organ broker. Caitlin will never survive the hospital’s waiting list and the chances of finding a liver from a donor with her rare blood type is looking dismal. James paints a ...more
Malcolm Frawley
Nov 23, 2015 Malcolm Frawley rated it liked it
This is the 5th Roy Grace novel I have read & they have all been entertaining. One thing I like about Grace is that he isn't the stereotypical bitter & cynical loner, so often portrayed in police procedurals; he is a relatively happy & grounded team player, although a past tragedy will inevitably rear its ugly head in a future story. This one deals with human trafficking & the value of life, specifically is a middle class English life worth more than a homeless Romanian? While ...more
comfort
I found the storyline quite harrowing. I listened to the audio and it really brought it home,the assault of Simone which I found quite graphic the life the street kids live, with seemingly no hope.

I have to say I did enjoy it but I didn't like the themes.

I do like the way he has several storylines running at the same time and you know they are going to intertwine at some point , sometimes it is obvious and other times I just marvel how he gets there.

I really love Peter James' writing and I am r
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Neil Mudde
Mar 15, 2011 Neil Mudde rated it it was amazing
Absolutely fascinating, and scary as the thought might be very believable! This is my first book by Peter James, again it is one of those books with a wonderful intersting story woven around several great characters, I do not want to spoil a good read for anyone so will not go into detail, suffice it to say that the main topic is "body parts" and how there is a underground service via the internet with whom you can connect should you be in need of a new liver, heart, you name it, the story deals ...more
Karen
Feb 16, 2015 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Peter James' Roy Grace series are my favorites in the genre of Mystery/Thriller! I would recommend them to anyone. The plots are rich, multilayered, and edge-of-your-seat thrilling. Peter James is an accessible author who often pops up on my Facebook. I wait anxiously each new installment, and am always rewarded with an unputdownable book in which you feel in the very midst of the plot. Please read these books in order. Though they can stand alone, the characters are so richly drawn that they ...more
David
Feb 20, 2011 David rated it did not like it
One for the Charity Shop. I have really tried hard to read Dead Tomorrow – and to like it. But after 250 pages, I have had to admit defeat. It’s turgid. What is Peter James doing? What has happened to the author who wowed us with Dead Simple and the follow-up Roy Grace novels? The Brighton characters have become tired; the story is ponderous; his Eastern Europe chapters are desperate......Indeed the prospect of having to read another 350 pages of this is just too much to bear. Dead ...more
Sandra
Dec 27, 2014 Sandra rated it liked it
Shelves: kobo-e-reader
I love the Roy Grace series. This installment wasn't one of the best but it wasn't horrible. The subject matter was a bit horrifying, organ trafficking. I hate to believe that this actually goes on, but I think that would be naive of me. Once again, Roy's missing wife is a part of the story. Is it her, or isn't it? I like the police characters in this series a lot, especially after a few books, you really start to know them. I will definitely keep reading this series.
Elizabeth
Jun 01, 2012 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
I always enjoy a Peter James Roy Grace novel. They're fast police procedural page turners set in the town of Brighton. Peter James has strong contacts with the Sussex police and puts in all sorts of interesting snippets garnered from that relationship. I could easily see this as a TV series. It's not poetical prose and not the sort of book for my keeper shelf, but I do enjoy reading these.They're great for when I know I need a strongly written pacy crime novel.
Not for the squeamish.
Peire Diederik
Aug 18, 2016 Peire Diederik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
topboek in de Roy Grace inspect.serie ;kaart orgaanhandel aan.Mustread!
Svein F Hestvaag
Dec 28, 2015 Svein F Hestvaag rated it really liked it
Not the best plot, but well worth reading - most of all thanks to the topic.
Patsy
Jan 28, 2010 Patsy rated it it was amazing
Best book in the series so far.
Junipa
Nov 22, 2016 Junipa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This story took forever for the various threads to come together and even longer to get some sort of pace going. I very nearly gave up but wanted to get through the book (not my ideal approach to reading for pleasure) because I want to continue with the series.

That said, can we bury Sandy? I'm sick of hearing about her.
Karen
Oct 24, 2016 Karen rated it really liked it
Shelves: oer
Again a good solid read, this installment in the Roy Grace series. Maybe a little messy at the end, but still 4 stars on my list!
Marc
Nov 01, 2016 Marc rated it really liked it
Shelves: peter-james
One of the best of the series.
Keith Curran
SPOILER

HOW COULD YOU MURDER CAITLIN, A HEROIC CHILD, AND IN SUCH A CASUAL, UNFEELING, "OH, WELL" SORT OF WAY? BARELY MENTIONED IN THE END, NOT EVEN AS A "CODA". IN A SHOCKINGLY-CASUAL, DISMISSIVE WAY, MAKING HER DEATH, AT BEST, A "SHAME? A TOTALLY INNOCENT, UNFLINCHINGLY HEROIC CHILD WHO, WITH HER LAST BREATH, SAVED A STRANGER, BRINGING DOWN A MULTI-BILLION ORGAN-TRADING OPERATION, BECAUSE IT WAS WRONG -- ACTING AGAINST HER OWN PERSONAL INTERESTS (LIKE, UM, HER LIFE) SAVING AN UNKNOWN-TO-HER ROA
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Sandy
Oct 20, 2016 Sandy rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book, best one of the series so far!
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Peter James has been a screenwriter and film producer, and is now the author of best selling crime novels. James has written 25 books, the most recent of which feature Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. His books have been translated into 29 languages. In England they are published by Pan Books and in the US by Carroll & Graf Publishers. James has written supernatural ...more
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