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Dead Man's Grip
I want them to suffer, and I want them dead. . .
Carly Chase is still traumatised after being in a fatal traffic accident which kills a teenage student from Brighton University. Then she receives news that turns her entire world into a living nightmare.
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I love Peter James character Detective ...more
Overall I enjoyed the book- PJ never disappoints for me. I love the snappy short chapters that are PJ trademark. However, I'm finding it hard to rate as some of the plot strands tend to be significantly less realistic. ...more
This book kept surprising me all the way through - I would never want to get on the wrong side of this man. He has so many novel ways of doing a person in!
In this chilling psychological thriller, a fatal traffic accident has unforeseen and unimaginable consequences.
Lawyer, Carly Chase, took evasive action and crashed her car into a café instead of hitting the American student riding his bike on the wrong side of the road. But when breathalysed she is fo ...more
It was a good story based around an accident involving a cyclist, a car, a lorry and a van.....and all caused by one reckless move from just one of them....no doubt Mr James had people of a certain brigade screaming at him on Twitter !! I enjoyed the relationship of Tooth and his associate and I'm so happy the associat ...more
This book has some decent bits - the attempt to rescue the kidnapped boy at the end is ...more
Peter James sets his Roy Grace series in and around Brighton and I have to say that the quality of the writing and the inventiveness of the plots put him right at the top of the list o ...more
Anyway, under pressure of getting the book of to the mother in-law who also loves crime novels, i finally got stuck ...more
But I find I've got the same problems here as with the rest of his writing: too predictable, too long windy descriptions which are unnecessary (who cares how many turns he takes during a drive to a crime scene, or that he takes a turn at a filling station or a Tesco), too gratuitously gruesome scenes which bring nothing to the story, ...more
The audiobook version was brilliantly read by Jamie Glover. ...more
I found it long and draggy. A quarter of the book could have been cut out to make it more enjoyable.
I didn't find any of the characters likeable. Well, the only one I liked was Tony, the cyclist who got killed in the beginning of the book.
There seemed to be a lot of characters, especially cops or cop-related, so I gave up trying to keep them straight.
This is the latest is a series featu ...more
It begins with a road traffic accident. We see the young American cyclist saying goodbye to his girlfriend, the tired lorry driver and the nice/normal forty-something solicitor setting off for work after a night of heavy drinking. There's a terrible accident. Someone dies. Nobody's ...more
Perhaps after being engrossed in Hill's series for the last couple of weeks I was expecting something on similar lines, but I was disappointed. If I had known this novel was about the mob, then I would not have bought it but also I couldn't get interested in the charact ...more
The story begins with Carly Chase getting into her car to take her son to school and being involved, although not directly, in a collision which kills a young American student. The writing is good, the setting well done and it is really nice meeting ...more
Dedication: To Eva Klaesson-Lindeblad
Opening: On the morning of the accident, Carly had forgotten to set the alarm and overslept.
Best interaction: "In some states in US it's still illegal to do it in any other way than the missionary position. She's now going religious fdundamentalist on me. I'm a deviant in God's eyes apparently."
"Doesn't that make Him a voyeur?"
4* Dead Simple (Roy Grace #1)
4* Looking Good Dead (Roy Grace #2)
4* Not Dead Enough (Roy Grace #3)
4* Dead Man's Footste ...more
Another of the series strengths is with the great supporting cast, most no ...more
No doubt I will ...more
The problem that I had with this book is that little things kept distracting me, such as the number of times that police briefings were interrupted by someone’s phone ringing ...more
I do find that this author suffers a lot with repetition and I am sure that these ar ...more
Synonymous with plot-twisting page-turners, Peter has garnered an army ...more