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Dead Like You by Peter James
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Jul 12, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: british, crime, thrillers

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace tries to catch a brutal serial rapist whose crimes bring the past crashing terrifyingly back into the present. A partygoer is savagely attacked as she returns to her room in a fancy hotel. A week later another woman is assaulted. Both victims’ shoes are taken.

Grace realises the attacks echo an unsolved series of ‘Shoe Man’ crimes that struck Brighton back in 1997, where four women were raped and a fifth disappeared. As the pattern begins to repeat, Grace and his team find themselves in a desperate hunt to find a dangerous man. But perhaps the answer lies in the past, from a time before Grace’s own wife Sandy disappeared without a trace?

James is a master of both police procedure and evoking a good sense of the Brighton setting, bringing authenticity and depth to both while spinning an intriguing tale that will keep readers guessing. At the same time Dead Like You provides a further insight into Grace, with its flashbacks to his earlier life with Sandy. An enjoyable read.

3.5 Stars

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Reading Progress

July 12, 2010 – Shelved
August 31, 2010 – Started Reading
August 31, 2010 – Shelved as: british
August 31, 2010 – Shelved as: crime
August 31, 2010 – Shelved as: thrillers
August 31, 2010 –
page 120
September 4, 2010 –
page 403
September 5, 2010 – Finished Reading

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