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Dead Man's Grip by Peter James
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really liked it
bookshelves: crime

** spoiler alert ** Peter James's last book concerned a serial killer working from 1997 to the present, this book is very much in the present.

A fatal road traffic accident leads to a series of mafia hits, and Roy Grace has to solve the crime(s) and save the day once again.

One of the things I love the most about the Roy Grace series is the settings. I know the area a little and the descriptions of locations always feel so real to me, this outing is no exception.

Featuring a potential return of Sandy, Roy Grace's long missing wife, and also a cameo appearance from Yac (and those Christian Louboutin's), this tale is a breakneck read from start to finish.

I particuarly like the character of Tooth, even though he was a bad guy, and was actually glad that he survived (perhaps to return in the future)?

The only thing that I found a little unbelievable was some of the police procedural, would an officer really travel on blues and twos to a dead body? If they do they shoudln't - the dead are dead, no sense in adding more dead, but perhaps this is true I don't know. It didn't seem factually or morally right - who knows.

A recommended read, if you like a good crime novel, and especailly if you have read any of the previous Roy Grace stories!

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Reading Progress

May 26, 2011 – Started Reading
May 26, 2011 – Shelved
May 26, 2011 –
0.0% "9% #DMG"
May 26, 2011 –
0.0% "25% complete"
May 27, 2011 –
0.0% "31% and can see me finishing this over the bank holiday weekend! #DMG" (Paperback Edition)
May 27, 2011 –
0.0% "43% read according to kindle #DMG"
May 28, 2011 – Finished Reading
September 22, 2011 – Shelved as: crime

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