Dead Like You by Peter James
(Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, Book 6)

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Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is forever haunted by the unexplained disappearance of his wife, Sandy, nearly ten years ago. Ever since she went missing, he's been consumed with finding out what happened to her. Finally, he may be moving on. He has fallen in love and is going to marry his girlfriend, Cleo, who is pregnant with their child.

But his life is put on hold when, after a wild New Year's Eve ball, a woman is brutally raped as she returns to her hotel room. A week later, another woman is attacked. Both victims' shoes are taken by their attacker. Grace soon realizes that these new cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes in the city back in 1997. The perpetrator had been dubbed "Shoe Man" and was believed to have raped four women before murdering his fifth victim and vanishing. Could this be a copycat, or has Shoe Man resurfaced?

When more women are assaulted, Grace becomes increasingly certain that they are dealing with the same man. By delving back into the past--a time when Sandy was still in his life--he may find the key to unlocking the current mystery. Soon Grace and his team find themselves in a desperate race against the clock to identify and save the life of the new sixth victim, as he struggles with a chapter in his life he thought he had put behind him at last.

Dead Like You is Peter James at his best--"Possibly the most engrossing thriller since The Silence of the Lambs" (Washington Post Book World).


About Peter James

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PETER JAMES is the #1 international bestselling author of the Roy Grace series with more than 13 million copies sold all over the world. His novels have been translated into thirty-five languages; three have been filmed and two are currently in development. All of his novels reflect his deep interest in the world of the police, with whom he does in-depth research. He has produced numerous films, including The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, and Joseph Fiennes. He lives in England.
Published November 23, 2010 by Minotaur Books. 657 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Roy Grace (after 2010’s Dead Like You) opens with a fatal road accident in the center of Brighton involving a truck, a car, a van, and an unfortunate American cyclist, Tony Revere, who’s the grandson of Mafia boss Sal Giordano.

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The Washington Post

The narrative alternates between past and present, as the younger Grace investigates a series of rapes - and a murder - from a dozen years ago, and also similar attacks in the present that may be the work of the same criminal.

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The Bookbag

Peter James' style of writing is becoming a little tiresome in that here, as in former books, it skips around all over the place - rather like Jodi Picoult's work does.

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Suite 101

The Fifth Roy Grace Novel In this, the fifth novel of the series, life seems to be treating Detective Superintendent Roy Grace very kindly.

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Suite 101

Lawrence's classic contains a very peculiar ending for an early 20th century novel.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Instead of giving glimpses of a living Sandy, as the author has done in previous books, in this excursion, the reader is treated to a passage between Grace and Sandy.

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Spinetingler Magazine

This fifth book in the superb Roy Grace series begins in 1997, when he was a 29-year-old Detective Sergeant, a meaningful time in his life, firstly because it was shortly before his wife, Sandy, walked out of his life never to be seen or heard from again, and secondly because it was when there wa...

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IBN Live

When the rapist strikes again Roy Grace realizes that both attacks are almost identical to the Shoe Man case he worked on in 1997.

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Buried Under Books

Transition to present day New Year’s Eve: A woman at a Brighton motel is raped and her clothes and designer shoes are taken.

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True Crime Book Reviews

In his sixth novel featuring Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a serial rapist known as The Shoe Man – called so because of his penchant for ladies’ designer shoes and the horrendous things he forces his victims to do with them - is on the prowl again among Brighton’s upper class after being do...

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