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Sleep Like the Dead (DCI Lorimer Book 8) [Kindle Edition]

Alex Gray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Gray's best book yet . . . A thoroughly impressive outing from a writer ready to join the top rank of crime authors. (DAILY EXPRESS)

Eight books in and Alex Gray still hasn't put a serial killer's foot wrong. Once again, the combination of cracking storylines and well-rounded relationships prove this stunning talent deserves her place on the leader board of Scottish crime writers (Daily Record)

The convolutions of the plot are subtle yet astounding in their believability... All I can say is, that if you enjoy books by Mark Billingham, Craig Russell, Peter James and their contemporaries then it's time you added Alex Gray to the list (CrimeSquad)

The story pulls the reader along in its slipstream as drug dealers, a stalker and a hitman collide in a murderous finale that keeps you guessing to the very last page (GLASGOW EVENING TIMES)

Book Description

No one rests in peace.

The pacy, thrilling new case for DCI Lorimer and profiler Solly Brightman - taking the reader from the streets of Glasgow to the Balearics and North Africa


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 459 KB
  • Print Length: 378 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (3 Feb 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KZOXNQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,619 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Alex Gray was born and educated in Glasgow. She has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers' Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing and is the co-founder of the Bloody Scotland international crime writing festival. Married with a son and daughter, she lives in Scotland and is currently writing the next book in the Detective Lorimer series.

www.alex-gray.com

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An intriguing mystery, rich in characters 4 Jan 2012
Format:Paperback
The shooting of thirty-seven year-old Kenneth Scott divorced, no children living in a quiet suburb of Glasgow, seems motiveless - even the victim has a surprised look on his face. And disbelief from those who knew him, `such an ordinary bloke' seems to be the census of opinion - it must have been a mistake!

Investigating is Detective Chief Inspector William Lorimer's team and his new Detective Constable Omar Adel Fathy. And so they begin the interviews of those closest to Kenneth Scott with the exception of his ex-wife who they cannot locate.

Across the city, a hit-man is keen to collect his fee and be on his way. But matters don't go smoothly and this makes him angry and bent on revenge.

Meanwhile in Spain wee toerag Billy is living royally on 10K that isn't his, but wee Billy is not that savey away from his native Glasgow.

Further professional killings has DCI Lorimer struggling to find any evidence, and following budget cut-backs he cannot call on criminal psychologist Solomon Brightman, to give him a profile of the killer. Although saddened that he is no longer able to be involved, Solomon and his wife Dr Rosie Ferguson, the forensic pathologist is pregnant with their first child, so they have much to occupy them, but Solomon is closer to the case than he knows.

An intriguing mystery, rich in characters that initially seem unrelated until the author skilfully draws the threads together and the story unfolds to reveal the full picture. The strands of the story are satisfyingly tied-up, with a twist at the end that for this reader ejects into the story a note of sadness. Very highly recommended.
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Lizzie Hayes
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Read 9 Aug 2013
By Reader
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As ever a good exciting read
Would readily recommend it to my crime book loving friends
Fortunately no gratuious violence
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alex is right on form with this one 27 Aug 2013
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True to the previous novels she gets right to the story, no messing about with meaningless chapters of flowery descriptive text which has become the norm these days. A great addition to the fold..
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book written in a slightly different stlye 29 Mar 2011
Format:Paperback
im a huge fan of this author and had preordered this book. was delighted when it arrived and wasnt let down

its a great book, written in a slightly different style but still an excellent read and highly reccomended along with all the previous alex gray books :o)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gritty and well written 12 May 2014
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Have read quite a few of Alex Gray's books and am working may way through the back catalogue. I like the style of writing the fact that its set in Glasgow. These books would make a great TV series. Cant wait to read the rest now.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Glasgow setting wins for me all the time! 20 April 2014
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I feel that all the Alex Gray characters are so real and I have pictures of them all in my head.I could suggest some good Scottish actors to act the main parts if a TV series is to be made. It would go down a treat in Scotland.
Keep writing , Alex. You get better with every book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Strange but fantastic 13 Feb 2014
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someone told me a film was coming out soon, so I thought I'd try the book at first I thought it wouldn't be my kind of book but oh boy did it deliver, not bought the next book yet will think about it the reviews put me off
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read. 18 Jan 2014
By L. Ray
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The story was well thought out and quite scary in some parts. Meanwhile DCI Lorimer & his wife & friends are well drawn characters that you get to know and their stories are as interesting as those of the criminals running alongside.
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Published 6 months ago by Alan Whiteley
5.0 out of 5 stars A griping story
This is the third Alex Gray book I've read and they never disappoint. It's difficult to put down her books.
Published 6 months ago by Jackie
5.0 out of 5 stars engaging
Kept me guessing, sad ending for DC Fathy. Good read if you like crime thrillers will be reading more in the series
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a very good well written story.......a real page turner, I would have no hesitation in recommending this book. Alex Gray just keeps getting better
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Fabulous Lorimer Tale
Alex Gray never seems to let her readers down. Love the way we also get insights into the goings-on in her regular characters lives. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Lizzie Mac
4.0 out of 5 stars Sleep like the dead.
This was my first attempt at an Alex Gray novel and I was pleasantly surprised. Very much looking forward to reading more of her stories.
Published 7 months ago by Mally G
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
I always enjoy the Alex Gray novels and this one didn't disappoint. If you like thrillers then you should like the Alex Gray books.
Published 7 months ago by Helmac
5.0 out of 5 stars Sleep like the dead
After I had started this book I realized I had read it before, I enjoyed it just as much the second time around. I have read a lot of Alex Gray's books, she never disappoints.
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