Top positive review
Another fantastic book by Peter James
20 February 2016
Tom Bryce, company owner, picks up a CD on a train that somebody has left behind. Tom fully intends to hand the CD back to its rightful owner but before he does, he looks at the disc to see what is on there, which proves to be a huge mistake. He witnesses a murder on the CD but he is unsure what to do especially after the perpetrators realise he has the disc and they trace Tom. Tom has the support of his wife and he goes to the police, which has massive consequences for both him and his family.
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace and his team have to establish the identity of the victim, establish the identities of the perpetrators and establish their motives as well as ensure the safety of the Bryce family. The book follows the investigation of this disturbing crime.
This is the second book in the hugely popular Roy Grace series and picks up a matter of months following the events of ‘Dead Simple’. ‘Looking Good Dead’ seamlessly picks up where ‘Dead Simple’ left off.
I really enjoyed this book. The book itself is really well written and structured. The chapters are written in such a way that you just have to read on & on. Peter James is a brilliant author, in that he describes events in such a way that you feel part of the team and as if the events he describes are happening right in front of you.
Again the characters are well written and believable. Roy Grace is a man battling his own demons as his wife is still missing and his life is seemingly on hold until he finds a resolution to the situation. Roy’s best friend & colleague, Glen Branson is dedicated to his work but he is also a married family man. Glen’s wife is getting very upset with how his work takes over his life. It seems as though he has to work on improving on his work-life balance. Peter James writes about strong characters, who also have an air of vulnerability. The villains are shown to be crafty, sinister and downright creepy.
The story starts off at a gentle pace but the drama & level of tension build until a dramatic and terrifying conclusion.
In short I really did enjoy reading this book and would definitely recommend it to others. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this fantastic series.