It was meant to be a harmless stag-night prank. A few hours later Michael Harrison has disappeared, and his friends are dead.
With only three days to the wedding, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace - a man haunted by the shadow of his own missing wife - is contacted by Michael's beautiful, distraught fiancée, Ashley Harper.
Grace discovers that the one man who ought to know Michael Harrison's whereabouts is saying nothing. But then he has a lot more to gain than anyone realizes, for one man's disaster is another man's fortune....
Dead Simple is the stunning first novel in the number-one best-selling Roy Grace series from award-winning author Peter James.
©2016 Peter James (P)2016 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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Having just finished the Frieda Klein stories by Nicci French, I was looking for a worthy replacement... Scared that I couldn't find one, I bought this. WOW! Fantastic, I enjoyed it thoroughly (couldn't stop listening to it!) and am thrilled that this is a long, long series of books! I'm going to start the second in the series straight away. If in doubt, BUY IT!
"Great story as always by Peter James"
it was brilliant. now for book number two in the Roy Grace series. Finished this book very quickly it was so exciting
"first time audiobook - success"
narrated really well. my first audio book and thought it might be a bit slow but stuck with it. as the story progressed, it became better and better. will be listening to more Peter James and more Tim Bruce. i also managed a pile of ironing painlessly as well as listening and relaxing, too. much less restrictive than reading myself . it won't replace reading completely but will be a great way of covering more novels.
I have read before but wanted to listen/read again this time in order. The plot is fantastic and I really enjoy the way it uses real locations - and often real people. Highly recommended.
"Fast paced roller coaster."
Fast paced roller coaster. The ending was not enough of a surprise for me to give it 5 stars, but I am going to get some more of his books now I've finished this one.
"Calm down, dear!"
The narrator, for me, completely wrecks the book. The emphasis is all wrong. When characters are sad, desperate, pensive, thoughtful, tense or just mildly irritated, the narrator sends them into a kind of deranged fury that is simply inappropriate. He makes the characters seem unhinged and neurotic throughout. He overacts in the most extraordinary manner. It's bizarre and completely unlistenable. As for the accents... let's not even go there. Sorry...
Not really an applicable question.
See above... I am baffled that plenty of reviewers seem to have enjoyed the narration. Wierd.
Yeah, the book's fine - it's the peculiar and over-excited narration.
Excellent story with so many unexpected twists. The narrator is superb and brings the story to life. Could not stop listening, can't wait to start the next one.
"cut off ending"
as always enjoyed I enjoyed the Dead..... books but this one left me hanging at the end. yes we found the victim at the last minute but I was waiting for more. surprised when it finished. apart from that a great story as always.
I found it quite difficult to stop reading. Narrator was very good. I have already bought the second in the series.
"Bring on the next one!"
Can't wait to listen to the next one in the series. it's a really great read.
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