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Want You Dead: Roy Grace Mystery, Book 10 | [Peter James]

Want You Dead: Roy Grace Mystery, Book 10

Virtual romance becomes a terrifying obsession in Want You Dead.... Single girl, 29, smouldering redhead, love life that's crashed and burned. Seeks new flame to rekindle her fire. Fun, friendship, and - who knows - maybe more? When Red Westwood meets handsome, charming, and rich Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, there is an instant attraction. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past, and his dark side, begins to emerge.
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Publisher's Summary

From number-one best-selling crime and thriller writer Peter James comes Want You Dead, the 10th book in his multi-million-copy selling crime series featuring the definitive Brighton detective, Roy Grace. If he can't have her, then nobody can.

Virtual romance becomes a terrifying obsession in Want You Dead.... Single girl, 29, smouldering redhead, love life that's crashed and burned. Seeks new flame to rekindle her fire. Fun, friendship, and - who knows - maybe more? When Red Westwood meets handsome, charming, and rich Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, there is an instant attraction. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past, and his dark side, begins to emerge. Everything he has told Red about himself turns out to be a tissue of lies, and her infatuation with him gradually turns to terror. Within a year, and under police protection, she evicts him from her flat and her life. But Red's nightmare is only just beginning. For Bryce is obsessed with her, and he intends to destroy everything and everyone she has ever known and loved - and then her, too.

©2014 Peter James (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

What the Critics Say

"James ratchets up the tension to an almost unbearable level in his 10th Roy Grace thriller as Bryce’s game of cat and mouse works towards a terrifying conclusion." (Bella)

"Peter James has written another gripping and authentic police procedural which his fans will love." (Sunday Express)

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    barry 04-09-15
    barry 04-09-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book was better than the trilogy series which was very good that included Chessmen


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janie CAIRNS, Australia 03-31-15
    Janie CAIRNS, Australia 03-31-15 Member Since 2012

    I am an artist, living in Cairns, Queensland, Australia right next to the Great Barrier Reef. I listen to audiobooks everyday while making art and on into the night. I really like mysteries with a good serving of suspense on the side that keep you wondering right to the end. However, I won't say no to any entertaining and well written book which has been read by an excellent narrator.

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    "Top Thriller"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I rarely give 5 stars which I save for the very, very best. This did not quite deserve 5 stars but was better than my normal 4 star reads; wish you had ½ star ratings Audible. Yes, I would definitely recommend this book to a friend who enjoyed a good thriller. It was an all rounder; a well fleshed out book and the ending was perfect.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, the plot did keep me 'on the edge of my seat' so to speak. James, cleverly built up the suspense from one chapter to the next, but interspersed each heart thumping moment with a bit of softness and love to do with our policeman's personal life which was a wonderful contrast to the crazy protagonist who stalked nearly every page.


    Which character – as performed by Daniel Weyman – was your favorite?

    Pretty well all of them, but he did Detective Inspector Grace pretty well, and also his yankee accent wasn't too bad with the Bryce character either.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Don't date on line and die......


    Any additional comments?

    Well written tight plot, terrifically narrated by Daniel Wyman. Character development was excellent, this book contained all the necessary elements of a good and very satisfying thriller suspense novel. Absolutely recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ozifarmer Gippsland, Australia 10-21-14
    Ozifarmer Gippsland, Australia 10-21-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Peter James at his brilliant best"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Want You Dead to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version so can't tell.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoy the characters in this series and love watching them develop. Add that to a brilliant storyline and there's nothing to dislike.


    What about Daniel Weyman’s performance did you like?

    He seems to get across the different personalities very well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Luton Beds, United Kingdom
    6/19/14
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    "Very disappointing"
    What disappointed you about Want You Dead?

    Predictable flat characters, cliched bedroom scenes, too long to reach the end only to find I guessed the ending two chapters in!


    What was most disappointing about Peter James’s story?

    It is quite the worst novel he has written - almost as though he has run out of new ideas. Sad because I have really enjoyed his work in the past.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Daniel Weyman?

    Yes the poor chap made a reasonably good job of what he had to work with ( apart from the 'husky' women's voices!)


    What character would you cut from Want You Dead?

    On this occasion - all of them!


    Any additional comments?

    The main character is a woman called 'Red' apparently her real name. She advertises for a date in the personal column, he turns out to be your friendly neighbourhood psychopath ...

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Nicholas
    7/17/14
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    "Worst ever!!"
    Would you try another book written by Peter James or narrated by Daniel Weyman?

    Yes as this is the only one of the series that I have been disappointed with


    Would you ever listen to anything by Peter James again?

    yes


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    profound disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I have been purchasing 2 audiobooks a month on Audible by subscription for the best part of 10 years now including the complete set of the Roy Grace novels.
    This one is, by a country mile, the worst book that I have ever bought.
    A massive disappointment!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    6/18/14
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    "Riveting Read!"
    What did you like most about Want You Dead?

    That the story remains a constant roller coaster throughout, there isn't needless downtime or lengthy overtly descriptive passages. Just good solid story that keeps you gripped.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bryce, the nasty piece of work! He is THE baddy in this book. I loved how quick and clever he was to get what he wanted from Red. How he faltered on the edge of insanity, and it chilled me to the bone to imagine there are very well people like him out there on the internet.


    Have you listened to any of Daniel Weyman’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This is my first time hearing Daniel and he read the book wonderfully!


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    sunderand, United Kingdom
    6/9/14
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    "poor"

    The worst in the series by some margin. What an anticlimax to the long drawn out scenario about his ex. Nothing original about the plot.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    Brisbane, Australia
    9/6/14
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    "Thriller with a fiery theme"
    Any additional comments?

    Threads in Roy Grace’s personal life are interwoven and add depth to the story of his latest case, which is a fast-paced action-detection-horror-warning against thoughtless use of social media. Daniel Weyman’s performance develops the suspense well.
    Red Westwood lives to regret meeting Bryce through a dating site. Eventually the obsessed lover becomes a hunter who keeps her in his sights while he eliminates all around her whom he considers to be his enemies. At first it seems that Roy and the team are not going to be able to track the man down – he has some very tricky moves – and that Roy may not survive to stay on the scent, but a satisfying conclusion is reached after many plot twists and turns.
    Although this is another heart-pounding journey, following a terrifying criminal, of the kind we are used to from Peter James, I must say that I am tired of the character Pugh who is developing into another of the ‘unworthy, self-seeking, dumb officer who rises to the top’ stereotypes that litter the police procedural genre. This grumble aside, I thoroughly recommend ‘Want You Dead’ to all lovers of a good thriller

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    Newport, United Kingdom
    9/5/14
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    "Time for Roy Grace to retire"

    This book was awful. I used to really enjoy the Roy Grace series but it has been a case of diminishing returns for some time now. I've hung on because I wanted to know what happened to Sandy, and I also hoped maybe things would improve. However, I think it's time to give up on this series. This book had an unbelievable plot, a victim for whom I had no sympathy and a villain who was annoying beyond believe and had a portfolio of skills that defied belief! The actions of both the police and the victim were often so stupid they had me shouting at my iPod - drawing a few strange looks on the bus. (I'm being stalked by a super human psycho so I'll go off on my own to show someone around a house and I won't leave the real contact deals. For goodness sake.) The Sandy plotline has been drawn out for so long I have stopped caring.
    All in all, this is a book to avoid and I think maybe it's time Roy Grace calls it a day.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Martin
    8/27/14
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    "Disappointed"
    What did you like best about Want You Dead? What did you like least?

    After reading all of the Roy Grace series and Peter James' other books I was severely let down in Want You Dead. The plot was weak and the characterisation poor. As a former Sussex officer I would not want to see any of my former colleagues act like the enquiry team under Roy Grace. Mr James is well known for his association with Sussex Police but his advisors have badly let him down on this occasion.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Peter James again?

    Yes of course I am hoping that was just a blip.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Daniel Weyman?

    Yes


    Could you see Want You Dead being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    Absolutely not there are far better stories out there.

    Starring Kermit and the Cookie Monster.


    Any additional comments?

    Kill off Roy and move on.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Duncan
    Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
    8/2/14
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    "Avoid"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I really couldn't say, so much about the book; the main characters, the plot were so implausible.


    What could Peter James have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Sat down and read through it after it was complete.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He didn't.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    A complete waste of time and money


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, this book has put me off reading any more Peter James books.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    london, United Kingdom
    7/16/14
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    "Not the best."

    I like the Roy Grace series and this was fine but not the best. It did, however, move the whole Grace narrative on quite well with some resolutuioin on the German side which will obviously take Grace down some unexpected roads in future epidsodes. The main story was OK but fairly predictable and the villain not very believable. But it was a good read nevertheless.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • russ
    7/16/14
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    "bland"
    Would you try another book written by Peter James or narrated by Daniel Weyman?

    No thank youMaybe


    What will your next listen be?

    don't know


    What about Daniel Weyman’s performance did you like?

    pretty good might try him with a better story


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Want You Dead?

    the whole lot


    Any additional comments?

    Waited in hope it would get better it just got worse. The character's are plastic stereo-typical cutout's lacking braincells. The style is like cheap journalism cut and paste. This is a book I will never forget for being dross. No star rating. In fact if possible minus stars should be brought in

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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