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Dead Like You Audiobook

Dead Like You: Roy Grace, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

Don't imagine for one moment that I'm not watching you....

The Metropole Hotel, Brighton. After a heady New Year's Eve ball, a woman is brutally raped as she returns to her room. A week later, another woman is attacked. Both victims' shoes are taken by the offender....

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace soon realises 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 five women before murdering his sixth 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. And that by delving back into the past - a time in which we see Grace and his missing wife Sandy still apparently happy together - he may find the key to unlocking the current mystery. Soon Grace and his team will find themselves in a desperate race against the clock to identify and save the life of the new sixth victim....

Dead Like You is the sixth novel in the multi-million copy bestselling Roy Grace series from number one author Peter James.

©2010 Peter James (P)2016 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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  • Kathryn
    1/20/17
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    "could not stop listening "

    any excuse to listen I took! great story really captivating. one of the best in the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Diane Curtis
    1/14/17
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    "Personal comment"

    Personally I found this book less enjoyable, than previous books due to the subject matter it contained. It was still a good book and well narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J. Dunbar
    UK
    11/9/16
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    "Better"

    I struggled with the previous book in the series so was wary of trying another, glad I gave it another go as this book kept my interest from beginning to end. A really good story and performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Farnham_red
    9/20/16
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    "Great story but very disturbing"

    Another good book in the Roy Grace series. Anyone who has read other Peter James books will expect disturbing subject matter as previous ones feature snuff movies organ trafficking being buried alive etc.

    This one focuses on a serial rapist with additional perversions which James outlines with some detail. I found it uncomfortable at times and my wife found it quite unpleasant with the level of detail and the plausibility of it all, but the plot is compelling and the scenes are not gratuitous but important to the story.

    As other reviewers point out there is not much development of the back story of Grace, Cleo or Branson with more of a focus on the suspects and victims, but thats fine for me. This book will work as a stand alone book, though it does follow on in sequence and so it probably makes more sense to read/ listen after books 1 to 5

    Im getting used to the narration by David Bauckham , whilst he is definitely not the best narrator I have encountered (he is no Sean Barrett ) I think he does a reasonable job and doesn't spoil the book for me. Not sure he adds anything over the printed copy though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    Waterlooville, UK
    8/24/16
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    "Dead Straight"

    Another very good thriller in the Roy Grace series. This time the plot centres on nasty and deviant murders revolving around a shoe fetish. The crimes are graphically described and may not be to everyone's taste. However, the plot is good and the suspense and guessing games continue to the end.

    Weaknesses for me were the fact that the ongoing storyline of the central characters did not progress as much as I had hoped and I am not a big fan of Baulkham's rather nasal narration.

    When all is said and done though this is a very worthy series with strong characters and clever plot devices. I'll certainly be continuing with it in the future.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Marilyn
    5/1/16
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    "fantastic storyline "

    this book left me waiting for the next installment. thrilling Peter James at his best...

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  • J
    3/10/16
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    "Another good one from Peter James"
    What did you like most about Dead Like You?

    I always like a Peter James novel and this didn't diappoint


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Roy Grace


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

    Good


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I dont have that sort of life


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • markc
    2/29/16
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    "Another great one"

    Good narrator. Listened to this one really fast as it was so enjoyable. Bit sordid with the shoe angle and the attack bits hung on your mind for awhile after.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • L. Sheehan
    Edinburgh
    11/27/15
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    "Like this series of books. Maybe not my favourite."

    This book was gripping but I didn't like the subject matter and the amount of sexual violence against women. Actually made me feel a bit nervous getting out of my car in the dark evenings.

    The whole shoe theme was just creepy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle Young
    11/6/15
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    "Another fab story!"

    My 6th Roy Grace book and I think they keep getting better! Gripping from start to finish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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