Peter James – Want You Dead
UK Hardback: 400 pages (June 2014) Publisher: Macmillan ISBN: 9780230760585
UK EPUB: (June 2014) Publisher: Pan ISBN: 9780230760615
UK Paperback: 400 pages (October 2014) Publisher: Pan ISBN: 9781447270287
Red Westwood meets Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency. He seems to be handsome, charming and rich and there is an instant attraction. But as their relationship continues the truth about his past and the dark side to his personality begin to emerge. Everything he has told Red about himself is a lie and her infatuation with him turns to terror. But Bryce is obsessed with her, and he intends to destroy everything and everyone she has ever known and loved – and then her too . . .
As usual with Peter James’ Roy Grace novels this is crime fiction for those who like to have well-rounded detectives with a believable private life. The life of Roy Grace is advancing on slowly from book to book so there is very little gap between titles – this means Roy Grace has a long time to go until retirement.
The short snappy chapters are still there that are a Peter James trademark (120 chapters in 400 or so pages) are still there so you find it hard to put it down – you do tend to think I have time for just one more chapter.
This one probably could be read as a starter as the links to the past are a bit less prominent that in previous books but if you are reading the series in sequence then there is a cliff hanger at the end to hook you for the next book.
Overall, any Roy Grace novel by Peter James will always float to the top of my to-be-read pile for the foreseeable future.
My copy was provided by the publishers, Pan Macmillan, via Netgalley.