NOT DEAD ENOUGH (Roy Grace #3) by Peter James
1st June 2007, Pan Macmillan
On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed at the time. At least, that’s the way it looks to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace who is called in to investigate the kinky slaying of beautiful young Brighton socialite, Katie Bishop.
Soon, Grace starts coming to the conclusion that Bishop has performed the apparently impossible feat of being in two places at once. Has someone stolen his identity, or is he simply a very clever liar?
As Grace digs deeper behind the facade of the Bishops’ outwardly respectable lives, it starts to become clear that all is not at all as it first seemed. And then he digs just a little too far, and suddenly the fragile stability of his own troubled, private world is facing destruction . . .
I loved being back in the world of crime and Roy Grace. Peter James definitely knows how to write a book to keep you on your toes.
These books can be a little gruesome, but I guess most books that contain murder probably are! I can never guess who the killer is and nothing is ever given away until the last fifty or so pages.
I enjoyed getting to know Roy Grace better, again we get to see more of his personal life in Not Dead Enough and how his wife’s, Sandy, disappearance is still affecting him deeply. I hope we find what actually happened to her eventually.
As someone he loves gets hurt and threatened in this instalment we begin to see just how conflicted Roy really is. Can he love another person as strongly as Sandy?
I love the way the personal is thrown in with the criminal in this book, who doesn’t enjoy romance when everything is so bleak?!
Can’t wait to take the next step into the Roy Grace saga.
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