Looking Good Dead

Looking Good Dead

Book - 2006
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Tom Bryce did what any decent person would do. But within hours of picking up the CD that had been left behind on the train seat next him, and attempting to return it to its owner, he is the sole witness to a vicious murder. Then his young family are threatened with their lives if he goes to the police. But supported by his wife, Kellie, he bravely makes a statement, to the murder enquiry team headed by Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a man with demons of his own - including his missing wife - to contend with. And from that moment, the killing of the Bryce family becomes a mere formality - and a grisly attraction. Kellie and Tom's deaths have already been posted on the internet. You can log on and see them on a website. They are looking good dead.
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2006
ISBN: 9781405054973
Branch Call Number: FIC MYS
Characteristics: 405 pages ; 24 cm


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Oct 20, 2019

4 1/2 stars. Wow. The second book in the Roy Grace series was a real page turner. Tom Bryce is commuting from his work to his home in Brighton and he idly picks up a cd that a man on the train has left. He has no idea that this decision of his will change his life completely. When he watches what is on the cd, he is horrified as it shows a lovely young woman being brutally murdered. Trying to return it to his owner, he starts getting threatening messages and he calls in the police. Meanwhile, the body of a young woman is found and it is the woman on the cd, in what is called a "snuff" tape. Roy Grace and his team work around the clock trying to find the people who made the film, but without a lot of success. And then Tom's wife goes missing and he fears these men will come after his children next. The action never stops and the book was a really great read. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

Feb 28, 2017

Not worth reading. As you read you see how this author has borrowed from the best (Rankin, Mankell, PD James, etc) and the result is poorly developed characters and a weak plot.

rb3221 Jul 21, 2016

A suspenseful story line with well developed characters, especially Roy Grace, a gripping plot, a number of twists and turns and a great ending. It was a page turner most of the time but there were too many unnecessary and pointless descriptions.
But overall I thoroughly enjoyed it and will continue to read Peter James with his hero Roy Grace. I am already 50 pages into the next novel, Dead Like You, and enjoying it even more.

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