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A shocking reveal threatens to unravel Detective Superintendent Roy Grace’s happy new life.

Grace is newly married, having moved to a country cottage with Chloe and their baby son. But his first, long-missing wife, now found, has left Grace a surprise greater than he could have imagined.

Yet the police need Grace at work: an escaped murderer who left a bullet in him is back and a Black Widow is leaving an international trail of corpses after – in every sense – bleeding them dry. Now, she’s come to Brighton for her next rich target....

Love You Dead is the gripping 12th book in Peter James's Roy Grace series.

©2016 Macmillan Digital Audio (P)2016 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • Sheila
  • 2017-11-19

Enjoyably Unpredictable

My first book by this author, I enjoyed the many intertwined subplots as much as the main storyline. The narrator had to enunciate many different accents, which he managed very well. I could not put the book down after the mid-way point. I expect that I will be buying a few more by this author.

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  • Renee A.
  • 2021-03-14

Sun, blue clear water and gentle breezes

A good beach read or listen too on audible. I’m anxious for the third and final book in the series. I’ve been to St. Thomas but not St. John’s and after this crazy past year of the pandemic, this book has taken my mind to the beautiful beaches and waters of St. Thomas. It’s been a wonderful escape.

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  • Jen Marot
  • 2020-08-28

An entertaining read.

An unusual detective novel that focuses on the villains' lives and actions rather than the usual police procedures. I found it highly entertaining. I always enjoy the author's descriptions of the minor details of daily routine which provide a contrasting background to the excitement and suspense of the main theme. In this novel, it works particularly well.

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  • Debbijane
  • 2020-05-18

Awesome

Loved this book. Bit sad about Tooth love the character. Poor goldfish hope he’s happy in fishy heaven.

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  • RachelB
  • 2018-11-27

another fantastic listen

And started tying up a lot of loose ends, now downloading next book. very intense ending

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  • AK Raven
  • 2017-08-06

I liked it better than other James Books

If you think this series is for you then start with a book from the beginning of the series rather than the middle or end. The main character, Roy Grace's personal life is a big part of all the books in the series, as well as the lives of the secondary characters as well.

The story's twisted black widow helped me enjoy this book better than the other James book I have read in the Roy Grace series. I find the series however to much life a soap opera so I've given up on reading more.

The dialogue at times is cheesy and just does not ring true. There is a lot of thoughts and phrases are are repeatedly over and over again in most of the James books I've read. The narration is good and the recording is good. The book is a crime fiction that's NOT gritty, gory or dark.

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  • Dominic
  • 2017-01-14

A Fitting Last Book in the Roy Grace Series ...

Have enjoyed every one of the twelve books in the Roy Grace series and this last book tied up most of the loose ends and was an admirable finale.

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  • Julie Mckinley
  • 2016-09-17

Danial Weyman great; "Roy Grace" not even "OK"

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

SPOILER ALERT: This is the second Roy Grace (Peter James) book I got, just because of Weyman's superb narration. Listening to him is such a pleasure that I managed to avoid thinking about the logical flaws in the first one (Book 11 in the series.) And BTW, "Roy", the next time you decide to track a serial killer into a tunnel, you might avoid being blasted by a shotgun, if you were armed yourself! Unfortunately, this book ( Book 12) is so absurd, that even Daniel Weyman can't make up the deficits. Among the dozens of irritating things that made me sigh, roll my eyes, or utter unladylike language to myself, are these: So Roy is an astute detective, famed for his methodical approach...and he didn't notice his previous wife was a drug abusing adulterer who couldn't stand being married to him? And instead of getting a divorce, she decided it would be easier to "disappear", go live in Germany, have Roy's child that he didn't know about, etc. Then... in spite of being so sickeningly "sensitive" to his current wife (the annoying, controlling, needy Cleo) that he worries incessantly about changing their baby's nappies and not waking Cleo when he gets out of bed to go to work, so she can rest from taking care of an infant who sleeps 18 hours per day... he displays no interest in finding out whether he, in fact, has another son in Germany, who is essentially an orphan, with no family or money to keep him going. And that's just the stuff that has nothing to do with the ridiculous aspects of the criminal investigation, such as the miraculous conversion of his sidekick from near soccer-lout status to undercover operative, as a suave, billionaire with an American accent.The time spent on this book was almost "worth it" in the sense that it kept my extremely active, identifying the gross flaws in every 10 minutes of this book's plot and characters. But, not enough to endure the blood pressure problems associated with having to endure the accompanying agony.

Would you ever listen to anything by Peter James again?

No.

What about Daniel Weyman’s performance did you like?

Everything.

Did Love You Dead inspire you to do anything?

Yes, avoid any more books by this writer.

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  • Richard
  • 2016-08-20

I enjoyed my first Audible.

This was my first Audible book. I was a little disappointed in the text. Peter James' use to make his books "Nail Biters" but I can tell along with myself as we grow older we lose a bit of ourselves. I wanted a little more of Roy Grace and his action and adventure. This was a little bit predictable. But I will always look forward to Roy Grace's next adventure, which I hope a little more Roy Grace. A lot in this book has finalized the sub stories that kept me reading. Bring those back Peter.

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  • BobT
  • 2016-08-19

Tying loose ends

Great addition to the series. Ties up past loose ends and creates new opportunities for the characters in the future.