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The tenseness is palpable in Want You Dead, Book 10 in the Roy Grace Mystery audiobook series by best-selling crime writer Peter James. With millions of copies sold worldwide, English actor Daniel Weyman continues his suspenseful narration leaving fans gasping throughout as the terrifying mystery unfolds. A sadistic young man uses an online dating site to hunt for his victim. Broken-hearted beauty Red Westwood is looking for new love. Enter a nightmare that will see Red in the ultimate fight for survival. Available now from Audible.

Publisher's Summary

From number one best-selling crime and thriller writer Peter James comes Want You Dead, the 10th book in his multi-million-copy selling crime series featuring the definitive Brighton detective, Roy Grace.

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace knows not every love story has a happy ending.

Grace’s wife Sandy is officially declared dead after being missing for a decade, allowing him to marry the mother of his baby son. But Sandy’s disappearance is unexplained for a reason.

Bryce Laurent doesn’t want his ex-girlfriend to move on. Terrified by Bryce’s dark side, she seeks police protection. But Bryce will not be stopped, determined to destroy everything and everyone she has ever known and loved – and then her too....

©2014 Peter James (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

What the critics say

"James ratchets up the tension to an almost unbearable level in his 10th Roy Grace thriller as Bryce’s game of cat and mouse works towards a terrifying conclusion." ( Bella)
"Peter James has written another gripping and authentic police procedural which his fans will love." ( Sunday Express)

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  • LMM
  • 2020-07-25

horrid

If you're looking for a mystery, this isn't it. If you're looking for a police procedural, this isn't it. If your looking for an author who can write women realistically and not a misogynist, this isn't it. You know who the killer is immediately. The "victim" knows who it is. She tells police - they only catch him because the author chose to make the heroine dumber than a bag of hammers - a crack addict has more common sense. Seriously bad writing. The narrator - beyond annoying. kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss.

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  • Janie
  • 2015-03-31

Top Thriller

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I rarely give 5 stars which I save for the very, very best. This did not quite deserve 5 stars but was better than my normal 4 star reads; wish you had ½ star ratings Audible. Yes, I would definitely recommend this book to a friend who enjoyed a good thriller. It was an all rounder; a well fleshed out book and the ending was perfect.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, the plot did keep me 'on the edge of my seat' so to speak. James, cleverly built up the suspense from one chapter to the next, but interspersed each heart thumping moment with a bit of softness and love to do with our policeman's personal life which was a wonderful contrast to the crazy protagonist who stalked nearly every page.

Which character – as performed by Daniel Weyman – was your favorite?

Pretty well all of them, but he did Detective Inspector Grace pretty well, and also his yankee accent wasn't too bad with the Bryce character either.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Don't date on line and die......

Any additional comments?

Well written tight plot, terrifically narrated by Daniel Wyman. Character development was excellent, this book contained all the necessary elements of a good and very satisfying thriller suspense novel. Absolutely recommend!

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  • RachelB
  • 2018-10-29

Really Enjoyed This

Brilliantly narrated, I thought it ended abruptly, especially with reference to Red, but a really good book

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  • Susan
  • 2018-07-02

Best one yet!!!

Have listened to several in the Roy Grace series & this one is at the top of the list!

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  • Christine A Saunders
  • 2017-02-02

Tedious story. Bland performance.

Oh my... Let me start by saying 'Less would have been ALOT more'. Remove 3 hours of unnecessary 'stuff"...very tedious police procedure, violence in needless detail, dialog so mundane it had me reaching for fast forward - Enliven the main character (who was entirely devoid of personality) - Ditch the awful American accent, and the book might have been passable.

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  • Michele B
  • 2016-05-09

This was just a boring, slightly skanky, book.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend that a friend NOT read this book. There is so much FILLER, so little plot. The villain endlessly reads and re-reads his old texts to the woman who rejected him ...I started skipping ahead. kiss, kiss, kiss...ad nauseum.

Would you ever listen to anything by Peter James again?

Yes, I like Peter James, mostly, although he does a terrible job with female characters. This guy doesn't get women, not at all. They're all slightly stupid and vengeful and shallow, even the ones he pretends to really like. But I can overlook that...usually I enjoy the Roy Grace novels. Just not this one.

What about Daniel Weyman’s performance did you like?

He did an heroic job with terrible material.

Was Want You Dead worth the listening time?

No

Any additional comments?

I was disappointed...I always read reviews before I buy and this time it seemed as though everyone was either delusional or lying.

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  • barry
  • 2015-04-09

Great read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book was better than the trilogy series which was very good that included Chessmen

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  • Ozifarmer
  • 2014-10-21

Peter James at his brilliant best

Would you consider the audio edition of Want You Dead to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version so can't tell.

What did you like best about this story?

I really enjoy the characters in this series and love watching them develop. Add that to a brilliant storyline and there's nothing to dislike.

What about Daniel Weyman’s performance did you like?

He seems to get across the different personalities very well.