Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Need You Dead - Review

Idgie Says:
This is a hearty sized novel with numerous possible bad guys. Between the abused wife having an affair, the husband who batters, a man pretending to be someone else and a pissed off stalker, there are numerous ways this novel can spin. 

As the description states, the chapters are fast paced, be they lengthy or one paragraph, leaving the reader to turn pages at a rapid pace, desperate not to be left behind as the story unfolds. 

Not so much a whodunit as a "what the hell happens next?!"


What makes a killer?  Award winning writer, producer (Merchant of Venice) and bestselling author, Peter James answers this question in his latest novel in the Detective Roy Grace series, NEED YOU DEAD (Pan Macmillan; June 6, 2017;  Hardcover; $27.95), which reflects his deep interest in and respect for law enforcement.

Lorna Belling, desperate to escape her marriage from hell, falls for the charms of another man who promises her the world. But, as Lorna finds, life doesn’t always follow the plans you’ve made. A chance photograph on a client’s mobile phone changes everything for her

Complete with maps, a glossary, Chart of Police Ranks, and told in fast-paced chapters, NEED YOU DEAD will pique the interest of every crime procedural reader and satisfy everyone who loves to unravel a good mystery that’s full of true-to-life characters. Peter’s well-honed skill for sharing several viewpoints offers insight into the victim in peril AND the terrifying villain.
Peter James is a New York Times-bestselling author of many award-winning novels. His Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series has been translated into 36 languages with worldwide sales of over 18 million copies. He is Overseas Vice-President of International Thriller Writers in the U.S., and served two terms as chairperson of the UK Crime Writers Association. In 2016 he became the recipient of the coveted CWA Diamond Dagger lifetime achievement, awarded for sustained excellence. Three of his novels have been filmed and before becoming a full-time author he produced numerous films, including The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons.