Love You Dead : Roy Grace

  • by Peter James
  • Narrated by Daniel Weyman
  • Series: Roy Grace
  • 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life - to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy; it's getting rid of the husband afterwards that's harder. That takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect....
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is feeling the pressure from his superiors; his previous case is still giving him sleepless nights; there have been major developments with his missing wife, Sandy; and an old adversary is back. But worse than all of this, he now believes a black widow is operating in his city. One with a venomous mind…..and venomous skills. Soon Grace comes to the frightening realization that he may have underestimated just how dangerous this lady is.


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Customer Reviews

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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?


What about Daniel Weyman’s performance did you like?


Did Love You Dead inspire you to do anything?

Yes, avoid any more books by this writer.

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- Julie Mckinley "Julie"

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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- Rick R.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-19-2016
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.