Virtual romance becomes a terrifying obsession in Peter James' tenth Roy Grace novel, Want You Dead....
Single girl, 29, smouldering redhead, love life that's crashed and burned. Seeks new flame to rekindle her fire. Fun, friendship and - who knows - maybe more?
When Red Westwood meets handsome, charming and rich Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, there is an instant attraction. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past, and his dark side, begins to emerge. Everything he has told Red about himself turns out to be a tissue of lies, and her infatuation with him gradually turns to terror.
Within a year, and under police protection, she evicts him from her flat and her life. But Red's nightmare is only just beginning. For Bryce is obsessed with her, and he intends to destroy everything and everyone she has ever known and loved - and then her too....
"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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This was just a boring, slightly skanky, book.
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.
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.
He did an heroic job with terrible material.
I was disappointed...I always read reviews before I buy and this time it seemed as though everyone was either delusional or lying.
- Michele B "Dreamseeker"
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.
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.
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.
Don't date on line and die......
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!
- Janie "I am an artist, living in Cairns, Queensland, Australia right next to the Great Barrier Reef. I listen to audiobooks everyday while making art and on into the night. I really like mysteries with a good serving of suspense on the side that keep you wondering right to the end. However, I won't say no to any entertaining and well written book which has been read by an excellent narrator."