Left You Dead by Peter James – Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is not only investigating the case of a missing woman in Brighton, he is also facing a personal challenge, in this, the seventeenth novel in James’s bestselling series.
Niall and Eden Paternoster’s Sundays are often taken up with drives to heritage country houses in their district. While Eden admires them inside and out, Niall dreams that one day he’ll be rich enough to own one.
Unfortunately though, they mostly end the day by arguing on the journey home!
On this particular Sunday Niall wants to rush home for the start of the Belgian Grand Prix, but Eden insists they stop at the supermarket for cat litter.
Niall stays in the car, and waits…………..and waits! Frustrated, he goes into the store to find her, but without success. She isn’t at home either and, after phoning friends and family, who haven’t seen or heard from her, he realises she has disappeared!
He calls the police to report her missing, only to be arrested on suspicion of murder a few days later. He protests his innocence vehemently, but to no avail.
Roy Grace is called in to investigate and discovers so many confounding discrepancies as the case unfolds that he is unsure exactly where the truth lies.
Harassed by his nemesis, ACC Cassian Pewe, Grace takes up the case aided by his trusted partner, Glenn Branson.
Will this, however, be his first case that remains unsolved?
Peter James never disappoints and once more takes the reader on an edge of the seat ride through the twists and turns of another baffling case. The mystery of who did what to whom remains until the very end.
Added to this is the equally heart-wrenching journey of a more private nature that increases the pathos of this wonderful novel.
A must read for 2021
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Left You Dead is available in hardback, paperback and e-book.
About Peter James
Peter James is known for his fast-paced and gripping stories that thrust regular people into extraordinary situations. He has proven himself to be one of the world’s most successful writers, delivering number one bestsellers time and time again. His Superintendent Roy Grace books have been translated into 37 languages with worldwide sales of over 21 million copies and 17 number one Sunday Times Bestsellers. His previous Roy Grace novel, Find Them Dead, spent 7 weeks at number one in 2020. The first two novels in the Roy Grace series, Dead Simple and Looking Good Dead, have been adapted for television by Endeavour’s Russell Lewis and the first episode aired on 14th March 2021.