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Want You Dead

by Peter James

Pan Macmillan | June 2, 2014 | Hardcover

Want You Dead is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
IF HE CAN'T HAVE HER, THEN NOBODY CAN . . . Virtual romance becomes a terrifying obsession in 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 . . . From No.1 bestselling 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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 9.43 × 6.38 × 1.46 in

Published: June 2, 2014

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0230760589

ISBN - 13: 9780230760585

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tenth in this series 3.5/5 Peter James's latest book, Want You Dead, has just released. This is the tenth entry in James's Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series. The opening pages set the stage for the whodunit in Want You Dead. In this case, we know who - and it's up to Grace to catch him. Red Cameron left an abusive relationship and hopes she's found a fresh start in the widowed doctor she's just begun dating. She has.....but her old flame Bryce has other ideas. Red is his and will always be his. And he's more than a little upset by the breakup. James writes from the point of view of Bryce, Red and Grace, The reader is privy to the entire picture and can only hope that Grace and his team make the connections in time. I've always enjoyed Grace - he's a great lead character - strong minded, strong willed, intelligent and caring. The supporting cast of detectives returns, but one won't be returning for the next book. I was a little upset with that - I'm not really sure what this development added to the overall plot at all. I was really hoping that Grace's ex wife Sandy was finally out of the picture, but she makes another appearance in this book. And for as much as I am tired of her, James has piqued my curiosity - without giving anything away, the ending and Sandy's involvement will have me happily snapping up the next in this series. James does add a good personal storyline to this series, rounding Grace out as a person. He's still coming to terms with his new role as a father. As is his wife Chloe. I did feel that this plot wasn't one of James's strongest - the premise has been done before, but stalkers do seem to be hot this year. James puts his own spin on it, with a good, sinister antagonist. But, there were a few things that annoyed me in this book. James seems to beleaguer some points - in the first few chapters, there are at least 4-5 mentions that burnt human flesh smells like pork. Once or twice maybe, more than that was just overkill. And I do wonder about an abused woman putting herself back into the dating scene within four months of leaving a bad relationship. It seems a bit soon to me. Some of her actions and decisions I saw as just plain foolhardy, rather than being her being 'strong'. I found myself feeling unsympathetic towards her. This is still one of my favourite British detective series, but for this reader, it wasn't one of the strongest entries.
Date published: 2014-11-22

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Want You Dead

Want You Dead

by Peter James

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 9.43 × 6.38 × 1.46 in

Published: June 2, 2014

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0230760589

ISBN - 13: 9780230760585

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IF HE CAN'T HAVE HER, THEN NOBODY CAN . . . Virtual romance becomes a terrifying obsession in 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 . . . From No.1 bestselling 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.

About the Author

Peter James is a multi-No. 1 bestselling author. Peter James' books have sold more than 14 million copies worldwide and been translated into 35 languages. 2014 marks 10 years of the original Brighton detective, Roy Grace. Peter James was educated at Charterhouse, then at film school. He lived in North America for a number of years, and worked as a screenwriter and film producer. In 2014, Roy Grace will appear on stage for the first time, with a play of Peter's story "The Perfect Murder" touring theatres around the UK. Former Chair of the Crime Writers Association, James has also collaborated with writer Ian Rankin on a short story "In the Nick of Time", which unites Roy Grace with Ian Rankin's central character, Detective Inspector John Rebus.