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Review of Looking Good Dead

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Looking Good Dead is the second book of The Roy Grace series written by Peter James. Having read and enjoyed the first book, Dead Simple a few months ago I was definitely looking forward to reading this installment too. My preferred reading genre is Horror, so reading a crime novel, especially one that follows the life and job of a Detective Superintendent was something a little different for me.

This particular book also follows Tom Bryce, who finds a cd left on a train by the passenger who had sat next to him. He fully intended to hand it in, but curiosity got the better of him and he decided to check out it's contents first. He could not believe what he saw. A vicious murder to a pretty young girl on what looked like a private website that the cd had allowed him to gain access to. At first he thought it was unreal, just a movie made by actors, but pretty soon when this poor girl's picture was all over the tabloids he realised the truth. The right thing to do, would be to report it to the police, but the owners of the website had contacted him with a death threat, not only for his own life, but the life of his wife and children too. He had accessed a website that he wasn't supposed to, now he had to pay the consequences.

If you are a fan of crime novels then I would recommend you giving this one a go. This isn't the last of Roy Grace either. The third book, Not Dead Enough has recently been released and only today I spotted it on the bookshelves. It's definitely on my future reading list!

8/10
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10 years ago on 26 June 2007 16:34



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