Dead Like You (Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, Book 6)

By Peter James

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is perpetually haunted via the unexplained disappearance of his spouse, Sandy, approximately ten years in the past. Ever considering that she went lacking, he is been ate up with checking out what occurred to her. eventually, he could be relocating on. He has fallen in love and goes to marry his female friend, Cleo, who's pregnant with their baby.
 
But his existence is wear carry while, after a wild New Year's Eve ball, a lady is brutally raped as she returns to her lodge room. per week later, one other girl is attacked. either sufferers' sneakers are taken by means of their attacker. Grace quickly realizes that those new instances endure awesome similarities to an unsolved sequence of crimes within the urban again in 1997. The offender were dubbed "Shoe guy" and used to be believed to have raped 4 girls prior to murdering his 5th sufferer and vanishing. might this be a copycat, or has Shoe guy resurfaced?
 
When extra girls are assaulted, Grace turns into more and more convinced that they're facing an identical guy. through delving again into the past—a time while Sandy was once nonetheless in his life—he may well locate the main to unlocking the present secret. quickly Grace and his staff locate themselves in a determined race opposed to the clock to spot and shop the lifetime of the hot 6th sufferer, as he struggles with a bankruptcy in his existence he proposal he had positioned at the back of him at last.
 
Dead Like You is Peter James at his best—"Possibly the main engrossing mystery in view that The Silence of the Lambs" (Washington Post publication World).

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Grace shook his head. 'My darling, all depart has been cancelled. we are in this case round the clock. i am sorry. but when you have been Rachael Ryan's mom and dad, that is what you'll anticipate folks. ' 'You're now not telling me you cannot have a drink on my birthday? ' 'Let me nip up and alter. ' 'You're not likely anyplace till you promise me you are going to drink with me this night! ' 'Sandy, if i am getting referred to as out and anyone smells alcohol on my breath, i may lose my activity and get kicked off the strength. Please comprehend. ' 'Please comprehend! ' she mimicked. 'If I had a pound for each time you stated that besides, i would be a mogul! ' 'Cancel the cab. i'll force. ' 'You should not bloody riding! ' 'I concept we have been attempting to get a better price for the loan and for the entire paintings at the residence. ' 'I do not believe one taxi's going to make a lot bloody distinction! ' 'It's taxis really - one there and one again. ' 'So? ' She put her palms on her hips defiantly. At that second, his radio telephone crackled into existence with an incoming name. He tugged it from his pocket and replied. 'Roy Grace. ' She checked out him, giving him a do not you dare, no matter what it's, glare. It used to be his DCI. 'Good night, sir,' he acknowledged. The reception was once terrible, Jim Doyle's voice crackly. 'Roy, there is a burnt-out van simply been present in a box by means of a farmer out lamping for rabbits. The index exhibits it was once stolen the day before today afternoon. there is a physique in it which he thinks is lady - he used to be within the Tank Corps of the military out in Iraq and understands a section approximately these items it appears. Sounds attainable it may be our lacking Rachael Ryan - we have to safe the motor vehicle instantly. it really is off the Saddlescombe highway, 880 yards south of the Waterhall golfing membership. i am on my excess of now. are you able to meet me there? How lengthy would it not take you? ' Grace's center sank. 'You suggest now, sir? ' 'What do you're thinking that? 3 weeks' time? ' 'No, sir - it is simply - it is my wife's birthday. ' 'Wish her satisfied Birthday from me. ' sixty nine Wednesday 14 January Norman Potting entered MIR-1 sporting a espresso he had simply made within the kitchenette alongside the hall. He used to be stooping, protecting the steaming mug out at arm's size, as though mistrustful of it. He grunted a few times as he crossed the room, seeming to be approximately to claim anything, then altering his brain. Like lots of the crew, Potting were at his table when you consider that ahead of 7 a. m. It was once now arising to eight. 30 a. m. , and the morning briefing. quickly absent from the room was once Roy Grace, who had an early appointment with the ACC, Peter Rigg, and Julius Proudfoot, who was once due at any second. A cell rang, loudly, to the sound of a trumpet fanfare. every body regarded round. Embarrassed, Nick Nicholl plucked his offending computer out and silenced it. As Roy Grace entered the room one other mobile went off. the hoop tone was once the Indiana Jones subject matter. Potting had the decency to blush. It was once his. Mouthing an apology to Roy Grace, he yanked it out of his pocket and checked the reveal. Then he raised a finger. 'I'll simply take this speedy .

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