Dead Like You: Buried Under Books
Settle in for a lengthy read from an international bestselling author. Go along with a British investigator as he follows a trail of clues to track down a serial rapist. Learn about past relationships and how they affect present and future ones. Travel down a long and winding road filled with suspense, gritty police work, and enough characters to keep you guessing.
1997: Detective Sergeant Roy Grace becomes involved with what may be the latest in a series of rapes with a perverted twist. The perpetrator, after assaulting innocent women, takes as a souvenir one of the victim’s expensive shoes. Another woman has been abducted and Grace and his team are assigned to find her. In the midst of a hectic investigation, he’s also struggling to keep a relationship going with his wife. Transition to present day New Year’s Eve: A woman at a Brighton motel is raped and her clothes and designer shoes are taken. Grace, now a Detective Superintendent, sees similarities with the cold case from years ago. Soon, more women are attacked and there is no shortage of suspects. Can Grace sift through the clues and follow the leads before the latest, another kidnapped woman is gone forever?
James writes a complex but moving tale with excellent police procedure, unique characters, and even though it’s a lengthy read, he keeps you intrigued. Jumping from the past to the present, he slowly reveals the similarities and the differences and shows you how some things aren’t as they seem, guilty looking individuals may not be but everyone has a secret or two.
Reviewed by Stephen L. Brayton, November 2011.
Published May 2010
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