In Peter James’s intense and devastatingly effective Dead Man’s Grip, Carly Grace finds herself racked by guilt in the wake of a car accident in which she was involved that killed an American student attending an English university. As if that wasn’t bad enough, she soon learns that the drivers of the other two vehicles have been tortured and murdered. Enter James stalwart Detective Superintendent Roy Grace to try to get the bottom of the apparent plot aimed at securing vengeance at the same time he unravels the complex web behind it.

Once again, James pens an intensely personal, harrowing thriller that marks the finest British crime writing this side of the wondrous Jane Tennison in the Prime Suspect series. Dead Man’s Grip is a tour de force triumph.