From multi-million copy bestselling author and winner of the CWA Diamond Dagger award, Peter James, Need You Dead sees Roy Grace faces his most mysterious case yet.
"Peter James has penetrated the inner workings of police procedures, and the inner thoughts and attitudes of real detectives, as no English crime writer before him." The Times
Lorna Belling, desperate to escape the marriage from hell, falls for the charms of another man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna finds, life seldom follows the plans you've made. A chance photograph on a client's mobile phone changes everything for her.
When the body of a woman is found in a bath in Brighton, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to the scene. At first it looks an open and shut case with a clear prime suspect. Then other scenarios begin to present themselves, each of them tantalisingly plausible, until, in a sudden turn of events, and to his utter disbelief, the case turns more sinister than Grace could ever have imagined.
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
"Peter James is one of the best crime writers in the business" Karin Slaughter
"James just gets better and better and deserves the success he has achieved with this first-class series" Independent on Sunday
"One of the most consistently readable crime writers" Daily Mail
"Meticulous research gives his prose great authenticity . . . James manages to add enough surprises and drama that by the end you're rooting for the police and really don't know if they will finally get their men" Sunday Express