Dead Like You

Dead Like You

Book - 2010
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The Metropole Hotel, Brighton. After a heady New Year's Eve ball, a woman is brutally raped as she returns to her room. A week later, another woman is attacked. Both victims' shoes are taken by the offender. Detective Superintendent Roy Grace soon realises that these new cases bear similarities to a series of unsolved crimes from 1997. The perpetrator had been dubbed 'Shoe Man' and was believed to have raped five women before murdering his sixth victim and vanishing. Could this be a copycat, or has Shoe Man resurfaced?
Publisher: London : Macmillan/Pan Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9780330520508


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Dec 26, 2016

this is the third of this series I have read, very disappointing. From the overly sentimental Roy Grace re his new woman to the overly brutal depiction of rape and violence really not a good book. Maybe time for me to move on from police procedurals.....real life is brutal enough...

Dec 02, 2016

(The sixth book in the Roy Grace series)

Jul 26, 2016

A brutal rapist with an MO of using designer shoes to rape his victims, 2-3 main suspects, and a good twist at the end. This is a page turner most of the time but James' novel could easily have been 50 pages shorter. Very short chapters as the author jumps back and forth 12 years to a similar case that eventually gets solved.
There is a good solid pace to the story as well as a tension that keeps the reader engaged right to the thrilling ending. Worth reading and I will be continuing on with more Grace novels.

Aug 29, 2011

Entertaining book in the Roy Grace series

Jul 15, 2011

Did not like the way this book jumps from past to present with 2 parallel stories at the same time. Hard to follow.

debwalker Feb 14, 2011

Takes place in the present interspersed with flashbacks.

rdrlady Jan 11, 2011

Well written and suspenseful, but it bounces back and forth between present and 1997-8, which I find irritating.

Sep 01, 2010

Good but not as enjoyable as some of his previous books.

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