Dead at First Sight (Roy Grace, 15)
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Roy Grace realizes he is looking at the tip of an iceberg. A global empire built on clever, cruel internet scams and the murder of anyone who threatens to expose them. Roy Grace is always just too late to save them. It becomes a race against time to find the culprits and save future victims. The detective team begin to use ‘Google Reverse Image Search’ which is an interesting tool. The story does well to reveal how very different an investigation on cyber-crime is from ordinary crime.
James just gets better and better and deserves the success he has achieved with this first-class series, Independent on Sunday Dead at First Sight is about internet dating and how easy it is to scam vulnerable and lonely people who are looking for love. A woman is murdered in Munich and Roy Grace is investigating a suspicious suicide in Brighton. What is the link?It is clear that nothing is as it seems when Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to investigate the suicide of a woman in Brighton. As his enquiries continue, a handsome Brighton motivational speaker comes forward. He’s discovered his identity is being used to scam eleven different women who are looking for love online. The first he knew of it was a phone call from one of them, out of the blue, saying, ‘You don’t know me, but I thought I knew you’. Roy Grace realizes he is looking at the tip of an iceberg. Can he bring down the murderous global empire built on clever, cruel internet scams? Detective Superintendent Roy Grace exposes the dark side of internet dating in the intriguing crime novel Dead at First Sight, by award winning author Peter James.
Read more: The unmissable dramas coming up in March and April on ITV1: Channel announces new spring schedule Is Grace based on a book? A suspenseful, professional-grade north country procedural whose heroine, a deft mix of compassion and attitude, would be welcome to return and tie up the gaping loose end Box leaves. The unrelenting cold makes this the perfect beach read. He doesn’t play things by the book and isn’t afraid of pushing boundaries – something that often gets him into trouble.
Author Peter James created the tenacious detective and has published many novels following his fictional investigations. He says: “It’s a seemingly straightforward missing person inquiry which twists off into territory awash with nightmare fuel.
DS Potting is no longer sporting a combover but he, like the equally shaven-headed Branson, doesn’t play a major role in the book.Reply 10 Trending Fiction Books of March '21 - World of Books | Book Blog March 25, 2021 at 2:03 am