You Are Dead

You Are Dead

Book - 2015
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They were marked for death. The last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancée, Logan Somerville, are in a terrified mobile phone call. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the block of flats where they live in Brighton. Then she screams and the phone goes dead. The police are on the scene within minutes, but Logan has vanished, leaving behind her neatly parked car and mobile phone. That same afternoon, workmen digging up a park in another part of the city, unearth the remains of a woman in her early twenties, who has been dead for thirty years. At first, to Roy Grace and his team, these two events seem totally unconnected. But then another young woman in Brighton goes missing - and yet another body from the past surfaces. Meanwhile, an eminent London psychiatrist meets with a man who claims to know information about Logan. And Roy Grace has the chilling realization that this information holds the key to both the past and present crimes ...Does Brighton have its first serial killer in over eighty years?
Publisher: London :, Macmillan,, 2015
ISBN: 9781447255741
1447255747
Branch Call Number: F JAM NVD
Characteristics: 404 pages ; 24 cm

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rb3221
Sep 05, 2016

A serial killer is branding his victims with U R DEAD. James makes the story very interesting by telling it from three separate viewpoints - Grace, the perpetrator and one of the victims, Logan Somerville.
It is a fast paced enjoyable typical Roy Grace adventure with a nice flow but with perhaps too many detailed police procedures. I recommend it but James' novels are best read from the beginning to fully appreciate all the characters with their ever changing lives [example: Grace's former wife Sandy's saga continues - is she/isn't she still alive?
And so onto the next novel in the series.

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vi2856
May 22, 2016

I agree, to heavy on procedure.
did not finish reading this one

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gloryb
Aug 07, 2015

It was my first book in the "Dead" series so I can say these titles do not need to be read in order. Probably one would want to read the series in order if one wanted to follow the private life of DS Roy Grace. Good read, but I was annoyed about the names of the characters in this novel with the main male character getting a female name - Grace - and the main missing female person/victim getting a male name - Logan. I would read another novel in this series.

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pitkerro
Jul 23, 2015

Enjoy this series but he is very heavy on procedure. While I guess it adds authenticity, it detracts from the story flow for me.

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h19835195
Jul 05, 2015

Absolutely love the Roy Grace books and this one doesn't disappoint.

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jazpur
Jun 20, 2015

As expected, a gruesome page-turner with a well-sustained mystery for all the problem-solvers.

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