• Dead Man's Grip

  • Roy Grace, Book 7
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (125 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dead Man's Grip is the seventh novel in the multi-million copy best-selling Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series from number one Author Peter James.

Can Detective Superintendent Roy Grace stop a grieving mother from taking the law into her own hands?

A university student is killed in a tragic traffic accident while riding their bicycle. When two of the drivers involved are hunted down by a sadistic killer, Grace knows that the third driver, Carly Chase, may be next.

Carly, a solicitor, believes hiding is not an option and heads to New York to speak with the cyclist’s mother. But Grace knows about the mother’s underworld connections and that the family will stop at nothing to take an eye for an eye....

©2011 Peter James (P)2011 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Guv

Very well detailed and fascinating to see how the plot came together. Brilliant story very much enjoyed. Thank you.

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An accidental thriller

This poor gal, one DUI and she's up to her neck in mafia alligators. She's British and they are in New York. Thank goodness we all have cell phones. I liked the characters including the NY heavy. Lots of running around, not a lot of violence, mostly bad guys. Fine adventure with a "tied to the railroad tracks" pace that kept me glued.

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Boring narrator

I am still busy with the book however this narrator is boring. He adds to emotion to the characters. It’s flat and dull.

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Too Good to Last

Great book so only lasted four days as I couldnt stop listening. the narrator was different from previous book so some of the characters didnt sound rhe same but still a great narrator! not a bad thing to say about the book or the narrator

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Quite an exciting ending

Enthralling beginning; edge-of-your-seat ending. In between were the usual repetition, great dialogue, tiresome Sandy bits, decent narration (except for the hokey American accents and funny pronunciations), and an entertaining story.

The beginning had me hooked. The booking procedure was scary, making me think about what it must be like to be arrested for something you didn't do. Frightening.

The last quarter of the book had me completely mesmerized. It was 4:00 in the morning and I couldn't put it down.

I liked this book. But, seriously, I am getting annoyed by the Sandy storyline.

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Preferred David Bauckham as narrator

Enjoyed the book as I have the rest of the series but preferred David Bauckham as narrator; he brought the characters to life!

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I bought this twice

Audible has sold this book with two different covers. Usually when you're browsing, if a book is in your library, you will see this indicated along with your ratings if you graded the book.
I thought this was a new Roy Grace novel! Within twenty minutes I was having a bad deja vu experience. There was no indication on the book's display page that I already owned it, and when I typed the name into the search window in my library, it did not show the previous purchase.
This is an excellent book, and I rated it five stars when I bought it the first time, (last October, it turns out).
Audible needs to rectify this asap.

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  • Barry
  • 09-08-21

One flaw

I love the Roy Grace book series from Peter James. The books are great and move a long with good pace and subplots. Dead Man’s Grip started out well, but then had one major flaw. (Spoiler Alert). When a Chartered Surveyor calls in out of the blue with just one idea to search an old tunnel under the Harbour, Roy Grace immediately drops everything whilst in the middle of coordinating a large search to race to search it personally even though there is no evidence or link to a good reason to go. In Brighton, there are thousands of places that the killer could have hidden; there are hundreds of places that the Chartered Surveyor could have picked; and in the circumstances Grace would have either diverted resource to look in more probable places or sent a more junior officer to look. I know it’s fiction. I normally give Peter James five stars. But that one moment in the story was so ridiculous and against the run of the story and the character of Grace that it spoilt the end of the book. Just felt like a quick end to the book was needed and it was a lazy way to connect the dots. I will buy the next book, but this one falls flat for me.

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  • Sandra
  • 06-29-21

Best

In series so far! Really enjoyed this book, thoroughly recommend for Roy Grace fans or anyone! Kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end . . . with a real teaser of an ending.

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  • DebManning
  • 09-14-19

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Another great episode in Roy's life bit more of his baffling past. loved the narration. Best yet.Why has Roy stopped using psychics in his police work?