Not Dead Enough (Roy Grace series Book 3) by Peter James @peterjamesuk #RoyGrace #crimefiction #BookReview

Not Dead Enough (Roy Grace series Book 3) by [Peter James]


Not Dead Enough is the third bestselling title in the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series from the number one bestselling author Peter James.

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace has found the killer – hasn’t he?

A beautiful socialite is dead. Grace’s leading suspect, her husband, was sixty miles away when she died, but all other evidence points to him. Has someone stolen his identity or is he simply a very clever liar?

Grace’s investigation and his budding new relationship are derailed after a reported sighting of his wife, Sandy, who has been missing for nine years. Grace desperately tries to cast light on the truth in both cases as his emotional turmoil – and the body count – grows . . .


Not Dead Enough (Roy Grace series Book 3)


I really must go back to the start of this series and read it from the get-go as I seem to be back and forth with it. This is book 3 so pretty early on in the series where so many socially accepted habits have now changed. It quite tickled me, to be honest. This is also quite a hefty book at 617 pages but it didn’t feel like that as the rest of time just became a blur.

This is the first book that I have read from Peter James where a serial killer is doing the rounds and what a bad boy he is! As well as the case, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace’s personal life is really draining for him, just when he feels that life is pretty good, a call from an old friend rocks the boat that he thought had sailed a long time ago, that of his missing wife of nine years, Sandy.

The story though opens with what would be any woman’s nightmare. OMG the times I have gone over this scene in my head, without even reading about it. To say it caused goosebumps just doesn’t cover it. Katie Bishop is dead and the only suspect is her wealthy husband Brian who says that he was 60 miles away at the time, with a solid alibi. Further gruesome murders begin to spring up, all with a connection to the same suspect. Grace has his work cut out with this one, but everything fits together just a little too smoothly.

I love this series with Grace the bloke you would really want to be on your side. He is dedicated, honest and as sexy as they come, a perfect all-rounder. Peter James creates the perfect ‘look behind you’ moments in this book, that I cringed at and read with one eye on the page and the other on the door. I did work things out a couple of pages before they were told but what a clever story. Great heart-stopping moments on so many pages. Brilliant top-class series.


Peter James

Peter James is a UK number one bestselling author, best known for writing crime and thriller novels, and the creator of the much-loved Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. Globally, his books have been translated into thirty-seven languages.

Synonymous with plot-twisting page-turners, Peter has garnered an army of loyal fans throughout his storytelling career – which also included stints writing for TV and producing films. He has won over forty awards for his work, including the WHSmith Best Crime Author of All Time Award, Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger and a BAFTA nomination for The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons for which he was an Executive Producer. Many of Peter’s novels have been adapted for film, TV and stage.


Twitter: @peterjamesuk

Not Dead Enough (Roy Grace series Book 3) by [Peter James]


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