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Publisher's Summary

The brand-new Detective Superintendent Roy Grace novel.

Now a major TV series starring John Simm. 

Niall and Eden Paternoster start their Sunday the same way they always do - with a long drive, a visit to a country house and a quick stop at the local supermarket on the way home.

But this Sunday ends differently - because while Niall waits and waits in the car park for Eden to pick up supplies, Eden never returns. She’s not waiting for him at home, and none of their family or friends have heard from her.

Gone without a trace, Niall is arrested on suspicion of her murder. When DS Roy Grace is called in to investigate, it doesn’t take long to realise that nothing is quite as it seems - and this might be his most mysterious case yet....

Sunday Times number one best seller Peter James returns with another instalment in his award-winning Roy Grace novels.

©2021 Peter James (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Peter James has penetrated the inner workings of police procedures, and the inner thoughts and attitudes of real detectives, as no English crime writer before him." (The Times)

"Peter James is one of the best British crime writers." (Lee Child)

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Fantastic as usual

I have Loved the whole series and this was no exception this has a special touch that I won’t spoil. More Roy Grace please

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wonderful narrator

Exciting story, and so well read. I will look for more books by the same narrator.

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Always a treat

Like a long lost family, so good to listen to a solid Roy Grace and Co story, even with the difficult family event. I tried to make the book last but can’t help myself. They are a staple favourite and when all the right characters and ingredients come together it’s just an indulgence. Doesn’t have to be a trail blazing story to be thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you, keep ‘em coming please!

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Great twist

Loved this book and the fantastic twist.
Looking forward to the next case for Roy and his life with Cleo and their new baby.

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Loved this!

I love this series, but Peter James has scaled new heights with Left You Dead which left me guessing and absolutely transfixed! Long may Roy Grace and his team live on...

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Best yet.

I love Roy Grace and all of his compardraes . Can't wait for the next one.

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I so love Daniel Weyman

I also guessed most of the ending which is annoying. Not all of it but almost all very bad form. Roy and his wife are a bit sooky I don’t think this story was his best.

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  • 31-05-2021

Welcome back, Peter!

After two sub par stories, I was delighted to listen to this excellent new edition. Although a couple of parts could be deemed ‘unbelievable’, it is a great work of fiction and I couldn’t wait to get back to it every time I put it down.
There seemed to be a mistake in the dates (funeral scheduled for Monday the 13th September which couldn’t have been I think it should have been 30th) but overall a great listen and enjoyable story, like the good old days! Well done, Peter.

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  • RJ
  • 28-05-2021

Ludicrous climax

Not up to previous books. Decent narration but the climactic scene was so ludicrous and corny as to pull the decent bits of the book down. Also how so many trained detectives could miss so many clues screaming for discovery was also frustrating.

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  • J. BUNDY
  • 22-05-2021

Enthralling Story!

Another outstanding installment in the Roy Grace series. Excellent performance by the reader. No spoilers but tissue alert...you might need a few.

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  • pixie
  • 16-05-2021

Roy grace

back to the old roy grace books thank goodness! , really good story, loved it

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  • 16-05-2021

Unexpected death of a character

Waited in anticipation for the next book. Couldn’t put it down. A great inspector Grace is back- much better than the last book. Some unexpected death of characters. All ready waiting for the next

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  • Jools
  • 16-05-2021

At last!

Back to the Roy Grace novels i have come to love and look forward to, great listen, hurry with the next one!!!!

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  • Tigerlily
  • 16-05-2021

Excellent in all ways

I loved this audio book. Peter James story was brilliant and the narrator completely did it justice. I listened over two days as wanted to know what was going to happen next. I definitely would recommend. Hope there will be another in the Roy Grace series - I think this might be my favourite so far.

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  • 16-05-2021

Outstanding

Loved listening to every dramatic second. Twist upon twist. Bravo Mr James! You’ve outdone yourself once again

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-05-2021

brilliant

gripping, edge of your seat story, Roy Grace's back story only gets better each book. amazing book.

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  • Ann S
  • 15-05-2021

Brilliant!!

After reading Books 1 to 16 in less than 6 weeks, I was really looking forward to this one and it didn't disappoint. Fast moving with a twist and a shock or two. What a finale!!

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  • Elen Benfelen
  • 15-05-2021

Another excellent part of the series

As usual, couldn't put the book down. A very good storyline with plenty of twists along the way. Can't wait for the next one!

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  • Brenda Clements
  • 15-05-2021

brilliant what else can you say.

cant wait for the next one. couldn't put it down, has to be 5 stars

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  • Diane Whinn
  • 17-05-2021

so well worth waiting for

loved it fantastic story had me in tears and then adrenaline running amazing narration don't make it so long toll the next one

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