Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: Left You Dead (May 2021)

By Peter James

May 18, 2021

A detective superintendent Roy Grace novel

It this Roy Grace’s most challenging case yet?  A mystery that, for the first time in his career, is leaving him totally confounded.

Most Sundays, Niall and Eden Paternoster like to go for a drive and visit country houses.  She likes to look at them, he likes to dream that one day …

However, most weeks they also end up bickering about something or other.  This particular Sunday he wants to get back to catch the end of the Belgian Grand Prix, while she insisted they stop somewhere to buy cat litter.  Reluctantly, he pulls into the car park of a large supermarket and waits while she dashes in.

He waits.  An waits.  But Eden doesn’t come back out – she’s gone.  When he gets home she’s not there either, and none of their friends or family have heard from her.

A few days later, and vigorously protesting his innocence, Niall is arrested on suspicion of her murder.  When Roy Grace is called in to investigate Eden’s disappearance, it soon transpires that nothing is as it originally seemed…

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