Friday, August 3, 2018

Book Beginning: Dead If You Don't by Peter James




The small white ball skittered over the numbers on the spinning roulette wheel, passing 36, 11, 30.

-- Dead If You Don't by Peter James. This latest in the Roy Grace series set in Brighton starts with the kidnapping of the teenage son of a gambler and business tycoon.

I've been reading some pretty dense books lately, so a fast-paced thriller is exactly what I need right now.

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Anne Bennett said...

I read a quick short story collection this past week for the same reason. It always seems that I pick books one cannot read fast, so it was nice to zoom through one. Now I am reading the Name of the Rose, which is super dense. Eek!

Yvonne said...

Great choice...I love the thriller genre. Have a great weekend!

Roberta said...

A thriller set in Brighton? How could I have missed this?

I have fond memories of my visit there. Hope you enjoy the book.

reese said...

I'm definitely in favor of allowing oneself breaks! Hope it's a good one!

Donna H said...

I'm not quite ready for thrillers (I usually read them in the fall and winter), but I will have to keep this series in mind.

Katherine P said...

Oh this sounds good and I've been looking for more thrillers lately!

Nicki J Markus said...

Hope you enjoy your new thriller.

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