Gritty-ish quick read. Loved the menacing and dark location, the criminal characters seemed a little one dimensional, but I imagine it's quite difficult to build layers to a character in only 124 pages. However, the other characters were believable. This is my first Peter James read but I would happily read more. Any writer that does a good job of a Quick Reads book is definitely worth investing more time in. In my opinion the Quick Reads scheme is a great concept, and most authors pull it off. This definitely works as a standalone novel, but if you're reading the series I am not sure how it would stand up to the full-length novels. It's an excellent length for a holiday read and to introduce a reader to crime novels or Peter James.
Roy Grace and his family have left Sussex behind for a week’s holiday in France. The website promised a grand house, but when they arrive the place is very different from the pictures. And it soon becomes clear that their holiday nightmare is only just beginning.
Bookworm Blessings. x