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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 realize that nothing is quite as it seems – and this might be his most mysterious case yet . . .

Sunday Times number one bestseller Peter James returns with the latest installment in his award-winning Roy Grace novels – now a major TV series.

I received a copy of this book from Pan Macmillan via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

My Thoughts…

I enjoyed my first Roy Grace novel even though I haven’t read the previous books in the series. Roy Grace is an experienced, intelligent detective who treats the people he encounters with refreshing humanity.

The story has a believable team dynamic and relatable characters. The balance of investigation and personal life detail allows insight into the lives of the main characters. A suspicious missing person case comes to Grace’s attention. A complex and detailed investigation follows. An element of repetition is inevitable, as points of the investigation are retold to different investigators. This makes the pacing realistic and the investigation process authentic.

The plot twists are varied with emotional personal moments to ensure reader engagement until the climactic conclusion.


Author, blogger and book reviewer. I am the author of 'The Dragon Legacy' series and 'The Dangerous Gift'. Animal welfare supporter. Loves reading, writing, countryside walks, cookery and gardening, .

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