Title: Dead at First Sight
Author: Peter James
Published: May 14th 2019
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Genres: Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Rating: 4 stars
A man waits at a London airport for Ingrid Ostermann, the love of his life, to arrive. Across the Atlantic, a retired NYPD cop waits in a bar in Florida’s Key West for his first date with the lady who is, without question, his soulmate. The two men are about to discover they’ve been scammed out of almost every penny they have in the world – and that neither women exist.
Meanwhile, a wealthy divorcée plunges, in suspicious circumstances, from an apartment block in Munich. In the same week, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to investigate the suicide of a woman in Brighton, that is clearly not what it seems. As his investigations continue, a handsome Brighton motivational speaker comes forward. He’s discovered his identity is being used to scam eleven different women, online. The first he knew of it was a phone call from one of them, out of the blue, saying, ‘You don’t know me, but I thought I knew you’.
That woman is now dead. Roy Grace realizes he is looking at the tip of an iceberg. A global empire built on clever, cruel internet scams and the murder of anyone who threatens to expose them.
This new novel featuring the much loved Detective Superintendent Roy Grace and his team that are based in Brighton, in the UK face the increasingly difficult task of seeking out on-line dating scams along with identity theft. The innocent and often lonely victims think they have found the love of their lives, but unfortunately these people do not exist.
The identity thieves extract thousands of dollars by telling their soul mate they need money for a terminally sick relation, a car accident, or even a nasty ex who has left them without money to travel to meet their new love.
In this book some are too ashamed of their stupidity to come forwards, others end up dead, whilst some turn into vigilantes.
Dead at First Sight is a fast paced and gritty story that will be sure to please Peter James fans.
Dead at First Sight was published on 14th May 2019 by Pan Macmillan. Details on how to purchase the book can be found here.
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*Thanks extended to Pan Macmillan for providing a free copy of this book for review purposes.