Throwback Thursday meme is hosted by Renee@It’s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favorites as well as sharing books that you’re FINALLY getting around to reading that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on your TBR list while you continue to pile more titles on top of them! These older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board and connect back to Renee’s blog.
My throwback for today is a book I read when I first started getting involved in groups and challenges. I read the first Roy Grace book by Peter James. Dead Simple. It was published in 2005, but I read it in 2015. There are now 15 books in this series and I have only read two, but I do plan on reading more.
My Review: I gave this book 4 Stars. When I started reading this book I was worried that I might put it down, but once I got into the story it had me hooked.
Michael Harrison is a practical joker and has planned and carried out some pretty extensive pranks on his best friends and it is payback time. It is his stag party and 4 of his five friends have buried him in a coffin with a bottle of booze, a girlie magazine, a walkie talkie, a flashlight and a breathing tube. Off to the next pub before they return to dig him up, they have an accident and three of them are killed while the other is in critical condition. Michael, of course, is missing and no one knows where he is. Mark, the best man in the wedding, was held up due to a delayed flight and managed to avoid the crash. Ashley, Michael’s girlfriend and his mother Gill are frantic. They are trying to reach Mark to find out if knows where Michael is. For some reason, Mark is not saying much. Does he know where Michael is? Why is he not letting the police know right away? Things are not what they seem in Mark’s and Ashley’s lives. Can the police, specifically Roy Grace find where Michael is before it is too late? This book is written from various points of view which adds a lot of details to the story. A great thriller with a surprising ending.