Michael Harrison had it all: good looks, charm, natural leadership, a wicked sense of humor, and now, Ashley, his fiancée. While out celebrating with a group of friends a few nights before the wedding, Michael suddenly and unexpectedly finds himself enclosed in a coffin equipped only with a... show more
Michael Harrison had it all: good looks, charm, natural leadership, a wicked sense of humor, and now, Ashley, his fiancée. While out celebrating with a group of friends a few nights before the wedding, Michael suddenly and unexpectedly finds himself enclosed in a coffin equipped only with a flashlight, a dirty magazine, a walkie-talkie, and a tiny breathing tube. It's all in good fun — payback for the grief his mates suffered due to his own penchant for tomfoolery — that is until the four are killed in a drunk driving accident just moments after leaving Michael completely alone and buried alive.Detective Superintendent Grace—himself dealing with the pain of losing his wife—is brought on to the case when Ashley reports Michael missing. Suspicions are raised when Michael's only friend not at the bachelor party refuses to cooperate, and Ashley's faithfulness—not to mention her increasingly mysterious past—are suddenly thrown in to question. As Superintendent Grace soon discovers, one man's disaster is another man's fortune.
Publish date: 2005-12-14
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
Gute Idee, mangelhafte Umsetzung. Drum Abbruch nach etwas mehr als dem ersten Viertel, ich möchte ja nicht vor Wut den Reader an die Wand schmeißen. War teuer, das Teil.
Book 1 in the Roy Grace seriesMy first experience reading this author was a most exciting one, a fascinating rollercoaster ride that kept me riveted through the pages from the very first line. The book is a page turner in the best sense of the word, a kind of cat and mouse game from beginning to end...
Another book I read at the beginning of this year. I read it in my mother tongue - in Estonian. Amazing story with many many twists. I held my breath reading about Michael. There were moments I felt as frightened as the poor man in the coffin. The despair he felt - very well written. I also like...
The beginning of this book is the creepiest I have ever run across. Anxious to play a prank on their soon-to-be-married friend Michael Harrison, known for his pranks, four of his friends get him drunk and passed out, then bury him in a coffin with only a tube for air, a porn magazine and a walkie-t...
My husband reads all of Peter James books, he's glued to them, I had to read this for book club on month and was pleasantly surprised by the writing style. I can't say I loved it but I did like this book and as far as mystery books go it's well worth a read.