Dead Tomorrow

5/5 stars. Peter James is a hugely talented and original author at the top of his profession. Another stunning crime novel.


The body of a missing teenager is dredged from the seabed off the Sussex coast, missing vital organs. Soon after, a further two more bodies are found . . .

Caitlin Beckett, a fifteen-year-old in Brighton will die if she does not receive an urgent transplant. When the health system threatens to let her down her mother takes drastic action and goes to an online broker in black-market organs. The broker can provide what she wants, but it will come at a price.

As Detective Superintendent Roy Grace investigates the recovered bodies, he unearths the trail of a gang of child traffickers operating from Eastern Europe. Soon Grace and his team will find themselves in a race against time to save the life of a young street kid, while a desperate mother will stop at nothing to save her daughter’s life . . .

Dead Tomorrow is the fifth novel in the multi-million copy bestselling Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series from number one author Peter James

My thoughts

Once again, Peter James has explored another area of crime that shows the depths some villains will plumb to make money. In this case, organ transplants. Orphaned street kids, living hopeless lives on and below the streets of East European cities, discover the promise of a new life in England comes at a heavy price.

When Brighton police recover the bodies of three youngsters, minus vital organs, the hunt is on to find out who is behind these heinous crimes. For Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, who’s finally coming to terms with the disappearance of his wife many years ago, it’s the latest in a series of ingenious and compelling crimes that will test him and his faithful team to the limit.

Once again, the villains show no mercy as they go about their crimes, providing chilling examples of the depths some people can sink to in this world of ours. Thank goodness for detectives like Roy Grace, who will do everything, and then some, to stop these people and put them away. As always, the details and depiction of the characters, their crimes and in this story, the medical information, are authentic and compelling, making the story so lifelike it scares me to think this could be going on in the world.

Dead Tomorrow is another fast paced, compelling and chilling story that kept me hooked to the last page as the investigation gathers momentum and closes in on the criminals in the sedate Sussex countryside.

Peter James is a hugely talented and original author at the top of his profession.

5 stars.

Dead Tomorrow

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