Does the answer to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace's latest case lie in his past?
Two women have been attacked. Both have had their shoes taken by the assailant. And Grace knows he's seen this before.
In 1997, the 'Shoe Man' was believed to have assaulted five women before murdering his sixth victim and vanishing. Is Grace tracking a copycat, or has the 'Shoe Man' resurfaced?
As more women are targeted, Grace is convinced it's the same man - and that delving into the past may be the key to saving the next victim . . .
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Peter James is a UK number one bestselling author, best known for writing crime and thriller novels, and the creator of the much-loved Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. Globally, his books have been translated into thirty-seven languages.
Synonymous with plot-twisting page-turners, Peter has garnered an army of loyal fans throughout his storytelling career - which also included stints writing for TV and producing films. He has won over forty awards for his work, including the WHSmith Best Crime Author of All Time Award, Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger and a BAFTA nomination for The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons for which he was an Executive Producer. Many of Peter's novels have been adapted for film, TV and stage.
Meticulous research gives his prose great authenticity . . . James manages to add enough surprises and drama that by the end you're rooting for the police and really don't know if they will finally get their men * Sunday Express * James just gets better and better and deserves the success he has achieved with this first-class series * Independent on Sunday * Peter James is one of the best crime writers in the business -- Karin Slaughter Peter James has penetrated the inner workings of police procedures, and the inner thoughts and attitudes of real detectives, as no English crime writer before him. His hero, Roy Grace, may not be the most lively cop, nor the most damaged by drink, weight or misery, but he's one of the most believable * The Times *