This is the second book in Peter James’s series about Detective Superintendent Roy Grace from Brighton CID. Grace, haunted by the unsolved case of his missing wife, is hurled into a grisly murder investigation when a headless body of a young lawyer is found. Meanwhile, businessman Tom Bryce finds out the hard way that trying to do the right thing is often a very bad idea.
Looking Good Dead, while not dazzling crime fiction, is a decent read. James has a knack for storytelling and keeping you interested even when you can’t feel perfectly convinced with the story. If you’re looking for a gripping read for the weekend, you could do much worse.