It is called the “death zone”: the point on Everest, nearly five miles high, above which a climber cannot be rescued. More than 250 souls have lost their lives there. Most of the bodies remain, abandoned, frozen in place. When an earthquake leads to a miraculous recovery, Dr. Temperance Brennan is hired to identify the frozen mummified human corpse. The victim is the daughter of a wealthy Charlotte couple who never got the chance to say goodbye. But far from offering solace and closure, Tempe’s findings only provoke more questions. What happened on Mount Everest? Was the young woman’s death an accident? Why aren’t the other climbers talking? And how far will those hiding the truth go to make sure the past stays buried? Synopsis from Goodreads
First of all, this was a bad deal, I thought it was one of the books in the series but it’s just a short story. € 3.49 for not even 100 pages is a rip off and unfortunately because I was in a hurry, I did not check very well which book was (why it was on my wishlist on the Kobo website, I do not know… well yeah I can guess I saw “#19” in the series on the book page when it’s not.)
About the book
I gave two stars because the story is nice, it doesn’t deserve a star because of the plot but the length of the story isn’t worthy that much…
ATTENTION SINCE THE SHORT LENGTH OF THE BOOK, I HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE PLOT BY SPOILING SOME THINGS IN ADVANCE. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW, DO NOT READ
The crime scene is unlike any that Detective Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles have ever before encountered. The woman lies in apparently peaceful repose on her bed, and Maura finds no apparent cause of death, but there is no doubt the woman is indeed dead. The victim’s eyes have been removed and placed in the palm of her hand, a gesture that echoes the terrifying films she produces. Is a crazed movie fan reenacting scenes from those disturbing films?
When another victim is found, again with no apparent cause of death, again with a grotesquely staged crime scene, Jane and Maura realize the killer has widened his circle of targets. He’s chosen one particular woman for his next victim, and she knows he’s coming for her next. She’s the only one who can help Jane and Maura catch the killer.
But she knows a secret. And it’s a secret she’ll never tell.
About the book
First of all I bought this book (ebook) for € 2.99 instead of € 11.99. Good deal I would say, it was discounted for a day on kobo and I was lucky to be aware of it (I usually don’t look the offers of the day every day). I like this series, I started reading it because I watched the TV series Rizzoli & Isles that I haven’t finished, anyway. I like Rizzoli and also Maura, even if I prefer Maura from the series.
I give four stars to this book because I understood almost everything about in the middle of the book, right after Billy’s disappearance. But it doesn’t mean that the book isn’t compelling. I started to be more involved when the 20 year old case was brought to light and it was clear that that story wasn’t completely resolved.
Here another challenge for 2019. I have a pile of books that need to be read because, you know, I’ve already bought them, so this reading challenge is right for me. You can find the challenge with all the rules here.
I counted how many books I physically have that I want to read (I have other that I’m not sure) and I counted 23 so for now I’ll try to reach Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s which seems appropriate since I’m Italian…
For this challenge, too, I need to remember to use #MountTBR2019 when I’m talking about a book in this pile…
This is my pile – Title in Italian (Title in English):
All my book reviews are and will be 100% honest. I don’t get paid to write them and I don’t get “gifts” to write a good review so what I write, is what I think. If I love a book, I’m going to say that, if I don’t like a book, I will write why I don’t. My critics aren’t an attack to the author, they are just how I feel about a subject or a style.