Crime, Female Detectives, Mystery
Rizzoli & Isles, Book # 12
August 15th 2017
July 13, 2018 August 1, 2018
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.
I am happy for Amalthea. Finally! Although in the TV series the story isn’t exactly the same, well, to tell the truth I don’t remember all the details of that plot, but I know that I like it better than the book.
I liked Angela, very different from the Angela of the series but at least she was able to come out as an independent woman. Why should Korsaks be retired? I like the one in the series…
All in all I liked the book, it took me a while to finish it because I was busy with work, but I sincerely could not wait to read. Unfortunately in the evening I was too tired and I fell asleep while I was reading, not because of the book of course.
I read this book for the popsugar challenge “an author of a different ethnicity from yours” I chose Tess Gerritsen because she is Chinese.