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Returning home from a trip to Paris, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles confronts a nightmarish scene. Police cruisers line her street and slumped in a car at the end of Maura's driveway is a dead woman, her head bloodied by a gunshot wound. Cops and neighbors gape at her as she approaches. Only when Maura looks at the victim does she understand why everyone is so shocked by her arrival. The dead woman looks exactly like Maura. Within a week, the DNA lab delivers a stunning verdict: the dead woman is Maura's twin. A twin she never knew she had. Detective Jane Rizzoli, now eight months pregnant, tackles the case as chief investigator. But for Maura, this murder is far more personal and frightening.

©2005 Tess Gerritsen (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Kirstine
  • 15-02-15

Pacy but a bit over the top

I’ve read/listened to quite a few of the author’s books featuring pathologist Maura Isles and detective Jane Rizzoli. They’re all pacy stories that keep one interested and are worth listening to, though I wish that detective fiction writers wouldn’t have the main characters being attacked in so many of their books, including this one. if one likes this genre you accept the crimes are contrived and often preposterous but I felt this book was a bit over the top particularly the ending.

The book doesn’t dwell too much on the grisly details of the crimes unlike some authors who verge on the voyeuristic, but she does describe post mortems which some may find distasteful.

I chose this book partly because it is narrated with panache by Lorelei King: one of the best in the business.

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  • Rosemary E Webley
  • 08-06-17

excellent!

I had been looking forward to this book and it did not disappoint. Fast moving and frightening at timestamp​ it almost feels like you are there!!!The twist in the last few chapters is great and makes the book fantastic. If you enjoy Rizzoli and Isles on TV then you will more than enjoy this book!! I am now going to read the next in the series,!!!

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  • BarbaraM
  • 19-09-20

Very personal

I thoroughly enjoyed this detective mystery, having watched a few episodes of the TV series. Dr Isles is launched into a scary journey of discovery into her birth parent’s’ identities and she and Rizzoli (they are more or less at the beginning of their friendship)become embroiled I’m catching serial killers. There are interesting twists and I think I may try another book in the series!

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  • MCTUCKETER
  • 16-09-20

WOW

Absolutely totally my next go to author didnt want to miss one word gripped from word one am downloading the next one!

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  • Lolah
  • 09-06-17

Highly recommended for crime, murder-mystery & Rizzoli & Isles lovers!

I love this book - an excellent instalment in the Rizzoli & Izles series - and have listened so many times. I won't go into story details (I hate spoilers!) but we find out a LOT about Maura's birth family in the course of the book, not much of it good. And a highly pregnant Jane Rizzoli throws herself into solving the multiple murders uncovered in the course of her investigations.
I highly recommend this book for all R&I fans (who won't recognise it from the tv show), as well as other crime and murder-mystery lovers. And if you like this story, you'll like the whole series!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-04-21

Excellent

Very exciting to listen could not stop great story when listening in bed usually fall asleep but I had to stay awake the story teller made it so alive

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  • Mr D A Bryce-Smith
  • 24-03-21

Overall a great thriller

Kept me really engaged from the start to the very end, a really good book and will now look for others from the same author

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  • DaveyDoo
  • 20-03-21

Well Read!

Lorelei King has a wonderful voice and reads this book very well indeed. That said, I think her greatest role was as Miss Dimple in Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-02-21

Very readable

Thoroughly enjoyed this book, good read moved fairly fast so you don't get bored.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-01-21

Exciting story, great narration, not a dull moment.

Another great story in the series. Similar to Patricia Cornwell but more believable & less melodramatic. Even if you guess what's going on there's enough twists, turns and sub plots to keep you enthralled.
If you get this in a sale, splash out on the preceding books first, they're utterly worth it and you won't get spoilers.

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  • Rebecca
  • 19-02-17

Lull before the storm

I started this book a big fan of Gerritsen and that continues. The book started out promising however there was a point I couldn't get past, listened to again and again and found myself wondering where it could possibly go. I was glad I made it through because it took me on a journey that I loved.

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 10-12-20

Double checking

I’m not sure I will continue with this. At last the American narrator is easy to listen to. I’m not sure I can give a good review I don’t like the protagonist much. She’s rough and things she knows it all. I want to slap her.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-10-17

Wow

Great story. Great performance. Heart racing thriller mystery by Tess Gerritsen. Got me really hooked

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  • Deb
  • 15-10-16

Well written

Very good storyline that had so many twists. really well written, kept us interested to the very end