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Publisher's Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

A killer is targeting lone women, torturing and murdering them. The precision of his methods leads Detective Jane Rizzoli to suspect he is medically trained.

Then Jane makes a terrifying discovery. Years ago a young woman was assaulted in a similar way. She escaped by shooting her attacker dead.

So why does it feel like he’s stalking her again?

©2020 Tess Gerritsen (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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"He knows exactly where it hurts...e-tingling best." (Harlan Coben)

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Bland and not intriguing

This novel could’ve been made much more interesting and intriguing by the author had she made Catherine Cordell as the serial killer in this pierce of work. Now that would be some eye opening suspense for the readers.

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Scary, full of suspense but with a cliche ending.

The story build up was spectacular and the writing bone chilling. However, I associate this book with GOT. The climax is a huge disappointment. The suspense could have been better broken and the cliche ending could have been definitely avoided. But the book does take your mind into deep wells of fear.

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  • Danielle Tunaley
  • 28-07-20

excellent

loved this book very gripping and exciting, the narrator was great thank you 😊 audible

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  • Emma scullionn
  • 19-06-22

Finished in 24 hours

It was that good I couldn’t put down , I loved the characters and their relationships , the story was amazing

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  • Miss Katharine Edwards
  • 03-06-22

Very good plot line with lots of suspense

Very good plot line with lots of suspense and well narrated. I got drawn into the story & couldn't stop listening

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  • jane bower
  • 26-05-22

A++ gripping book

This author was recommended by a friend, I Really enjoy it, it drew me in straight away. I will definitely look for the next one.

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  • Nan
  • 14-01-22

Good but predictable

Good read and kept guessing about the killer’s identity.
However same old same old story

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  • St Andrews
  • 13-12-21

Not just your average procedural

Remarkably fewer generic clichés per page than most crime writers ....
Refreshingly ambiguous and ambivalent characterization.
Critiques patriarchy intelligently without needing to sanctify female characters.
A real pleasure.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-11-21

unputdownable

this audio book captures the atmosphere and the chillingly spine tingling feeling from start to finish. great setting and beautiful back drop. cant wait to start the next in the series

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  • Nick
  • 19-07-21

Not for me

Didn't enjoy this. Too long winded and a little too graphic that added nothing to the story

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  • AudiobookDevotee
  • 28-05-21

Good but not great

This is a fairly standard murder mystery thriller. Serial killer outwits cops who don't follow some fairly obvious leads. One woman cop who is bullied but stands up for herself. Etc. Etc.

I will say that the characters in this had more flaws and moral depth than in your standard thriller and once the story got going 2-3 hours in it really picked up and by the end was quite compelling. I do think it could have been trimmed a bit by the editor but it was ok.

The narration was very quiet though. On all my devices I had to dial the volume up quite a few notches from what I would expect on normal audiobooks. This wasn't great when I switched from audiobook to car radio for the news.

Fair warning as well, in this book Rizzoli is a co-star and Isles doesn't yet exist. I haven't seen more than a few episodes of the TV series but I still found it a bit odd for the first book in a series called "Rizzoli & Isles".

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  • Ms. C. Stocks
  • 24-03-21

Love it!

Story telling at its finest. Narration was amazing. Loved it from start to finish

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-21

Loved it!

Really enjoyed the voice and the way the story was told, absolutely fantastic and had me waiting for the next line!

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  • Peter
  • 27-08-20

the surgeon

loved it, intriguing and engaging story.
i recommend this book to anybody, thanks Tess Gerritson

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  • Sylvia Green
  • 02-08-22

the gory descriptions got in the way

I found it hard to keep picking it u p.. The too graphic descriptions clouded what was a decent storyline, almost like showing off the authors medical knowledge. I did finish over a long period, hard to go back too, and got more pleasure from the last few chapters. not sure I could ever recommend other than strong stomachs.. good standard of writing so stick to what you do best.

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  • Vanessa Granturco
  • 28-07-22

Great book

This book was great. Various characters you really felt you knew. Really enjoyed it. I will be sure to read more by this author.

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  • 23-06-22

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Great plot. Great ending. Struggled with the gruesome bloody descriptions but nevertheless I loved it.

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  • Mary
  • 14-06-22

Not Bad

This book isn’t a bad listen. Not the best but not the worst. Rizzoli is a bit of a wanka. I found her hard to like. Will get the 2nd book but if she doesn’t get a better attitude I won’t continue. Angry women are boring and common.

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  • Mary Punzalan
  • 14-06-22

Great thriller

Kept you intrigued and guessing how it will end. Narrator was in point. Very enjoyable

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  • Loretta.
  • 14-06-22

The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen

Iam so glad the cought The Surgeon .& his side kick ..I think all men who rape and destroy lives should be chemically castrated
and tattooed on the forehead
so its visible to all .Thank you Tess Gerritsen for writing this book Thank you Laurel Lefcow for reading to me 💜💜

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-06-22

Wow

What a terrific book. it was a daily deal This book had everything you could ever want in a book. loved the story line and the excellent narration. 👌 well worth a listen.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-12-21

another 5 star book

absolutely a page turner am looking forward to purchase all of her novels in time