I have read several of Tess G's books and enjoyed them. "Last to Die" was ok. Story was not quite believable and the narrator was just awful...My suggestion is just read the book and leave the accents to the locals. I am from SE Mass. and listening to the narrator trying to do a Boston accent was painful. She came out sounding like she was from Brooklyn NY.
Yes, usually her stories are very good.
Horrible accents and the voices of men....awful. Please just read the book or get more than one narrator if you want more character definition.
I've been a big fan of the Rizzoli and Isles series, but her four last books have been one disappointment after another. This story was pretty predictable and burdened with cliches. The two main characters, Rizzoli and Isles did not really have much to do with the story itself (just like her past few books), and could have been removed from the book and nobody would be the wiser.
Tanya Eby's voice was a bit too bright and enthusiastic for a mystery novel. Anna Fields got Rizzoli and Isles spot-on.
No, this was a total waste of time.
Tess Gerritsen got me hooked on Rizzoli and Isles with "The Surgeon," "The Apprentice," "The Sinner," and "Body Double." With the other later novels in the series, it's as if she dusted off some practice novels she wrote when she was just a beginner writer, and decided to pepper in Rizzoli and Isles here and there just so the novels can be sold under the franchise. I'm ready to give up on the Rizzoli and Isles series altogether.
I've been a Tess Gerritsen fan for a long time and have followed Rizzoli and Isles from the beginning. I can read or listen over and over.
Finding out who the "who done it?" was. I was surprised again, but it shows, as in human nature, the parental bond is solid, good or bad.
Yes, I would have liked to listen the the book in one setting, but listening while driving to and from work, calms the road rage.
Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.
Maybe I'd read again. It was a good story and it involved children, which always tugs at the heartstrings. Three families are massacred, leaving a single child alive in each case. A few years later, the adoptive families are murdered, again leaving the sole-surviving children, who all end up at a very private school financed by the Mephisto Society, the group that fights exceptional evil-doers, and its enigmatic leader Anthony Sansone. The kids seemed to be ahead of the game versus the adults in solving the mysteries--Maura in particular seemed slow on the uptake when she finds strange sparkling powder (take a sample!) on the floor and toilet seat of the bathroom of a psychologist who supposedly committed suicide by jumping off a balcony.
Rizzoli is determined to follow all the threadsand solve the murders (but wisely puts her own child out of harm's way at her mothers) and Isles' adopted son Julian is a first-rate leader.
No, but was on edge of seat for a bit. Always good for a thriller.
I like the series more since Isles got shut of Father Daniel Brophy. I didn't like this liaison. I like the series better since the Mephisto Society entered the fray.
I have only watched the TV show. This book was well done, but got just too unrealistic as it went along . . . so I won't read another one . . . .
This is not her best work (but even her bad stuff is pretty darned good), and any book with Jane Rizzoli is a treat. The narration helps overcome the weaker parts of the story. All in on, a great story for long commutes.
It is enjoyable, but not her best work.
Yes, it kept you guessing who the bad guy was throughout the book. It also had a bit of humor to lighten the seriousness and suspense.
I would have to compare it to Ice Cold because of the relationship dynamics between Maura and Jane, as well as Maura's maternal feelings toward Julian.
Her performance of the main characters is so believable. I cannot imagine Maura and Jane sounding any different than Eby's interpretation of them.
No, my attention span doesn't allow for that.
Yes I would. It was quite an involved story line and quite honestly, I sort of lost the thread in the middle.
Interesting story and didn't have an expected ending.
Tanya was very good. I really enjoyed her narration.
Will keep you guessing till the end.
I will definitely read this author again.
I mostly listen to books while exercising, which pretty much explains all of the action/thrillers on my list.
A little bit lightweight, but a good listen for a day of housework or some treadmill time. Takes a bit of getting used to if you, as I did, started with the T.V. show.
Friends and clients. It holds your attention from the beginning. Great for a car trip.
Have to really think to figure out who was killing these families. I was painting my bedroom and the time flew by.
Trying to figure out what was happening to the counselor. Suddenly she was crazy. How had the killer gotten to her.
Seeing how some of the helped support each other.