©2002 Tess Gerritsen; (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.
"Well-drawn characters and a compelling story will grab readers' interest and earn Gerritsen more admirers." (Booklist)
once you get it out of your head that this is not alot like the tv shows and listen to it as a whole new series with same names then you will love this book. For example Jane brother tommy iin the movie is named Mike in the book. I really LOVE the way she writes these books. Its like reading 2 sides of the story and sometimes your surprised where they come togeather.
Yes, the reader was excellent, and the story good
It wasn't her best, but it was a good read
Story line dragged.
Story line dragged
I would think long and hard about buying any more of this series.
Tell us about yourself! Retired School Principal and love mysteries, thrillers, and science fiction print and audio books.
Yes, Great follow up to the last book in the series "The Surgeon". This book and narrator gave a sense of thrilling excitement and mystery. The story is fast moving and displays new aspects to Rizzolli's character as the reader begins to understand her a bit more in each book.
the thriller nature of the story
She did them all so well it is hard to pick one. She really seems to have Rizzolli down very well, just what you think she should sound like as a tough female cop who has had to claw her way to the top in a man's world.
Great book in a good series. Well worth the money or credit point.
I really loved this book. It ranks in the top 10% of the mystery and suspense books I've listened to in the past several months.
This book really filled in some "holes" in its prequel The Surgeon. It introduces the character of Isles, and Jane Rizzoli is filled out as a character. It was exactly what Tess Gerritsen needed to do to get this dynamic duo going.
I can't pinpoint just one scene. I think the scene where Rizzoli is witnessing a murder scene and hearing the details of the crime was one of my favorite scenes. As she is listening, she is also rubbing her fingers over the scars left in her hands from her encounter with a murderer with a very similar MO. This shows the reader that the encounter left Jane with more than just physical scars. It makes her vulnerable and less "tough".
If only there were more than 24 hours in a day! I couldn't wait to get back to listening to this book every day. I wanted to curl up in a corner of the couch and finish the book ASAP!
Liked best: kept my interest during commute to work. Least liked: the reader. Her normal voice for Jane is fine but the voices for other characters, especially Isles, is horrible.
She pronounces Rizzoli with a strange emphasis on the z. Felt like I was in a Brian & Stewie sketch every time she says it. She pronounces it Rits-zoli instead of Riz-zoli.
Glad they changed everything for the tv show. Jane and her family in the books are awful. Jane is one of those annoying women that has to be better than all the guys then complains about sexism when no one likes or respects her. No one likes her because she's a jerk. She tells a story about going into a freezing lake after her mother tells her not to because her brothers mock her by repeating their mother. She's telling it to once again show how awful her brothers are. I see another example of her being an idiot. They stay on dry WARM land while she's chest deep in freezing water. Idiot.
So far the books are just Rizzoli and some guy gets a crush on. When do they become Rizzoli & Isles?
Definitely will, I like to follow good writers and a good series. Anna Fields is great.
I'm not too excited about how gruesome her stories are in this series, it's overdone for me and unnecessary which is why she is not on the top of my list.
Tess did it again! I was on the edge of my seat almost all the way through the book. I think this is my 5th. book focusing on Rizzoli and Isle series. In a couple of chapters the author had you transplanted to Boston. The detailed description of the interaction of the players in the book is captivating. The best part is it sounds so real, like it happened last week.
Sadly, I find that when the narrator attempted to interpret dialogues between two voices, if one or both of them were male, she became confused. The accent or intonation of one of the voices overlapped onto the other. But happily, Ms. Gerritsen has written an excellent novel.
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