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Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles - the crime-solving duo who inspired the smash hit TNT series - return to investigate the gruesome staged murder of a horror film producer in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.

©2017 Tess Gerritsen (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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The McMartin's reincarnated-WOW!!

Poor Maura. She goes to visit her dying biological mother who tells her that there's a reason she became a medical examiner. Maybe she's more like her mother the serial killer than she wants to admit. Then she gives her an ominous warning.
Meanwhile, a man convicted of various ritualistic (demonic and sexual) crimes against children is released from prison after 20 years. Rizzoli and Isles both believe he is the person committing gruesome ritualistic murders of the now adults, then the children who testified against him. But what if this case put an innocent family in prison ? What if they really didn't commit the crimes they were accused of? What if... hmmm, no spoilers here!
Tanya Eby is one of my favorite women narrators. She does an Excellent job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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34 of 35 people found this review helpful

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 08-22-17

Holly, the evil antagonist!

Physician Tess Gerritsen started writing romance novels while on maternity leave from her job in 1987. In 1996 she began writing medical thrillers and in 2001 she released the crime thriller The Surgeon in which Jane Rizzoli appeared as a Boston police detective. The following year she released The Apprentice which added medical examiner Maura Isles to her list of protagonists; and thus the Rizzoli and Isles series, now 12 novels, was born. Then the series became a popular TV series. Along the way she has continued to release occasional standalone suspense mysteries. The 2015 standalone Playing With Fire is my favorite Tess Gerritsen novel.

This book titled I Know a Secret is her latest Rizzoli and Isles release. Detective Jane Rizzoli is in a strong marriage and has a young daughter. The issues in her personal life center around her parents and siblings. Dr. Maura Isles has major family issues, especially with he birth mother (the couple who adopted her are both dead). (Her birth father was a Mafia leader.) Isles has an unusual romantic life in that she is in a long term on and off sexual relationship with a Catholic priest. In this novel it is very much on again. The hard driving Rizzolli and the medical examiner with issues Isles are best friends. Rizzoli's detective partner is a divorced man who is very much still in a relationship with his ex-wife. I write this because all the novels in this series are at least much about the personal lives of the protagonists as the cases being solved.

The case the protagonists are working on concerns very unusual murders that mimic the deaths of some Catholic saints. The background to the case goes back to the murder of a 10 year old girl years ago and to a trial for child molestation. It's complicated, but interesting. Tanya Eby's narration is excellent.



9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Amazing as Usual

Tess went dark, but damn its good. Finally we have closure on some character stories.

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  • 10-20-17

Narrator is not skilled & distracts from listening w/pleasure...

The narrator sounds wooden, has a weird cadence, & is uneven in portraying the character w/the same 'accent' throughout the book.
The story itself is good, but the narration deflected my attention away...

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Lot better than the tv series

It's good to have Jane and Laura back and with an exciting whodunnit. The plot is very good.

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  • Tallone
  • NEW YORK, NY, US
  • 08-24-17

Fascinating and captivating from page one

Couldn't figure who did it. Thoroughly enjoyable interesting story about how kids stories can be damaging

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good plot, narrator is ok

Plot kept me interested and it wasn't totally predictable. This narrator does a good job narrating, however she has a slight lisp which is sometimes distracting.

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  • Sue
  • Flower Mound, TX, United States
  • 10-04-17

Narrator is awful

I hate the narrator Tess uses for the books in this series. Maybe because I am used to the characrers in the TV show but I have trouble listening.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Gerritsen hots another home run with R@I!!

Love it! Gerritsen delivers again and again, you just can't go wrong with her or a Rizzoli and Isle story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Ugh!!!

Could not get past the horrible narrator and her terrible voice. Sounded kind of computerized. I'll stick with reading

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-13-17

First trial of audio books

I love this author but I really didn't like the narrator and for me, that detracted from the story

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  • Brian Marriott
  • 09-22-17

Rizzoli & Isles masterpiece .

Brilliant book that grabs you in and doesn't let go . Thrilling ,tense and twists & turns aplenty.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-17

In Awe

incredible!! tess still manages to catch me by surprise! incredible story I was hooked and loved every second of it! literally my draw dropped in sections! 100% recommend!!!