Linda G., January 5, 2012 (view all comments by Linda G.)
The surprises kept coming from the very first page to the last page. An easy read and one that you don't want to put down. Filled with twists and turns. Great, great, book.
wojoko, August 4, 2011 (view all comments by wojoko)
This is Gerritsen's best book so far. All of her books are suspense filled page turners. This book is more nuanced and I think has a much more interesting portrayal of many of the characters, along with an interesting case.
"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"In Gerritsen's gripping ninth Rizzoli and Isles novel (after Ice Cold), a severed hand found on a Chinatown street leads Det. Jane Rizzoli, Boston PD, to a rooftop, where she discovers a female body with a slit throat and without a hand. About the only clues to the Jane Doe's identity are silvery hairs on the victim's clothes that may not be human. Rizzoli and her team uncover a link to a 19-year-old murder/suicide case, in which an illegal immigrant cook, Wu Weimin, allegedly shot a waiter, three customers, and himself inside the Red Phoenix restaurant late one night. Some people in Chinatown still believe Wu was innocent. Meanwhile, in a strange coincidence, two missing girls turn out to be related to victims of the Red Phoenix massacre. Medical examiner Maura Isles plays a supporting role, though both women deal with personal and family issues that reveal their humanity and lend credibility to this deft thriller. Author tour. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
by Chicago Sun-Times,
“The kind of book you’d read in one sitting.”
by The Plain Dealer,
by Chicago Tribune,
“[Gerritsen] has an imagination that allows her to conjure up depths of human behavior do dark and frightening that she makes Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft seem like goody-two-shoes.”
by The Providence Journal,
“One of the most versatile voices in thriller fiction today.”
by Lee Child,
"Suspense doesn't get smarter than this. Not just recommended but mandatory."
by Publisher’s Weekly,
“[A] deft thriller.”
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