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Summary

Returning home from a trip to Paris, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles confronts a nightmarish scene. Police cruisers line her street and slumped in a car at the end of Maura's driveway is a dead woman, her head bloodied by a gunshot wound. Cops and neighbors gape at her as she approaches. Only when Maura looks at the victim does she understand why everyone is so shocked by her arrival. The dead woman looks exactly like Maura. Within a week, the DNA lab delivers a stunning verdict: the dead woman is Maura's twin. A twin she never knew she had. Detective Jane Rizzoli, now eight months pregnant, tackles the case as chief investigator. But for Maura, this murder is far more personal and frightening.

©2005 Tess Gerritsen (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Pacy but a bit over the top

I’ve read/listened to quite a few of the author’s books featuring pathologist Maura Isles and detective Jane Rizzoli. They’re all pacy stories that keep one interested and are worth listening to, though I wish that detective fiction writers wouldn’t have the main characters being attacked in so many of their books, including this one. if one likes this genre you accept the crimes are contrived and often preposterous but I felt this book was a bit over the top particularly the ending.

The book doesn’t dwell too much on the grisly details of the crimes unlike some authors who verge on the voyeuristic, but she does describe post mortems which some may find distasteful.

I chose this book partly because it is narrated with panache by Lorelei King: one of the best in the business.

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Highly recommended for crime, murder-mystery & Rizzoli & Isles lovers!

I love this book - an excellent instalment in the Rizzoli & Izles series - and have listened so many times. I won't go into story details (I hate spoilers!) but we find out a LOT about Maura's birth family in the course of the book, not much of it good. And a highly pregnant Jane Rizzoli throws herself into solving the multiple murders uncovered in the course of her investigations.
I highly recommend this book for all R&I fans (who won't recognise it from the tv show), as well as other crime and murder-mystery lovers. And if you like this story, you'll like the whole series!

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excellent!

I had been looking forward to this book and it did not disappoint. Fast moving and frightening at timestamp​ it almost feels like you are there!!!The twist in the last few chapters is great and makes the book fantastic. If you enjoy Rizzoli and Isles on TV then you will more than enjoy this book!! I am now going to read the next in the series,!!!

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good listen

loved the story line, twist at the end that i did not see coming. good listen

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Didn't see that coming

The apparently different strands to this story were drawn together nicely pulling you gently into the ever increasing range of the mystery rather than dropping you straight in.

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My best listen ever

I have listened to many books now on audible and I don’t say this lightly but this book tops them all. I have listened to a few Rizzoli and Isles books already too.
I was hooked from the start. The plot was excellent and didn’t see the ending coming either. I love the characters and they are so well developed.
Completely recommend. Crime and thriller at its best.

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Great listen

Really enjoyed this book. great crime story, well written, classic Tess Gerritsen and brilliantly read by Lorelei King. would thoroughly recommend it.

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Rizzoli and Isles at it again

Enjoyable but predictable. Interesting to see how TG physically describes her characters which are different to the TV series

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Twists and turns

Can't fault it in any way. There are characters you will warm to and characters you will hate, and the description of events makes them so realistic. Gripping until the very end.

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Great story

Many women, each with a strong personality. Who will win or lose everything. Worth reading.