2011.47 REVIEW – The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen

The Silent Girl
by Tess Gerritsen

Copyright: 2011
Pages: 315
Rating: 4/5
Read: Aug 20 – Aug. 22, 2011
Challenge: No challenge
Yearly Count: 47
Format: Print
Source: Library Book

Blurb: Every crime scene tells a story. Some keep you awake at night. Others haunt your dreams. The grisly display that homicide cop Jane Rizzoli finds in Boston’s Chinatown will do both. In the murky shadows of an alley lies a female’s severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed all in black, the body nearly decapitated. Two strands of silver hair – not human – cling to her body. They are Rizzoli’s only clues, but they’re enough for her and medical examiner Maura Isles to make a startling discovery: This violent death had a chilling prequel. Nineteen years earlier, a horrifying murder-suicide in a Chinatown restaurant left five people dead. One woman connected to that massacre is still alive: a mysterious martial arts master who knows a secret she dares not tell, a secret that lives and breathes in the shadows of Chinatown. A secret that may not even be human. Now she’s the target of someone, or something, deeply and relentlessly evil. Cracking a crime resonating with bone-chilling echoes of an ancient Chinese legend, Rizzoli and Isles must outwit an unseen enemy with centuries of cunning – and a swift, avenging blade.

Review: Ms. Gerritsen is a must-read author for me. I don’t even read the book blurb, I just pick them up and read. I waited on the library’s wait list for this book, when I got it home and read the blurb, I almost took it right back. It didn’t sound like my cup of tea. But, I decided I would regret not trying it and so I did. Well, I can definitely say that I am so glad with my decision. I enjoyed this book so much! I look forward to the next installment, and I sure do hope we get to find out a little bit more about Detective Tam! Highly recommended!

4 thoughts on “2011.47 REVIEW – The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen

  1. I’m not sure that I’ve ever read this author before but if she is a must-read for you then I better give her a try. Sounds like a good read!

  2. I have decided to read this series in order. I just picked up The Surgeon and read in July, can’t wait to catch up. TessG sounds like an amazing author, she definitely captured my attention.

    Great review.

  3. Tara says:

    Samantha – I definitely recommend Gerritsen! Start from the beginning of the series (The Surgeon) if you can.

    Marce – Thanks! She’s one of my favorite authors … now if only she could write as fast as I can read!!

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