4/5, AUTHOR, Book Review, Fiction, G, Jane Rizzoli, RATING, Read in 2011, SERIES

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!

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Mailbox Monday, Meme

Mailbox Monday, August 22, 2011

Mailbox Mondays

Mailbox Monday is on tour, with August’s location being at Life in the Thumb.

Only one book in my mailbox this week. It’s a review book that immediately intrigued me. I can’t believe that it’s been 10 years since 9/11. I can remember exactly where I was when I first heard the news – it was during first period Algebra II during my junior year in high school. Someone was going around to all the classrooms telling the teachers to turn the news on and we all sat and watched in shock as the towers fell.

 We’re Not Leaving is a compilation of powerful first-person narratives told from the vantage point of World Trade Center disaster workers – police officers, firefighters, construction workers, and other volunteers at the site. While the effects of 9/11 on these everyday heroes and heroines are indelible, and in some cases have been devastating, at the heart of their deeply personal stories – their harrowing escapes from the falling Towers, the egregious environment they worked in for months, the alarming health effects they continue to deal with – is their witness to their personal strength and renewal in the ten years since. These stories, shared by ordinary people who responded to disaster and devastation in extraordinary ways, remind us of America’s strength and inspire us to recognize and ultimately believe in our shared values of courage, duty, patriotism, self-sacrifice, and devotion, which guide us in dark times.