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The Surgeon (Rizzoli and Isles Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

47 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

Thrilling

This is my first book by this author and it was difficult to put down. I was skeptical at first, being unfamiliar with the author, but I am now a fan. I did expect Rizzoli to be more of a front character in the book, but was still very pleased with the story filled with...
This is my first book by this author and it was difficult to put down. I was skeptical at first, being unfamiliar with the author, but I am now a fan. I did expect Rizzoli to be more of a front character in the book, but was still very pleased with the story filled with suspense. I am looking forward to reading the sequel, which I just purchased. I would definitely recommend this book to the people who enjoy suspense thrillers and solving the mystery.

posted by nanktsc on May 11, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

The Surgeon- fine for a rainy day read

When I discovered this book was available for a wonderful well acceptable price, I jumped at the chance to read this on my nook. I researched and found this book was part of a series so I took a chance; bought and downloaded this book and, put the next book in this seri...
When I discovered this book was available for a wonderful well acceptable price, I jumped at the chance to read this on my nook. I researched and found this book was part of a series so I took a chance; bought and downloaded this book and, put the next book in this series on my wish list. I think I put my expectations to high this time sadly.
This book was okay to pass a boring rainy muggy day with, but it wasn't great. I was at first hooked by the plot and the beginning chapters and the authors creative touches with the medical world/ field, then everything went downhill from there. I agree with another reviewer, maybe I've just seen one too many murder/mystery shows/movies. I kept finding myself realizing that points in the book reflected many other books/TV specials/movies and then I just lost interest from there. I had to force myself to finish. I did find certain parts in the book that were well above disturbing, but that only kept my attention just so long and then dull predictability showed every other chapter. All in all, this was a decent read, but I will not be purchasing any other book from this series.

posted by -LadyinWriting on May 25, 2010

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  • Posted July 12, 2013

    Gerritsen is addictive.

    This was the first Tess Gerritsen thriller that I read, and I can't stop reading them

    They are well plotted with interesting characters. I am not usually fooled by mystery writers' tricks, but I often am surprised by the twists and turns in one of her novels.

    One warning. If grisly things put you off, avoid "The Surgeon".

    I usually try to avoid such things, but somehow she kept my attention and the gory details fit into the plot convincingly.

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    Posted February 15, 2012

    Huh.

    What?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2010

    really hard to follow

    I have been wanting to read this book for awhile now. I like the characters and the idea behind the book but I found it was very hard to follow. I dont think ill be reading the second book or any other by this author.

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