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The Silent Girl (Rizzoli and Isles Series #9) (with bonus short story Freaks)

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22 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

Tess Gerritsen is one of the best thriller authors writing today and this book proves it.

Forensic pathologist Dr. Maura Isles testifies against a police officer who is on trial for killing a suspect who allegedly murdered a cop. She broke the blue line and has made enemies of the Boston Police Department. Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli remains Mau...
Forensic pathologist Dr. Maura Isles testifies against a police officer who is on trial for killing a suspect who allegedly murdered a cop. She broke the blue line and has made enemies of the Boston Police Department. Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli remains Maura's friend but even she wishes the pathologist held the line. Jane and her partner Frank cannot help her, but they are determined to solve an unusual case.

A man who shows the tourists a glimpse into all the haunted places in Chinatown is shocked when one of the children on his tour finds a severed hand. They find the rest of the body on top of a roof near the hand. Jane and Frank have no idea who the Jane Doe is, but the evidence points towards the victim being an assassin for hire. Their investigation leads to Iris Fang who owns the Dragon and Stars Academy of Martial Arts who was widowed nineteen years ago during the massacre at the Red Phoenix Restaurant.. A couple of years later, Iris's daughter disappeared as did the daughter of another victim. There are various people who prefer certain secrets to remain buried about the massacre and disappearances and they are willing to kill to insure this occurs.

Tess Gerritsen is one of the best thriller authors writing today as affirmed by her series going to TV. The action starts immediately on page one and never takes a respite until the finale. Maura plays a minor role as she has enough on her plate with the blue backlash and the emphasis on the police investigation. Readers get glimpses as to what is happening in Jane's personal life while much of the support cast adds complexity to the prime whodunit. The Silent Girl showcases the author at the top of her game with this certain bestseller.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on June 2, 2011

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80 out of 106 people found this review helpful.

BOYCOTT THIS PRICE!!!

Everyone, please start boycotting the prices greedy bookstores and greedier publishers are charging for nookbooks. B&N told me when I bought my nook last year that e-book prices would be much cheaper. This store needs to stand by what it advertised a year ago.

posted by Bandito on May 3, 2011

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    Disappointing...

    I, too, bemoan the high cost of ebooks, especially for those of us on fixed incomes in this dreadful economy. That said, I borrowed the book from my state downloadable library, where I get about 90% of my ebooks. (I've had my nook for more than a year, and only read ebooks.) I know when the new books come in each week, and I lurk on the site at that time... I snagged The Silent Girl the day it became available! It had a double-digit waiting list the next day! Have to say I'm glad I didn't buy it. It was sort of a page turner, but still fairly predictable. But what I really didn't like is the loose ends with Maura. I'm guessing they will be the intro thread to the next installment of Rizzoli and Isles, but it was still very disconcerting. Overall, this was only mediocre in terms of what I expect from Tess Gerritsen. I'll certainly look for the next book in this series, but you can bet I won't rush right out and buy it. Same for the James Patterson books, and a few other same-old, same-old authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Good read

    I enjoyed this book. I almost believed in mythical characters.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

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    It was good.

    It was pretty good. I am a huge fan of this series.

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    Good overall

    I am a huge fsn of tess g. I have read all of her books. The silent girl was my least favorite. You had to wait till the very end to see how the pirces of the puzxle fit. Also miss the everyday banter b/t rizzoli and isles. Not much gory killings or detais like we have come to expect from tess.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2011

    Costly books

    I don't know why any of you are complaining about prices. If you bought a reader you must have known you would be paying for digital books...like I said in my last comment to someone who complained about the price of books...go to the library. I do and it's no problem and I don't spend a cent.

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