Body Double (Rizzoli and Isles Series #4)

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RIZZOLI & ISLES • HIT SERIES ON TNT • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“Crime writing at its unputdownable, nerve-tingling best.”—Harlan Coben
 
Boston medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles is shocked to discover that the murdered woman looks exactly like her. For Maura, an only child, a DNA test confirms the startling fact: the mysterious doppelgänger is in fact her twin...

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RIZZOLI & ISLES • HIT SERIES ON TNT • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“Crime writing at its unputdownable, nerve-tingling best.”—Harlan Coben
 
Boston medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles is shocked to discover that the murdered woman looks exactly like her. For Maura, an only child, a DNA test confirms the startling fact: the mysterious doppelgänger is in fact her twin sister. Now an already bizarre homicide investigation becomes a disturbing excursion into a past full of dark secrets and twisted truths. It is a journey that leads Maura to the mother she never knew—an icy and cunning woman who gave Maura life . . . and who just might have a plan to take it away.
 
Don’t miss Tess Gerritsen’s short story “John Doe” and a special excerpt from her novel Girl Missing in the back of the book.
 
Praise for Tess Gerritsen and Body Double
 
“One of the most versatile voices in thriller fiction today.”The Providence Journal
 
“Masterful . . . Gerritsen rises to her best yet.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
 
“The story zips along.”Entertainment Weekly
 
“Chilling suspense . . . leaves the reader breathless.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Praise for Tess Gerritsen and Body Double
 
“One of the most versatile voices in thriller fiction today.”The Providence Journal
 
“Crime writing at its unputdownable, nerve-tingling best.”—Harlan Coben
 
“Masterful . . . Gerritsen rises to her best yet.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
 
“The story zips along.”Entertainment Weekly
 
“Chilling suspense . . . leaves the reader breathless.”The Philadelphia Inquirer
Publishers Weekly
Pregnant women play key roles in this bone-chilling fourth novel in Gerritsen's edgy, suspenseful series of thrillers featuring Boston Medical Examiner Maura Isles and Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli. Both of the usually gritty crime fighters are uncharacteristically vulnerable. Rizzoli is carrying her first child, and Isles-divorced and alone at age 40 and suddenly, unsettlingly aware of her biological clock-is experiencing decidedly unspiritual feelings for her priest. As the novel begins, Isles-an adopted child who never knew the identity of her birth parents-is confronted by the corpse of a murdered woman who is apparently her identical twin. Another detective, Rick Ballard, comes forward to say that he knew the victim and is certain her killer is a powerful pharmaceutical baron known to have stalked her. Isles falls for the handsome Ballard, but she isn't convinced by his theory, and she launches an investigation into her sister's past, following the trail to a state correctional facility and a schizophrenic inmate who may be her mother. This opens the cobwebbed pages of a nightmarish family album and leads Isles to a remote cabin in Maine where the long-dead body of a pregnant woman is discovered buried in the woods. The killer, Isles discovers, has been murdering pregnant women for decades, making periodic sweeps of the country. Meanwhile, brief scenes chronicle the diabolical kidnapping of an affluent pregnant housewife who is kept buried in a crude coffin. An electric series of startling twists, the revelation of ghoulishly practical motives and a nail-biting finale make this Gerritsen's best to date. Agent, Meg Ruley. 6-city author tour. (Aug.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Shockingly, the woman sitting in a car in Boston medical examiner Maura Isles's driveway is a dead ringer for Isles herself. She's certainly dead, and she's the identical twin Isles never knew she had. With a six-city author tour. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Doc Gerritsen rises to her best yet, skirting neatly around the cliche plotting usually tied to serial killers. Once again Boston Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli plays second fiddle to "Queen of the Dead" Medical Examiner Maura Isles (The Sinner, 2003), who gets to open up all the vics-unless they look just like her. After a week's vacation in Paris, Maura returns to Boston to find flashing police cruisers in front of her house. As she gets out of her car and approaches the police, her neighbors and friendly cops stare at her aghast. They've just seen her dead, shot through the head in a car in front of her next door neighbor's house. Even Maura is astounded to see her own body as a vic. Who is this dead woman? Gerritsen spins out the answer slowly, but we'll tell you that she's Maura's unbeknownst twin sister-both were orphans, adopted at birth by separate families-but also part of a grisly adoption racket that involves the serial murders of pregnant women all around the country. The story turns on Maura's perhaps real mother, a fake schizophrenic locked up in a mental hospital for murder, who tells Maura she's slated to die the same way her sister did. Meanwhile, Maura is pursued by a handsome cop who has heavy family problems. Pregnant Jane Rizzoli, who buddies with Maura to help find answers to her dilemma, is close to term-and one wonders if she too may be slated for death. To tell more would be a disservice. Gerritsen leaves out her great arias on the poetry of the inner organs and the sweet hell of death that so ennobles The Sinner, but she keeps such a tight rein on her inspired plot that we don't miss them. Gerritsen always does well on the charts, but this masterful outingshould rocket her into the top bracket of suspense writers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345547712
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Rizzoli and Isles Series , #4
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 150,890
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen left a successful practice as an internist to raise her children and concentrate on her writing. She gained nationwide acclaim for her first novel of medical suspense, the New York Times bestseller Harvest. She is also the author of the bestsellers Life Support, Bloodstream, and Gravity, as well as The Surgeon, The Apprentice, and The Sinner. Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine. Visit her Web site at www.tessgerritsen.com.

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Chapter One

 

Pesez le matin que vous n'irez peut-être pas jusqu'au soir,

 

Et au soir que vous n'irez peut-être pas jusqu'au matin.

 

Be aware every morning that you may not last the day,

 

And every evening that you may not last the night.

 

-Engraved plaque in the catacombs of Paris

 

A row of skulls glared from atop a wall of intricately stacked femurs and tibias. Though it was June, and she knew the sun was shining on the streets of Paris sixty feet above her, Dr. Maura Isles felt chilled as she walked down the dim passageway, its walls lined almost to the ceiling with human remains. She was familiar, even intimate, with death, and had confronted its face countless times on her autopsy table, but she was stunned by the scale of this display, by the sheer number of bones stored in this network of tunnels beneath the City of Light. The one-kilometer tour took her through only a small section of the catacombs. Off-limits to tourists were numerous side tunnels and bone-filled chambers, their dark mouths gaping seductively behind locked gates. Here were the remains of six million Parisians who had once felt the sun on their faces, who had hungered and thirsted and loved, who had felt the beating of their own hearts in their chests, the rush of air in and out of their lungs. They could never have imagined that one day their bones would be unearthed from their cemetery resting places, and moved to this grim ossuary beneath the city.

 

That one day they would be on display, to be gawked at by hordes of tourists.

 

A century and a half ago, to make room for the steady influx of dead into Paris's overcrowded cemeteries, the bones had been disinterred and moved into the vast honeycomb of ancient limestone quarries that lay deep beneath the city. The workmen who'd transferred the bones had not carelessly tossed them into piles, but had performed their macabre task with flair, meticulously stacking them to form whimsical designs. Like fussy stonemasons, they had built high walls decorated with alternating layers of skulls and long bones, turning decay into an artistic statement. And they had hung plaques engraved with grim quotations, reminders to all who walked these passageways that Death spares no one.

 

One of the plaques caught Maura's eye, and she paused among the flow of tourists to read it. As she struggled to translate the words using her shaky high school French, she heard the incongruous sound of children's laughter echoing in the dim corridors, and the twang of a man's Texas accent as he muttered to his wife. "Can you believe this place, Sherry? Gives me the goddamn creeps . . ."

 

The Texas couple moved on, their voices fading into silence. For a moment Maura was alone in the chamber, breathing in the dust of the centuries. Under the dim glow of the tunnel light, mold had flourished on a cluster of skulls, coating them in a greenish cast. A single bullet hole gaped in the forehead of one skull, like a third eye.

 

I know how you died.

 

The chill of the tunnel had seeped into her own bones. But she did not move, determined to translate that plaque, to quell her horror by engaging in a useless intellectual puzzle. Come on, Maura. Three years of high school French, and you can't figure this out? It was a personal challenge now, all thoughts of mortality temporarily held at bay. Then the words took on meaning, and she felt her blood go cold . . .

 

Happy is he who is forever faced with the hour of his death

 

And prepares himself for the end every day.

 

Suddenly she noticed the silence. No voices, no echoing footsteps. She turned and left that gloomy chamber. How had she fallen so far behind the other tourists? She was alone in this tunnel, alone with the dead. She thought about unexpected power outages, about wandering the wrong way in pitch darkness. She'd heard of Parisian workmen a century ago who had lost their way in the catacombs and died of starvation. Her pace quickened as she sought to catch up with the others, to rejoin the company of the living. She felt Death pressing in too closely in these tunnels. The skulls seemed to stare back at her with resentment, a chorus of six million berating her for her ghoulish curiosity.

 

We were once as alive as you are. Do you think you can escape the future you see here?

 

When at last she emerged from the catacombs and stepped into the sunshine on Rue Remy Dumoncel, she took in deep breaths of air. For once she welcomed the noise of traffic, the press of the crowd, as if she had just been granted a second chance at life. The colors seemed brighter, the faces friendlier. My last day in Paris, she thought, and only now do I really appreciate the beauty of this city. She had spent most of the past week trapped in meeting rooms, attending the International Conference of Forensic Pathology. There had been so little time for sightseeing, and even the tours arranged by the conference organizers had been related to death and illness: the medical museum, the old surgical theater.

 

The catacombs.

 

Of all the memories to bring back from Paris, how ironic that her most vivid one would be of human remains. That's not healthy, she thought as she sat at an outdoor café, savoring one last cup of espresso and a strawberry tart. In two days, I'll be back in my autopsy room, surrounded by stainless steel, shut off from sunlight. Breathing only the cold, filtered air flowing from the vents. This day will seem like a memory of paradise.

 

She took her time, recording those memories. The smell of coffee, the taste of buttery pastry. The natty businessmen with cell phones pressed to their ears, the intricate knots of the scarves fluttering around women's throats. She entertained the fantasy that surely danced in the head of every American who had ever visited Paris: What would it be like to miss my plane? To just linger here, in this café, in this glorious city, for the rest of my life?

 

But in the end, she rose from her table and hailed a taxi to the airport. In the end she walked away from the fantasy, from Paris, but only because she promised herself she would someday return. She just didn't know when.

 

Her flight home was delayed three hours. That's three hours I could have spent walking along the Seine, she thought as she sat disgruntled in Charles de Gaulle. Three hours I could have wandered the Marais or poked around in Les Halles. Instead she was trapped in an airport so crowded with travelers she could find no place to sit. By the time she finally boarded the Air France jet, she was tired and thoroughly cranky. One glass of wine with the in-flight meal was all it took for her to fall into a deep and dreamless sleep.

 

Only as the plane began its descent into Boston did she awaken. Her head ached, and the setting sun glared in her eyes. The headache intensified as she stood in baggage claim, watching suitcase after suitcase, none of them hers, slide down the ramp. It grew to a relentless pounding as she later waited in line to file a claim for her missing luggage. By the time she finally stepped into a taxi with only her carry-on bag, darkness had fallen, and she wanted nothing more than a hot bath and a hefty dose of Advil. She sank back in the taxi and once again drifted off to sleep.

 

The sudden braking of the vehicle awakened her.

 

"What's going on here?" she heard the driver say.

 

Stirring, she gazed through bleary eyes at flashing blue lights. It took a moment for her to register what she was looking at. Then she realized that they had turned onto the street where she lived, and she sat up, instantly alert, alarmed by what she saw. Four Brookline police cruisers were parked, their roof lights slicing through the darkness.

 

"Looks like some kind of emergency going on," the driver said. "This is your street, right?"

 

"And that's my house right down there. Middle of the block."

 

"Where all the police cars are? I don't think they're gonna let us through."

 

As if to confirm the taxi driver's words, a patrolman approached, waving at them to turn around.

 

The cabbie stuck his head out the window. "I got a passenger here I need to drop off. She lives on this street."

 

"Sorry, bud. This whole block's cordoned off."

 

Maura leaned forward and said to the driver, "Look, I'll just get out here." She handed him the fare, grabbed her carry-on bag, and stepped out of the taxi. Only moments before, she'd felt dull and groggy; now the warm June night itself seemed electric with tension. She started up the sidewalk, her sense of anxiety growing as she drew closer to the gathering of bystanders, as she saw all the official vehicles parked in front of her house. Had something happened to one of her neighbors? A host of terrible possibilities passed through her mind. Suicide. Homicide. She thought of Mr. Telushkin, the unmarried robotics engineer who lived next door. Hadn't he seemed particularly melancholy when she'd last seen him? She thought, too, of Lily and Susan, her neighbors on the other side, two lesbian attorneys whose gay rights activism made them high-profile targets. Then she spotted Lily and Susan standing at the edge of the crowd, both of them very much alive, and her concern flew back to Mr. Telushkin, whom she did not see among the onlookers.

 

Lily glanced sideways and saw Maura approaching. She did not wave but just stared at her, wordless, and gave Susan a sharp nudge. Susan turned to look at Maura, and her jaw dropped open. Now other neighbors were turning to stare as well, all their faces registering astonishment.

 

Why are they looking at me? Maura wondered. What have I done?

 

"Dr. Isles?" A Brookline patrolman stood gaping at her. "It is-it is you, isn't it?" he asked.

 

Well, that was a stupid question, she thought. "That's my house, there. What's going on, officer?"

 

The patrolman huffed out a sharp breath. "Um-I think you'd better come with me."

 

He took her by the arm and led her through the crowd. Her neighbors solemnly parted before her, as though making way for a condemned prisoner. Their silence was eerie; the only sound was the crackle of police radios. They reached a barrier of yellow police tape, strung between stakes, several of them pounded into Mr. Telushkin's front yard. He's proud of his lawn and he's not going to be happy about that, was her immediate and utterly inane thought. The patrolman lifted the tape and she ducked under it, crossing into what she now realized was a crime scene.

 

She knew it was a crime scene because she spotted a familiar figure standing at the center of it. Even from across the lawn, Maura could recognize homicide detective Jane Rizzoli. Now eight months pregnant, the petite Rizzoli looked like a ripe pear in a pantsuit. Her presence was yet another bewildering detail. What was a Boston detective doing here in Brookline, outside her usual jurisdiction? Rizzoli did not see Maura approaching; her gaze was fixed instead on a car parked at the curb in front of Mr. Telushkin's house. She was shaking her head, clearly upset, her dark curls springing out in their usual disarray.

 

It was Rizzoli's partner, Detective Barry Frost, who spotted Maura first. He glanced at her, glanced away, and then did a sudden double take, his pale face whipping back to stare at her. Wordlessly he tugged on his partner's arm.

 

Rizzoli went absolutely still, the strobelike flashes of blue cruiser lights illuminating her expression of disbelief. She began to walk, as though in a trance, toward Maura.

 

"Doc?" Rizzoli said softly. "Is that you?"

 

"Who else would it be? Why does everyone keep asking me that? Why do you all look at me as though I'm a ghost?"

 

"Because . . ." Rizzoli stopped. Gave a shake of her head, tossing unkempt curls. "Jesus. I thought for a minute you were a ghost."

 

"What?"

 

Rizzoli turned and called out: "Father Brophy?"

 

Maura had not seen the priest standing off by himself at the periphery. Now he emerged from the shadows, his collar a slash of white across his neck. His usually handsome face looked gaunt, his expression shell-shocked. Why is Daniel here? Priests were not usually called to crime scenes unless a victim's family requested counsel. Her neighbor Mr. Telushkin was not Catholic, but Jewish. He would have no reason to request a priest.

 

"Could you please take her into the house, Father?" Rizzoli said.

 

Maura asked: "Is anyone going to tell me what's going on?"

 

"Go inside, Doc. Please. We'll explain later."

 

Maura felt Brophy's arm slip around her waist, his firm grasp clearly communicating that this was not the time for her to resist. That she should simply obey the detective's request. She allowed him to guide her to her front door, and she registered the secret thrill of the close contact between them, the warmth of his body pressed against hers. She was so aware of him standing beside her that her hands were clumsy as she inserted the key into her front door. Though they had been friends for months, she had never before invited Daniel Brophy into her house, and her reaction to him now was a reminder of why she had so carefully maintained a distance between them. They stepped inside, into a living room where the lamps were already on, lit by automatic timers. She paused for a moment near the couch, uncertain of what to do next.

 

It was Father Brophy who took command.

 

"Sit down," he said, pointing her to the couch. "I'll get you something to drink."

 

"You're the guest in my house. I should be offering you the drink," she said.

 

"Not under the circumstances."

 

"I don't even know what the circumstances are."

 

"Detective Rizzoli will tell you." He left the room and came back with a glass of water-not exactly her beverage of choice at that moment, but then, it didn't seem appropriate to ask a priest to fetch the bottle of vodka. She sipped the water, feeling uneasy under his gaze. He sank into the chair across from her, watching her as though afraid she might vanish.

 

At last she heard Rizzoli and Frost come into the house, heard them murmuring in the foyer to a third person, a voice Maura didn't recognize. Secrets, she thought. Why is everyone keeping secrets from me? What don't they want me to know?

 

She looked up as the two detectives walked into the living room. With them was a man who introduced himself as Brookline Detective Eckert, a name she'd probably forget within five minutes. Her attention was completely focused on Rizzoli, with whom she had worked before. A woman she both liked and respected.

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  • Posted September 17, 2010

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    BODY DOUBLE...Wow!

    BODY DOUBLE is a great crime solver, a chilling suspense novel that will have you biting your nails without realizing it!!! Forensic pathologist Maura Isles returns home to Boston from a trip to Paris for a conference only to be greeted with murder. Shocked to see her, her friends and coworkers thought she had been killed in front of her house. Much to her bewilderment the dead body was hers! How about THAT for a cliff hanger? You will want to buy this book! Trust me!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2005

    Hide your pregnant wife!

    I went to the bookstore and browsed the new releases. This looked good so I checked it out. Hell if I didn¿t like it I could just take it back. To my surprise I picked a winner without reading any reviews or hearing anything about it in advance. That does not happen often! Tess has a writing style that is easy on my mind and makes it enjoyable to read. She doesn¿t try to drag you threw the story by a rope of words that you have to untie with the dictionary. Her imagination (at least I hope it was her imagination) was expressed in detail enough to make you want to get a security system installed and get a dress made of Kevlar for your pregnant wife. A pathologist, Maura, just returns from a trip and returns home to find a murder scene in front of her house. The police have it taped off and all that stuff. Everyone who sees her is astonished. Her neighbors can¿t believe what they see. They see her walking but they also see her dead in the front seat of a car. She is as shocked as any of them and goes off to find the identity of this person. Through DNA testing, Maura finds out that this is her twin sister, Anna, separated at birth when they where given up for adoption. She then follows her sisters¿ trail to find what she was after. The story takes you to a woman in prison who might or might not be the mother. There is also a second layer going on about a woman buried in a hole somewhere still alive and living off a small bag of goodies left for her. There is also this BMW car sales man who happens to be the Husband of the buried wife who is cheating on her instead of looking for her. Then there is the man Anna was seeing who happens to be married to a bimbo blonde. This man who is a suspect admits that although he did love he wouldn¿t kill her. Then there is the policeman ¿Rick¿ from another district that ¿Anna¿ hooked up with and then dumped just before she was murdered. Then you find out this guy is married or was married when he first started hanging around ¿Anna¿. Rick eventually feels the same tingle for Maura as he did for her sister Anna. Lots of characters, lot of plot and sub plots this story has it all. Tess does a fantastic job bringing this all together and then some. She does it with ease and clarity.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2004

    exciting police procedural

    After spending a week in Paris attending a medical conference, Boston medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles returns home to see police outside her apartment. Her neighbors and coworkers look at her as if they see a ghost. Eight months pregnant, Detective Jane Rizzoli lets her see the victim in the car so that she understands why. Sitting in the vehicle with a bullet in her head is Maura¿s exact double; DNA testing shows that Anna Jessup is her identical twin sister. Both of them were given away at birth to different adoptive parents.<P> Maura finds out that her biological mother is in prison found guilty for killing two women, one of them eight months pregnant. Her mother¿s psychologist believes that she had a partner who helped her kill the two women. Maura and the police seek this other monster because with the new evidence they have, it is discovered that Maura¿s mother and her partner have been kidnapping and killing pregnant mothers for decades.<P> This exciting police procedural is a fascinating reading experience because there is much more going on in the storyline than meets the eye. Through misdirection and red herrings, readers are directed down a path that leads them away from the truth and it is only towards the end when Maura¿s life is threatened, that the whole picture becomes clear. Tess Gerritsen scores big times with this police procedural that is sure to make the bestseller lists.<P> Harriet Klausner

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2004

    Fantastic...A must read.

    Dr. Maura Isles makes her living examining the dead, so nothing really shocks her anymore, until the day she sees herself dead¿Maura is called to a crime scene in which the victim bears a striking resemblance to her. Dr. Isles knows without a doubt that the woman she found dead is her sister, but how? Maura sets out to find the answers surrounding the mysterious woman¿s death and to find out the truth about her birth mother. But, in the process of finding answers about her past, Maura discovers more questions that need answers and realizes that her birth mother not only has the answers to her questions, but is the key to solving a series of bizarre murders that date back many years. `Body Double¿ is a shocking thriller that can¿t be put down once started. From the creepy opening to the pulse quickening climax the plot twists and turns with razor sharp precision. Tess Gerritsen has written several very good thrillers, but `Body Double¿ is by far the best she has ever written. Fans of detective/forensic thrillers filled with shocking twists, creepy killers and surprises galore should take note¿this is a MUST READ! Nick Gonnella

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2004

    Good to the end!!

    I ONLY ALLOWED MYSELF TO LISTEN TO THIS AUDIO BOOK WHEN I WALKED, NEEDLESS TO SAY I WALKED FOR MILES, I COULDN'T WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT DAY TO LISTEN AGAIN. IT IS CAPTIVATING UNTIL THE VERY END, NOW I'M HOOKED ON ALL OF HER BOOKS JUST BOUGHT THREE MORE. IT'S WORTH THE MONEY.

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  • Posted December 16, 2011

    Go to your local bookstore and But It Now!

    Body Double was a very good book; it was really interesting and the mystery of her biological family¿s involvement was spectacular. The forensic techniques were well descriptive and realistic; the way she described the autopsies were ideal. I do not think this story book crime would be that far off from a real-life crime mystery. I would recommend this book to everyone who likes to read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2005

    'Chilled to the Bone'

    This book is so riveting in the twists and turns through the whole book! I just couldn't put the book down! Gerritsen has really mastered the thoughts of an evil mind! The book keeps up the pace with Maura Isles, Rizzoli and the special team that came together to catch the killer! I kept trying to guess at the killer, and I was wrong everytime! Tess Gerritsen strikes again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2004

    Brilliant suspense!

    Gerritsen's best yet. Maura Isles is captivating, and the plot is excellent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2004

    Her best edge of your seat book, yet!

    A virtual roller coaster murder thriller that takes you OVER the top and down dark tunnels you could NEVER imagine. Tess twists her plots and brings you through her own theme park of crime novel writing at its best!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2004

    Three stories in one

    With Body Double, I felt that I got to have four stories instead of just one. First off, just goes to show you what inbreeding can cause... Second, baby stealing...bad!! Third...Over the top jealousy...Don't try this at home ladies! Fourth...Dr. Isles comes face-to-face with her past, and many unknown aspects of it... with a little romance thrown in. This to me, was a great story, and as usual, I look forward to her next book. Keep up the GREAT work Dr. Gerritsen!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2004

    Great Book

    This is by far TG best book, and I loved her others. I could not put it down and stayed up late just to finish it. It had me guessing until the very end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2014

    If you like murder mystery, this is the book for you.

    I really like the books by Tess Gerritsen. They are page turners and sometimes I stay up all night to finish one. If you like murder and medical mysteries, thes are for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    favorite

    Tess Gerritsen is my all-time favorite author and this book was my favorite of her Rizzoli and Isles series. I highly recommend it!!

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  • Posted April 11, 2014

    Great read

    As always Gerritsen doesn't dissapoint!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    terrific story

    this is truly a suspenseful story, all of the books have been a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    An amazing suspense thriller

    A novel that kept me up until 2AM.Has a shocker of an ending

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Another page turner!!!

    I really like Gerritsen's writing style, fast paced with enough twist and turns to keep it interesting!!

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    Posted November 4, 2012

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    Sospenseful

    Very fast paced, intense and leaves you wanting to know what is next.

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