Body Double (Rizzoli and Isles Series #4)

Body Double (Rizzoli and Isles Series #4)

by Tess Gerritsen
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Body Double (Rizzoli and Isles Series #4) by Tess Gerritsen

RIZZOLI & ISLES • HIT SERIES ON TNT • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This ebook edition contains a special preview of Tess Gerritsen’s I Know a Secret.

“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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345478658
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/17/2004
Series: Rizzoli and Isles Series , #4
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 2,494
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen earned international acclaim for her first novel of suspense, Harvest. She introduced detective Jane Rizzoli in The Surgeon (2001) and Dr. Maura Isles in The Apprentice (2002) and has gone on to write numerous other titles in the celebrated Rizzoli & Isles series, including The Mephisto Club, The Keepsake, Ice Cold, The Silent Girl, Last to Die, and Die Again. Her latest novel is the standalone thriller Playing with Fire. A physician, Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine.

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Body Double 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 428 reviews.
LCH47 More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.

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.

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.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
jakala More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gerritsen's best yet. Maura Isles is captivating, and the plot is excellent.
CorLaw3 19 days ago
'Chilling depths of discovery' mark BODY DOUBLE Book Body Double by Tess Gerritsen is my first foray into the medical suspense genre. When Boston Police Department Detective Jane Rizzoli discovers the dead doppelganger of her Medical Examine friend Dr. Maura Isles, we're off. A labyrinth of startling discoveries, buried secrets, stunning revelations, and sorrowful conclusions follow. When writing reviews, I sometimes debate how much plot to divulge. In the case of Body Double, I won't do much of it. But the chilling depths of discovery, whew! After the stunning opening moments, we meet Rizzoli and Isles' gang of professionals in law enforcement and forensic science in the case of the murdered woman. This investigation leads to the trail of what appears is a killer on a timetable. After absorbing one of those stunning revelations, Isles' journey descends into both professional and personal sorted histories that lead to the buried secrets, stunning revelations, and those sorrowful conclusions. Both vulnerable and tough, I liked Dr. Isles and Detective Rizzoli. I even searched for the TV series during the reading of Body Double. What's inherent in any crime story that's always interesting to me is the complexity of thought, the battle of wills, the art of persuasion between friend and foe. Plenty is on display with Dwayne and Mattie Purvis, Detective Rick Ballard, Dr. Joyce O’Donnell, and a few others that will remain nameless but are just as interesting. Body Double is rated 'R' for language, autopsy procedures, and violence.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Anonymous 9 months ago
Never disappoints. Intrigue and excitement! Loved it!
Anonymous 9 months ago
could not put it down...love all her books but this one was so enthralling!! What a story!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book with great details, like all of the other book in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
bmoruz More than 1 year ago
This is the 4th book in the Rizzoli series. It focuses mainly on Dr. Isles. Kept my attention and I'm looking forward to reading the next book.
Tama2toe More than 1 year ago
Yet another thrilling ride she takes you on. This book does not disappoint.
lovetoread65SP More than 1 year ago
This is a book you can't put down!! So many twists and turns. I love all of Tess Gerritsen's books especially the Rizzoli and Isles series. Can't wait to get another mystery by this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot was pretty good but the pace was way too slow to really hold my interest. I got kind of bored waiting for something of substance to happen. Absolutely not Gerrittson's best work, but I will keep reading and anticipating a more suspenseful read in the future. Stephanie Clanahan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am reading this series in their numerical order. So far all of them have been great reads, but this one is the best so far. If you enjoy good mysteries then these are for you.
mares69 More than 1 year ago
I thought it was slower at parts then the first three books. I do think that it keeps referring back to the previous books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.