Books by Tess Gerritsen

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Under the Knife

I have been on a Tess Gerritsen glom lately, so even though this book isn’t part of a series, I decided to just continue trucking right along through her backlist. Most readers now would think of Rizzoli & Isles thrillers when they think of Gerritsen. However, she got her start in romantic s ...

B+
The Silent Girl

The mystery running through The Silent Girl takes readers on an unforgettable journey. The discovery of a grisly murder scene in Boston’s Chinatown takes Jane Rizzoli on an investigation that leads her back not only to past crimes, but also gives readers an interesting look at Chinese mythology an ...

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Playing With Fire

I love it when a book captures my interest and just doesn’t let go as this one did. I found myself reluctant to put it down and anxious to pick it up even though I was extremely busy with other things. To me that means I’ve encountered a really terrific read. In a small re ...

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Last to Die

You know that saying "If I didn't have bad luck I'd have no luck at all?" That definitely applies to several of the characters in this book. Only their bad luck is of the man-made variety. And it is very, very bad indeed.         Jane Rizzoli is having one of those days. Her mother, ...

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Ice Cold

I'm not a big fan of ice cold wilderness survival stories, probably because I live in the North and am very aware of just how deadly a pristine winter wonderland can be. But used right, this setting can really add an eerie element of suspense to a novel as the surroundings suddenly become not just ...

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The Bone Garden

The Bone Garden was my book club book this month, and since Tess Gerritsen got her start in romance, I thought it might hold some interest for romance fans. Indeed, it has some romantic elements, but oddly, those are the book's weaker elements; its medical and historical aspects are better written a ...

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The Mephisto Club

Tess Gerritsen has undoubtedly come up with an intriguing premise in The Mephisto Club. Unfortunately, due to what would definitely be termed TSTL behavior on the part of her tag team of recurring characters and my perennially wrinkled forehead regarding character details that the author never both ...

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Gravity

Stephen King has blurbs on a lot of books, so that isn't always an indicator of quality, but this time he was right on the money when he said: "If you've never read Gerritsen, figure in the price of electricity when you buy your first novel by her... 'cause baby, you are going to be up all night." I ...