Book 94: The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Posted September 21, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments


From Goodreads: Not even the icy temperatures of a typical New England winter can match the bone-chilling scene of carnage discovered at the chapel of Our Lady of Divine Light. Within the cloistered convent lie two nuns–one dead, one critically injured–victims of an unspeakably savage attacker. The brutal crime appears to be without motive, but medical examiner Maura Isles’s autopsy of the dead woman yields a shocking surprise: twenty-year-old Sister Camille gave birth before she was murdered. Then another body is found mutilated beyond recognition. Together, Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli uncover an ancient horror that connects these terrible slaughters. As long-buried secrets come to light, Maura Isles finds herself drawn inexorably toward the heart of an investigation that strikes close to home–and toward a dawning revelation about the killer’s identity too shattering to consider.

Publisher: Bantam
Purchased: Bought on Audible

What I Loved: This one is more intense than the last two (and they were pretty darn intense).  I really enjoyed the case with all of its twists and turns.  I never really knew what was going to happen.  I really love that in a thriller.   The case really blew me away with its intensity and cleverness. I really thought it would be one person responsible and I was completely wrong.

What I Liked: Really enjoyed getting to know Rizzoli and Isles a little bit more.  They are both strong but flawed characters that have enough personality quirks to make them interesting.

Complaints: Each book I read/listen to makes me wish the TV Show was closer to these books and amazing characters. Really that has nothing to do with the books but I though I would throw that out there.

Why I gave it a 4:  This is turning into a series that I can’t wait to read the next book.  Tess is very talented in both writing and storytelling.  She does a great job of balancing personal lives of the characters with the solving of the case.

Who I would recommend it too:  People who read thrillers.  This is not a series to miss!

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