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A killer is targeting lone women, torturing and murdering them. The precision of his methods leads Detective Jane Rizzoli to suspect he is medically trained.

Then Jane makes a terrifying discovery. Years ago a young woman was assaulted in a similar way. She escaped by shooting her attacker dead.

So why does it feel like he’s stalking her again?

©2020 Tess Gerritsen (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Loved it!

Really enjoyed the voice and the way the story was told, absolutely fantastic and had me waiting for the next line!

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good read

first one of Tess's books. good read. kept me interested to the end. good narration as well.

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the surgeon

loved it, intriguing and engaging story.
i recommend this book to anybody, thanks Tess Gerritson

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-07-2020

excellent

loved this book very gripping and exciting, the narrator was great thank you 😊 audible

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  • AudiobookDevotee
  • 28-05-2021

Good but not great

This is a fairly standard murder mystery thriller. Serial killer outwits cops who don't follow some fairly obvious leads. One woman cop who is bullied but stands up for herself. Etc. Etc.

I will say that the characters in this had more flaws and moral depth than in your standard thriller and once the story got going 2-3 hours in it really picked up and by the end was quite compelling. I do think it could have been trimmed a bit by the editor but it was ok.

The narration was very quiet though. On all my devices I had to dial the volume up quite a few notches from what I would expect on normal audiobooks. This wasn't great when I switched from audiobook to car radio for the news.

Fair warning as well, in this book Rizzoli is a co-star and Isles doesn't yet exist. I haven't seen more than a few episodes of the TV series but I still found it a bit odd for the first book in a series called "Rizzoli & Isles".

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  • Ms. C. Stocks
  • 24-03-2021

Love it!

Story telling at its finest. Narration was amazing. Loved it from start to finish

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  • MRS T.
  • 01-03-2021

Loved It

This was a cracking serial killer story. Kept me gripped from the start and I couldn’t stop listening. Can’t wait to read more Tess Gerritsen books. Fab narration too.

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  • SilverSea
  • 17-01-2021

great performance of a good crime thriller

my first Tess Gerritson - a fast paced crime thriller with interesting personalities. A lot of very gruesome medical detail - not for the squeamish! - but the fallout of sexual assault sensitively managed. I would definitely listen to others. Extremely good performance from the narrator.

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  • Christina Schneider
  • 26-12-2020

What a page turner!

So gripping! While I was listening to it, I checked all doors and windows several times at night so terrified was I! Unputdownable! And really great narration, too. There is however no Dr Isles in this book and the Jane Rizzoli we meet is very different from the cool, beautiful, confident and popular Jane Rizzoli portraied on TV. I like the less perfect, more human version much more, I have to say.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-12-2020

A cut above..

Dark, visceral, female perspective thriller. Similar to Patricia Cornwell at her best. Great narration, kept me intrigued & never bored. The medical realism is utterly believable as the author was a doctor, so if you're not too squeamish the details are really interesting!

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