Saturday, December 6, 2014

Book Review: Die Again by Tess Gerritsen

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Ballatine Books, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Lots of book reviews today!

This new Rizzoli & Isles novel goes from Africa to Boston, and back,
so it fits into our travel theme today!

Die Again cover


Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are back—and they’re going into the wild to find a killer. Die Again is the latest heart-pounding thriller in Tess Gerritsen’s New York Times bestselling series, the inspiration behind TNT’s hit show Rizzoli & Isles.

When Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are summoned to a crime scene, they find a killing worthy of the most ferocious beast—right down to the claw marks on the corpse. But only the most sinister human hands could have left renowned big-game hunter and taxidermist Leon Gott gruesomely displayed like the once-proud animals whose heads adorn his walls. Did Gott unwittingly awaken a predator more dangerous than any he’s ever hunted?

Maura fears that this isn’t the killer’s first slaughter, and that it won’t be the last. After linking the crime to a series of unsolved homicides in wilderness areas across the country, she wonders if the answers might actually be found in a remote corner of Africa.

Six years earlier, a group of tourists on safari fell prey to a killer in their midst. Marooned deep in the bush of Botswana, with no means of communication and nothing but a rifle-toting guide for protection, the terrified tourists desperately hoped for rescue before their worst instincts—or the wild animals prowling in the shadows—could tear them apart. But the deadliest predator was already among them, and within a week, he walked away with the blood of all but one of them on his hands.

Now this killer has chosen Boston as his new hunting ground, and Rizzoli and Isles must find a way to lure him out of the shadows and into a cage. Even if it means dangling the bait no hunter can resist: the one victim who got away.


I've read a few of the Rizzoli and Isles books and unlike other series, where a TV or movie changes the reading, the characters are still themselves and the reader gets a great mystery and story from Tess! This story will literally KEEP you guessing til right at the end as to who (what?) the real killer is! Tess does a great job in giving the reader background on the characters, so even a new reader will not be confused at all, and the book can stand alone from the other books in the series I learned so MUCH about African wildlife in this book, that I was actually able to answer questions my 7 yr old had about big cats when we were watching an animal show a few days later! You have to love fiction books that educate! LOL. This is a fun read, and fans of the series will love it !

About the Author:

Tess Gerritsen is a physician and an internationally bestselling author. She gained nationwide acclaim for her first New York Timesbestselling novel of suspense, Harvest. She is also the author of the bestsellers Rizzoli & Isles: Die Again, Rizzoli & Isles: Last to Die, The Silent Girl, Ice ColdThe KeepsakeThe Bone GardenThe Mephisto ClubVanishBody DoubleThe SinnerThe ApprenticeThe Surgeon,Life SupportBloodstream, and Gravity. Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine.

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