Tess Gerritsen

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Narrated By: Anna Fields

Duration: 9 hours and 35 minutes

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'Gerritsen was a medic before she turned to writing, and her book contains enough grisly details to put you off hospitals for life. But if you like your crime medicine strong, this will keep you gripped' MAIL ON SUNDAY

A series of horrific murders seem disturbingly familiar to Detective Jane Rizzoli. They remind her and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles of those committed by a killer known as The Surgeon, who they recently put behind bars.

While they’re still trying to track down the new killer, the unthinkable happens: The Surgeon escapes. Suddenly, Jane is chasing not one but two brilliant and twisted minds, united by one goal...

© Tess Gerristen 2003 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


Thriller / suspense fiction, Crime & mystery fiction, Crime & mystery: police procedural, Crime & mystery: women sleuths, Crime & mystery: hard-boiled crime, noir fiction, Psychological thriller

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Irish Times

'Scary, gripping, with hair-raising finish - this little chiller is sure to keep you guessing!'


'A classic page-turner full of melodrama and moments of heightened tension.  Gerritsen is a craftwoman.'

The Mirror

'A cross between Messiah and Prime Suspect, this is gritty, gristly and graphic, the adrenaline pumping overtime till the very last page.  But it's not just about blood and gore.  Exploring the sexism experienced as a female writer through her central character, Gerritsen also goes some way into questioning why people ultimately kill.'

The List

'If blood, guts and gore float your reading boat, this fast-moving thriller with a twist does the business.  Not for the faint-hearted though.'