Tess Gerritsen

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Narrated By: Laurel Lefkow

Duration: 10 hours and 50 minutes

What to expect

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‘This is crime-writing at its nerve-tingling best’
Harlan Coben

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?

© Tess Gerritsen 2002 (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, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss

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'If you're squeamish, this book is going to make you squirm...Gerritsen makes it chillingly feasible that the person you enjoy a chat with every day might just be planning the right time to cut your throat. An unpleasant thought, but a valid end result of a taut, well-paced and thoroughly realistic thriller.'

The List

'The Surgeon touches the dark places only a hunted woman can know...This is a story that terrifies and heartens all at once. What a ride!'

Iris Johansen

'If you're home alone, do not risk even the first sentence. Once you've started reading this book, putting it down and saving it till later is not an option.'

Mo Hayder

'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'

Stephen King

'Gerritsen uses prose like a scalpel to slice deep into your mind. Piling on shock after shock and twist upon twist, this is a book best read in one sitting and with the lights full on. A breathtaking and absorbing thriller.'