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The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
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The Silent Girl (2011)

by Tess Gerritsen

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Series: Jane Rizzoli/Maura Isles (9), Rizzoli & Isles (9)

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This was a fast-paced reading. In the beginning I was just collecting loose ends as Jane Rizzoli was doing so. By and by I was able to put the pieces together. Nevertheless it was very enthralling.
The story is positioned in Boston's Chinatown even though the evil ones aren't Chinese. From the very beginning all characters are in position and therefore it makes the guessing so interesting. The main question is who has abducted all the young girls many years ago and why? There is old Chinese mythology involved as well as western crime. ( )
  Ameise1 | Jun 22, 2014 |
The story starts with Maura Isles having to deal with giving evidence against a policeman, which colours the rest of the story in the relationship she has with the other cops in the story. Rizzoli is dealing with her daughter and sleep deprivation and her husband trying to respect her but also keep her safe, which is a difficult balance.

The case they investigate starts when a severed hand is found in Chinatown that leads to a reopening of an almost 20year old case and finding some horrible truths that change the story of what happened.

I found it slow to start, but really enjoyed it after a while. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Jun 16, 2014 |
After a story about Maura Isles it is all about Jane Rizzoli in this instalment of the Rizzoli & Isles series.
In Boston’s Chinatowwn the police find the hand of a John Doe, cut off by an unknown swordsman who apparently vanished into the night without anybody seeing him. And it seems as if this murder is connected to an assassination 19 years ago when 4 people got killed in a Chinese restaurant. What happened to the relatives of the victims, especially their daughters? And who is this almost invisible killer who even saves the life of Jane while she is in pursue of another killer?
The second intriguing character is the mother of a girl that disappeared two years before the killing in the restaurant. The mother’s husband got killed in the assassination, too, but she has never believed that the official version was true and the Chinese cook who was in the States illegally, killed all those people.
This story is a real page-turner and the characters are very compelling and convincing. The only pity is that Maura has just a minor part in this story. I miss her and hope she’ll be back big time in the next thriller of Gerritsen’s hand. ( )
  Kaysbooks | Nov 1, 2013 |
"Fresh Meat" by Laura K. Curtis for Criminal Element

I admit it. I didn’t love Tess Gerritsen’s Ice Cold, and I was nervous that I might be about to lose a favorite author. But with the ninth in her Rizzoli & Isles seris, The Silent Girl, she’s returned to the realistic dialogue and strong sense of place that has always made me look forward to picking up her books.

Don’t be confused by the TV show. The Maura Isles of Gerritsen’s books doesn’t speak like a nerd, and her relationships are considerably more complex.

Read the rest at http://www.criminalelement.com/blogs/2011/06/fresh-meat-the-silent-girl-by-tess-...
  CrimeHQ | Apr 11, 2013 |
Just couldn't get through this as an audiobook as far as the narrator was concerned. Perhaps I'll try to read the actual book. If writers spend time picking out the best narrators, it can make all the difference on the world. ( )
  princessnoel | Apr 11, 2013 |
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What you must do, said Monkey, is lure the monsterfrom its hiding place,but be certain it is a fight you can survive.Wu Cheng'en,The Monkey King: Journey to the West, c. 1500 - 1582
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To Bill Haber and Janet Tamarofor believing in my girls
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All day, I have been watching the girl.
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No one takes readers to the dark side and back with more razor-sharp jolts and sheer suspense than New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen.

In a dark alley in Boston's Chinatown lies a female's severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed all in black. Two strands of silver hair—not human—cling to her body. These and other clues lead homicide cop Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles to make a startling discovery: This violent death has a chilling prequel.

Nineteen years earlier, a horrifying murder-suicide in a Chinatown restaurant left five people dead. But one woman connected to that massacre is still alive: a mysterious martial arts master who knows a secret she dares not tell, a secret that lives and breathes in the shadows of Chinatown. A secret that may not even be human. Now she's the target of someone, or something, deeply and relentlessly evil. Cracking a crime with bone-chilling echoes of an ancient Chinese legend, Rizzoli & Isles must outwit an unseen enemy with centuries of cunning—and swift, avenging blade.
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Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli is already at the crime scene when medical examiner Maura Isles arrives on the Chinatown rooftop. Rizzoli's gut says they're on the trail of a twisted predator and when a monkey hair is found on the body, other clues point Rizzoli and Isles in the direction of the fable of the Monkey King.… (more)

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