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Body double by Tess Gerritsen

Body double (original 2004; edition 2004)

by Tess Gerritsen

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Title:Body double
Authors:Tess Gerritsen
Info:London : BCA, 2004.
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Tags:crime, thriller

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Body Double by Tess Gerritsen (2004)



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Beth McDonald
  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
In a reading slump, read a thriller.

Although I jumped right into the middle of a series, I didn't feel lost - this book reminded me of a cross between the older Scarpetta books and the TV show Crossing Jordan. I will likely read another. Maybe I will go back and start at #1. I don't know that I will watch the current show based on these characters, but the read was entertaining for this genre. ( )
  ER1116 | Jan 13, 2016 |
And Tess hits another homerun with Body Double. ( )
  bsiemens | Sep 30, 2015 |
Maura comes home from Boston to find out that her friends and colleagues think she's been murdered in a car outside her house. The story widens to include a woman who may be her birth mother, a Brookline cop who was involved with her sister and the secrets of a small town in Maine.
The sub plot of Mattie Purvis was an interesting one until it tied into the main plotline, which Gerritsen did well. A well crafted story with multi-dimensional characters. ( )
  skinglist | Apr 20, 2015 |
Wow. Wow. No, really, wow! The Sinner was light years better than The Apprentice, and Body Double was light years better than The Sinner. Tess, while I still have much love for Kathy Reichs (with the exception of Virals), you're now my go-to for quality murder mystery!!! ( )
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Returning home from Paris, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles is greeted by a nightmarish scene. Slumped in a car in her driveway is a dead woman, a gunshot wound to her head. Cops and neighbours stare at her as she approaches; and when Maura looks into the car, she understands why. The body on the front seat is her mirror image. In the autopsy that follows, Maura discovers more and more parallels between her and the dead woman, right down to their identical blood group. She is even more confused when her friend, Detective Jane Rizzoli, learns that, according to all available documentation, the woman did not even exist until two years previously. Who was this woman? What was her relationship with Maura? And who is the killer's real target? Maura, who was given up for adoption at birth, knows she must confront the truth about her own mysterious origins. As she tracks down the dead woman's identity, she uncovers a shocking revelation about the mother she never knew. Drawn into a dangerous and manipulative game, Maura and Rizzoli are led ever deeper down a path of dark untruths and murderous deceit.
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Boston medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles literally meets her match–and must face a savage serial killer and shattering personal revelations–in the brilliant new novel of suspense by the New York Times bestselling author of The Surgeon and The Sinner.

Dr. Maura Isles makes her living dealing with death. As a pathologist in a major metropolitan city, she has seen more than her share of corpses every day–many of them victims of violent murder. But never before has her blood run cold, and never has the grim expression “dead ringer” rung so terrifyingly true. Because never before has the lifeless body on the medical examiner’s table been her own.

Yet there can be no denying the mind-reeling evidence before her shocked eyes and those of her colleagues, including Detective Jane Rizzoli: the woman found shot to death outside Maura’s home is the mirror image of Maura, down to the most intimate physical nuances. Even more chilling is the discovery that they share the same birth date and blood type. For the stunned Maura, an only child, there can be just one explanation. And when a DNA test confirms that Maura’s mysterious doppelgänger is in fact her twin sister, an already bizarre murder investigation becomes a disturbing and dangerous excursion into a past full of dark secrets.

Searching for answers, Maura is drawn to a seaside town in Maine where other horrifying surprises await. But perhaps more frightening, an unknown murderer is at large on a cross-country killing spree. To stop the massacre and uncover the twisted truth about her own roots, Maura must probe her first living subject: the mother that she never knew . . . an icy and cunning woman who could be responsible for giving Maura life–and who just may have a plan to take it away.

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Returning from Paris to discover a murder victim in her driveway, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles is shocked to discover that the victim looks exactly like her and is a twin sister she never knew.

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