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Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen
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Girl Missing (1994)

by Tess Gerritsen

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This is a re-release of one of Gerritsen's earlier books (Peggy Sue Got Murdered). I believe it's been slightly revised to be modernized. As with many of Gerritsen's books it's about a Medical Examiner who stumbles upon a serial killer and ends up in danger herself before she solves the mystery.

Look. It's Gerritsen. If you like Gerritsen, like MEs who investigate, and like mysteries that take place in Boston, then you'll like this.

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  tldegray | Sep 21, 2018 |
It's always fun to revisit the "old stuff," which is what this is for Gerritsen. It's a keeper.
  ptkpepe98 | Mar 19, 2018 |
This is quite a page turner. I was surprised (later) to find that it is a reprint of a much earlier novel.
It appears to be a stand-alone, with a likeable Boston medical examiner as the central character.

The bodies of young girls begin to turn up, apparently dead from a drug overdose. The bodies are found in the slum streets of one of the poorer Boston suburbs where the ME herself grew up, so she feels an affinity with them. However the drug they are dying from is still in the trial stage and not yet released for human usage. Kat Novak wants the police department to put out an alert, warning drug users that there is something lethal being sold but she meets all sorts of opposition. The town is on the brink of its bicentennial and the mayor does not want anything to rock the boat.

Meanwhile she meets a man who is looking for his daughter. ( )
  smik | Jan 17, 2017 |
None of the characters is what they first seem to be. Tess Gerritsen's medical background serves her well with the details of autopsies and drug effects. This reissue of Gerritsen's early work contains an introduction by the author, in which she states that she considers this novel the bridge between her romantic suspense novels and her crime fiction. An excellent early offering from Gerritsen. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
you can see the future... this book gives the bones of what turns becomes both " rizzoli and isles" characters. This story is light, quick and easy. The romance element is not too annoying and the discoveries read very like a screen play. I enjoyed this as a holiday weekend read ( )
  Felicity-Smith | May 29, 2016 |
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For my mum, who first read me stories. And for Joe, who read this story first.
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The first body is a mystery. She's young. She's beautiful. And her corpse, laid out in the office of Boston medical examiner Cat Novak, betrays no secrets. The final body... might be hers.

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