Genres: Mystery, Thriller
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In the twelfth gripping novel featuring Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles, the crime-solving duo—featured in the smash-hit TNT series Rizzoli & Isles—are faced with the gruesomely staged murder of a horror film producer.
The crime scene is unlike any that Detective Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles have ever before encountered. The woman lies in apparently peaceful repose on her bed, and Maura finds no apparent cause of death, but there is no doubt the woman is indeed dead. The victim’s eyes have been removed and placed in the palm of her hand, a gesture that echoes the terrifying films she produces. Is a crazed movie fan reenacting scenes from those disturbing films?
When another victim is found, again with no apparent cause of death, again with a grotesquely staged crime scene, Jane and Maura realize the killer has widened his circle of targets. He’s chosen one particular woman for his next victim, and she knows he’s coming for her next. She’s the only one who can help Jane and Maura catch the killer.
But she knows a secret. And it’s a secret she’ll never tell.
I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I have read all of this authors books and I am a huge fan of her creep factor and this did not disappoint. Right away we open with a gruesome murder in Boston and the chase begins. There is so much going on in this book but in a good way. We have the daycare scandal from years ago and the current situation of who and why are the children from this sex abuse scandal being murdered one by on in horrifying ways. Maura’s mother is back in the picture and I was hoping that she would not make another creepy appearance but what the heck it works. Jane’s mother is back with her buffoon of a husband and I had hoped that wasn’t going to happen but it did, he is the most annoying character along with brother Frankie. Aside from these little subplots which in my opinion are an important part of this series, we now get to the grit of the book, the creepy murders and who is doing this. There is a female character that was a part of the sex abuse scandal and she is integral to this investigation. I cannot go into too much detail about this book because it would really ruin the whole book for those of you who will read it. There is a lot of suspense and action and of course the big twist at the end.
I thought that I had this one figured out about two thirds of the way into this book but was I ever wrong. That is what keeps me going back for more with this author.