Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen

First sentence:

"The driver refused to take him any further."


Not even the icy temperatures of a typical New England winter can match the bone-chilling scene of carnage discovered in the early morning hours at the chapel of Our Lady of Divine Light. Within the sanctuary walls of the cloistered convent, now stained with blood, lie two nuns-one dead, one critically injured-victims of an unspeakably savage attacker. The brutal crime appears to be without motive, but medical examiner Maura Isles's autopsy of the dead woman yields a shocking surprise: Twenty-year-old Sister Camille, the order's sole novice, gave birth before she was murdered. Then another body is found mutilated beyond recognition. Together, Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli uncover an ancient horror that connects these terrible slaughters. As long-buried secrets come to light, Maura Isles finds herself drawn inexorably toward the heart of an investigation that strikes close to home-and toward a dawning revelation about the killer's identity too shattering to consider."

My thoughts:

This was a good mystery featuring detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles. I liked how they teamed together to solve the murders as well as learning more about their personal lives.

Date read: 6/17/2008
Book #: 35
Challenge: Celebrate the Author Challenge
Series: Jane Rizzoli/Maura Isles #3
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: mystery

ISBN-10: 0345458923
ISBN-13: 9780345458926
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Year: 2004
# of Pages: 355
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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1 comment:

Nicola said...

Yeah, for Tess Gerritsen. I really enjoyed this one!