Body Double

Body Double

A Novel

Book - 2004
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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.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2004
ISBN: 9780345458940
9780345458933
0345458931
Branch Call Number: GERR
Characteristics: 339 p

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rb3221
Aug 09, 2017

Lots of plot twists and suspense as Maura discovers she may have a sister, hence the title of the novel and even a mother who may still be living. The search and mystery begins as she searches for her roots and Rizzoli searches for the killeror killers.
A good pace to the novel and we see the continuing development of the friendship between Isles and Rizzoli. Overall a very good read and onto the next novel.

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maipenrai
Dec 16, 2016

(The fourth book in the Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series)

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Shelley51
Dec 27, 2015

One of my favorites in the series!

LMcShaneCLE Nov 17, 2014

Get hooked on Tess Gerritsen -she started writing for Harlequin while pregnant and it became her second career. She left her work as a physician - not bad!

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RuthSakstad
Oct 21, 2013

I agree this is one of my favorite Rizzole & Isles story.

furyface Oct 23, 2012

if you like James Patterson, books from Tess are very similar.

burnurlifedown Jun 17, 2012

Entire series is good but this is one of my favorites in the series

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