The Silent Girl

The Silent Girl

A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

Book - 2011
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Lorraine Bracco loves The Silent Girl , saying "She did it to me again!  I can't get anything done when Tess puts out a new book and this one caught me as I was starting work on Season 2 of "Rizzoli & Isles."  So instead of memorizing my lines, I was sucked up into Boston's Chinatown with Jane, Maura, and company and could not put this one down. Just like the other books. Every time.  And to top it off, now I have to wait for the NEXT one to come out--you're killing me, Tess!  So good..."

No one takes readers to the dark side and back with more razor-sharp jolts and sheer suspense than the storytelling master behind Ice Cold and The Keepsake . When New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen has a tale to tell, put yourself in her expert hands--and prepare for the shocks and thrills that are certain to follow.

Every crime scene tells a story. Some keep you awake at night. Others haunt your dreams. The grisly display homicide cop Jane Rizzoli finds in Boston's Chinatown will do both.

In the murky shadows of an alley lies a female's severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed all in black, her head nearly severed. Two strands of silver hair--not human--cling to her body. They are Rizzoli's only clues, but they're enough for her and medical examiner Maura Isles to make the startling discovery: that this violent death had a chilling prequel.

Nineteen years earlier, a horrifying murder-suicide in a Chinatown restaurant left five people dead. But one woman connected to that massacre is still alive: a mysterious martial arts master who knows a secret she dares not tell, a secret that lives and breathes in the shadows of Chinatown. A secret that may not even be human. Now she's the target of someone, or something, deeply and relentlessly evil.

Cracking a crime resonating with bone-chilling echoes of an ancient Chinese legend, Rizzoli and Isles must outwit an unseen enemy with centuries of cunning--and a swift, avenging blade.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780345515506
9780345515513
Branch Call Number: GERR
Characteristics: 318 p. ; 25 cm

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rb3221
Sep 14, 2017

Another well written thriller with disappearing teenage girls, Chinese legends and a mystical sword. The story blends two mysteries, one 19 years old and the other in the present time. Lots of tension and suspense and a good satisfactory ending where loose ends are tided up.
Will the new detective Tam be a part of future novels? Wii Korsack marry Angela?

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Zoelexi777
Feb 02, 2016

I love Tess Gerritsen's books and this book did not disappoint. I couldn't put it down. I found it very interesting with some historical Chinese folk lore. I was very surprised with the ending.

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Shelley51
Dec 27, 2015

I love the series but this wasn't my favorite.

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eomuahaha
Oct 03, 2015

Have read almost all of her books, this is by far the best one. Leaves some of the creepiness behind for great traditional Pacific-Asian fairytale-like stories, characters, history and insight into Chinese culture.

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ilovewhippets
Dec 12, 2014

Does not disappoint! I recommend it!

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wilqser
Apr 12, 2014

Mysery about a Medical Examiner and a Detective who come upon a grisly murder committed on a rooftop in chinatown and come upon clues leading to the killing of several young girls and avenging assasins infused around ancient folklore. Light Good read. Did not know the perpetrators until the end. Passable.

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gordjca
Jul 10, 2013

Certainly recommend this for a great read. Totally enjoyed it. A satisfying epilogue for once.

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MaZaRo
Feb 12, 2013

Terrible! I'm a fan of this author's books, but this was atrocious. 10 chapters was 10 too many.

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Irene1966
Jan 23, 2013

One of my favourite books in ages. Used to read Gerritsen years ago. I love the TV show now so thought it was time to revist the books. Almost had to put my life on hold for the few days it took me to read this. Was kept guessing right until the end.

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rahmmie
Jan 05, 2013

This is Gerritsen at her very best. Very entertaining, difficult to put down, and although it continues a saga with known characters, the book stands alone without a problem

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siammarino May 18, 2015

Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura solve a difficult case involving the abduction of teenage girls. Set in Chinatown, the story is gripping with many details about Chinese culture. Thriller

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