Sunday, August 23, 2015

From the shelf: The Mephisto Club (Rizzoli and Isles #06)

Title: The Mephisto Club (Rizzoli and Isles #06)
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Crime, Thriller
Date read: August 19-20, 2015
Dawn Rates:  (5/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

For a considerable time Tess Gerritsen has been producing some of the most challenging -- and disturbing -- crime novels being written today. A speciality, of course, is her preparedness to go further than most authors would dare to -- male or female -- and with The Mephisto Club, she once more seems prepared to face the reader and say: if you can take it, I can dish it out. While Gerritsen has found new things to say in the genre of the serial killer novel, what really distinguishes her work is the brilliant characterisation of her twin heroines, medical examiner Dr Maura Isles and Detective Jane Rizzoli. Both protagonists feature in this latest novel, and while it might not crank up the tension to the same degree as the remarkable Vanish, it will be a rare reader indeed who will be able to put this one down.

Christmas in Boston brings horror rather than good cheer when a woman's body is found dismembered in a crime scene that leaves even hardened cops queasy. Doctor Maura Isles is assigned to the case, but soon another brutal murder takes place: a woman has been mutilated and murdered on Beacon Hill, near the home of the director of the Mephisto Club. This is a clandestine society whose subject is the study of evil -- and its agenda is to confront it in its most unadulterated forms. As Detective Jane Rizzoli becomes involved, it's quickly apparent that both women (no strangers to the bloodiest extremes of human cruelty) are up against something which is close to a distillation of the purest evil.

My Review: (also in goodreads)

Rizzoli and Isles series: The Surgeon, The Apprentice, The Sinner, Body Double, Vanish

Tess Gerritsen's "Rizzoli and Isles" series just keeps getting better. 6 books in and I'm cementing myself as a fan. The series takes off with something gory and unbelievable as Rizzoli and Isles take on another murder scene. Satanic rituals, demons and supernatural forces are the center of this novel. This is a feat for Jane and Maura, people who value facts and evidences more than anything else. Again, this novel is fast paces and I love how everything gets stitched together like some gigantic puzzle. This book for me is like the child of Dan Brown, Rick Riordan and Stephen King. There are times where I'm reminded by the other books I have read in the past and it excites me. That 'I know this' moment is a wonderful feeling. Again, both characters matured in which I know them a bit more after this novel. I like how Daniel and Maura finally finds each other but the complications that comes with it will eventually bite them back...its a sad thing to ship a couple that can never be. Although the chemistry is there, what can't be....can't be. I'll turn to Gabriel and Jane instead. What I like about this series is the fact that all the murder, mystery and suspense always comes in a different form every book. The author tackles different kinds of evil and twists is as the reader's grip their seats in anxiousness and anticipation.

Till the next read...

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