Sunday, August 23, 2015

From the shelf: Vanish (Rizzoli and Isles #05)

Title: Vanish (Rizzoli and Isles #05)
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Crime, Thriller
Date read: August 19, 2015
Dawn Rates:  (5/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

Tess Gerritsen's Vanish sports precisely those qualities that her much-acclaimed Body Double had in profusion: razor-sharp plotting, tight and economical characterisation and (most of all) the inexorable capture of the reader's attention as her grim plot disturbingly unfolds.

Of course, none of this will come as a surprise to long-term Gerritsen fans (an ever-growing legion)--The Surgeon rang some fascinating changes on the serial killer theme, with a threat from the grave terrifying a doctor, and )--The Apprentice, with its killer utilising medical acumen, took no prisoners. But Body Double was the ace in the hole, with resourceful cop Jane Rizzoli tracking down the murderer of her doppelganger. Jane Rizzoli, readers will be glad to hear, is back in Vanish.

Medical examiner Maura Isles is looking at another body in a slab. Not a new experience for her, but she's in for another shock when the body opens its eyes and proves to be alive. And violence swiftly follows, as the mystery woman--strikingly beautiful--kills a security guard in the hospital she's taken to, before capturing a group of hostages. One of them is a pregnant woman--Detective Jane Rizzoli, no less. And if Jane can find out what this lethal abductor wants, she may be able to save her own life--and those of the other hostages. But the clock is ticking.

My Review: (also in goodreads)

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

"My name is Mila and this is my journey..."

Who would've thought that this statement would be central to the story's plot. Human trafficking and sex slavery is always a sensitive subject and the author wrote about it tastefully. The crime thriller continues with Jane Rizzoli in her 9th month of pregnancy, in her maternity leave yet still testifying as a cop. The premise centers around a hostage crisis that eventually becomes part of a bigger plot in which everything comes into play. Gabriel Dean and Jane Rizzoli's relationship goes into a deeper level. There is not much of Maura Isles but she becomes a strong support in this story. I love how the author deepens Rizzoli and Dean's relationship especially with the baby on the way and how Rizzoli strengthens her relationship with her mother. The story is fast-paced and there were a lot of times where I couldn't really breathe with all that suspense and tension. That is why I love crime/suspense/thriller/mystery novels and I'll never get tired of saying it. Tess Gerritsen is becoming one of my favorite authors of this genre, 5 books in and I'm still hooked. I love the fact that she writes the books like every book is an episode of a well-loved crime series.

Till the next read...

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