Saturday, August 04, 2007


Body Double by Tess Gerritsen

Friday, July 13, 2007

I was afraid that this book would just be a take-off from the Kay Scarpetta series since both involve medical examiners. There are many similarities, but I love Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta and I love Gerritsen's Dr. Maura Isles. A thriller and mystery combined, I raced right through it. The front cover is a little misleading as it shows the body of a thin naked woman when, by all rights, this body should be at least eight months pregnant. That's right, the main victims in this gripping tale are all pregnant women making the story that much more compelling. The investigation by Maura and her friend, Detective Jane Rizzoli begins when Maura's doppelganger is discovered murdered outside Maura's house. Maura returns from a trip to Paris to find cops all over the place and looks of shock on everyone's faces when they see her. This murder leads to all kinds of personal problems for Maura as well as the discovery of the mass murders of numerous pregnant ladies and we soon learn who the killer is. So the rest of the story is involved with tracking him down before he kills again, plus all kinds of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing right to the end. I'm looking forward to reading more books involving Maura Isles.
Rating: 4.75
Posted by Framed at 7:16 PM

SuziQoregon said...
I haven't read any of Gerritsen's books yet. I've got The Surgeon scheduled for one of my Medical Mysteries.
7/13/2007 10:32 PM
Literary Feline said...
I'm going to be reading my second Tess Gerritsen book (ever) for the Medical Mystery Challenge before it's over. I really enjoyed the one book I did read by her and she instantly became a favorite. I think I may have a copy of the one you read around here somewhere even. Your review makes me eager to start reading her books again.
7/14/2007 9:01 AM
Joy said...
I liked this one, too. I rated it a 4.5/5. :)
7/14/2007 1:04 PM
Framed said...
After looking into the series, I gues it's really "The Jane Rizzoli" series. In this book, Dr. Isles is the main character. I hope she is in all of them. I really liked her.
7/15/2007 5:00 PM
heidijane said...
Ooh I'm hoping to read this for the Medical Thriller challenge too. I'm excited already!

I am a fan of Gerritsen's, but haven't read this book yet.
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