The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
A Rizzoli & Isles Novel (Rizzoli & Isles Novels)


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Rizzoli & Isles now a series on TNT
In the murky shadows of Boston’s Chinatown lies a severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed in black, her head nearly decapitated. Two strands of silver hair—not human—cling to her body. They are homicide cop Jane 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. One woman connected to that massacre is still alive—a mysterious martial arts master who is now the target of someone, or something, deeply and relentlessly evil. Cracking a crime 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.

Don’t miss Tess Gerritsen’s short story “Freaks” in the back of the eBook.

About Tess Gerritsen

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Tess Gerritsen is a physician and an internationally bestselling author. She gained nationwide acclaim for her first novel of medical suspense, the New York Times bestseller, Harvest. Among her other blockbusters are Ice Cold, The Keepsake, The Bone Garden, The Mephisto Club, Vanish (nominated for the Edgar and winner of the Nero), Body Double, The Sinner, The Apprentice, and The Surgeon. Her latest novel is The Silent Girl. TNT’s new original series Rizzoli & Isles is based on Tess Gerritsen’s bestselling novels.
Published July 5, 2011 by Ballantine Books. 482 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Jul 24 2011
Weeks as Bestseller
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on Jun 06 2011

The ending is way over the top...but Gerritsen is a hardscrabble plotter, and much of what she does is compelling.

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Reviewed by Sarah Thompson on Sep 20 2011

Gerritsen’s witty writing and concrete characters create a sense of realism that is unmatched in many other series.

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Reviewed by John Valeri on Jul 11 2011

...complex and flawlessly executed, with elements of fable ambitiously interlaced throughout.

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Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Jul 05 2011

...a pivotal installment in the excellent and intriguing place to jump aboard.

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Reviewed by Jill Smith on Feb 10 2013

The distinctly eerie feel really ratchets up the shiver factor. Gerritsen is at the top of her game!

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Reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky on Jul 05 2011

...sharply written, engrossing, fast-paced, and suspenseful.

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Reviewed by Sharon Chance on Jul 11 2011

...Gerritsen once again creates an exciting and suspense-filled adventure.

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Reviewed by Patricia Covley on Jan 29 2012

This book makes a great read on a cold winter's night.

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Reviewed by Vivian Zabel on Aug 20 2012

The Silent Girl kept me reading, wondering, and fighting shivers and chills from the first pages to the end.

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Reviewed by Jeff Ayers on Jul 10 2011

Gerritsen delivers an amazing cultural clash between the police and Chinese immigrants. She mentions in the acknowledgments that “The Silent Girl” is her most personal novel to date, and it shows in the high-quality writing.

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