'Suspense doesn’t get much smarter than this' Lee Child
'Crime-writing at its unputdownable, nerve-tingling best' Harlan Coben
Murder. That’s what they all have in common.
Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles find themselves locked inside a high-security boarding school along with the students. They are told it’s for their own safety.
The school has been set up to provide a place of sanctuary for chidren who have lost their families in violent circumstances. But now there has been a murder within the grounds.
Does the threat come from outside...or from within?
At the start of Gerritsen's pulse-pounding 10th thriller featuring Det. Jane Rizzoli of the Boston PD and her close friend, pathologist Maura Isles (after 2011's The Silent Girl), an unidentified narrator describes her hunt for a person nicknamed Icarus, a fiend who has sought refuge in a villa outside Rome, Italy. The scene shifts to Ithaca, N.Y., where 13-year-old Claire Ward survives a car crash that kills her foster parents, then to rural New Hampshire, where 14-year-old Will Yablonski's aunt and uncle perish in an explosion that destroys their farmhouse. When a similar slaughter that leaves one foster child alive occurs on Boston's Beacon Hill, Rizzoli and Isles get the case. The high-pressure assignment doesn't delay Isles's Maine vacation plans, but her time away from Boston turns out to be a highly unpleasant and risky busman's holiday. Gerritsen pulls things together nicely by the end as she crafts several sequences that will leave readers anxious about the outcome.
Stunning storyline, a great mystery, multiple murders and no hint of how it will all end. This book will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat. Another Gerritsen triumph.
Absolutely brilliant the characters are getting better and better with each book, very unputdownable!
I could not put this book down and it did not disappoint right up to the last page. Brilliant.