HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE IT HURTS...
‘This is crime-writing at its nerve-tingling best’
A killer is targeting lone women, torturing and murdering them. The precision of his methods leads Detective Jane Rizzoli to suspect he is medically trained.
Then Jane makes a terrifying discovery. Years ago a young woman was assaulted in a similar way. She escaped by shooting her attacker dead.
So why does it feel like he’s stalking her again?
IT'S GORY, IT'S GRIPPING, IT'S GERRITSEN
A creepy cerebral serial killer vaguely reminiscent of Hannibal Lecter pursues a charismatic female doctor in this thoroughly satisfying if somewhat derivative thriller. Skillfully drawn surgical backdrops sizzling with ERintensity balance out the obligatory romantic intrigue and familiar plucky police professionals, attesting to Gerritsen's authentic medical expertise as a former physician. Dr. Catherine Cordell, the main character in this chilling tale, thought she had shot and killed her rapist and would-be murderer two years earlier in steamy Savannah, where he was a surgery intern at her hospital. Now, in Boston, as another hot summer begins, he appears to have miraculously returned and embarked once again on his grisly mission: he rapes women, then surgically removes their wombs. As two intrepid detectives Thomas Moore and Jane Rizzoli investigate, Cordell begins to doubt her own memories (or lack of) and discovers that not even her OR is safe. Gliding as smoothly as a scalpel in a confident surgeon's hand, this tale proves that Gerritsen (Harvest; Life Support; Bloodstream; Gravity), originally a romance writer, has morphed into a dependable suspense novelist whose growing popularity is keeping pace with her ever-finer writing skills.
I'm not a fast reader but I read this in under a week! Every spare 5 minutes I had, I tried to squeeze in another page...! Very well written, I dreamt about it and it even kept me up at night! A great read.
A horrific serial killer perused by detectives. A familiar storyline, but a fine example of this genre. If you like this type of thriller, for sure you’ll like this!
Keeps you enthralled all the way through as do all her books