NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series, her stunning first thriller!
A beautiful young woman’s corpse is found dumped in a garbage-strewn alley. Now laid out in the office of medical examiner Kat Novak is an unidentified body that betrays no secrets—except for a matchbook clutched in one stiff hand, seven numbers scrawled inside. When a second victim is discovered, Kat begins to fear that a serial killer is stalking the streets, using a deadly drug to do his dirty work. The police are skeptical. The mayor won’t listen. One of the town’s most prominent citizens, with a missing daughter of his own, is also Kat’s chief suspect. As the death toll rises, Kat races to expose a deadly predator who is close enough to touch her.
Praise for Tess Gerritsen
“[The author] has a knack for creating great characters and mysterious plots that seem straightforward but also dazzle with complexity and twists.”—Associated Press
“[Gerritsen] has an imagination that allows her to conjure up depths of human behavior so dark and frightening that she makes Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft seem like goody-two-shoes.”—Chicago Tribune
“One of the most versatile voices in thriller fiction today.”—The Providence Journal
Previously published as Peggy Sue Got Murdered
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Before she created our favorite crime-fighting besties, Rizzoli and Isles, Tess Gerritsen published her first romantic thriller, Girl Missing. The story stars Boston medical examiner Kat Novak, who’s baffled by a series of suspicious overdoses. Is a new drug or a depraved killer—or both—responsible for the deaths of several women in the city’s poorest neighborhoods? While Kat wrangles with uninterested cops and a prominent local businessman, she also contends with her growing attraction to a handsome pharmaceutical rep who may know more than he’s letting on. This well-crafted mystery had us riveted start to finish.
this girl I know is named Kat Novak