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Presumed Guilty Hardcover – May 1, 2012
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"Tess Gerritsen...throws one twist after another until the excitement is almost unbearable." -San Jose Mercury News
"Ms. Gerritsen is a master!" -RT Book Reviews
"Gerritsen's romances are thrillers from beginning to end." -Portland Press Herald
"Tess Gerritsen brings us action, adventure and compelling romance." -RT Book Reviews
"Riveting... Gerritsen knows how to fashion credible, dimensional characters."-Los Angeles Times
"Tess Gerritsen writes some of the smartest, most compelling thrillers around." -Bookreporter
"Gerritsen is tops in her genre." –USA TODAY --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
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I was almost glad to read that it was so old as I could not believe that Tess Gerritsen had really written this drivel. Obviously she was at the start of her writing career when she wrote this. As someone else noted, this is a romance with a slight mystery thrown in. But, the main problem is that is very poorly written, has cardboard cut out characters and frankly, a stupid plot line.
The main character is accused of committing a crime. She did not do it, but is universally considered guilty. The woman was not even in the home when the murder took place. There could be no incriminating evidence specifically related to her (blood spatter, cloth used to clean blood from the knife, blood on her clothing, etc) yet she is charged with the crime. So honestly from the first few poorly written pages of the plot, there was not much hope of this turning out to be a sharp, interesting story.
A male character is trying to find the identity of a suspect. He has no legal or police authority, he is just a relative of the murdered man. He calls newspapers around the country to find out if a specific person was formerly employed there. All of newsrooms he calls tell him Yes or No without any further questioning of him or why he is asking. He then decides the suspect must have changed her name and calls her Grad School. He asks the Grad School office to search for people who graduated in a specific year with the first name "Jill". Yep, again they supposedly do this research for him with no questions asked.Read more ›
So... If you read Gerritsen's medical thrillers (Bloodstream, Harvest, etc...) don't expect the same kind of plot, characters or narration in here.
Red herrings swim happily in the murky waters of this human aquarium. To make it worse, the story takes place on a small island : a beautiful environment, but it makes you feel hemmed in and claustrophobic !
In short, this novel is a little gem.
I may re-read this story and always look forward to other works by this suthor.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Tess Gerritsen needs to return to the mystery/thriller genre with more character development. Leave the romance behind because she stinks at it, I didn't even bother to finish.Published 15 hours ago by I.M. Earnest
Another Tess Gerritsen book that I had to wait until the last page before it all came together that made a great deal of sense.Published 16 days ago by Sam Densler
It was a decent read, but different and not as exciting as her earlier books.Published 26 days ago by Tim
Tess Gerritson is a good writer. Technically I couldn't fault the prose and found only one typing error in the entire book, so plaudits to her and her editorial team for that. Read morePublished 1 month ago by I bite
Not as in depth as her later works. But a good read and unexpected ending.Published 1 month ago by Frances Doucette