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Last to Die (with bonus short story John Doe): A Rizzoli & Isles Novel Mass Market Paperback – June 25, 2013
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“One of the most versatile voices in thriller fiction today.”—The Providence Journal
“[Tess] Gerritsen has a knack for creating great characters and mysterious plots that seem straightforward but also dazzle with complexity and twists.”—Associated Press
“An exciting and puzzling mystery . . . [Last to Die] is a key book in a series that keeps getting better and better.”—Bookreporter
“Gerritsen skillfully heightens the tension right up to the suspenseful ending.”—Booklist
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- Publisher : Ballantine Books (June 25, 2013)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 512 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0345515528
- ISBN-13 : 978-0345515520
- Item Weight : 10.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.19 x 1.21 x 7.51 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #183,274 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When children are the only survivors after the slaughter of their families they are sent to Evensong for safety . There's no safety to be had . Maura gets tangled in the mystery first, but Jane soon follows.
The plot has tension and many satisfying red herrings. It keeps you guessing right up to the end.
My rating: 4 Stars
My opinion: Let me preface this review by stating that I have read every book in this series, some several times. On that note, I must also state that Dr. Gerritsen is probably one of the most character and storyline driven author I have ever had the pleasure of reading. What I mean by this is that this is not a series that one can pick up a single book and have an excellent understanding of how incidents in the story reflect back to other novels and follow the overall R&I story. Another point I will make is that if watchers of the TNT series think that the books follow the TV series, they don't! This series, particularly the earlier novels, can be quiet graphic without the "silliness" portrayed by the TV characters.
Now, this is not my favorite of the R&I series, but not my least favorite either. This book had much more of a psychological aspect to it and went much deeper into the Rizzoli family history and dramatics than her books before. Still with Dr. Gerritsen's high quality writing, this was a pleasurable read.
Would I recommend? : Of course, I regularly recommend this series.
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They have gone to live with other families & those families have been killed. Again they survive, this time two of them assisted by a mystery blonde woman who disappears just before the authorities arrive.
The all end up at Evensong, a special residential school for children with a common denominator - murder.
All have lost one or more family member to homicide.
The security is high, education excellent & accommodation manorial.
The premise is that there is evil in the world, be prepared. Whether it is learning which plants are poisonous, how to use a bow & arrow, survival skills & self sufficiently - all are available.
The tutors have lost someone close to them toi murder, they believe that Evil exists, they are members of the Mephisto Society.
Strange things start to happen after the arrival of the last member of the trio.
Maura is there to visit Julian, the sixteen year old who she survived a previous trauma with, a deep friendship developed through their shared ordeal.
A two week vacation at Evensong with Julian and his dog, Bear is just what she needs.
Before she left Boston, one of her last cases was the autopsies of a family murdered, their foster child being the only survivor.
Her curiosity is piqued when she learns about the other two children who have lived through a similar ordeal.
A fascinating story, excellent research with totally unexpected twists & turns leading to a quirky ending.
As usual, Ms. Gerritsen takes you on a mystery tour, and you are never disappointed with the final destination.