Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Presumed Guilty Hardcover – May 1, 2012
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
"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.
About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
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. The whole plot was just too dumb and amateurish to be believable on any level.
The money spent for this book was truly wasted. I feel that with the popularity of Rizzoli and Isles novels, either Tess or her agent or publisher thought they could reissue this and earn some extra money as folks like me would buy it thinking it was a newly published work. Shame on me for not checking more carefully....
So... If you read Gerritsen's medical thrillers (Bloodstream, Harvest, etc...) don't expect the same kind of plot, characters or narration in here.
An anonymous individual posts her bail. But life on the small island is intolerable when everyone thinks you murdered the town's most prominent citizen. The estranged brother of the victim comes to town for the funeral and to support his sister-in-law. He finds the story of the murder to be lacking and starts to question things....
Where this is headed is obvious from page 10, but Gerritsen drops enough twists and turns to keep you interested. Some of the 'villians' are a little obvious and the shrewish widow is right out of a bad romance novel but the book itself is a quick read. Again, not Hemmingway but worth a few hours.
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.