I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen
Random House: 8/15/17
eBook review copy; 336 pages
Rizzoli and Isles Series #12
I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen is the very highly recommended twelfth installment of the Rizzoli and Isles crime series.
detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are
investigating homicides that are linked by more than just the
investigative team. Indie horror filmmaker Cassandra Coyle is found
murdered with her eyeballs cut out and put in her hands. When Timothy
McDougal is found dead with three arrows in his chest, Isles and her
friend realize that the two murders have been done to resemble pictures
of the death of saints. Specifically these two murders have been staged
to depict Lucy, patron saint of the blind, and
Sebastian, patron saint of archers. They soon discover that what ties
the two victims together is that twenty years ago they were children at a
local day care center during an
infamous child abuse case. Now the two must find out who the killer is,
as well as who might be the next victim.
While investigating these cases and others that may be tied together,
the two women are also facing some struggles in their personal lives.
Even while Maura's biological mother, the infamous serial
killer Amalthea Lank, is dying from cancer, she still finds a way to
get into Maura's psyche with a comment that may apply to her current
is watching her own mother's unhappiness grow while her spirit is being
crushed from staying in a loveless marriage.
This is an intense, extremely well written mystery that will hold your
rapt attention from beginning to end. Those unfamiliar with Rizzoli and
Isles will easily be able to enjoy this suspenseful novel even if it is
their first book in the series. Although the two character are well
established at this point, Gerritsen provides enough character
background along that way for anyone to easily slide right into this
novel and enjoy Rizzoli and Isles for the first time. Expect some twists
and surprises. This is one you won't want to put down once you start
My review copy was courtesy of Random House.