I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
Published by Bantam Press on January 1, 2015
Genres: Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
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'With DIE AGAIN Tess Gerritsen proves that she is still at the top of her game. I love this fantastically gripping story and can’t wait for more' KARIN SLAUGHTER
In Boston, Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are investigating a bizarre murder. A man has been found gutted and hanging in his home. When the remains of another victim are found, it is clear that this murderer has been at work for years, and not just in Boston.
Six years ago, a group of travellers set off on an African safari. None of them are seen again – apart from one woman who stumbled out of the bush weeks later, barely alive. The only woman to have seen the killer’s face.
Has the ‘safari killer’ resurfaced in Boston? Jane is sent to Africa to find the one link between the two cases – the only survivor - and convince her to face death once again...
Well to my Die Again review. Just as a note of interest I have never read any of the other books in the Rizzoli & Isles Series. And despite this being book eleven of the series I felt that this could be read as a standalone. Yes there were hints at past stories but I felt that Tess did a marvellous job of explaining those stories without going into too much detail. There were used to advance the plot of this story rather than a reminiscent tool.
Die Again is well plotted and there are numerous twists and turns to keep the reader guessing who the murderer was. Although the main thrust of the story is set in the present time, there is the background story set in Botswana six years ago.
The Botswana story was the one that I found to be more interesting, I have to be honest, and the one I wished Tess had spent more time on. But I did love how the two stories, while at the beginning seemed to be separate, moulded together. I wasn’t sure how it would work in the beginning, but after the first few chapters I was hooked!
This is a great thriller that will grab your attention. And best of all while it is part of a series it works for non-devotees of Tess Gerristen. Can you guess the murderer before Rizzoli and Isles?