Tess Gerritsen

I Know A Secret

"A great twist at the end when the killer is revealed.."


Two separate homicides, at different locations, with unrelated victims, have more in common than just being investigated by Boston PD detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles. In both cases, the bodies bear startling wounds, yet the actual cause of death is unknown. It's a doubly challenging case for the cop and the coroner to be taking on, at an inconvenient time for both of them. As Jane struggles to save her mother from the crumbling marriage that threatens to bury her, Maura grapples with the imminent death of her own mother - infamous serial killer Amalthea Lank.

While Jane tends to her mother, there's nothing Maura can do for Amalthea, except endure one final battle of wills with the woman whose shadow has haunted her all her life. Though succumbing to cancer, Amalthea hasn't lost her taste for manipulating her estranged daughter by dangling a cryptic clue about the two bizarre murders Maura and Jane are desperately trying to solve.

But whatever the dying convict knows is only a piece of the puzzle. Soon the investigation leads to a secretive young woman who survived a shocking abuse scandal; an independent horror film that may be rooted in reality; and a slew of martyred saints who died cruel and unusual deaths. And just when Rizzoli and Isles think they've cornered a devilish predator, the long-buried past rears its head and threatens to engulf more innocent lives, including their own.

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Rizzoli and Isles are on the case to find the killer of a young girl who has been found murdered and left with her eyes removed. Alongside the investigation Gerritson updates with the goings on in the personal lives of the main characters. Isles has a complex family history with her serial killer mom, while Isles has her on/off relationship with Daniel, a priest, which still hasn't been resolved. Back on the case, I was convinced I had worked out who the killer was and exactly what had happened. However, after a few lukewarm books, Gerritson is back on form with 'I Know a Secret' and managed to prove me completely wrong. A great twist at the end when the killer is revealed but not quite a tidy ending. Gerritson fans will enjoy this latest instalment of Rizzoli and Isles. This is a great read with some favourite characters and an ingenious plot.

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