The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen

I came across Tess Gerritsen’s crime fiction about 7 years ago, and have been hooked ever since.

Her books are fast paced, the story ling gripping, and totally shakes you up. The Silent Girl is part of her Jane Rizzoli/Maura Isles series.

A ghost walk tour in Boston’s Chinatown comes across a severed hand, in a place where a gruesome murder-suicide had taken place, seventeen years ago. Detective Jane Rizzoli Β and Medical Examiner Dr Maura Isles have to piece together the mystery. They find a woman who has been nearly decapitated, and the only clue is a couple of silvery gray hair, which seems to be non-human, and something that nobody seems to have encountered before.

The story delves into Chinese Folklore, and there are times when you start to wonder if there is something supernatural happening. Mystery, mythological tales, ancient warfare everything merges together to form a story full of suspense, and excitement. A total page turner, which is difficult to put down. She keeps the suspense going, and wraps up the book really well.

If you like fast paced crime thrillers, this is the book for you. I would rate it a 4/5.

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19 thoughts on “The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen

  1. Nope…I am not reading this…its sounds too scary 😦 As such I hardly get sleep thanks to the football being played live by R and RD in the bed..and on top of this, if I get nightmares…the dark circles under the eyes which threaten to expand will reach the toes as well!

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  2. Tess Gerritsen is back with a new book?? Brilliant!! I’ve loved her books from the beginning.

    Yay! I’m glad you like her too!

    They are eerily chilling and they have had some strong female characters too – Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles are both standard through most of her books.

    I love her books because if this!
    Must check this one out! πŸ™‚

    Please do πŸ™‚

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  3. I discovered this author through my sister when I visted her in India this time. She gave me one book an said after reading it she couldn’t sleep for 2 weeks, she kept imagining someone breaking in and kidnapping her and murdering her husband! LOL! Thats the power of her book!

    I never had any problems like that, books in general don’t cause me much problem, its the movies that mess with my head.

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  4. A crime thriller has just now landed on my desk and your post is inspiring me tor ead one πŸ˜€
    Last week onky I had read one thriller which sounded good as per blurb but turned out to be kind of ok only.
    Will try finding this author!

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  5. Any book that would take me down the memory lane of Boston ….should be on the top of my To Read List πŸ™‚ Let me go and grab it and oh la….what a bonus it would be to scare the husband in the middle of the night with my screams and blame it on the book πŸ˜‰

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