Publication Date: 1st January 2015
Publisher: Random House UK, Transworld Publishing
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...
I adore Rizzoli & Isles - they are strong characters and their interaction is fantastic. Supported by an array of other characters, including survivor Millie, the twosome work to uncover the identity of a serial killer and bring them to justice.
Gerritsen's delightful prose brings each character and each of the locations to life. Her rich descriptive text ensured I could almost smell the African bush, not to mention the eviscerated remains. Although there are a few quite bloody scenes, somehow this author has a way of getting the picture across without the need for unnecessary goriness.
With more tension than a tightly strung guitar, the crime-fighting duo use their expertise and experience to track down the killer, desperate to discover their identity before they dispose of the only survivor of their gruesome attacks. Suspenseful and exciting, this book had me on the edge of my seat. With the killer's identity only revealed at the very last minute, it really kept me guessing. Brilliant.
If you've never read Gerritsen, you're missing out!