Fiction · Gwen B · Mystery · Page-Turner · Thriller

The Silent Girl | by Tess Gerritsen

The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
(Random House, 2011, 336 pages)

About the book:

In the murky shadows of an alley lies a female’s severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed all in black, her head nearly severed. Two strands of silver hair—not human—cling to her body. They are Rizzoli’s only clues, but they’re enough for her and medical examiner Maura Isles to make the startling discovery: that this violent death had a chilling prequel.

Nineteen years earlier, a horrifying murder-suicide in a Chinatown restaurant left five people dead. But one woman connected to that massacre is still alive: a mysterious martial arts master who knows a secret she dares not tell, a secret that lives and breathes in the shadows of Chinatown. A secret that may not even be human. Now she’s the target of someone, or something, deeply and relentlessly evil.

Cracking a crime resonating with bone-chilling echoes of an ancient Chinese legend, Rizzoli and Isles must outwit an unseen enemy with centuries of cunning— and a swift, avenging blade.

I loved reading this book. It is a story that will keep you very entertained.  It’s full of suspense and action.  It keeps you wondering what is going to happen next and you just can’t put it down until you find out. You’re left wondering how it’s going to end until you get to the final chapters, and believe me they are page turners!

I enjoy reading books by Tess Gerritsen.  She writes great mystery novels.  And, I love the Rizzoli and Isles TV series that is based off of her books. The Silent Girl is beautifully written, engrossing, fast-paced, and suspenseful.  If you want to read a great mystery novel, I highly recommend this one.  I also recommend that you check out the TV series.  It comes on TNT.

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