Thursday 10 August 2017

I Know A Secret by Tess Gerritsen #BlogTour @tessgerritsen @alisonbarrow @TransworldBooks

I have a secret. 
And someone wants to make sure I never tell . . . 

In a house decorated with horror movie posters, a young woman’s body is found. She lies on her bed, two bloodied objects clutched in her palm. Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are called to the murder scene, but even faced with this gruesome sight they are unable to identify the immediate cause of death. 

Their investigation leads them to a high-profile murder case that was seemingly solved years before. But when another body is found in horrific circumstances, the link between the two victims is clear. Was the wrong person sent to prison? Is the real killer out there right now, picking off new targets? 

One woman knows the killer is coming for her next. She’s the only one who can help Rizzoli and Isles catch him.

But she has a secret that she has to keep . . .

I am thrilled to welcome you to the Blog Tour for I Know A Secret by Tess Gerritsen, published in hardback by Transworld on 10 August 2017.  I Know A Secret is number twelve in the Rizzoli & Isles series.

It's been quite a while since I read one of Tess Gerritsen's books, when I looked back on my reading record I discovered that I read The Surgeon; the first of the Rizzoli & Isles series back in 2003 - yes fourteen years ago. I'm not sure where the years go to.

It must be difficult for an author to keep a long-running series fresh and original. I can assure you that I Know A Secret is every bit as exciting and thrilling as the earlier books, in fact, I'd say that this is probably one of my favourite books of the series. It's one of those stories that completely consumes the reader, a fast-paced and intriguing plot with some clever and unexpected twists that I certainly didn't see coming.

Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles are more than used to dealing with the dark, dangerous and downright evil side of Boston, yet the discovery of a young girl's body seems particularly sinister. Not only murdered and laid out on her own bed, but mutilated too, and post-mortem, so it would seem.

The victim was a wealthy young woman who, along with three friends made horror movies, and it is this that sparks the most interest for Maura Isles. She's almost convinced that the killer is imitating the art of the film until another body is discovered, and there is a link.

Cleverly and deftly plotted, I Know A Secret weaves multiple themes into a unstoppable plot. Not only is the reader treated to an insiders view of the minds of horror film fans, but a religious aspect is thrown into the pot too. Couple this with the recent release of a convicted killer who also has links with the victims and Rizzoli and Isles have their work cut out.

I Know A Secret is crime fiction at its best. Tess Gerritsen is a master at her game, and her indepth medical knowledge adds intensity and authenticity to what is already a superb story. Her ability to interweave the personal back stories of her main characters, and to create new voices that compliment the established characters is excellent.

Rizzoli and Iles are back, with a bang. Existing fans will love this and readers new to the series have such a treat in store too. This is raw, powerful and totally gripping stuff. Extremely satisfying and quite possibly, her best book yet.

My thanks to the publisher who provided my copy for review

Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen is also a physician, and she brings to her novels her first-hand knowledge of emergency and autopsy rooms. But her interests span far more than medical topics. As an anthropology student at Stanford University, she catalogued centuries-old human remains, and she continues to travel the world driven by her fascination with ancient cultures and bizarre natural phenomena. 
She started off her writing career with romance novels, now published by Mira. But in 1996 she switched to writing thrillers with her novel HARVEST, inspired by the anger she felt about the illegal trade in human organs. It was her first New York Times bestseller. 
Since then she has become an internationally bestselling author of crime novels, and her thriller series starring Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles is the basis for the hit television series "Rizzoli & isles." 
She lives with her husband in Maine. 
For more information on Tess Gerritsen and her novels, visit her website:
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