Thursday, July 21, 2016

Body Double

Title: Body Double
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Published: November 17th 2004 by Ballantine Books
Format: Hardcover, 339 pages
Genre: Suspense
Series: Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles #4

If it wasn’t for the boring middle parts of this book, I would have enjoyed it more.

What begins with a body in a car parked in front of the home of Dr. Maura Isles, a woman that resembles Maura so exactly that her own colleagues were convinced that it was her, suddenly twists when Maura herself steps out of a cab and everyone is left shocked and speechless. Who was this woman in the car and without a doubt she has to be related to Maura in some way.

Maura was an only child. There were no siblings, but yet DNA does not lie. Now Maura is on the precipice of dark secrets and lies. Genetics do not make a person, which in this case is the only relief that Maura garners since her hereditary ties are disturbing and disgusting.

From the onset, what appears to be separate cases are intricately woven so that the ending is both devastating and pleasing. I cannot say that this is a favorite series since I spend half my time mentally separating the television show from the novels, but I do find myself going back from time to time to check in with this different set of Rizzoli and Isles.

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