Being a huge fan of Tess Gerritsen I was ridiculously excited to be able to take part in the blog tour for I know A Secret. Big thanks go to Anne Cater and the publishers for this opportunity.
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 . . .
Published 10th August
Can you believe this is book number 12 in the Rizzoli and Isles series, yes book twelve! Where has the time gone? It doesn’t feel like that long since I picked up The Surgeon, book number one in the series. I totally devoured it and each book after and I so look forward to the next instalment.
I have to say I was not disappointed in the slightest with I Know A Secret. It’s like coming together with old friends, a little bit of catching up but ultimately feeling like you’re part of the gang and on the case to solve the mystery.
In I know A Secret the body of a young woman is found and Rizzoli and Isles are called to the scene. It’s not a pretty sight and both detective and forensic pathologist are at a loss to the why’s and what for. It doesn’t seem like the young woman had any enemies and it’s not clear how she actually died. When another body is found in different circumstances but just as gruesome it’s a race against time to find the killer but with little evidence it’s a tough case but the duo never give up.
I just love both Rizzoli and Isles, they’re very different characters but work so well together and reading how the friendship has grown over the series has been great.
Jane Rizzoli, now she’s a tough cookie. She’s very determined and I’d say quite stubborn, a strong character but she’s also very human. Her family mean the world to her, and they’re a close knit family. Rizzoli is the type of detective to go all out to solve a case, she’ll leave no stone unturned and her determination really shines through.
Maura Isles is another tough cookie but I’d say she is a little bit more vulnerable. Having been adopted when she was young, her past is back to haunt her and her love life isn’t very straight forward either. Having her job though means the world to her and her passion for finding the truth and the care she gives to the dead make her such a likeable character.
Now I’m not going to give away any of the plot as this is a story that really needs to be read with only the information from the description. What I will say is you will not want to put this one down, I tried to read it slowly, I mean I really tried but I absolutely failed and ended up devouring it. There’s a lot of twists and turns as you’d expect and having read the other eleven books I really thought I might have a grip on how Gerritsen writes, I thought I’d be able to pick up any clues and solve the case. Hmm I was so wrong, and I found myself working along side Rizzoli and Isles and only coming to the conclusion when it was finally put in front of me. I have to say I am in awe of how Gerritsen manages to surprise in each book and keep it fresh.
I can’t recommend this book enough, it’s tense, gruesome, dark and totally captivating. It’s certainly a sleep stealer and a story you don’t want to miss. I know this is book 12 but I would say it could definitely be read as a standalone. There are references to the past, but nothing that would spoil the enjoyment of I know A Secret.
About the author
Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen is also a physician, and she brings to her novels her first-hand knowledge of emergency and autopsy rooms. Her thrillers starring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the hit TV series Rizzoli & Isles.
But Tess’s interests span far more than medicine and crime.
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.