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Keeper of the Bride

Keeper of the Bride [Kindle Edition]

Tess Gerritsen
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)

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"It's scary just how good Tess Gerritsen is..." - Harlan Coben "Gerritsen has enough in the locker to seriously worry Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben and even the great Denis Lehane. Brilliant." - Crime Time "Gerritsen is tops in her genre." - USA TODAY "Tess Gerritsen writes some of the smartest, most compelling thrillers around." - Bookreporter"

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Had she survived because of fate, coincidence or just luck?

If Nina Cormier’s wedding had taken place, she would be dead. But after the bride was left at the altar, the church stood empty when the bomb went off. It wasn’t until a stranger tried to run her car off the road, however, that she realized someone wanted her dead. But who?

That’s what Detective Sam Navarro needs to find out. . . fast. As a cop, he knows better than to become attached to the woman he’s trying to protect. But as a man. . .

With a nightmare unfolding around them, Sam and Nina decipher the stunning truth. Now they’re at the mercy of a brilliant madman who plays for keeps. . . .

“Tess Gerritsen. . . throws one twist after another until the excitement is almost unbearable. ” —San Jose Mercury News

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 400 KB
  • Print Length: 331 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0778303411
  • Publisher: MIRA (1 Nov 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00480OZN6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,704 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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91 of 92 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I have enjoyed several of Gerritsen's other books, including The Surgeon and The Apprentice, but found this book a little disappointing. The Keeper of the Bride is a fairly good suspense thriller (with a bad title). It is well paced with one or two good twists, although with a slightly less than satisfying conclusion. My main problem with this book, however, is the developing relationship between the two main characters: it reads exactly like a Mills and Boon romance - predictable and cheesey. Although published very recently I wouldn't be surprised if this book was written much earlier on in her career - it reads like a first novel: promising but with underdeveloped potential.
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121 of 132 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful!!! 21 Feb 2003
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Like Tess Gerritsen's other books "The Surgeon" and "The Apprentice". Keeper of the bride keeps the suspense taught.
This one begins with an abortive wedding with a twist.. When the bride leaves, the church is blown up by a bomb that was set to go off during the ceremony. Here, however, she falls into cliché land with the detective investigating this latest terrorist linked bombing who ends up questioning the bride to be and then finding himself drawn to her(YAWN).
However, despite the clichés, I couldn't put the book down and finished it in one sitting. All in all, not as good as the two previous books, but well worth a read if you have a couple of hours to spare, especially in a departure lounge!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Cheesy 4 Jun 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I wasn't sure whether to buy this one or not having read the two reviews However I'm so glad that I did I loved it Admittedly I love her medical thrillers,but what a pleasant change this one was You really get to know the characters Predictable? Yes Cheesy? No
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Love Tess Gerritsen? 26 May 2010
Love romantic novels? Read this book. Love Tess Gerritsen? Love gripping and detailed crime novels? Love the usual Tess gerritsen suspense? Love a book you can't put down? DON'T read this book!!!! This is an early novel by Tess Gerritsen, one of a few recently re-published. They shouldn't have bothered. It lets her down terribly. No real plot, a romance which is obvious from the first pages and really nothing happens. Hard to believe Tess Gerritsen would want this re-published.A poor Mills and Boon, with no substance at all.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Keeper of the Bride 6 Dec 2010
Very disappointing.
If I wanted to read a Mills and Boon or Harlequin Romance I would have done that.
In my opinion, that is all this is, just a glorified romance novel and not even a good one at that.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Mills and Boon 18 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very, very disappointed to say I did not enjoy this book at all. I thought I was reading Karen Rose but at least Karen has a decent murder story going on at the back of the Mills and Book love story. Why have you gone down this road???? Both Bride and Cop were totally pathetic.

As an avid fan Tess Gerritsen it does not fill me with joy to rate this one star.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keeper Of The Bride 9 July 2011
By Amy
This is the first Tess Gerritsen book that I have read, and while I will look out for more books by her, I did feel that on the whole 'Keeper of the Bride' was slightly rushed.

We are instantly thrown into the throes of the story and from the first page the reader is left guessing just what is really going on. However, for me, I felt that the entire story was told in too fast a pace, which is something I rarely say, as I like fast-paced stories rather than ones just plod along. I just didn't feel that the pace quite worked with this one, and it could have done with being padded out slightly more.

Overall, the story is quite good, and while not particularly edge-of-your-seat stuff, it did make me want to read on and discover the real reasons behind what was going on in the main character's Nina's life and why. The ending of the book for me was a little disappointing, as it felt quite abrupt, so again I would say this is where the book could have done with being lengthened out slightly.

Keeper of the Bride is one of Tess's earlier novels (first published in 1996) so, while it is a good effort, I am hoping that her later works will be much more thrilling and full suspense.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Predictable and cheesy. Definately cheesy! 11 July 2010
I have read most of Tess Gerritsen's books. I have to say this sticks in my mind as being one of the most cheesy, ridiculous books so far. Tess, either stick to crime thriller or write Mills and Boon. Bringing the 2 together reads as cheesy and ridiculous. It takes away from the credibility of the entire story and just becomes a predictable romantic novel. I honestly considered not bothering reading any more Tess Gerritsen books after this one but having seen the reviews of the latest Rizzolli one, I will give it one more go. If you like a meaty story with credible characters, don't bother with this.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars way too loved up
Hardly a suspense way too predictable and way too much sickly romance would be better places in a romance section
Published 8 days ago by michelle
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Up to the normal tess g standard
Published 19 days ago by alan and joy lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Tests at her best
Published 1 month ago by anna brown
2.0 out of 5 stars Mills and Boon
I'm afraid I have to disagree with the majority of reviews. I love, love, love Tess Gerritsen's 'Maura Isles' books (hate the TV spin off) but this is like reading a Mills & Boon... Read more
Published 1 month ago by T. Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Tracy Tonnessen
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping reading
Tess Gerritsen fans won't be disappointed with this book. Gripping reading from start with the reader trying to guess who is behind everything. Read more
Published 1 month ago by moira
4.0 out of 5 stars Early Gerritsen
A story of an affair that has difficulty in coming to fruition among the bombs and criminal intent, not like Gerritsens later work.
Published 1 month ago by Peter Joiner
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping
Tess Gerritsen always keeps her tales moving at a gripping pace. I recommend that It is always best to read her novels in the order written.
Published 2 months ago by PPitstop
5.0 out of 5 stars Super book and great reading
Super book and great reading
Published 2 months ago by Barb
5.0 out of 5 stars Tess Gerritsen books
Really enjoyed this book, she is a very good thriller writer and there's always a "second story" to keep you on your toes, great, Thanks
Published 2 months ago by Mrs Hilary Hewitt
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