Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Read,, My Favourite Gerritsen yet!!!, 14 Sep 2011
By 
This review is from: The Bone Garden (Paperback)
Not your usual Gerritsen read.. Set way way back in the 1830's this book focus' on the West End Reaper. It is a historical thriller which pulls in the likes of Oliver Wendall-Holmes senior and makes an excellent play on the name Burke.

Set in and around the comings and going of a teaching hospital with high demand for cadavers and an epidemic of child bed fever! The story twists and turns and really is rather exciting! We are taken through the high drama of the gentry, the flirtatious habits of silly teenagers, and the brutality of early surgery (with out anesthesia, might I add.) We experience the different classes with in a small community, and we see, how through love (and murder) the classes become intertwined. After all, under the pomp and circumstance, we are all made up of the same vital organs.

What I will say, is that it is pretty mislabeled by linking it in with the other Isles and Rizzoli novels, and should be a stand alone novel. I think it would be better received if this was the case, and people pick the book up and expect something different, how ever, it is still an amazing read.

More like this please Tess!!
Lou x
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-1 of 1 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 20 Jan 2012 19:59:59 GMT
Mr. T. SWAIN says:
This is the first time I have ever read Tess Gerritsen and I thoroughly enjoyed this book, recommended by my reading group. I can't believe the people who say they didn't find it as gripping as other TG books.For me, I could barely put it down. For a start, it was extremely well written. The writer succeeds in depicting an historical period with great conviction and is quite superb at developing character. The personality of Rose stands out like a beacon against the putrid darkness of both her contemporary society and the figures lurking in the foggy dark.I actually found it gripping as a plot with plenty of twists and turns but found the most interesting features the ignorance of medical practitioners of the time, the frightening diseases which carried off one in four young mothers after childbirth and the sheer grinding poverty of "ordinary" people at the time.Yes, there is social comment and I enjoyed that immensely. All in all a fabulous book with, in my opinion, so much more depth than, for example, you might find in a Lee Childs or Faye Kellerman "thriller".A tour de force.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

4.0 out of 5 stars (89 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (36)
4 star:
 (30)
3 star:
 (14)
2 star:
 (7)
1 star:
 (2)
 
 
 
7.99 5.59
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: uk

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,030,001