- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Bantam Press; First Edition of This Edition edition (24 Jun. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0593063228
- ISBN-13: 978-0593063224
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.2 x 24 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (282 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Killing Place: Rizzoli & Isles series 8 Hardcover – 24 Jun 2010
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Tess Gerritsen’s new book The Killing Place is markedly different from her usual fare, but sports all her usual narrative acumen. The well-established page-turning abilities that marked out such earlier Gerritsen novels as The Mephisto Club and The Bone Garden are fully in evidence here, and the characters remain as sharply defined as ever – welcome news for followers of Gerritsen’s much-loved series heroines, forensic anthropologist Maura Isles and detective Jane Rizzoli.
In Wyoming, the quaintly-named village of Kingdom Come is snowed in, and twelve identical houses are abandoned and in darkness. Cars, similarly, are abandoned. Where are all the human inhabitants? The snowstorm has marooned Maura Isles – and the private road that took her to the village has also led her into a frightening and disturbing puzzle. Subsequently, Jane Rizzoli arrives to find a car containing four bodies, all burnt to a crisp. Is one of the corpses Maura Isles?
Rizzoli and Isles often find themselves investigating gruesome and baffling murder mysteries – very much the case here, but with Isles missing from the investigative team. As the tension is screwed ever tighter, it’s clear that, as ever, Tess Gerritsen has the full measure of the crime genre at her fingertips. Both her heroines – women who have to fight to remain at the top of their professions – are capable, but it’s Jane Rizzoli who is, in The Killing Place , stretched to her limits. --Barry Forshaw
"This is possibly the most bone-chilling story featuring on-going characters Rizzoli and Isles. Gerritsen plays on our fears in exploring what can happen when ordinary people unwittingly trigger extraordinary events." (DAILY MAIL)
"As the tension is screwed ever tighter, it's clear that, as ever, Tess Gerritsen has the full measure of the crime genre at her fingertips." (BARRY FORSHAW, AMAZON)
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Having not been able to contact Maura, Detective Jane Rizzoli begins to worry for her friends safety and sets off to Wyoming to find her, fearing the worst. What follows is a tense and creepy ride with Gerritsen's two leading ladies at the helm. This is something quite new for Tess, not her standard crime novel instead she's inviting us to uncover a mysterious towns secret and what results is a truly unsettling read. This is the 8th book in this series but I feel it could easily be read if you are new to this author. Well worth a try for a spooky escape on these long summer nights.
This is definitely the best Rizzoli/Isles novel yet!
This book is the same as The Killing Place so don't waste your money!
Amazon - do the decent thing and warn people it's been published under a another title.
Although I personally find Maura Isles a rather bland and uninteresting character (one the author has admitted to be loosely based on herself), the story itself started out with good promise and easy-on-the-eye reading. It flows smoothly and it's easy to read 'just one more chapter'. At the halfway point, if not well beyond that, I would have expected, come the finish, to be posting a positive review of a very good novel. But it didn't turn out that way. Without spoiling things, let me just say that the twist (for want of a better word) is actually a complete let-down, a change in direction that in a way wastes all that has gone before. It's a real anti-climax with a nothing ending.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love watching Rizzoli and Isles on TV, it’s one of my favourites.
So I decided I’d buy some Tess Gerritsen novels to see if they were just as good and I wasn’t... Read more
Loved the plot, didnt guess the outcome, and was surptised pleasantly in the end with past connections. Probably the best book in these serries so far. Happy reader onto next bookPublished 1 month ago by Justina Dab
Yet another gripping read from Tess. I'm not sure what I'm going to do once I've read the whole series, I can't imagine finding another series as good as Rizzoli & Isles!! Read morePublished 2 months ago by LisaDiahann
OK but having watched the series on TV the books are so different - prefer the TV.Published 3 months ago by Tanya
The twists and turns and the unexpected revelations at the end were followed through meticulously.
A very satisfying read, though possibly TMI around the pathology details