Title: Die Again (Rizzoli & Isles 11)
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Publisher: Transworld Books (1st January 2015)
Source: Kate from Transworld/ NetGalley
‘With DIE AGAIN Tess Gerritsen proves that she is still at the top of her game. I love this fantastically gripping story and can’t wait for more’ KARIN SLAUGHTER
In Boston, Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are investigating a bizarre murder. A man has been found gutted and hanging in his home. When the remains of another victim are found, it is clear that this murderer has been at work for years, and not just in Boston.
Six years ago, a group of travellers set off on an African safari. None of them are seen again – apart from one woman who stumbled out of the bush weeks later, barely alive. The only woman to have seen the killer’s face.
Has the ‘safari killer’ resurfaced in Boston? Jane is sent to Africa to find the one link between the two cases – the only survivor – and convince her to face death once again…
Rating: ***** (5 stars)
DIE AGAIN is the eleventh book in Tess Gerritsen’s brilliant RIZZOLI & ISLES series. It is also the first book in the series that I have read, although I have watched most of the TV series. DIE AGAIN follows Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles as they investigates a bizarre murder that seems to cross not only states, but countries as well.
If you are a fan of the series and are thinking about giving the books a try, then I highly recommend that you do so. Gerritsen’s writing is brilliantly unputdownable. Based on this book, the RIZZOLI & ISLES series is definitely one to try if you are considering reading a crime series. There are strong, relatable female leads and although crime is the main thread of the story, there are also other elements to balance the book out.
Although this is the eleventh book in Gerritsen’s series, I found the story really easy to fall into. This is probably in part due to the fact that I have watched the TV series which is based upon Gerritsen’s books – although, it should be noted that there are a few differences which will come as a surprise to anyone (who like me) has just watched the TV series. The differences are definitely notable, but they didn’t take away my enjoyment of the book. I actually really loved this book; although I thought I had it worked out by about three-quarters of the way through the book, Gerritsen provided enough twists to keep me guessing and the ending was a surprise.
If you are a fan of crime fiction you should really enjoy this book as it contains everything a good book within the crime genre should. I really enjoyed the way that Gerritsen split the narratives in the book, I think this really added to the story. Gerritsen did a brilliant job of conveying the African safari, and the way things slowly fell apart. I also enjoyed the bits of the book that didn’t focus on the crime, but instead on Rizzoli and Isles’s lives outside of their jobs. The book itself was a very compelling read and I finished it in one day, which goes to show how much I enjoyed it – as I just devoured it. I am seriously considering giving the rest of the books in the RIZZOLI & ISLES series a go, as I really enjoyed this one.