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Publisher's Summary

Returning home from a trip to Paris, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles confronts a nightmarish scene. Police cruisers line her street and slumped in a car at the end of Maura's driveway is a dead woman, her head bloodied by a gunshot wound. Cops and neighbors gape at her as she approaches. Only when Maura looks at the victim does she understand why everyone is so shocked by her arrival. The dead woman looks exactly like Maura. Within a week, the DNA lab delivers a stunning verdict: the dead woman is Maura's twin. A twin she never knew she had. Detective Jane Rizzoli, now eight months pregnant, tackles the case as chief investigator. But for Maura, this murder is far more personal and frightening.
©2004 Tess Gerritsen (P)2004 Books on Tape, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

Romantic Times Award Winner - Best Contemporary Mystery, 2004
"An electric series of startling twists, the revelation of ghoulishly practical motives and a nail-biting finale make this Gerritsen's best to date. (Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Tapioca on 08-27-04


This is the first book that I have read by this author. I am now half way through the CD's and am astounded at the character build up, the emotional grasp of the characters, and the titilation as you are left with at each chapter. For instance, at the end of one chapter, a character is in a dark garage aware that someone is there with her. Several chapters later in the beginning of the chapter, this same character is now in a concrete tomb,trying to claw her way out and not knowing why she is there. I am already looking for more books by this author. I like her main character --strong, sharp, intelligent, sensitive, and kind. I can't wait to listen to more of her books. I recommend this book to highly.

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32 of 35 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Debra on 05-14-11

I like this author but.....

This book has a good story line but seems drawn out. The Narrator is terrible. She sounds like a 12 year old reading a book with no feeling for the character. They all sound the same. I will continue to listen to books by this author but hopefully she'll change narrators.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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