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Jane spirits Teddy to the exclusive Evensong boarding school, a sanctuary where young victims of violent crime learn the secrets and skills of survival in a dangerous world. But even behind locked gates, and surrounded by acres of sheltering Maine wilderness, Jane fears that Evensong’s mysterious benefactors aren’t the only ones watching. When strange blood-splattered dolls are found dangling from a tree, Jane knows that her instincts are dead on. And when she learns of Will Yablonski and Claire Ward, students whose tragic pasts bear a shocking resemblance to Teddy’s, it becomes chillingly clear that a circling predator has more than one victim in mind.
Joining forces with her trusted partner, medical examiner Maura Isles, Jane is determined to keep these orphans safe from harm. But an unspeakable secret dooms the children’s fate - unless Jane and Maura can finally put an end to an obsessed killer’s twisted quest.
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By Diane on 09-01-12
A Tantalizing Thriller
Tess Gerritsen once again brings together Boston PD Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Maura Isles in this taut crime thriller full of delicious twists and edge-of-your-seat suspense. There is less emphasis on the details of forensic pathology than in other books in this series, with Maura Isles playing a surprisingly different role in the unfolding of the enigma of three twice-orphaned children and the deaths of their parents and guardians. The plot takes one unexpected turn after another in a wild ride through realms ranging from metaphysics to astrophysics and just about everything in between.
Great narration especially in capturing Rizzoli's gritty Boston cop's tone and accent. I had a hard time breaking away from this book and found every conceivable excuse to get back to it as soon as possible!
25 of 26 people found this review helpful
By Amazon Customer on 09-14-12
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I love Tess Gerritsen's series but this one was just not believable - and boring - and relied too much on earlier book (which I had read, but others may not have).
Was Last to Die worth the listening time?
Sad to say, not really. And I love her books!! I guess I would recommend buying it, but not having high expectations.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Kirstine on 12-20-12
Good but a bit contrived
I've enjoyed many of the books in this series and this was no exception. My slightly lower rating is because I felt the story was more implausible than some even though I accept that detective novels and thrillers have to be larger than life to sustain the reader. Nevertheless, if you like this author's books you'll still enjoy this one. I though the reader was fine.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Sue on 09-19-12
Slightly disappointing but still worth a listen
Having thoroughly enjoyed all the previous books in the Rizzoli and Isles series, I was really looking forward to listening to the unabridged version of Last To Die. Whilst it kept me entertained, I felt that the plot line was a bit on the weak side and the fact that I'd worked out the twist long before it presented itself was rather disappointing. Also, at times the narrator sounded a little automated, it was as if the text was being read by a computer! Having said that, I didn't regret my purchase, it kept me entertained and will no doubt be downloading the next one in the series when it arrives.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful