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In the murky shadows of an alley lies a female’s severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed all in black, the body nearly decapitated. Two strands of silver hair — not human — cling to her body. They are Rizzoli’s only clues, but they’re enough for her and medical examiner Maura Isles to make a startling discovery: This violent death had a chilling prequel. Nineteen years earlier, a horrifying murder-suicide in a Chinatown restaurant left five people dead. One woman connected to that massacre is still alive: a mysterious martial arts master who knows a secret she dares not tell, a secret that lives and breathes in the shadows of Chinatown. A secret that may not even be human. Now she’s the target of someone, or something, deeply and relentlessly evil. Cracking a crime resonating with bone-chilling echoes of an ancient Chinese legend, Rizzoli and Isles must outwit an unseen enemy with centuries of cunning — and a swift, avenging blade.
©2011 Tess Gerritsen (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Barbara Ferrini Hilfiker on 07-17-11

somewhat disappointing

I have read all Rizzoli and Isles books long before the TV series was made. I liked the storyline,even though it was really easy to figure out who the murderer was. What I didn't like was the missing interaction between Rizzoli and Isles and even between Rizzoli and the rest of the family, which are only mentioned in passing.The main reason I read Tess Gerritsens Books is because of the interaction of the characters and the full cast of friends family and rivals to follow. Isles storyline I think is only there to prepare for the next book. I really hope that in the next book TG will go back to a real Rizzoli and Isles story

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2 out of 5 stars
By Sia on 07-30-11

Waste of time and talent

I am disappointed with this book, I have read all the Isle's and Rizzoli books, and loved them. This one, I only finished because I had hope that it would improve.
While I didn't mind the narrator on the last book, I didn't like her in this one. If you can't make an accent, don't do it, and whats up with the nasal sounds?
The plot I had mostly figured out beforehand, long before, and had I know it would circle so much around parenthood, I would have skipped it. This book has taught me, that next time, I will wait for the reviews. This one is mediocre at best, sorry Tess..

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kirstine on 08-06-11

An excellent listen

This is the latest book the series featuring detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles and it's a cracking good story. Each book in the series can be enjoyed on its own but knowing the back-story, from previous books, adds to ones understanding of the characters' motivations. I'm often amazed at author's ingenuity in thinking up plots and this book has a particularly interesting and exotic background of Boston's Chinatown and the communities cultural heritage. It's a cracking good story that I finished quickly as I was eager to find out the solution to the crimes.
The reader is very good.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Tippy on 10-06-11

The Silent Girl

This is the first book I have read/listened to by Tess Gerritsen and can highly recommend it , although this is part of a series it did not detract in anyway that I had not read previous books in the series. I have had some very late nights staying up to listen - a gripping, book with superb twists. The reader complimented the book perfectly. I will be listening to others in this series!!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 06-19-18

Brilliant

Excellent storyline with twists and turns everywhere. Best Rozzoli yet. Ending was great and yet leaves room for further interaction

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 09-11-17

Tess Gerritsen does it again.

Brilliant performance by the narrator. Tess Gerritsen delivering another thrilling cliff hangers on every page.

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