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Die Again by Tess Gerritsen Review

Title: Die Again

Author: Tess Gerritsen

First published December 30, 2014

330 pages, Hardcover

ISBN: 9780345543851 (ISBN10: 0345543858)

Rating: 4.19


Another thrilling addition to the Rizzoli & Isles series by Tess Gerritsen, the mastermind behind the hit TNT show. Detective Jane Rizzoli is back on the case when a renowned big game hunter is discovered dead in his apartment, with a rare snow leopard by his side.

Medical Examiner Maura Isles soon discovers a pattern of victims being found hanging upside down, a telltale sign of a leopard’s kill. The trail leads Rizzoli to Botswana, where she uncovers a past tragedy that may be connected to the current case.

As the two cases merge, Rizzoli must uncover the truth behind these gruesome deaths before it’s too late. Set in the streets of Boston, Die Again is a page-turner that will leave you breathless.

About the Author

Tess Gerritsen’s career as an internationally bestselling author started in an unconventional way. After graduating from Stanford University and attending medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, she took a break from her career as a physician to focus on writing fiction.

Her first novel, Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller, was published in 1987, followed by eight more romantic suspense novels. She also wrote a screenplay, “Adrift,” which was aired on CBS in 1993, starring Kate Jackson.

In 1996, Tess released her first medical thriller, Harvest, which became a New York Times bestseller. Since then, she has written several suspense novels, including Life Support (1997), Bloodstream (1998), Gravity (1999), The Surgeon (2001), The Apprentice (2002), The Sinner (2003), Body Double (2004), Vanish (2005), The Mephisto Club (2006), and The Bone Garden (2007).

Her books have been translated into 31 languages, and she has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.

Tess’s writing has received critical acclaim and she has won both the Nero Wolfe Award for Vanish and the Rita Award for The Surgeon. She has been praised by critics worldwide for her “pulse-pounding fun,” “scary and brilliant” writing, and “polished, riveting prose.” Publisher’s Weekly has even dubbed her the “medical suspense queen.”

Tess is now a full-time writer and lives in Maine.

Editoral Review

Die Again by Tess Gerritsen is a gripping murder mystery that will have readers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. Gerritsen is a renowned author of crime thrillers, and this novel showcases her mastery of the genre.

The book, which was first published on December 30, 2014, is the eleventh novel in the Rizzoli and Isles series. The plot follows a group of travelers on a safari in Botswana, led by a renowned big-game hunter.

But when one of the members of the group is found murdered, Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are called in to investigate. As they delve deeper into the case, they uncover a web of lies, secrets and unexpected connections between the members of the group.

Gerritsen’s writing style is crisp and compelling, and her attention to detail brings the setting of the novel to life. From the wilds of Botswana to the gritty streets of Boston, Gerritsen’s descriptions are vivid and immersive.

The characters are well-drawn and complex, with each member of the safari group hiding their own secrets and motivations. One of the strengths of Die Again is the pacing of the plot, which is expertly crafted to keep readers guessing until the very end.

Gerritsen’s ability to create tension and suspense is second to none, and readers will find themselves racing through the pages to uncover the truth behind the murder. However, there are some flaws to the novel.

The secondary plotline involving Rizzoli’s personal life feels tangential to the main plot and detracts from the momentum of the story. Additionally, the resolution of the mystery feels somewhat rushed, with certain plot threads left unresolved.

Overall, Die Again is an excellent addition to the Rizzoli and Isles series, and fans of Gerritsen’s work will not be disappointed. The novel is a masterclass in suspense and thriller writing, and Gerritsen’s skillful character development and attention to detail make for a truly immersive reading experience.

I would highly recommend Die Again to fans of crime and mystery novels, as well as anyone looking for a suspenseful and entertaining read. Although the novel is part of a series, it can easily be enjoyed as a standalone.

I would rate the novel 4 out of 5 stars for its expertly crafted plot and unforgettable characters.

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