I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen #BlogTour @TransworldBooks @annecater

I’m absolutely delighted to be taking part in the blog tour today for I Know a Secret, the 12th Rizzoli and Isles book by Tess Gerritsen

About this book…

I have a secret. 
And someone wants to make sure I never tell . . . 

In a house decorated with horror movie posters, a young woman’s body is found. She lies on her bed, two bloodied objects clutched in her palm. Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are called to the murder scene, but even faced with this gruesome sight they are unable to identify the immediate cause of death.

Their investigation leads them to a high-profile murder case that was seemingly solved years before. But when another body is found in horrific circumstances, the link between the two victims is clear. Was the wrong person sent to prison? Is the real killer out there right now, picking off new targets?

One woman knows the killer is coming for her next. She’s the only one who can help Rizzoli and Isles catch him.

But she has a secret that she has to keep . . .

My review…

I make no apology for being a HUGE Tess Gerritsen fan and it’s the highlight of my year when I get the chance to read her new Rizzoli and Isles book! But every time I open the first page there’s always a frisson of apprehension. Will this be the time I am disappointed? It’s never happened yet and I’m relieved to report that it hasn’t this time either. In fact they just keep on getting better!! How does she do it? I Know a Secret was brilliant! Twisty, thrilling, scary as hell in some parts but always with a side order of heartfelt fondness for the home lives of these two very different but highly regarded women.

When a murder victim is found surrounded by horror movie posters and posed in such a way that even the hardened detectives are sickened by the sight of her body, it is the start of the hunt for a serial killer determined to stop a secret from coming out. But what secret and why? Is it related to a cold case from the past but if so, has there been a huge miscarriage of justice? There’s also a face from the past back in Mauras life but who? And what does the cryptic message she received mean?

As usual Tess Gerritsen works her magic with her intricate plotting, where you think you know where she’s heading but then realise she has lead you a merry dance. She is an expert in totally wrong footing her readers and its no different here. Maura has plenty of autopsies to provide clues so expect lots of stomach churning details if you are of a sensitive nature! But these scenes are always one of my favourite little pleasures when I read this series, I love watching Maura working away diligently trying to piece the clues together. And I am always fascinated by Jane and her family dynamics, which are handled with a quiet dignity, letting her characters actions tell the story much better than any background explanation could.

If you’ve never read any of this series before then don’t worry, this can be read as a standalone but I will then be very jealous as you will then want to catch up by reading the previous 11 which are all fantastic! This is a brilliant series and Rizzoli and Isles are a match made in heaven for us readers. This book is also a bit of a nod to the passion Tess Gerritsen has for horror movies which I heard her enthuse about when I attended a talk by her last year. She’s done an amazing job of transfering that ardour here, bringing an intriguing edge to this pretty perfect crime thriller. Highly recommended by me.

I Know a Secret: (Rizzoli & Isles 12) will be published by Transworld Digital on 10th August 2017.

Meet the author…

Tess Gerritsen
Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen is also a physician, and she brings to her novels her first-hand knowledge of emergency and autopsy rooms. But her interests span far more than medical topics. As an anthropology student at Stanford University, she catalogued centuries-old human remains, and she continues to travel the world driven by her fascination with ancient cultures and bizarre natural phenomena. She started off her writing career with romance novels, now published by Mira. But in 1996 she switched to writing thrillers with her novel HARVEST, inspired by the anger she felt about the illegal trade in human organs. It was her first New York Times bestseller. Since then she has become an internationally bestselling author of crime novels, and her thriller series starring Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles is the basis for the hit television series “Rizzoli & isles.” She lives with her husband in Maine. For more information on Tess Gerritsen and her novels, visit her website: http://www.tessgerritsen.co.uk.

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.

10 thoughts on “I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen #BlogTour @TransworldBooks @annecater”

  1. I have several of her books but haven’t read any of them yet. This makes me want to dive right in though… I take pleasure in the same scenes as you do ;-). It’s good to know it can be read as a standalone too. Thank you for your review!

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