October Thriller Meetup: The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritson

  • October 17, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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The vote is in, October's Thriller choice is The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritson.

Sandi has graciously volunteered to host this month's pick at her house.

In the murky shadows of Boston’s Chinatown lies a severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed in black, her head nearly decapitated. Two strands of silver hair—not human—cling to her body. They are homicide cop Jane Rizzoli’s only clues, but they’re enough for her and medical examiner Maura Isles to make the startling discovery: that 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 is now the target of someone, or something, deeply and relentlessly evil. Cracking a crime 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.

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  • Liz B

    I just finished reading the first book on this series, The Surgeon, bad I really enjoyed it. The character development was way better even though I still don't care for Rizzoli's character. A lot of blood are gore and detailed medical procedures, not for the fate of heart. Definitely recommend it and I'll be continuing to read the series.

    October 21, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Liz! I'll try some of the others. An idea for a future month - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. A very moving story told from the perspective of the family dog.

      October 22, 2012

    • Sharon

      Thanks for the update Liz!

      October 22, 2012

  • Liz B

    Thanks everyone for coming out and thank you Sandi for hosting. Great discussion about the book and a range of topics.

    October 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the meet up! Looking forward to the next one I can attend.

    October 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, a kid conflict has come up, but enjoy! My 2 cents on the book :-) A good plot concept and an interesting look into Chinese mythology, but the characters and dialog were a bit flat. Overall, a good book, but not great. Tess Gerritsen needs to work on fleshing out Jane and Maura if she want the series to really succeed. What do you think?

    October 17, 2012

    • Sharon

      I thought the same thing, I didn't realize this was a book later in the series and it was frustrating to hear about events that were probably whole books!

      October 17, 2012

    • Jenny

      Totally agree with the others. Characters did not stand out enough to really care about until the very last chapters.

      October 17, 2012

  • Sandi H.

    Looking forward to seeing you all. Hope you don't mind - we will have a few well-behaved dogs in the home.

    October 16, 2012

    • Sharon

      Looking forward to it, I love dogs!

      October 17, 2012

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