Make sure you’re strapped in good before you read this book because it will take you for a wild ride. This is the first book in the Rizzoli and Isles series and it totally blew my mind. Dr. Catherine Cordell, having been brutally raped and narrowly escaping death two years before, is now in Boston and being stalked. Several women have been raped and killed in the same way Dr. Cordell was, but she had killed her attacker before he finished the job. Is this the work of a copycat or did her attacker have a partner the cops never knew about? Detective Thomas Moore is assigned the case along with a team that includes Rizzoli. The perpetrator has been dubbed The Surgeon because of the way he mutilates his victims. Will Moore and Rizzoli find him before he strikes again?
The story is thick with suspense and heart-stopping action which I loved. Moore is a seasoned detective full of sympathy for the victims. Rizzoli is angry and desperate to prove herself to the men on the team. The story is brilliantly crafted with twists and turns you won’t see coming. My only disappointment with this book is that Isles is not in the story. But that just means I’ll have to read the next book in the series. Mystery/Thriller fans should love this one.
Alinefromabook’s rating: TWO THUMBS-UP!!