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The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles #9)

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Rizzoli & Isles now a series on TNT
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
ebook, 268 pages
Published July 5th 2011 by Ballantine Books (first published 2011)
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Paige  Bookdragon
*Everybody was kung fu fighting*

I like this book better than the rest. Some kick-ass vigilantes are starring and I love learning more about Asian myth and culture.

Oct 21, 2016 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why has it taken me so long to get back to this series am asking myself the question Tess Gerritsen is the madam of this genre & she has all the right moves to keep the reader glued to every page.

The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen was a very atmospheric read Set in China Town a young woman is found in an ally with her hand missing & decapitated Jane Rizzoli enlists the help of Johnny Tam to help find out how she died as he knew the ins & outs of the China Town district.

Years earlier
Oct 17, 2011 Steve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I've read all of Tess Gerritsen's books, and this may be her best yet. By using her Asian heritage and more over-the-top humor and risks, she's produced a book that has almost a graphic novel feel, but sits well on her Rizzoli & Isles shelf at the same time.

After finding a dead woman with a severed hand on the roof of a building, Rizzoli & Isles find themselves following an invisible killer out of Chinese folklore--and an equally invisible and implacable hero from the same source
Sam Blake
Apr 08, 2012 Sam Blake rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All day I have been watching the girl.

What an impressive opening line…the best crime starts with a great hook, and this one drags you straight in by the hair.

When a hand is found in a Chinatown alley in downtown Boston, Geritsen’s brilliant detective Jane Rizzoli climbs to a nearby rooftop and finds the hand’s owner – a woman whose throat has been slashed so deeply that her head is severed. The murder of this woman with no ID links to a horrifying murder suicide that happened nineteen years earl
May 11, 2011 Kara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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E. Chainey (Bookowski)
Dünyada o kadar çok sessiz kız var ki hepsi de adalet bekliyor. Adalet, haksızlığa uğradığımızda en şiddetli bir şekilde arzuladığımiz ve maalesef çoğu zaman bize çok uzakta duran şey. Ama sesler birlikte yankılandiginda daha da kuvvetlenir, kimi zaman durdurulamaz. Ve işte adalet geç de olsa yerini buldu. Tess yine kurgu gücünü ve bilgisini konuşturmus. Üstelik bu defa atalarindan, kadim Çin öğreti ve dövüş sanatlarından ilham almış. Çok da iyi olmuş. Peki neden 4 yıldız? Çünkü bir İkiz Bedenle ...more
Paula  Phillips
Nov 16, 2011 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are like me then you are a huge Tess Gerritsen Fan and have or been dying to get your hands on her latest The Silent Girl - I know I have. It's been months since I first put my name on the waiting list at the library but it has finally arrived and I read it in one day :). The Silent Girl features three different time periods. The first is Nineteen years ago , when it was said that a Chinese cook named Mr. Wu went on a killing spree in a Chinatown restaurant and murdered five people and th ...more
Kaje Harper
Aug 11, 2011 Kaje Harper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, romance-m-f
Tess Gerritsen writes excellent, complex and well-plotted mysteries with a police-procedural bent which are right up my alley. This is no exception. While part of a series, this book could work as a stand-alone although you would miss some of the past events that drive character interactions. The only thing keeping this book from really hitting five stars for me is that there is just a little coolness to the writing style. I don't feel the characters' emotions quite as deeply as I would like. Th ...more
Jul 31, 2011 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I discovered Tess Gerritsen's wonderful Rizzoli and Isles series last year with the excellent novel Ice Cold. Then of course I started reading the earlier novels so it was a pleasure to go forward with The Silent Girl. In this outing Gerritsen visits her Chinese roots and sets the story in Boston's Chinatown. As I live in an area, Vancouver, that has a huge Chinese population and a legendary Chinatown that is both intriguing and mysterious I was ready for the mysteries of Boston's Chinatown.

Jul 28, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
my absolute, absolute, absolute favourite of tess's! (and this has nothing to do with my asian heritage)

feeling a love i cant quite put into words right now. this book, for me, contained just the right elements - the suspense, the twists, the action.. everything. tess added just enough clues in the story (hidden in the details - just as i like it) for you to play whodunnit, but threw in twists to throw you off your game, only to serve with an ending that i did not anticipate.

also, the tension?
Dustin Crazy little brown owl
Tess has once again written a compelling mystery and woven all the threads in a beautiful tale. I felt Rat (who we met in the previous book, ICE COLD) played an important role in this story.

My favorite Rizzoli & Isles novel is The Keepsake (book 7 in the series); my second favorite in the series is ICE COLD (book 8). I think The Silent Girl ties with Vanish (book 5) as my 3rd favorite :-) Body Double is a good one too... Oh Hell, they are all so damn good because TESS GERRITSEN is AMAZING!!!
Sophie Narey (Bookreview- aholic)
Published: 05/07/2011
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Recommended for: fans of Rizzoli & Isles

I think that the Rizzoli & Isles series is one of the best there is. It is incredibly well written which captures the readers attention and keeps hold of it, it pace of the book keeps up all the way through meaning that there isn't a dull moment. This is the 9th book in the series, it can be read as a stand alone book you don't have to read the whole series in order. It is a great thriller that will make
Jun 03, 2017 Suzanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Characters from previous stories, and an interesting mystery in Chinatown combined to make this another good installment in the series!
Orijinali Kitap Esintisi adresinde.

Sanırım Tess’ten bir şaheser okudum. Size göre öyle gelmeyebilir ama benim gözümde bu kitap kadının en iyileri arasında yer alacak her zaman. Öyle bir kitaptı ki yıllar yıllar öncesinde aşk romanlarıyla dalga geçen; elinde Brown, Chattam, Grange, Craig Russell, Agatha vb. birçok yazarın kitaplarıyla gezen küçük bir kızı hatırlamama neden oldu. Sanırım polisiye – ama iyi bir polisiye – benim her daim bebeklerim arasına girmeye müsait.

Yazar kitabın sonunda belki
Mar 13, 2017 Ana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gostei imenso. Adoro esta coleção e este livro em particular, ainda que não tenha sido um dos melhores, também me conquistou.
Jun 01, 2011 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Tess Gerritsen/thriller lovers
Another awesome installment in the Rizzoli and Isles series! Tess Gerritsen has an amazing ability to thrill and scare you, every time she puts pen to paper!

A ghost tour was winding it's way through Chinatown in downtown Boston late one night, the tour leader taking the group into a dark alley, when suddenly a child, who had been whinging about it being 'boring', let out a scream! They all thought the bloodied hand was a prop for the show, until it was looked at closely, then they all started sc
Lynn Spencer
B+ at AAR, so 4.5 stars This month’s TBR prompt, catching up on a series, took me in something of a non-romance direction. As I contemplated my little wall of TBR, I realized my series-avoidance of the past few years had left me with only a few that needed catching up. Since I’ve been loving the Rizzoli & Isles books by Tess Gerritsen, I decided to jump into that world again. My TBR read for February was 2011′s The Silent Girl.

The mystery running through this book takes readers on an unforge
Nov 05, 2014 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-mystery
I've wanted to read a Rizzoli and Isles book for a long time and now that I've read my first one, I will be reading more. I liked this book. It was creatively done. There was always something new happening, and some new clue given. It was a fun read. I also liked the characters. Rizzoli had a bigger role than Isles. I'm not sure if that is normal, but it all seemed to work well together. I also liked the ending....even though it had a red bow. It was perfectly suited to the story.
Sep 27, 2013 Burak rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ben, iç güdülerim ve mükemmel bir kitap. Yeniden kalbimi fethettin be Tess! Bu kitaba 50 yıldız az.
Daniel Balici
I'm actually surprised at the fact that The Silent Girl is the 26th book I've read this year considering that the last few months I've been studying ceaselessly for the Romanian Baccalaureate I'll be taking at the end of June.

As I said in a previous review, Tess Gerritsen is one of my favourite contemporary authors. I wonder whether she has ever written a bad novel because once again I found myself completely captivated by one of her novels and incapable of putting it down. Speaking of the Rizz
Jul 18, 2011 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-fiction

I've read and mostly liked the previous novels in the Rizzoli/Isles series - some more than others. This is competently executed crime fiction, with both police procedural and thriller elements. The forensic aspect of the series - represented by the character of Dr Maura Isles - plays less of a part in this novel. This was a plus for me, because I'm rather tired of detailed autopsy descriptions. I am also rather tired of Dr Isles' tortured and soap opera-y love life. Jane Rizzoli is an interesti
Jul 17, 2016 Nora|KnyguDama rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Tai devintoji Gerritsen serijos apie detektyvę Ricoli knyga. Pasikartosiu, ir vėl išreikšiu pasipiktinimą, jog tokie puikūs detektyvai Lietuvoje leidžiami ne iš eilės. Tikiu jog ne tik man toks leidyklos aplaidumas gadiną skaitymo ir intrigos malonumą. Mat knygos yra susijusios, ir gali išduoti įvairias smulkmenas, kurios skaitant tokio žanro knygas yra itin svarbios.

O dabar apie knygą. Visi žino jog Tess Gerritsen dievinu. Jos knygas suskaitau itin greitai ir su didžiuliu malonumu. Pabaigos vi
Apr 06, 2012 Jackie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First of all, how excited was I to receive an early reviewer book my first time signing up? VERY! My introduction to Tess Gerritsen was about a year ago with The Sinner. I thoroughly enjoyed that book, not realizing it was the second book in the series. Since then, I've been meaning to go back and start from one. Now, with this book, I'm kicking myself for my procrastination. Relationships that were only inklings in the Sinner are confirmed here, so I feel like it is my own fault I got spoilers ...more
Jan 06, 2012 TheGeekyBlogger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received from Library Thing
Overall Rating 4.75
Character Rating 4.50
Thriller Rating 5.00
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NOTE: Silent Girl reminded me of why I fell in love with the Rizzoli and Isles series in the first place. If you love a good thriller then this book should be on your list to read!

What I Loved: The Chinese history and tradition used in this book was amazing. It added depth and character to an already richly woven thriller that had you guessing for a
"Há quem dia que a vingança é apenas outras palavra para justiça".

Este poderia muito bem ser o mote para Rapariga Silenciosa. Neste novo livro de Tess Gerritsen a detective Rizzoli é chamada a Chinatown onde uma morte misteriosa de uma mulher lindíssima coloca novamente a dupla Maura e Jane em acção. A vítima foi encontrada com uma mão desmembrada e com um corte profundo na garganta e parece que ninguém viu nada. Chinatown é comunidade muito fechada pelo que é difícil para a polícia conseguir ob
Jul 23, 2011 Anette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The Silent Girl" is beautifully written, engrossing, fast-paced, and suspenseful. A severed female hand is found in the course of a perfectly normal Chinatown ghost tour. Her body is found on the roof above with the head nearly cut off. The only clues are two silver hairs, two nonhuman silver hairs. Rizzoli discovers the possible connections to a mass murder at a Chinatown restaurant nineteen years earlier. A 60-ish martial arts master and her young associate are the interesting suspects that k ...more
Oct 12, 2016 Umut rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kitap kesinlikle müthiş bir polisiye. Hani şu "elinizden bırakamayacaksınız" dedikleri türden. Serinin pek çok kitabının aksine bu kez Dedektif Jane Rizzoli'nin etrafında kurgulanmış. İç içe geçmiş ama son derece rahat kavranan kurgusu ile kesinlikle sürükleyici.
Tanya Eby
Apr 30, 2011 Tanya Eby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-m-the-narrator
I had so much fun narrating this book. Lots of action, suspense, mystery, and great characters. I can't give anything away (until it's published) but I can say if you're a fan of the Rizzoli and Isles series, this one won't disappoint.
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Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D.

While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller
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Other Books in the Series

Rizzoli & Isles (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, #1)
  • The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles, #2)
  • The Sinner (Rizzoli & Isles, #3)
  • Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, #4)
  • Vanish (Rizzoli & Isles, #5)
  • The Mephisto Club (Rizzoli & Isles, #6)
  • The Keepsake (Rizzoli & Isles, #7)
  • Ice Cold (Rizzoli & Isles, #8)
  • Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles, #10)
  • Die Again (Rizzoli & Isles, #11)

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“I'm sorry to say that too often, I haven't a clue why people do things like this. Why they drown their babies or strangle their wives or shoot their coworkers. I see the results of their actions, but I can't tell you what sets them off. I just know that it happens. And people are capable of doing terrible things.” 3 likes
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