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In Their Footsteps (Tavistock Family #1)

3.51  ·  Rating Details ·  2,473 Ratings  ·  198 Reviews
Old secrets die hard....
The quiet scandal surrounding her parents' deaths twenty years ago has always haunted Beryl Tavistock. Now she's decided that the only way to exorcise the ghosts of the past is to search for the truth. Beryl starts asking dangerous questions, and the answers are proving that old secrets die hard.
Caught in what's become a deadly game of cat-and-mous
Paperback, 329 pages
Published 2004 by Mira Books (first published January 1994)
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Paige  Bookdragon
Probably my least favorite Gerritsen book because there's no gore and icky stuff in here.
Apr 03, 2011 Hila rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Beryl Tavistock is a 28-year old raven-haired beauty with brains and wits to boot. She and her brother Jordan were orphaned 20 years previously when their mother and father were both killed in the line of duty, working as spies for England. However, at a present-day party for spies and other high-positioned people who ran in the same circles, Beryl and Jordan learn the truth about their parents' deaths when one party guest becomes a bit too inebriated divulges the family secret: the official rul ...more
Apr 23, 2017 bookaddict rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, nisan-2017
Tess hiçbir zaman hayal kırıklığına uğratmıyor.Yine zekice kurgulanmış,harika bir kitaptı.Tess'in diğer kitaplarına göre aşk biraz daha ön plandaydı ama bu beni rahatsız etmedi,aksine hoşuma da gitti.Ama ne yalan söyleyim daha çarpıcı bir son bekliyordum ben.Katili tahmin edemedim ama öğrenince de şaşırmadım.
Mar 30, 2011 Josie rated it it was ok
This book was so awful it should really only get one star, but it made me laugh so I'm giving it two. Tess Gerritsen's books are so ridiculous -- her plots have more holes than a sieve, the inevitable "twist" is signposted with the literary equivalent of flashing neon signs, and her heroines are invariably Mary-Sues. How many descriptions of Beryl's raven tresses and heaving bosom did we need? (She would trust him with her life... but not her heart!) It helped that the characters all came from d ...more
Het is best een aardig boek. Er zit wel spanning in het verhaal. Ook leest het vlot. Toch vond ik het in zijn totaliteit iets tegenvallen. Dat komt met name doordat ik de liefdesrelatie tussen Beryl en Richard wat gekunsteld vind overkomen. Van mij had die er niet in hoeven zitten. Zonder dat is het ook een leuk verhaal. Lang blijft ook onduidelijk hoe het mysterie in elkaar zit, maar op het laatst weet je het als lezer al eerder dan de hoofdpersonen. Dat haalt de spanning wel wat weg. Leuk voor ...more
I’ve read many Tess Gerritsen books – both her older romantic suspense books and her newer mystery books – and I can safely say she is one of my favourite authors. However, In Their Footsteps failed to entertain me in the way I had hoped. Truthfully, it is my least favourite of all the Gerritsen books I have read.
In Their Footsteps had the promise of being a wonderful read. Spies and murder – what’s not to love? Unfortunately, it didn’t give me the suspense filled book I had been hoping for. Th
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Tess'in acemilik döneminden bir kitap sanırım. Çünkü konu güzel olsa da ayrı ayrı bölümlere atlarken bu kitapta bayağı kopukluk olmuş ve karakterler çok fazlaydı. Kim kimdir diye bayağı kafam karıştı anca kitabın sonuna doğru anladım. İkinci kitapta zorlanmam artık. Bir de bu kadın (yazdığı kitapları çok sevmeme ve en büyük hayranlarından biri olmama rağmen) romantic suspence tarzı kitaplar yazmasın lütfen. Aşkı pek beceremiyor yaaaw hiç inandırıcı gelmiyor :P Onun dışında konuya gelecek olursak ...more
May 30, 2009 Ines rated it did not like it
This one didn't do anything for me, really. The main character, Beryl, could not be more annoying, forever sweeping her raven hair up (there's a lot of sweeping being done in this book, but it's never floors...), looking breathtakingly beautiful in any situation, and apparently looking and being pretty much exactly like her murdered mother. Seriously, if I cared enough, I would murder her just for being so obnoxious. And then this constant attraction to Richard, trusting him with her life, but n ...more
Eva Wildeman
Gewoon lekker om tussendoor te lezen, niet echt speciaal maar ook niet heel saai.
Jan 22, 2011 Helen rated it really liked it
Read in less than a week. Not a very long book but a good story line. Lots of characters & people to suspect! Some suspense but not enough to make me read on when I was tired!
May 06, 2014 HÜLYA rated it really liked it
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Dec 29, 2010 Brenda rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Tess Gerritsen/thriller lovers
Beryl Tavistock and her brother Jordan are haunted by the deaths of their parents 20 years ago. When old friends of her parents let slip certain scandelous inuendoes at a Bastille Day party, where much alcohol was flowing, Beryl decided once and for all to get some answers.

Her and Jordan flew to Paris, where the deaths took place, to speak to the French police, and the person in charge of the investigation 20 years ago, Claude Daumier. They also read about the code name 'Delphi', plus classified
Lusine Mnatsakanyan
Jul 22, 2016 Lusine Mnatsakanyan rated it liked it
The story is about Berly and her brother Jordan`s adventures and difficulties.
They were orphaned 20 years until their parents were killed. Berly and Jordan found out the truth about their parents` death during a party. The ruling was that Madeline cheated on her husband and Bernard (husband) had killed them. But children did not believe this ruling and started their own investigation. They traveled Paris to Athens. And during the journey they met a family friend ex-agent Richard, but I n this wo
Sep 22, 2011 Michelle♥ rated it it was ok
Shelves: library, chick-lit
I'd hate to mark this as a mystery thriller even the inside cover states that it's a "romantic suspense."

There was really nothing to this book. It was one of Gerritsen's stand alones and alone it stands. No thriller; barely anything worthwhile to mention about.

Everything was just ok. It could have been turned into one of those lifetime movies that you watch when there is ABSOLUTELY nothing else on and you have it on in the background while you're cleaning your house or doing laundry or making a
The Cats Mother
Silly romance masquerading as a thriller. Posh totty Beryl (really?) and her brother investigate the deaths of their parents 20 years ago with the help of ex-spy-who-yearns-to-settle-down-with-the right-woman Richard. Much is made of Beryl's raven tresses, but at no point does she appear to have a job or do anything except ride a stroppy horse, but that's OK because of course she'll live happily ever after with our hero... This is obviously one of Gerritsen's early books before she started writi ...more
Feb 16, 2015 Nihan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Daha önce de söylediğim gibi okuduğum en kötü Tess kitabıydı. Biraz daha Nora Roberts tarzındaydı diyebilirim, aşkla harmanlanmış gizem(?) diye tarif edebilirim sanırım. Ama son sayfalara geldiğimde yüzümde bir gülümsemeyle okudum. Kitabın başından beri tahmin ettiğim kişi katil değildi ama sonunda da şaşırmadım. Karakterlerle de tam bir bağ kuramadım. Bilemiyorum, kitaba karşı çok karışık duygular içerisindeyim. :D
Jun 10, 2009 Donna rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012
The good points - it was a short book, 300 or so pages. There were not many words to a page so it flowed along pretty quickly and there were no big complicated words in it!!
The bad points - it was riddled with cliches! The characters were dreadful and the story wasn't great.
I'm sure i read The Surgeon a few years ago and enjoyed it, but not this one. Sorry!
Nov 18, 2014 Burak rated it liked it
Tess'in en kötü kitaplarından. Allahtan artık böyle yazmıyor. Bazen o kadar Arka Sokaklar mantığıyla olayları çözdüler ki sinir oldum. Pat diye akıllarına bir şey geliyor o da kesin ipucu zaten falan.
Chris Rocca
Nov 07, 2010 Chris Rocca rated it liked it
Obviously, her beginning work. . . .
Jan 24, 2009 Regan rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery-suspense
One of Tess Gerritsen's early books (might have been her first?). It was okay, but she has definitely improved as a writer.
Feb 05, 2016 Sophie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dutch, pages-301-400
Review is online on my blog!

Oct 31, 2009 UberApril rated it did not like it
Couldn't finish this one..supposedly a thriller/spy yarn but all it did was make me regret picking it up..
Välskriven, trolig och romantisk. Tess Gerrisen har återigen skrivit en bra bok, dock så kunde hon ha dragit ut på det och skrivit mera. Annars bra!
Aug 18, 2011 Ruth rated it it was ok
Leaves something to be desired.
Maryann Bosah
Mar 22, 2015 Maryann Bosah rated it really liked it
Simply original. Tess Gerristen is an astounding writer.
Karis North
Jun 06, 2011 Karis North rated it it was ok
Shelves: mysteries
Ok, not nearly as good as the Rizzoli & Isles books. Much more superficial writing and story.
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Seviyorum bu kadının kitaplarınıı :D Rizzoli,İsles serisi kadar güzel olmasa da bu kitabın konusu da güzeldi ve akıcıydı..
Çoğunluk sevmemiş ama ben sevdim ya ne bileyim, böyle ajanlı kitaplara taktığımdan bu ara heralde baya keyif aldım.
Pamela Tracy
May 29, 2017 Pamela Tracy rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
I love reading about spies :)

I did this on audio and it took me just a chapter or two to realize this was an older book. I had to keep remembering that.

I liked the settings, both homefront and on the run. I liked the characters though I found myself doing the math to gage the age between the hero and heroine.

I thought there should be a bit more remorse at those who died...

Characterization good.
Barbara Schultz
May 31, 2017 Barbara Schultz rated it liked it
Shelves: love-this-author
2.7 I am a big fan of Tess Gerritsen this is novel #11. I have really enjoyed her mystery/thriller novels. Although this one is described in the mystery genre, it really is a romantic suspense. Liked the other novels much better but at least with this novel no Rizzoli and her potty mouth/nasty language!!! I do like the Rizzoli/Isles series, just would like to see a softer side of Jane.

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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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