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Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles #10)

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For the second time in his short life, Teddy Clock has survived a massacre. Two years ago, he barely escaped when his entire family was slaughtered. Now, at fourteen, in a hideous echo of the past, Teddy is the lone survivor of his foster family’s mass murder. Orphaned once more, the traumatized teenager has nowhere to turn—until the Boston PD puts detective Jane Rizzoli o ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Ballantine Books (first published 2012)
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Tanya Eby
I'll be narrating this title. I've narrated two of the Rizzoli & Isles series and I can't tell you how much I LOVE this series and the characters. So excited to see what happens next.
Michael
"Here's to you, Nicholas Clock."

Tess Gerritsen has done it again in another fabulous installment in the ever popular Rizzoli and Isles Thriller series. The story goes of three Children who suffer the agony of having there parents and foster parents brutally killed. In every case after the deaths a mystery blonde women helps them before authorites arrive. After the deaths of the foster parents they go to Evansong wich is a boarding school that specialises in educating kids trying to cope with emo
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Naomi
Read my full review @ http://bit.ly/TBCUZu

My opinion: Let me preface this review by stating that I have read every book in this series, some several times. On that note, I must also state that Dr. Gerritsen is probably one of the most character and storyline driven authors I have ever had the pleasure of reading. What I mean by this is that this is not a series that one can pick up a single book and have an excellent understanding of how incidents in the story reflect back to other novels and fo
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Kathy
Simply delicious to the last drop! Tess Gerritsen always delivers a great read, but Last to Die is an especially tasty treat. Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles are at their best in this blood chilling tale about three teens who have each survived two massacres involving their families and their foster families. Leave it to Jane and Maura to discover that the latest multiple homicide in Boston leaving 14-year-old Teddy Clock as the sole survivor is far from an unlucky home invasion. Teddy along with t ...more
Quillracer
Why would someone kill the families of three different children then slaughter the families that adopted them? That’s the basic premise of Last To Die and it’s a good one. Unfortunately, Gerritsen doesn’t deliver what could have been a great book.

On the plus side, she didn’t give us another serial killer novel – something she’s overly fond of. On the minus side, too much of the story was told from outside the main characters’ point of view. Ahem, Ms. Gerritsen, this is a Rizzoli & Isles book
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Jane
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Burak Uluışık
Hikayesiyle, kurgusuyla ters köşesiyle MÜKEMMEL bir kitaptı. Ah o kadar mükemmeldi ki işte ben bu Tess'i seviyorum tek yazılmış kitapları boşverin bu seri bu kadının ustalık eseri ah ah ah so many feelings. Şu kadını dünya gözüyle bir görsem sarılıp öpeceğim bırakmayacağım valla. Umarım bu serinin son kitabı değildir daha yazar çünkü Jane'ime veda etmeye hiç hazır değilim. Gerçi devam eder son kitap gibi değildi ama bilinmezde. Ayrıca tüm Maura nefretime rağmen bu kitapta ondan hiç nefret etmedi ...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* Mystery/Thriller
*Rating* 3.5

*Review*

Last to Die, Rizzoli & Isles # 10, is a full throttle foot on the gas mystery/thriller that will leave readers gasping for air by the time they reach the end of this book. Gerritsen's writing and world building has once again left me on the edge of my seat wondering who the killer was and why they were after three teenagers who seemingly have lost everything they cherished.

The basic synopsis of this story is that there are three unrelated teenagers
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Fergie
The Last To Die is another pulse-racing, spine-chilling thriller from the author who has a niche for keeping her readers involved through the suspenseful pacing of her crime mysteries. Despite this book being a part of Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli & Isles series, The Last To Die, like all of the R&I novels, can justifiably stand alone. Any pertinent backstory is covered in just enough detail as to inform without being redundant or boring to those who have read the other books in the series.

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Kimba
Last to Die was pre-ordered for my Nook months ago. I adore this series and was a fan long before TNT made the hit tv series Rizzoli & Isles. While I enjoy the show and being able to share Jane and Maura with my hubby, it cannot hold a candle to the awesomeness that the novels deliver. Each of them can easily be read as a standalone. I read this over two evening and found it to be captivating and suspenseful.

Rizzoli and Isles are called to the scene of a horrific home invasion. A young boy n
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LJ
First Sentence: We called him Icarus.

In Italy, a man is kidnapped and his family accidently killed in the process. In Ithaca, NY and in New Hampshire, the foster families of two children are murdered, as were there parents previously. Then the same happens in Boston with the family of Teddy Clock. Unaware of the other cases, Detective Jane Rizzoli is the lead with her friend, Dr. Maura Isles the pathologist. To keep Teddy safe, Maura takes him to Evensong, the secure school run by Anthony Sanson
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Susan
This was my first book in this series and my first by this author, however I watch the series on TV and like it very much. I thought the storyline was pretty good and moved at a good pace but the beginning of the book was much better than the end. Towards the end it became a little predictable, it had two twists which I only suspected one of. I liked the characters but the narrators male voices were not for me. All in all a good read.
Mallory Heart Reviews
REVIEW: LAST TO DIE by Tess Gerritsen

I had read some of Ms. Gerritsen' s earlier mysteries quite some years back. When I read DIE AGAIN a couple of days ago, I found it so engrossing I decided to read all I had missed. LAST TO DIE is slightly earlier (2012), and this one is definitely in the category of gritty noir. Set in Boston, Maine, and in Rome of nearly two decades ago, it also references an earlier installment in the Rizzoli-Isles series, ICE COLD, set in Wyoming.

LAST TO DIE focuses on a
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Nancy
The TV show has spoiled this series. Books are always better, but after seeing the TV shows, it kind of messes with your own perceptions. You constantly compare them. Story was excellent; as always, a little far-fetched. Maybe too much time in between books -- couldn't remember some of the past details of previous stories. I guess that's why I enjoy finding an author I haven't read and going through their list of books to read one after another. Definitely a good book -- kept my interest through ...more
Ronna
To protect a twice orphaned boy from future harm, Policewoman Jane Rizzoli transports her charge to a special school in Maine.When his story matches eerily with two other teens at the school,she decides that it's much more than a coincidence.

All three teens are the only member of their families to survive from accidents--or could they have been murdered.Murder sounds probable, because two years after these events, the teens new families are also murdered.The children apparently survived by bein
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Brenda
Thirteen year old Claire Ward was living with Bob and Barbara Buckley after her parents were murdered two years ago. She was also injured, shot in the head, and as a result the part of her brain which let her sleep was damaged. Consequently she was awake most nights, and snuck out of the house to meet with friends. On the night in question, she had been grounded (for sneaking out of the house), and so had to escape through her second storey window, as the front door was now locked. When her sad ...more
Char
Why did I read this?

Good question... the answer is so not cool for my image as a sensible adult though.... which is: I love the TV show OMG!!! Sasha Alexander is Maura and by golly gosh I adored her in NCIS!!! However: (view spoiler) *fangirls* So yeah I like the show so I read the books... ALL OF THEM.

What did I think of this book?

Well, it's quite good actually, one of the better Rizzoli and Isles that's for
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Ellie
Three children, orphaned twice over, first their birth families, then three years later the families that took them in. Detective Jane Rizzoli doesn’t believe in coincidences but must stand back whilst Crowe chases after the wrong guy. Maura meets two of the children at Evensong when she is visiting Rat at the mysterious boarding school. It would turn out that all the children there have something in common but before Maura can convince Rat to leave, she and Jane start to put together the pieces ...more
E. Chainey (Bookowski)
Claire Ward, Will Yablonski ve Teddy Clock...

Bu üç çocuk ortak bir kadere sahiptirler.
Üçünün de aileleri ve koruyucu aileleri öldürülmüştür.
Onlarsa şans eseri hayatta kalmışlardır.
Ancak yaşadıklarından dolayı artık kimseye güvenleri kalmamıştır.

Olayların başlangıcı Teddy'nin koruyucu ailesinin öldürülmesi ile başlıyor ve Jane Rizzoli geçmişe dönük aynı iki olay daha tespit ediyor. Bu üç olay arasındaki bağı kurmak için çabalıyor ve tabii ki kitabın sonuna kadar türlü komplo teorileri etrafında
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Linda
Tess Gerritsen is a consistently good author I think. I always enjoy her books, some better than others. With the recent spate of authors writing for teens (Kathy Reichs, Harlan Coben, John Grisham),I felt this novel could have been written with teens in mind, or maybe its because it centres around teenagers??
Three teenagers have survived accidents where their families have been killed, only to have their foster parents killed as well. They are brought together at a somewhat sinister school call
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Yas
Another great novel in the Rizzoli and Isles series. Reading about these guys is fab, its like coming home after being away for a while. Not my favourite of hers though so coulsnt quite give it five stars. I also wasnt that keen on the CIA angle, so a solid four stars from me.
Steffi
Another page-turner by one of my favourite authors... :)

Very interesting story and never would have guessed who was behind those murders. I also loved the quiet moments between Jane and Maura...so overdue! Can't wait to see how the friendship between those two develops from there and I also can't wait to read more about Jane and her crazy family! ;)
Colleen
Jun 11, 2012 Colleen marked it as to-read
I have read all of the Rizzoli and Isles books, and I love all of them! Tess is an exceptional writer! She captivates you with her wit! I love the medical mystery/murder/suspense! I enjoy the comedic bits that go on between these characters! I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!!
Linda

This is the 10th book in the Rizzolli & Isles series. Again, Tess GERRITSEN managed to put together a real page turner. Three child'ren who apparently have initially lost both their parents and ultimately their foster parents, end up in the same boarding school for traumatized child'ren. The school is an old castle completely hidden from the outside world and populated by some colourful and excentric teachers. At first, the fate of the 3 kids seems too much of a coincidence to be credible, b
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★ ßurçακ ★
Sessiz kızla, buz gibi soğuk daha bana göreydi bunda olay gerilim yoktu pek.. Sadece suçlu ters köşe yaptı o kadar :)
Kristen
Get ready for an explosive thriller in the latest installment by Tess Gerritsen. In Last to Die, Jane and Maura are on their most difficult case yet. When three children lose their parents and their foster parents, they're sent to Evensong school in the wilderness in Maine. But it's not just an ordinary school, when every kid have been touched by sadness and violence in their lives. They learn exceptional skills for survival. As they discover the hidden nuances between the shocking truth of a se ...more
Kris
4 STARS

"Three children, strangers to each other, are brought together by seemingly motiveless and extreme acts of violence. Orphaned and alone, they are taken in as students at Evensong, a boarding school for emotionally traumatized children in the remote Maine wilderness.

A PLACE OF SAFETY?

Forensic pathologist Maura Isles already has a connection with the school - Julian 'Rat' Perkins, the 16-year-old boy she met during a previous case, is now living there. But she suspects that the Evensong fou
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Franziska {Leben und Lesen}
Abendruh ist definitiv einer meiner liebsten Fälle von Rizzoli & Isles. Jetzt, wo ich gerade die vierte Staffel beendet habe, fielen die Veränderungen, die vom Buch gemacht wurden, besonders auf, weil ich mich als rettungsloses Casey/Jane-Fangirl sehe und Casey im Buch, nun ja, nicht existent ist… schade eigentlich.

Mir ist Frankie im Buch sowieso schon immer unsympathisch gewesen, was dieses Mal nur umso deutlicher wurde, weil mir seine Entwicklung in der Serie so gut gefallen hat.

Was den Fa
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İlkim
Orijinali Kitap Esintisi adresinde.

Serinin bu son yayınlanan kitabını uzun süredir kitaplığımda bekletiyordum. Şu an anlıyorum ki inanılmaz bir salaklık yapmışım. En son okuduğum Sessiz Kız'a resmen tapmıştım, neyine sonrasında gelen kitabı beklettim anlamıyorum. Hem de Rizzoli kitabı yani, kendimi sizin yerinize de esefle kınadım.

Şimdi kitaba gelecek olursak... Hemen 6. kitabı hatırlatayım önce, çünkü Mefisto Kulübü'nü bilmiyorsanız kurgu havada kalır. Karakterlerin çoğunu - Lily Saul, Antony S
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Ann
A tense thriller as Gerritsen usually delivers. I like the Rizzoli of the books a bit more than the character played on TV, though I have no issues with Angie Harmon being my visual for Jane.
As always with this series, I am ready for the next book immediately, but will have to be satisfied with this one and wait. I am and I will.

The setting and the new characters added interest. I did have one quibble; while it is customary for some activity to take place "off set" one result of this near the e
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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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Rizzoli & Isles (1 - 10 of 11 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)
  • The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, #9)
  • Die Again (Rizzoli & Isles, #11)
The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, #1) Vanish (Rizzoli & Isles, #5) The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles #2) Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, #4) The Sinner (Rizzoli & Isles, #3)

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