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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, 338 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.
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
Sep 24, 2012 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: five-star-books
"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
Aug 06, 2013 Quillracer rated it it was ok
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
Nov 12, 2012 Naomi rated it really liked it
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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
Aug 20, 2012 Jane rated it really liked it
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Paige  *an exploding fluffball* Bookdragon

On the night that they were supposed to die, three kids in a different place and in a different time, escaped death. Their families are not so lucky though. Two years later, same thing happened.They escaped death the second time around but their foster families are killed.

You know what I'm thinking?


Last to Die is by far my favorite among the Rizzoli and Isles series. I mean, why not when there's a big castle turned into privtae school that offers cool lessons like archery, learning about poisono
Feb 27, 2014 Burak rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 02, 2015 Iris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
Mar 31, 2016 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, favorites
Abendruh // Last to Die!!! German and english review

Ein absolutes Lese Abenteuer.
Von der ersten Seite an bis zum Schluss, fand ich das Buch einfach nur total spannend.

Ich mag absolut wie Tess Gerritsen ihre Romane schreibt. Es ist genau die richtige Mischung aus Privatleben der Charaktere und der Spannung des Falles.

Ich liebe die Charaktere (so unterschiedlich von den Charakteren in der Fernsehserie und für mich einfach meine Lieblingsversion der Charaktere). Rizzoli. Isles. Frost. Korsak. Angel
*Genre* Mystery/Thriller
*Rating* 3.5


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
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
Sep 13, 2012 Kimberly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Feb 11, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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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
Stephanie A.
I love the amount of time spent at Evensong. It's such a vivid setting, a historic imitation of a castle in the middle of nowhere surrounded by tens of thousands of acres of wilderness. Plus with all the eccentric teachers, the handpicking of students with the same trait/history in common, the unusual know what it is? It's like Hogwarts. Hogwarts in Maine.

I had some trouble following the complexities of the conspiracy to hunt down the three survivors of double family massacres, bu
Aug 06, 2015 Moiraine rated it it was amazing
Kitap yine bambaska yerlere gitti. Nasil oluyor da her seferinde okuyucunu sasirtmayi basariyorsun kadin!?
May 12, 2014 Fergie rated it really liked it
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.

Oct 16, 2012 Nancy rated it really liked it
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
Aug 16, 2012 Ronna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
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
Nov 17, 2012 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Aug 24, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it
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
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.
Martina Nix Govoni
Non sbaglia quasi mai un colpo la Gerritsen e qui da il meglio di se. Perfetto il finale, dove si scopre con lieve inquietudine che niente è come sembra, dove buoni e cattivi non si riescono a riconoscere gli uni dagli altri.
Sto ancora aspettando che i due ciechi, come li chiama Jane, si sveglino. Il personaggio di Anthony Sansone è sempre più affascinate e meriterebbe uno spazio fisso nella serie.
Bello come nel finale l'amicizia fra Jane e Maura si manifesti un po' negli stessi termini di quell
Dec 02, 2015 Kinga rated it really liked it
Oh and ohh and ohhh.

I love when mystery/thriller books actually surprise my.

The moment when I'm a self-assured arrogant reader and here comes the book and just laughs at me like "Mwuahah, you thought that was all?".

I love the friendship between Rizzoli and Maura. They represent so well the opposites attract definiton. I'm not lying when I say that I'd love to see some action between Maura and Sansone. Not exactly a 'family' type of relationship but to end the loneliness.

I loved the kids. The
Jul 27, 2016 Aileen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016

So this is the last Rizzoli & Isles book that is available in Germany as a paperback... what am I supposed to do now?
Perhaps 4.5 stars.

I had no idea about the culprit(s) and the last few chapters flew past me. I have some unanswered questions and I hope there's a discussion of this book somewhere on goodreads.

If you have liked the previous Rizzoli & Isles books, I think you will really like this one, as I did. I'm sad to see there's only one more book in this series. I'll have to look for Tess Gerritsen's other books and hope for more of Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles.

For one thing, I want to see how Jane's
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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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