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Grabesstille (Rizzoli & Isles #9)

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Wohliger Schauer oder nackte Angst. Was, wenn die Geistergeschichten Ihrer Kindheit wahr würden?

Jahraus, jahrein werden sie an den schrecklichen Tag erinnert, da in einem kleinen Restaurant in Chinatown ein Amokläufer ihre Angehörigen hinrichtete. Doch wer schreibt die Briefe, die besagen, dass der wahre Täter noch immer nicht gefasst sei? Erst als neunzehn Jahre später be...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published March 12th 2012 by Limes (first published 2011)
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Kara
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Steve
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...more
Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin
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...more
Michelle♥
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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
Sarah
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?...more
Marianne
The Silent Girl is the 9th book in Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli/Isles series. A severed hand found in a Chinatown alley leads Jane Rizzoli to the owner of the hand on a rooftop: a woman almost decapitated. Investigation eventually links the body with a murder/suicide nineteen years earlier in a Chinatown restaurant that left five people dead. As Rizzoli and her team review the case, it appears that one woman connected to the massacre, a martial arts master, is unconvinced about the conclusions made...more
Burak Uluışık
Ben, iç güdülerim ve mükemmel bir kitap. Yeniden kalbimi fethettin be Tess! Bu kitaba 50 yıldız az.
Maria
"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...more
Paula  Phillips
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
Brenda
Dec 22, 2011 Brenda rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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...more
Kathy
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.

Ger...more
Kaje Harper
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
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!!!...more
Tanya Eby
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.
Susanhayeshotmail.com
The fifth star may be a tiny bit over the top due to the fact that the book I read just previous was such a stinker but Gerritsen has yet to disappoint and this is no exception. Essentially a mystery or suspense novel I find Gerritsen to be well written and well crafted. Kept me guessing right up to the end. I actually guessed the outcome correctly but discarded my conclusion in favor of another only to be surprised at the finish. And she didn't cheat and blatantly mislead the reader down a merr...more
Anette
"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
Kim

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...more
Jackie
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
İlkim
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...more
Ellie
A severed hand discovered in Chinatown leads Rizzoli to a case from nearly twenty years ago. A restaurant shooting where the blame was placed with the chef who then committed suicide. But someone out there believes the chef was innocent and it's time for the secrets of the past to be uncovered.

The Silent Girl is the 10th book in Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli and Isles series. Normally I can plough through one of these books in an evening but I kept putting this one down. There seems to be a lot of re...more
Linda
In The Silent Girl, the 9th Rizzoli and Isles novel, Detective Jane Rizzoli must grapple with the fallout from an old cold case. Nineteen years ago, what became known as the Red Phoenix Massacre left five people shot dead on the floor of a restaurant in Boston's Chinese community. Now, when two puzzling - and grisly - murders occur in the same neighborhood, it becomes increasingly apparent that they are somehow connected to the former crime. What plays out is a gripping, sharply written investig...more
Felicia
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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...more
Ashish
a good and fast read, the details about the monkey king, the dao sword and the analysis of the piece of the sword were very brilliantly given.The case starts from the murder of an assassin and takes twist and turn to link it to not the red phoenix restaurant and the missing of the girls.
the Charlotte missing was even though quite similar to disappearance of Harriet from her abusive father and brother from the book "the girl with the dragon tatto". that's was the similarity in the book where teen...more
Annie
Must say I really enjoyed this one and didn't feel it lacked pace at all - not quite up there with the first few books in the series, but infinitely better than the last three (I found The Killing Place particularly poor). A great return to form, but I wouldn't recommend anyone reading it separately from the rest of the series - you'd miss out on so many references to earlier books. Really liked the Chinatown setting and the references to myths and legends, and found the last quarter particularl...more
Fergie
Boston’s Chinatown & Chinese fables play a large part in the telling of Tess Gerritsen’s The Silent Girl. The pace flows just as rapidly as all of her crime thrillers do. Gerritsen’s Chinese ancestry works for her in this novel. As in all her books from the Rizzoli & Isles series, her writing goes between first and third person accounts. There is something mystical in The Silent Girl’s first person narrative. Iris Fang (who, in The Silent Girl, is the first person account) is a Taiwanese...more
Bücherwürmchen
Das Cover des Buches hat mich nicht sonderlich angesprochen. Ich finde es nicht wirklich schön und für mich ist es kein Eyecatcher. Doch diese Coverart ist typisch für die Rizolli & Isles Reihe von Tess Gerritsen.

Dies ist der neunte Fall von Detective Jane Rizzoli und Rechtsmedizinerin Maura Isles. Auch wenn dieses Buch zu einer Reihe gehört, ist es nicht zwingend erfolderlich die Bücher in der richtigen Reihenfolge zu lesen. Jedes Buch ist ein in sich abgeschlossener Fall und kann somit wah...more
Maryann Bosah
The silent Girl is one of Tess Gerristen's book to date. It had an amazing story line which ended gratifyingly. For me it was a descriptive masterpiece.
Jo Anne B
I really enjoyed the past Rizzoli and Isles books but the ancient Chinese folklore in this one was too unbelievable. I was very disappointed because I liked the first half of the book. I like the characters and it is well written but a monkey man killing people with a sword is too far fetched for me.

Maybe the next one will return to reality and be a better read. I hope.
Tom Mueller
Gerritsen is a little over the top with this one. I enjoyed it, but prefer what I feel is her forte; more believable medical/cop thriller. The Silent Girl enters the realm of fantasy more than I care for.
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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...more
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“With every year that I grow older, I also draw closer to (my loved ones) to the day when we will once again be together. So I march through the deepening shadows, serene and unafraid, because I know that at the end of my journey they will be waiting for me.” 14 likes
“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.” 1 likes
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