Vanish (Rizzoli & Isles, #5)
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A blessed event becomes a nightmare for pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli when she finds herself on the wrong side of a hostage crisis in this timely and relentless new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Body Double.

A nameless, beautiful woman appears to be just another corpse in the morgue. An apparent suicide, she lies on a gurney, awaiting the...more
Mass Market Paperback, 401 pages
Published August 29th 2006 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2005)
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Buggy
Opening Line: "My name is Mila, and this is my journey."

VANISH is part 5 in the Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series. I read it as a stand alone however and did just fine, so I can recommend it that way too. I’d also never heard of author Tess Gerritsen before this but will definitely be searching out more from her and this series. I loved her style of writing, the realistic characters, the suspenseful medical based plot and the fast moving thrill of this story as a whole. There were elements tha...more
Alisha
I tend to read Tess Gerritsen books when I feel a reading slump coming on. They're just the perfect books to curb them since they're quick books that have you turning pages at an alarming speed. Anyway, that's why I picked up Vanish. I've been in final project hell and needed something that I would get into right away. While Vanish wasn't my favorite in the Rizzoli and Isles series, it definitely didn't disappoint.

Vanish doesn't so much start off with a bang, but rather a creepy and effective be...more
Brenda
Sep 24, 2011 Brenda rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Thriller lovers
My name is Mila, and this is my journey

Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli was hot, cranky and very pregnant! She was in the witness box with a hostile defendant, one Billy Rollo, whom his female attorney couldn't seem to control. The judge was angry, and after another burst of abuse from the Rollo, he furiously ordered the bailiff to escort him from the court. With a shout of rage, Rollo attacked the bailiff and wrestled him to the floor. Jane heaved herself out of her chair, picked up the handcuff...more
Sandi
Apr 08, 2009 Sandi rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Sandi by: Mary JL Lesch
Let me just start off by saying that I don't read a lot of mystery/thrillers. However, it seems to me that one of the conventions of the genre requires have some sort of cop/detective in a series of books that all stand-alone. (Unlike the fantasy genre in which all the books in a series need to be read in order.) When I'm browsing in the genre, I sometimes get confused as to who the writer is and who the detective is. In the case of "Vanish" by Tess Gerritsen, I think the story would have been b...more
Michael
My name is Mila and this is my journey.

I came to this country with great expectations of making a new life for myself. The thought of going overseas to start a new life left me with great joy. I had these great thoughts in my head of having a good job then meeting a handsome man who i would fall in love with and having many friends i could trust. The truth i discovered though was one of horror beyond redemption. One were all my expections were blown apart from lies so savage it left me scared an...more
Neide Parafitas
Depois de um dia de trabalho, a médica-legista Maura Isles só quer abandonar a sala de autópsias e ir para casa, mas ao sair dá-se conta de ouvir um barulho... mas de onde vem ele? Das gavetas... não pode ser! Maura abre-as... repara que no interior das duas primeiras estão dois cadáveres (como seria de supor), mas a terceira... é uma mulher, cujos olhos estão bem abertos... está viva!!

Assim começa este quinto livro da série Rizzoli & Isles.

A desconhecida é levada para o hospital, mas em pân...more
Gary
Slow at first, but gets increasingly better

This book started off with a somewhat intriguing hook that devolved into a hostage situation. I am not a huge fan of long hostage negotiation stories, so for me this really slowed the book down.
Somewhere beyond halfway through the crisis resolves and the main conflict is (re)introduced. At this point, I felt the plot began to move much more quickly. Gerritsen sometimes seems like one of those authors that writes the ending first and builds to it. Her e...more
Filipa
4,5 stars

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Um dos maiores medos do ser-humano é acordar depois da morte...

Um corpo de uma mulher chega à morgue. Esta foi encontrada num dos portos de Boston, o corpo virado de costas para cima, movimentando-se ao sabor da água. As autoridades competentes são chamadas e após alguns procedimentos básicos são realizados para assegurar que esta vítima de afogamento pode ser declarada morta e enviada para a morgue, para que lhe seja efectuada uma autópsia.
A...more
Singing
The topic of human trafficking is so, so depressing to me. As a neuroscience major and now resident physician, I have been trained to care for people not just because of my vocation, but by choice and common sense. I finished this book at the same time the Penn State scandal broke through, and its message resonates with me that much more. Tess Gerritsen has done a beautiful job of tying in the very real horrors of the sex trade with the world of Rizzoli & Isles. I would say this book definit...more
Dustin Crazy little brown owl
This is one of my favorite books in the series - The Keepsake(2008), is my very favorite. Vanish is a memorable story with an intense ending. If you like Vanish, try The Siege by Stephen White. If you liked The Siege, try Vanish by Tess Gerritsen :-) They have similar storylines, both dealing with hostage situations.
Lynn Spencer
4.5 stars This is my favorite Rizzoli & Isles book so far. Some of the subject matter in this book is truly disturbing(those who find plots involving sexual assault triggering may want to avoid this one), but I thought the author did a good job not only of telling a story but also of delving deep into a problem that lingers in the shadows of many cities and towns. As with some of the other books in this series, Gerritsen has a way of making the reader think she has figured out the plot of th...more
Mark Soone
I would likely go 3.5 stars were that an option, but for me this fell just short of 4 so 3 stars it is.

This series has really grown on me in the past 2 books and gone from a time filler between reads to one that I very much look forward to and enjoy. Rizzoli and Isles started out a little cardboardish or 2 dimensional for my tastes, but they have connected more with me in these past 2 books, and have gained more depth and substance...although I am not sure that I really like Rizzoli a ton.

This b...more
Gordana Vuckovic-Glusac
I like how each book of Rizzoli & Isles series has different topics and yet all of them (so far) are great thrillers with lot of twists. Can't wait to read the next five books in this series.
Elizabeth
A blessed event becomes a nightmare for pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli when she finds herself on the wrong side of a hostage crisis in this timely and relentless new thriller from the New Your Times bestselling author of Body Double.

A nameless, beautiful woman appears to be just another corpse in the morgue. An apparent suicide, she lies on a gurney awaiting the dissecting scalpel of medical examiner Maura Isles. But when Maura unzips the body bag and looks down as the body, she gets t...more
Joy
Compared with the other novels in this series, this one is more laid back when it comes to action. It's more of suspense and mystery, and Jane is now a mom. She's such a relentless cop even on maternity leave.

Before I get to the low down on this, I want to express how impressed I still am with Ms Gerritsen's writing. She makes the characters real. Here is Jane hours from childbirth and she is testifying in court, and after that she even apprehended the wild defendant - that's when her water brok...more
Lynsey A
This was a great and fast paced read. It kept my heart-racing from the first page.

I think this is the most disturbing of all of the series that I've read so far. Nothing is more heartbreaking and devastating than to read about sex-trafficking. It is one of the most awful things that occur in this country and countries all over the world. It makes me sick to my stomach to even think about it. Reading about it wasn't my favorite thing but the story was so intriguing that it kept me going. I wanted...more
Marla
A blessed event becomes a nightmare for pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli when she finds herself on the wrong side of a hostage crisis in this timely and relentless new thriller from the New Your Times bestselling author of Body Double.

A nameless, beautiful woman appears to be just another corpse in the morgue. An apparent suicide, she lies on a gurney awaiting the dissecting scalpel of medical examiner Maura Isles. But when Maura unzips the body bag and looks down as the body, she gets t...more
Jerry
We’re slowly knocking off the whole Rizzoli & Isles series, our pleasure only heightened by our fondness for the concurrently running TV series, which has the effect of bringing mind “video” to our reading. There’s an awful lot going on in this fifth entry in the series, with a dark tone being set with an opening prologue about some poor Russian girls being sold (via Mexico) into American sex slavery. Meanwhile, overdue, pregnant, Boston PD Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli is testifying in co...more
Inga
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Tess Gerritsen wird noch besser.
Der fünfte Fall um Jane Rizzoli und Maura Isles beginnt mit einem Schocker: Die weibliche Leiche in der Leichenhalle ist gar nicht tot! Gerade noch rechtzeitig kann Isles die Frau ins Krankenhaus bringen. Von da an entwickeln sich die Dinge rasant, ein Mord im Krankenhaus und eine Geiselnahme, in die ausgerechnet die in den Wehen liegende Rizzoli gerät. Unterbrochen wird die Haupthandlung durch die Erklärungen von Mila, einer Russin (mit beacht...more
Quillracer
This book didn't quite measure up to the previous book in this series.

Partly I think it was because the title didn't quite line up with the story as well as previous titles did. Body Double, the book before this one, nailed the main plot dead on. This title tied into the main plotline only in the vaguest way.

The blurb on the back also read as if the whole story would revolve around a very pregnant Jane Rizzoli being held hostage and the efforts of Maura Isles and Jane's husband, Gabriel, workin...more
Ѽ Cher Ѽ
Well to be honest, this genre is not my cup of tea! Never have been, never will be! So understand my first impression when I was dared to read one book from Tess Gerritsen.

Vanish is the 5th book of the Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series. However it was my 1st read of this genre, of this author, of this series.

The story starts off with a dead female corpse delivered to Dr Maura Isles's (Medical examiner) office. On a second visit to her morge, Maura discover that the female corpse brought in ear...more
Barb
An effortless read, the pages just keep turning.

This is the story of one tough female cop, Jane Rizzoli, who is about to become a mother, her brave husband Gabriel Dean, an FBI agent and their friend Maura Isles the ME and what they all discover when she finds that a beautiful dead woman in the morgue is really alive.

I don't want to give too many details away. I think Publishers Weekly gave up too much about the story in their review and other reviewers here also give too much away.

But here i...more
Elise
“My name is Mila, and this is my journey.
There are so many places where I could begin the story. I could start in the town where I grew up, in Kryvicy, on the banks of the Servac River, in the district of Miadziel. I could begin when I was eight years old, on the day my mother died, or when I was twelve, and my father fell beneath the wheels of the neighbour’s truck. But I think I should begin my story here, in the Mexican desert, so far from my home in Belarus. This is where I lost my innocen...more
Frederick Masterman
In Vanish, Tess Gerritsen does an admirable job of painting a picture of the horrors of white slavery in the United States. The first focus is on the heart-wrenching story of one of the young women lured to our country under false pretenses to become imprisoned as a sexual slave. The second focus is on the two admirable protagonists from other Garritsen novels, the feisty detective Jane Rizzoli and intense medical examiner Maura Isles. The comfort provided by these familiar characters helps to o...more
Marianne
Vanish is the fifth of Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli/Isles series. The story starts with Maura Isles discovering a female in a body bag, an apparent drowning victim, who isn’t dead. Transferred to the hospital, the woman becomes violent, shoots a security guard and takes hostages. Jane Rizzoli, about to give birth, happens to be in the wrong place and becomes one of the hostages. Her husband, FBI Agent Gabriel Dean, her Boston PD colleagues and Maura Isles spare no effort trying to track down the wom...more
Jennifer (JC-S)
Sometines, I pick up mystery/crime fiction just to escape from reality. Tess Gerritsen's novels rarely disappoint.

This is the fifth of Tess Gerritsen’s novels to feature the Boston homicide detective, Jane Rizzoli. Ms Gerritsen combines a great mixture of page turning ingredients: an apparent corpse comes to life in the morgue, is transported to hospital where she murders a security guard, and takes hostages including the heavily pregnant Jane Rizzoli. But who is this woman, and what does she wa...more
Carla Faleiro
Era bem de esperar que o papel de mãe entrasse em conflito com a personalidade de Jane!
A mulher policia corajosa, que constantemente tenta provar a todos, e especialmente a ela própria, aquilo que está mais do que provado... Que é bem capaz de lidar com qualquer situação... Menos com o facto de pensarem que é fraca!

Este é um livro bastante intenso e de entre os que já li da saga, a par com o 1º e o 2ª volumes, é o melhor! Uma estória actual e que se pode passar mais perto de nós do que alguma v...more
Amy Grossman
This was by far my favorite Rizzoli & Isles book in the series. It starts out with a background of young, Russian immigrants looking for a new start in America, but ending up trapped in sex rings run by top military and government officials. Very disturbing! One of them escapes, and holds very pregnant (and in labor) Jane Rizzoli hostage at the hospital. Only Gabriel Dean, FBI agent and Rizzoli's husband, along with Maura Isles, can save her and save these Russian girls. A lot of twists, tur...more
E.E. Giorgi
Tess Gerritsen's writing is always compelling. This book touches a very dramatic theme, with a violent and disturbing scene that will make you cringe and cry. I kept thinking "It's fiction," and yet at the back of my mind I knew that things like this happen. Gerritsen's prose is of course beautiful throughout, no matter what the topic. The only thing that jarred me in some points what that same beautiful and poetic prose was the first person narrator, too, and it didn't quite fit the character,...more
Kimberly
Once again Tess Gerritsen keeps me guessing and enthralled with her plot. I love how the characters continue to grow and relationships between them deepen, especially the softening of Jane towards her mother and even her station nemesis, Crow. I aprreciate Gerritsen's attention to detail in coming full circle with the novel as she again goes back to the initial voice for the closure. Gerritsen also deserves kudos for highlighting a continuing problem in the US of illegal immigrants being forced...more
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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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“My name is Mila, and this is my journey.
There are so many places where I could begin the story. I could start in the town where I grew up, in Kryvicy, on the banks of the Servac River, in the district of Miadziel. I could begin when I was eight years old, on the day my mother died, or when I was twelve, and my father fell beneath the wheels of the neighbour’s truck. But I think I should begin my story here, in the Mexican desert, so far from my home in Belarus. This is where I lost my innocence. This is where my dreams died.”
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“She pressed her fingers to the woman’s neck and felt icy skin.
Bending close to the lips, she waited for the whisper of a breath, the faintest puff of air against her cheek.
The corpse opened its eyes.”
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