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Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles #4)

4.16  ·  Rating Details ·  34,394 Ratings  ·  1,285 Reviews
Boston medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles literally meets her match–and must face a savage serial killer and shattering personal revelations–in the brilliant new novel of suspense by the New York Times bestselling author of The Surgeon and The Sinner.

Dr. Maura Isles makes her living dealing with death. As a pathologist in a major metropolitan city, she has seen more than her
Paperback, 432 pages
Published July 26th 2005 by Ballantine Books (first published 2004)
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Paige  Bookdragon
Minus one star because of Maura Isles.That bitch...


Look. The book is okay, the suspense is alright, the gory things are fun, Jane Rizzoli has evolved into something tolerable and she's less whiny now compared to the first and second book, but let's not rejoice yet people. Someone just has to destroy my happiness and that is Maura.

If there's such thing as a classy slut, then you gotta give it to her. On the third book, The Sinner I was already giving her the evil eye because of her character. Le
Nov 30, 2007 Lain rated it really liked it
I love thrillers, but I hate the type where every page is a blood bath, and the author focuses more on grossing out the reader than on trying to create a good story.

That's why I am so happy to have discovered Tess Gerritsen. She offers a page-turner that actually has a plot that makes me want to keep reading.

Body Double is one of my first Gerritsen books, but I wasn't hampered by the fact that I wasn't familiar with the characters. The author does a great job of making everyone accessible, whi
Jul 09, 2016 bookaddict rated it it was amazing
5/5. Kesinlikle serinin en iyi kitaplarından biriydi..O kadar akıcıydı ki...Akşam elime aldım ve 3-4 saat sonra kitap bitmişti.
Tess,sen nasıl bir kadınsın ya??!? Nasıl her seferinde okuyucunun ağzını açık bırakmayı başarabiliyorsun? Gerçekten,Anna'nın katilini öğrendiğimde ağzım bir karış açık kaldı.Aklımın ucundan bile geçmemişti.Ama sonra yazarın aslında bir sürü yerde ipucu verdiğini farkettim.Tüm o ipuçlarına rağmen farkedememişim.Ve kurgu gerçekten mükemmel ötesiydi.Gerilim hiç bitmedi kita
I just finished this book this afternoon and I utterly enjoyed it and couldn't put it down. I was completely gripped from the first page. The book is full of twists and turns and I was totally not expecting that ending! It was the first crime novel that I've read in a long time where I was wrong about who the killer was (I normally guess the killer correctly before I'm halfway through the book). I'm looking forward to reading some more of Tess's books in the future :)

PS: I also watch the TV show
Jun 12, 2011 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: suspense/thriller lovers
Tess Gerritsen has done it again! And this one was amazing!

Boston medical examiner, Dr Maura Isles, was relaxing for a few days in Paris after a conference before heading home, and back to work. When she arrived back in Boston, she discovered the airlines had lost her luggage, so after filling in lost property forms, she finally hailed a cab to take her home. She was exhausted from the long flight, so when she roused herself from the doze she'd been in, the cabbie was braking hard, and talking
Oct 23, 2008 Martha rated it it was amazing
Love all the books with Dr. Maura Isles and Det Jane Rizzoli
Aug 31, 2008 J.R. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thrillers
Dr. Maura Isles comes home to Boston from a medical conference in Paris to discover police investigating a murder just outside her home. And the victim is her exact double.

DNA tests reveal the murder victim is, in fact, her twin sister, though the doctor, an adoptee, wasn’t aware she had any siblings. Subsequent investigation discloses she and her twin were sold to a baby broker lawyer by a psychotic woman serving a life term for a double homicide. Could that woman be their mother?

The story proc
Neide Parafitas
Jun 18, 2012 Neide Parafitas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, leituras-2013
Num dia como outro qualquer Maura Isles depara-se com um aparato policial à sua porta e descobre o cadáver de uma mulher... igual a si! Um teste de ADN comprova que esta mulher é sua irmã gémea. O seu choque não podia ser maior!

Maura que sempre soube ser adoptada, pensava no entanto ser filha única e esta descoberta vai levá-la a querer conhecer o seu passado, mas estará ela preparada para trazer à luz segredos tão macabros??

Mais um livro de Tess de que gostei muito! Venha o próximo :)
Nov 24, 2016 Münevver rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bir seyleri tahmin ettim sanarak senin zekani kucumsedigim icin ozur dilerim Tess Gerritsen. Boyle bir olay yok. Cok iyi, cok!
Apr 22, 2014 Fergie rated it really liked it
Being a fan of the hit TNT television show, Rizzoli & Isles, I felt drawn to the books that inspired the characters. Tess Gerritsen vividly brings Boston homicide detective, Jane Rizzoli, and medical examiner, Dr. Maura Isles, to life in the pages of this book. This is not the first book in the series, but one doesn't need to have read the prior novels to understand what's occurring in the plot. Gerritsen backtracks to prior knowledge when it's needed to discuss pertinent backstory. I chose ...more
Aug 15, 2011 David rated it it was amazing
Tess Gerritsen has done it again! A thriller that is high on suspense, tension and plot and low on the confronting gore that thwarts so many of the books in this genre.
Dr. Maura Isles arrives home from an overseas conference to discover police investigating a murder just outside her home. The victim is her exact double and turns out to be the identical twin sister Maura never knew she had.
This of course poses many more questions than answers for an adopted-at-birth person such as Maura. Why wa
Jun 04, 2008 Whitney rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book much more than the other Tess Gerritsen book I read, Vanished. This one was quick and entertaining. Unfortunately, I don't think this was the next one in sequence like I thought it was. She made references to things that happened in other books that I haven't read yet so that kind of ruined it. I can't read The Surgeon now becuase this book gave away the ending. I found Maura and Jane to be more likable this time around. I didn't know what to think about Ballard until the end ...more
Feb 24, 2013 Marla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Another great audio book about Rizzoli and Dr. Isles. This time it was focused on Dr. Isles and her life. Someone is murdered outside her house who is identical to Dr. Isles. This starts a path that Maura starts to wonder if she should have gone down. There are lots of twits and turns and second guesses on who did it. It has a shocker to the end. There are some creepy characters and some characters you grow to like. I find while listening to this series I tend to arrive at my destination not kno ...more
Lewis Weinstein
May 06, 2014 Lewis Weinstein rated it liked it
I just read The Likeness by Tana French and now I'm reading this. In both, the story is about a dead woman who looks exactly like the main character who now has to investigate the murder. Strange. LATER ... the stories are totally different.

This was a solid investigative thriller, with some surprises. A quality read.
Ana T.
I was thinking of pacing myself and save Gerritsen's books for a rainy day but the truth is that I can't resist them and one of these days I grabbed Body Double.

One of the things that I am greatly enjoying with Gerritsen is how she writes an opening scene that, apparently, has nothing to do with what happens next. I the previous book I kept thinking of that opening scene and wondering what it was all about. This time I already knew she was going to surprise me with a connection.

The focus in this
Merve Özcan
Kitap pek benim tarzım olmasa da güzeldi, anlatımı akıcıydı.Bir kitapta aradığım bir çok vardı.(özellikle sert kadınlar) Tek sorun olanları çoğu zaman önceden anlıyordunuz. Ballard'ın annaya aşık olması ya da Maura!nın annesini tekrar görmeye gidip babasının o canavar olması ya da Anna'nın Mauranın kardeşi olması. Biz bunları anında görüyoruz okuyucular olarak.Karakterlerin se bunu görmesi çok uzun zaman alıyor ve bu tür kitaplar beni sıkıyor.
Bu ufak kişisel olayın dışında Kitap Dönüşümlü olarak
Body Double opens with a beautiful day in Paris. Maura Isles is touring the catacombs, taking a break at a delicious café, and enjoying the last moments of her vacation. Little does she know what will await her when she arrives home. As a tired Isles pulls up to her home upon returning, she sees police and barricades. Seeing Jane Rizzoli at the scene, she goes over to investigate what is happening in front of her house. She notices a car with a dead woman inside. She sees shocked expressions on ...more
Apr 27, 2016 Shaikha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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-#4 of the Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series-This was an incredible thriller. This is a series that is getting better after every book. I could not put this one down. Maura Isles gets home from Paris and there are emergency vehicles in front of her house. The victim is someone who looks just like her. And so it begins. Rizzoli, the homicide detective and friend of Maura, is working the case. She’s pregnant which plays an interesting part in this mystery. The characters in the series are gettin ...more
Jul 31, 2008 Stacey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book
I had recently read 'Bone Garden' and wanted to read more of Gerritsen's books. When I got this book, I didn't realize it was the middle book in a series. It didn't matter though because any reference to previous cases (books) were not indepth enough to make me feel like I was missing a piece of a puzzle. However, now I have decided my next book in this series will be the first one; might as well read them in order now.
Body Double is the story of Medical Examiner, Isles, discovering who her biol
Ceren Ünlü
Apr 03, 2012 Ceren Ünlü rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tess Gerritesen'in yazdığı İKİZ BEDENLER bitti. Yazara bir alkış ! :) Kitap muheteşemdi, tabiki de. :) Zaten Tess G.'dan da daha aşağısı beklenemezdi. Her sayfa da bir heyecan... Soluksuz, merak için de geçen sayfalar... Süperdi ! Yazarın dili, kurgu, karakterler mükemmeldi.

Babanın, annenin ve kardeşinin birer seri katil olduğunu öğrensen ne yapardın ? Kan, candan önemli midir ?

Ya aşk ? Birine sadece aşık mı yoksa aşk dediğinin aslında takıntı mı olduğunu nasıl anlardın ?

Yıllardır acımasızca sür
Jul 24, 2008 Trudy rated it really liked it
What I like about some authors is their ability to create likeable characters and continue their personal stories throughout a series of really good mysteries. This book focus on the history of Dr. Isles - the medical examiner dubbed "the Queen of the Dead." It is hard to say too much about this story without giving anything away, but I will say that parts of this mystery had me guessing all the way to the end.

Another strong book by Tess Gerritsen... I continue to be drawn in by her unique stori
Susan W
Oct 19, 2013 Susan W rated it it was amazing
Ok, so I had finger nails at the beginning of this book.

Holy shit I kept saying reading this. Just imagine you are adopted and then not knowing you have any siblings find out you have one.....a twin that has just turned up dead in front of your house. Spooked yet?

As you read and think you are getting close to the end be prepared........she keeps you chawing on your fingers right to the end.

No shit. I cant sleep.
What a creepy first chapter!! Another strong book by this author - strong 3.5 stars.
Darlene Quinn
Apr 02, 2017 Darlene Quinn rated it it was amazing
Great characters, intriguing plot, riveting pace, Kept my involved from beginning to end.
Oct 18, 2014 Siobhan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fourth book in the Rizzoli and Isles series is another book which offers insight into the enigma that is Isles. With a fabulous story, you will be hooked throughout as you learn more and more about the past of one of the main characters. Many reviews of the Rizzoli and Isles books suggest that Isles is the favoured of the two characters in most people’s eyes, therefore putting this book quite high up on their favourite list when it comes to the series. Whilst such may not be the case for me ...more
Nihal Vrana
Apr 01, 2015 Nihal Vrana rated it did not like it
This is hands-down one of the worst books I have ever read. I'm not a big fan of the thriller genre, but they generally have a level of quality in writing. Robert Ludlum, Clive Cussler, Wilbur Smith, even Dan feel like you read something professional even though you might not enjoy it. This one reads like a thriller that came out of a county book club writing workshop.

I cannot believe it's the fourth book of a series, the characters are so stereotypical, so two-dimensional. The most
So, this is the book in the Rizzoli and Isles series I have actually read before. That was almost 10 years ago ... so I think it is pretty understandable that I did not remember all that much about it. Well, I remembered some of it, but there were some things I had forgotten over the years and I think it was only good in this case as my lack of knowledge in some parts made the reading experience more interesting. For instance, I don't think I could have enjoyed it as much if the killer would've ...more
May 09, 2011 Lady rated it it was amazing
Tess Gerritsen gives her books three major themes that I crave and love: knowledgeable information, gripping storyline, and realistic characters. A fourth but not required theme that she always throws in, much to my pleasure, is trust in the reader to be intelligent.

Body Double is no disappointment. I finished this book in two days, causing my roommate to believe I had died in the bathtub. I was in fact sitting in room temperature water looking like a wrinkled old lady because I couldn't set it
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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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Other Books in the Series

Rizzoli & Isles (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, #1)
  • The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles, #2)
  • The Sinner (Rizzoli & Isles, #3)
  • 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)
  • Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles, #10)
  • Die Again (Rizzoli & Isles, #11)

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