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The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
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Apr 06, 12

Read in June, 2011

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 for not catching up sooner! Just like The Sinner, this is fast paced (but not so fast that I get impatient and have to jump ahead) and thoroughly enjoyable to read. Not knowing if the author tends to focus on either Rizzoli or Isles in each book makes me wonder whether I'll hear more about Isles and Rat in the next book or what. I feel that story arch didn't end up anywhere in this book, and that was the only question I had at the end. [return][return]There were a lot of twists and turns in the storytelling without going overly complicated and the characters were well fleshed. I particularly enjoyed the more Chinese aspect to this book. I'm a fourth Chinese but that's all I know (I think my grandfather felt it important his children be American with a capital A so he didn't delve into his past or teach anything Chinese to his kids), so any book that explores my heritage tends to fascinate me all the more (ditto on everything Irish!). I loved hearing about the Monkey King and how it played into the overall story. I'm definitely hightailing it to the bookstore to see about starting on the rest of her novels right away.
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message 1: by Nel (new) - rated it 5 stars

Nel I really believe that you have to start with the first book in any series. You are able to get acquainted with the characters and see them grow.


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