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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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Kitten Great question. I suppose you could see it either way and you'd have to ask the author to be absolutely sure. I assumed that it was Nicholas Clock…moreGreat question. I suppose you could see it either way and you'd have to ask the author to be absolutely sure. I assumed that it was Nicholas Clock since I somehow found the narrator sympathetic and I don't think the reader is supposed to get this kind of feeling about Justine McClennan.
Moreover, the author describes Justine at least partly when the children see her "saving" them (which is quite at the beginning of the book). Were she the narrator of the questioned parts it would've made sense to somehow connect her description to them to hint that this narrator could be the same person that saved the kids. It would've made it a bit more interesting for the reader but at the same time it would not have given anything away. So I'm guessing that this either didn't cross the authors mind or, probably more likely, McClennan and the narrator are not the same person.(less)

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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.
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gerritsen, spy
This is book 10 in the Rizzoli series and I recommend that you read them in order. You should also be prepared for differences between the books and the tv series. My wife and I like both. Most of Gerritsen's books tend to be a bit creepy, but this one is super creepy. A murder takes place in Boston's Beacon Hill, a very rich, exclusive neighborhood. Two adults and their 3 children are murdered. The only survivor is their foster child, Teddy Clock. Teddy's parents were murdered in the US Virgi
Hmm hat mich leider nicht gepackt.
Jul 16, 2013 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
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
Apr 06, 2012 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
Daniel Balici
Last to Die definitely stands out as one of my favourite novels written by Tess Gerritsen along with Die Again and Playing with Fire. After finishing The Silent Girl, I actually intended to read either Finding Audrey or Three Dark Crowns, but I was cautious and eventually I opted once again for a novel belonging to my favourite genre. About 4 years ago I read Body Double, my first encounter with the Rizzoli & Isles book and ever since I've been coming back to this series eager and full of gr ...more
Naomi Blackburn
Jan 29, 2012 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
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite of the series. I liked the new characters of the plot, Rizzoli and Isles were in top was a difficult book to put down.

Of course, part of my enjoyment was that Detective Darren Crowe had to eat crow. A little comeuppance for certain characters is always nice to see.
Jul 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
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*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
Jun 02, 2014 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.
Paige  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 24, 2014 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
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Last to Die 2012 group read

Det. Jane Rizzoli & Dr. Maura Isles track why murders of 3 parents & foster parents are made 2 years apart & then why all kids placed in the same boarding school, Evensong (for "genius" children). Children are Teddy Clock, Will Yablonski & Claire Wade.

Is someone trying to kill everyone in their family tree? Why would anyone want to do that?
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.
☕ Kimberly
Aug 11, 2012 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
10.06.2017: Elime geçince tekrar okumadan edemedim, cidden güzel bir polisiyeymiş detayları unutmuş olsam da. Sonlara doğru çoğu şeyi hatırladım ama yine de elimden düşmedi. Ağustosta yeni kitap geliyor, beklemedeyim...

Orijinali Kitap Esintisi adresinde.

Serinin bu son yayınlanan kitabını uzun süredir kitaplığımda bekletiyordum. Şu an anlıyorum ki inanılmaz bir salaklık yapmışım. En son okuduğum Sessiz Kız'a resmen tapmıştım, neyine sonrasında gelen kitabı beklettim anlamıyorum. Hem de Rizzoli k
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
A Última Vítima é o 10.º livro da série Rizolli & Isles que foi adaptada a série televisiva. Logo que a série saiu pelo Círculo de Leitores fiquei rendida à dupla feminina, uma polícia outra médica legista. Desde o primeiro livro que tenho lido o que sai da autora em portugal, sendo uma das minhas preferidas do género.

Evensong é o colégio onde se encontra Julian um jovem protegido de Maura. Ao visitar o local a médica fica surpreendida ao descobrir que este tem, na sua maioria, jovens que pe
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
Oct 16, 2012 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
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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
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kitap yine bambaska yerlere gitti. Nasil oluyor da her seferinde okuyucunu sasirtmayi basariyorsun kadin!?
Lynn Spencer
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ah..Tess Gerritsen, even when your plots are thoroughly improbable, I still can't stop reading. Can't stop getting creeped out either.

This tale primarily takes place at Evensong, a unique school in Maine that regular readers of the series will have heard referenced before. Rizzoli and Isles find themselves drawn into Evensong by an extremely mysterious case. A young boy survives the home invasion and murder of his foster family and we soon learn that he was also the sole survivor of the killing
Sydney Gibson
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was very good. I liked how the story was drifting one way and then near then end there was a bit of a twist that had me pausing. I really enjoyed the evolution of Jane and Maura's friendship, finally we get close to what we saw in the show! Not that it's important, but it's nice to see both characters let down their walls and let each other in. It's also nice to see Julian back in Maura's life as a constant friend.

I also loved the short story in this book, John Doe. It's clear they us
David Highton
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The tenth Rizzoli and Isles rips along at great pace, starting with the murder of three sets of foster parents and three surviving children grouped together at a remote boarding school. The twist at the end was not wholly convincing for me - seemed a little contrived - but overall a very enjoyable read
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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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