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Last to Die

(Rizzoli & Isles #10)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  29,696 ratings  ·  1,873 reviews
Roman Posljednji preživjeli donosi deseti slučaj istražiteljskog dvojca kojeg čine detektivka Jane Rizzoli i forenzička patologinja Maura Isles, Tess Gerritsen ispričat će nevjerojatno uzbudljivu i originalnu priču kojom se nastavljaju opasne avanture ovog istražiteljskog para.

Kad se istražiteljice nađu u školi koja je osnovana kao utočište za djecu koja su izgubila rodite
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Ballantine Books (first published August 16th 2012)
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Katie 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 sin…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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Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spy, gerritsen
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
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. ...more
Claire Ward, Will Yablonski and Teddy Clock all have something in common. The three teens share a traumatic past where they not only survived attacks on their families but on the families who subsequently took them in after the deaths of their parents. Now, they’re all at Evensong, the school located in a remote area in Maine that is associated with Anthony Sansone. Jane Rizzoli is investigating the most recent attack perpetrated against Teddy’s foster family and she’s responsible for placing hi ...more
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Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite of the series. I liked the new characters in this plot and 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.
Last to Die is another excellent entry in the Rizzoli & Isles series. Tess Gerritsen doesn't disappoint! She will keep the reader turning the pages trying to figure out, along with Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles, what is happening and then at the end throws a curve ball that leaves the reader surprised.

Jane is called to horrific murder scene in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood. Two adults and three children have been murdered. The only survivor is fourte
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For fourteen-year-old Teddy Clock, death has struck twice. When he was twelve, his family was murdered; Teddy somehow survived but does not remember anything about the incident. Now, two years later, when his foster family is slaughtered, Boston detective Jane Rizzoli takes him under her wing. Not without reservation, she whisks him off to a boarding school called Evensong, a remote castle-like structure where he will be safe. With two near misses, will there be a third attempt? Will Teddy Clock ...more
David A.
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; th
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
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 great ...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
Dec 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very good read - Tess Gerritsen knows how to tell a story!
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
Apr 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: series
I loved the struggles that Maura and Jane had regarding their friendship which really took a beating in the previous book. Didn't much care for the actual result of the mystery storyline. ...more
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, suspense
Detective Jane Rizzoli is called into work to help on a homicide. A family has been slaughtered. Fourteen-year-old foster child Teddy Clock is the lone survivor. Teddy hid during the carnage, running to the neighbors when the coast was clear. As Jane questions Teddy, she finds that he was placed in foster care two years ago after his own family was killed in an explosion. When someone tries to kill Teddy once again, Jane contact Maura Isles who is at a boarding school in Maine visiting a young f ...more
Jul 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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.
*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 who
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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 poison
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
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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?
Judy Dhuse
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked the book and hope it isn't the last one in the series. It got a bit confusing at the end and I had to go back and read a bit to figure things out, but overall right up there with all the other Rizzoli & Isles books I've read. ...more
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
Perfect as always.
May 26, 2021 rated it liked it
I enjoy the main characters so I'll keep reading the series, but the storylines and additional characters are starting to get a bit ridiculous. The author doesn't need to keep going crazy with the plots- I imagine most readers are like me and are in it for the characters. I'd be happy enough with just regular ol' police whodunnits. I don't need these gals to be Jason Bourne!

Also, the author seems to be really fat-phobic.
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Novel number ten of the Rizzoli & Isles Thrillers and I think, I’ve seen it: too familiar and repetitive with the same old ‘Mephisto Club’ members and ‘real evil’ turning up. Based on the previous novels I could also guess the showdown early on and got most of my entertainment out of Rizzoli’s family-drama – not a good sign. What I loved about these novels were the medical accuracy with the involvement of a pathologist, the suspense and the continuing story of the two main characters. With this ...more
I always enjoy reading one of Tess Gerritsen's books. The Rizzoli and Isles books never disappoint.
And I was happy that Samson, Julian and Bear made another appearance in this one.
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
4...Plot twist...Nicely done! Another case down, almost caught up! Making me miss the television show!
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 named
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
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 Sanso
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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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

Other books in the series

Rizzoli & Isles (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, #1)
  • The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles, #2)
  • The Sinner (Rizzoli & Isles, #3)
  • Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, #4)
  • 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)
  • Die Again (Rizzoli & Isles, #11)

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