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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 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 d
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Paperback, 401 pages
Published August 29th 2006 by Ballantine Books (first published 2005)
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Buggy
Jan 28, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jean
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vanish, the fifth book in Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli and Isles series, features events both expected and unexpected. For young Russian girls like Mila, Anja, Olena, and the others, the promise of a new life with freedom and jobs is exciting. They do not expect to be taken across the Mexican border and forced into prostitution. Dr. Maura Isles is about to leave after an exhausting day at the morgue when the unthinkable happens. Later, at the hospital, she witnesses a female patient shoot a security ...more
Claudia / BeautyButterflies
Wieder ein großartiger Fall von Rizzoli&Isles! Tess Gerritsen schreibt einfach spannend, temporeich aber trotzdem mit genug „Zeit“ um die Charaktere toll rauszuarbeiten und weiter zu entwickeln... Ich freue mich auf 6 weitere Fälle und den 7. der dieses Jahr wohl erscheinen soll...
Fred
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, re-read
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A good story with 7 girls on a free "Mexican Tour". They don't know it's going to a whorehouse to "Vanish".

Dr. Maura Isles finds a girl alive in the morgue & is rushed to the hospital. In the hospital, she kills a security guard, takes Det. Jane Rizzoli (9 months pregnant) & captures others. FBI Gabriel Dean (Rizzoli's husband) & Maura find 6 murders relate to the "Mexican Tour" whorehouse. The 7th girl in the morgue & Maura now kidnapped. But it
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bookaddict
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5/5 SERİNİN EN İYİ KİTABIYDI.
Kitapta istediğim her şey vardı.Yazar tam istediğim gibi Rizzoli'nin üstünde durmuştu daha çok.Rizzoli'ye aşık bir insan olarak,kitabı beğenmemem imkansızdı zaten.Maura'nın ve ergen aşk ikilemlerinin bu kitapta olmaması da beğenmem için ayrı bir sebepti tabii.Ve..Dean.Koruyucu tavırları,Rizzoli için endişelenmesi çok hoşuma gitti.Dean kesinlikle en sevdiğim karakterlerden biri.
Kitabın ilk üç yüz sayfasını tırnaklarımı kemirerek okudum.Başından kalkamadım kitabın.-Oku
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Michael
Sep 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: five-star-books
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
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Alisha Marie
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
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Brenda
Nov 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
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LW
Mar 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gioco-us
A parte il risveglio iniziale di una ragazza in un sacco-salma in obitorio (!) di cui avevo letto nella scheda libro che mi induceva a scappare via a gambe levate ;)
inaspettatamente ,per me che non amo tanto questo genere, un buon thriller!
Ben congegnato ,dalla trama avvincente che sa tenerti incollato alle pagine , sa farti accelerare i battiti in diversi momenti topici ,una storia senza spacconerie o svolte inverosimili
(e senza commissari piacioni e buongustai )
Molte le donne protagoniste : Ol
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April Thompson
May 09, 2015 rated it liked it
This one was a little hard for me to swallow. The things done to the girls in this book, shook me to the core. Another fast paced read though. Kudos to Gerritsen for continuing her outstanding series.
Tamara
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Erg spannend en origineel verhaal!
Emma
Good, as always. I deducted a point from an otherwise 4 star book for problematic mommy wars issues and for referring to sex slaves as having an occupation. That just really bothered me.
CD {Boulder Blvd}
Another good plot in the Rizzoli & Isles series. I'm really enjoying "binge" reading this series.
Sandi
Mar 07, 2009 rated it liked it
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
Carol
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vanish by Tess Gerritsen lives up to my expectations. I have read several of her books but out of order and that never made it difficult with connecting to the story. There is always plenty of suspense to keep me turning the pages and little bits of humor thrown in.

Maura Isles is a Boston Medical Examiner and had unzipped the body bad of a beautiful woman and the woman opens her eyes. This was the start of a very long bad day for Maura, she rushes the woman in for medical treatment.

Mila, a redh
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Tiffany PSquared
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Maura Isles and Jane Rizzoli meet up again in a case that has national and international implications. When a body in the morgue is found to actually be alive, Maura and Jane both unwittingly insert themselves in a manhunt that endangers both of their lives.

A twisty story with a few left-field surprises. I love the different perspectives that envelope us into the story immediately. And, as usual, Maura's detailed attention and Jane's confident assertiveness are constants
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Siobhan
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of the first five books this was the one I was looking forward to the most. With Rizzoli as a hostage it seemed as though the book would be brilliant. Whilst it was a great read it wasn’t quite what I was expecting – I really had been expecting something a little bit more.

A lot of people seem to dislike this book as a lot of it comes from the point of view of Special Agent Gabriel Dean. Personally, I rather enjoyed it (as I have a soft spot for the relationship between Dean and Rizzoli) and have
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Hannie
En ik heb het boek alweer uit. Het las echt vlot. Even dacht ik dat het verhaal een kant op ging dat mij niet aansprak. Gelukkig was dat niet het geval. Daarom heb ik het uiteindelijk vier sterren gegeven. Al zit het meer op 3,5 ster. Het einde vond ik wel weer vrij plotseling komen. Dat is echt iets van deze schrijfster. Toch voelde het dit keer niet heel onbevredigend. Dat had ik bij de eerste boeken wel. Op naar deel 6.
🔮⚡️Voracious
I enjoyed this installment in the Rizolli & Isles series a lot more than I did the 4th book. Probably because this time around, Jane Rizolli featured in it more than Maura Isles did. It was a quick and exciting read for me but I'm going to take a little break from this series for a while before I pick up the 6th book.
Sandra Bašić
May 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dobra "stara" Tess!
Angelique
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Goed deel weer uit de Rizzoli & Isles serie. Hoewel de inhoud over een gruwelijke verwikkeling gaat, waar je eigenlijk liever niet over leest.

Dr. Isles krijgt de schrik van haar leven wanneer in de koelcel een lijkenzak beweegt en een lijk haar ogen opent. De vrouw wordt naar het ziekenhuis gebracht en een bijzonder verhaal voor de pers is ontstaan en wordt dan ook op voet gevolgd. Er ontwikkelt zich een gijzeldrama in het ziekenhuis. De gijzelneming waarin Rizzoli een van de gegijzelde pers
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Dee
Two-haiku review:

Jane at hospital
Taken hostage by bad guys
Are they really bad?

Complex and thrilling
Sad thing, human trafficking
Series gets deeper
Sydney Gibson
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book, but not as much as the other Rizzoli and Isles I read. The story fell a little flat to me and it felt like it took until the middle of the book to really get started, and then it was done. Case solved.

What I did like was this book was more about Jane and her husband, with a little Maura sprinkled in. It was nice to get to know Jane a little more and how she views crimes from a detective point of view. Maura was good in her appearances, but she stills is a little frisky flirty
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Nora|KnyguDama
Kaip seniai jau beskaičiau Tess Gerritsen! Pamačius bibliotekoj dar neskaitytą dalį, čiupau ją net negalvodama ir nepaisydama kitą ranką jau sveriančios pasirinktų knygų krūvos. Buvau labai pasiilgus autorės rašymo stiliau, jau pamiltų Rizoli ir Ails, skrupulingų ir tikslių nusikaltimų aprašymų. Nieko nelaukusi kibau ir per vakarą perskaičiau "Dingusias", nors mano galva, tai tikrai nėra stiprausias Gerritsen kūrinys.

Kas neskaitėt ir nežinot, Rizoli ir Ails yra policininkė detektyvė bei medikė.
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Tanja
Nov 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016, review
Das ursprüngliche Zuhause dieser Rezension ist der WortWelten-Blog:
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Kurzbeschreibung:

Das hätte sich Dr. Maura Isles niemals träumen lassen - eine lebendige Frau in einem ihrer Leichensäcke im gerichtsmedizinischen Institut! Doch genau damit sieht sich Maura eines Tages konfrontiert. Zwar kann sie die Frau retten und lässt sie ins Krankenhaus bringen, doch all das ist erst der Anfang der unheilvollen Ereignisse. Denn schon allzu bald ist die vermeintliche Tote Mitte
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Neide Parafitas
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, leituras-2013
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
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Sercan Vatansever
Tess Gerritsen'in Siliniş romanı diğer romanlarından iki farklı açıdan ayrılıyor. İlki; Siliniş, Gerritsen'in diğer kitaplarına nazaran daha toplumsal bir konuya değiniyor. Her ne kadar gizli olsa da bence toplumsal. İnsan ticareti, kadın kaçakçılığı... Diğeri ise; Tess'in okuduğum en kötü kitabı olması. Gerilimden eser yok ve aile dramıyla boğulmuş bir kitap. Kısa sürede okuyacağım diye düşünürken beklediğimden çok daha fazla vaktimi aldı. 40 yaşındaki ergen Maura'nın kitapta fazla yer almaması ...more
Gary
Feb 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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.
Hayal Perest
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bu kitabın bu kadar iyi olacağını düşünmemiştim hiç . Sözcükler hala aklımda..
"Adım Mila ve bu benim yolculuğum.." bu söz o kadar etkileyiciydi ki.. Unutacağımı sanmıyorum.
Tess , bu kitabında da kalemini ortaya koymuş. Okurken kendinizden geçeceğiniz bir kitap daha .Tess , bu işi biliyor dedirtiyor insana . Diyecek söz bulamıyorum . Bence gidin ve bir an önce Tess kitaplarını okumaya başlayın.. Pişman olmayacaksınız..
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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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“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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