I Know A Secret by Tess Gerritsen

Rizzoli & Isles, Book 12

Synopsis: In the twelfth gripping novel featuring Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles, the crime-solving duo—featured in the smash-hit TNT series Rizzoli & Isles—are faced with the gruesomely staged murder of a horror film producer.

The crime scene is unlike any that Detective Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles have ever before encountered. The woman lies in apparently peaceful repose on her bed, and Maura finds no apparent cause of death, but there is no doubt the woman is indeed dead. The victim’s eyes have been removed and placed in the palm of her hand, a gesture that echoes the terrifying films she produces. Is a crazed movie fan reenacting scenes from those disturbing films?

When another victim is found, again with no apparent cause of death, again with a grotesquely staged crime scene, Jane and Maura realize the killer has widened his circle of targets. He’s chosen one particular woman for his next victim, and she knows he’s coming for her next. She’s the only one who can help Jane and Maura catch the killer.

But she knows a secret. And it’s a secret she’ll never tell.

Review: I’ve never really tried the TV show but I must have seen one or two episodes on TV on occasion. However, it is true that when the opportunity presented itself, I was curious to discover one of the stories and I must say that it didn’t really pose any problems to launch into this volume 12.

Two murders have been perpetrated with macabre scenes and Jane and Maura must understand what is going on. However, when this story is linked to a religious story, or even an old case that everyone would prefer to forget, our heroines will have to try to disentangle the true from the false, although it is not easy.

I had a good time with this story and I must admit that it made me want to know more. Jane and Maura are two characters I discovered with pleasure and I am even curious to learn a little more about their private lives. Moreover, Maura’s life is really not simple….

It was a good volume, and I didn’t have any trouble getting started in the middle of the series. It was a good one.