The Silent Girl (with bonus short story Freaks)
A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
By Tess Gerritsen
(Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780345515513, 480pp.)
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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In the murky shadows of Boston’s Chinatown lies a severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed in black, her head nearly decapitated. Two strands of silver hair—not human—cling to her body. They are homicide cop Jane Rizzoli’s only clues, but they’re enough for her and medical examiner Maura Isles to make the startling discovery: that this violent death had a chilling prequel. Nineteen years earlier, a horrifying murder-suicide in a Chinatown restaurant left five people dead. One woman connected to that massacre is still alive—a mysterious martial arts master who is now the target of someone, or something, deeply and relentlessly evil. Cracking a crime with bone-chilling echoes of an ancient Chinese legend, Rizzoli and Isles must outwit an unseen enemy with centuries of cunning—and a swift, avenging blade.
Don’t miss Tess Gerritsen’s short story “Freaks” in the back of the book.
Tess Gerritsen is a physician and an internationally bestselling author. She gained nationwide acclaim for her first novel of suspense, the New York Times bestseller Harvest. She is also the author of the bestsellers Ice Cold, The Keepsake, The Bone Garden, The Mephisto Club, Vanish, Body Double, The Sinner, The Apprentice, The Surgeon, Life Support, Bloodstream, and Gravity. Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine.
“Suspense doesn't get smarter than this. Not just recommended but mandatory.”—Lee Child
“Another great thrill ride . . . The Silent Girl is one of [Tess] Gerritsen’s best.”—Associated Press
“Gripping . . . Both women deal with personal and family issues that reveal their humanity and lend credibility to this deft thriller.”—Publishers Weekly
“Chilling and thrilling . . . an exciting and suspense-filled adventure.”—Wichita Falls Times Record News