Girl Missing (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Tess Gerritsen

Ballantine Books, 9780345549624, 352pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2014

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Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series, her stunning first thriller

A beautiful young woman's corpse is found dumped in a garbage-strewn alley. Now laid out in the office of medical examiner Kat Novak is an unidentified body that betrays no secrets--except for a matchbook clutched in one stiff hand, seven numbers scrawled inside. When a second victim is discovered, Kat begins to fear that a serial killer is stalking the streets, using a deadly drug to do his dirty work. The police are skeptical. The mayor won't listen. One of the town's most prominent citizens, with a missing daughter of his own, is also Kat's chief suspect. As the death toll rises, Kat races to expose a deadly predator who is close enough to touch her.
Praise for Tess Gerritsen
" The author] has a knack for creating great characters and mysterious plots that seem straightforward but also dazzle with complexity and twists."--Associated Press
" Gerritsen] has an imagination that allows her to conjure up depths of human behavior so dark and frightening that she makes Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft seem like goody-two-shoes."--Chicago Tribune

"One of the most versatile voices in thriller fiction today."--The Providence Journal

Previously published as Peggy Sue Got Murdered


About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen earned international acclaim for her first novel of suspense, Harvest. She introduced detective Jane Rizzoli in The Surgeon (2001) and Dr. Maura Isles in The Apprentice (2002) and has gone on to write numerous other titles in the celebrated Rizzoli & Isles series, including The Mephisto Club, The Keepsake, Ice Cold, The Silent Girl, Last to Die, and Die Again. Her latest novel is the standalone thriller Playing with Fire. A physician, Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine.


Praise For Girl Missing

Praise for Tess Gerritsen
 
“[The author] has a knack for creating great characters and mysterious plots that seem straightforward but also dazzle with complexity and twists.”—Associated Press
 
“[Gerritsen] has an imagination that allows her to conjure up depths of human behavior so dark and frightening that she makes Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft seem like goody-two-shoes.”Chicago Tribune
 
“One of the most versatile voices in thriller fiction today.”—The Providence Journal

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