Saturday, July 20, 2013

review : Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen

Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles #10) by Tess Gerritsen
3.5 Stars.


For the second time in his short life, Teddy Clock has survived a massacre. Two years ago, he barely escaped when his entire family was slaughtered. Now, at fourteen, in a hideous echo of the past, Teddy is the lone survivor of his foster family’s mass murder. Orphaned once more, the traumatized teenager has nowhere to turn—until the Boston PD puts detective Jane Rizzoli on the case. Determined to protect this young man, Jane discovers that what seemed like a coincidence is instead just one horrifying part of a relentless killer’s merciless mission.

Jane spirits Teddy to the exclusive Evensong boarding school, a sanctuary where young victims of violent crime learn the secrets and skills of survival in a dangerous world. But even behind locked gates, and surrounded by acres of sheltering Maine wilderness, Jane fears that Evensong’s mysterious benefactors aren’t the only ones watching. When strange blood-splattered dolls are found dangling from a tree, Jane knows that her instincts are dead on. And when she meets Will Yablonski and Claire Ward, students whose tragic pasts bear a shocking resemblance to Teddy’s, it becomes chillingly clear that a circling predator has more than one victim in mind.
Joining forces with her trusted partner, medical examiner Maura Isles, Jane is determined to keep these orphans safe from harm. But an unspeakable secret dooms the children’s fate—unless Jane and Maura can finally put an end to an obsessed killer’s twisted quest.

- Goodreads


I love this series, I also love the TV show.
The plot line though the books is just so well executed!

I really liked the creepy tone on this, I half expected a paranormal being to just jump at me (I might be reading too much fantasy), the pacing was good, not only fast, but also constant though out the book.

The characters as as good as always, I liked that we got a little more of Maura's life instead of more Jane.
Maura had her heartbreak, but I really did not expect her maternal side. It was a very nice surprise. I wish there was a little more of Anthony, but you can't have everything. I do think his character is going to grow on the story.

There was one point of the story that made no sense to me though, Rizolli's parents debacle with the ex and the fiancee. For me it seemed pointless, we got some information, but nothing was tied up. If you are going to create conflict, and make that an important point on the plot, at least give the reader some king of resolution by the end of the book.

It also worth mentioning that the thing that bothered me the most was Maura and Janie's relationship. I new they were not in very good terms by the end of the last book, but I think it took way to long for them to make up. And even when they did, it was still that weird friendship with them tiptoeing around each other. A little annoying.

My favorite part was the school, I have a thing for boarding schools and I loved that most of the book was set there.

If you like Rizolli and Isles, definitely go for it. It is not the best book in the series, but it is still very good! :)

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