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Last to Die

A Novel
Gerritsen, Tess (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Last to Die


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Visiting sixteen-year-old "Rat" Perkins at isolated Evensong boarding school, Maura Isles is astonished to learn that all of his classmates are survivors of violence and are being instructed in scientific detective skills, a discovery that coincides with Jane Rizzoli's investigation into the murder of a boy's foster family.
Authors: Gerritsen, Tess
Title: Last to die
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 338 p. ;,25 cm
Summary: Visiting sixteen-year-old "Rat" Perkins at isolated Evensong boarding school, Maura Isles is astonished to learn that all of his classmates are survivors of violence and are being instructed in scientific detective skills, a discovery that coincides with Jane Rizzoli's investigation into the murder of a boy's foster family.
ISBN: 0345535952
9780345535955
0345515633
9780345515636
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Report This Mar 11, 2014
  • nannerl rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

More than a bit far-fetched, and lots of plot-holes, but still a reasonably enjoyable read.

Report This Feb 16, 2014
  • rug3584land rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

one of her best. I read it non stop to the detriment of my sleep.

Report This May 05, 2013
  • writer13 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Gerritsen's writing continues to be tremendous in yet another chapter of the Rizzoli and Isles series. Not quite as good as her previous effort, but terrific none the less; she shows no sign of losing steam with these characters. A fun read that excels just as much with the backstory as it does with the main plot.

Report This Mar 25, 2013
  • nelll rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One thing for sure is that this is a great book but then its by Lisa Gerritsen - what else do u expect.

Why don't you include all the libraries on your Hold list. ? This omission is a new wrinkle

Report This Feb 02, 2013
  • branch_reviews rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The latest entry in the Rizzoli & Isles series finds Boston PD detective Jane Rizzoli investigating the horrific massacre of a well-to do foster family, with fourteen year old Teddy Glock the only witness and survivor. Orphan Teddy had already suffered through the tragic death of his parents two years prior. Coincidence? Or could Teddy be the target? Unsure of the answer, Detective Rizzoli whisks Teddy away from Boston to the secluded Eversong Boarding School, a sanctuary for young victims of violent crimes way up in the secluded Maine wilderness, while she tries to solve the case. However, it is at Eversong that Teddy connects with two other recent arrivals, Will Yablonski and Claire Ward, both of whom have been through the same terrible losses as Teddy. Both parents were killed, and then the caregivers next, all within the same time frame. Panicked over what can no longer be coincidence, Detective Rizzoli pairs up with medical examiner Maura Isles, who happens to be staying at Eversong on vacation visiting a student. Together they must figure out how these three children are linked, and whether this will put all the students at Eversong in jeopardy? Reviewed by DH

Report This Dec 15, 2012
  • gloryb rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good plot where the truth gets revealed very close to the end so that the reader is guessing who is the bad guy and who is the good guy. The plot involves children of CIA agents who witness the deaths of their families. Gerritsen tells us why they died. I can't get used to her writing style, however. I find myself skipping over pages of filler about Rizzoli's mom's relationship problems. Also annoying are her insertions about the effect of situations on the main characters...to me these seem a bit lame...more filler.

sadly, i couldn't finish.

Report This Sep 18, 2012
  • mayfairlady rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fast paced quick read. Always look forward to a new Rizzoli and Isles mystery.

Report This Sep 13, 2012
  • lfranz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Best yet!

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