Thursday, April 9, 2015
Vanish by Tess Gerritsen
A blessed event becomes a nightmare for pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli when she finds herself on the wrong side of a hostage crisis in this timely and relentless new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Body Double.
A nameless, beautiful woman appears to be just another corpse in the morgue. An apparent suicide, she lies on a gurney, awaiting the dissecting scalpel of medical examiner Maura Isles. But when Maura unzips the body bag and looks down at the body, she gets the fright of her life. The corpse opens its eyes.
Very much alive, the woman is rushed to the hospital, where with shockingly cool precision, she murders a security guard and seizes hostages . . . one of them a pregnant patient, Jane Rizzoli.
Who is this violent, desperate soul, and what does she want? As the tense hours tick by, Maura joins forces with Jane’s husband, FBI agent Gabriel Dean, to track down the mysterious killer’s identity. When federal agents suddenly appear on the scene, Maura and Gabriel realize that they are dealing with a case that goes far deeper than just an ordinary hostage crisis.
Only Jane, trapped with the armed madwoman, holds the key to the mystery. And only she can solve it–if she survives the night.
Vanish features dynamic duo of Jane Rozzoli and Maura Isles, two characters so uniquely interesting that they have their own television series since two years ago. The series is currently in it's fifth season so I guess they are still going strong.
In Vanish, Jane is about to give birth and was caught in the middle of a hostage situation while in labour. Situation was tense with her friends, family, partners and husband going crazy with worries over her. But the hostage situation is just a tip of a much larger iceberg. Maura seems to take a back seat this time round and I was rather disappointed that she kind of fade away towards the end of the story. Other than that, I have no complaints.
Tess Gerritsen is a master of her trade and she did not disappoint in Vanish. The story is indeed thrilling and certainly worthy of being a suspense thriller. The subject matter is something more deep and dark and certainly a cause that is worthy of attention.
Time just vanished for me while reading Vanish. If you are a fan of Tess Gerritsen, you would like this particular title but if you have yet to pick up a copy of Tess Gerritsen's, then I encourage you to do so if thriller is your kind of genre.