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  • The Surgeon

  • Rizzoli & Isles Series 1
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (209 ratings)

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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

A killer is targeting lone women, torturing and murdering them. The precision of his methods leads Detective Jane Rizzoli to suspect he is medically trained.

Then Jane makes a terrifying discovery. Years ago a young woman was assaulted in a similar way. She escaped by shooting her attacker dead.

So why does it feel like he’s stalking her again?

©2020 Tess Gerritsen (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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"He knows exactly where it hurts...e-tingling best." (Harlan Coben)

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excellent

loved this book very gripping and exciting, the narrator was great thank you 😊 audible

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Top-notch Police Procedural/serial killer-thriller

This was my first Tess Gerritsen novel. It will certainly not be my last. You do not need to venture far into the novel to realise that the author is of the Top rank. The story just flows. You are gripped and it is difficult to put the book down. Nothing grates ......If you are squeamish you might want to give it a miss but otherwise you should not miss it!
Do not expect to meet Isles -she does not appear in book one!
Rizzoli , though one of the main cast, is not the main character in this one by any means, nor does she resemble the TV character that much... But that should not out you off..
I already have most of the series queuing up on my Kindle and I am very much looking forward to being immersed!

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Not for me

Didn't enjoy this. Too long winded and a little too graphic that added nothing to the story

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Good but not great

This is a fairly standard murder mystery thriller. Serial killer outwits cops who don't follow some fairly obvious leads. One woman cop who is bullied but stands up for herself. Etc. Etc.

I will say that the characters in this had more flaws and moral depth than in your standard thriller and once the story got going 2-3 hours in it really picked up and by the end was quite compelling. I do think it could have been trimmed a bit by the editor but it was ok.

The narration was very quiet though. On all my devices I had to dial the volume up quite a few notches from what I would expect on normal audiobooks. This wasn't great when I switched from audiobook to car radio for the news.

Fair warning as well, in this book Rizzoli is a co-star and Isles doesn't yet exist. I haven't seen more than a few episodes of the TV series but I still found it a bit odd for the first book in a series called "Rizzoli & Isles".

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Exciting and enjoyable book

I really enjoyed this story, it was exciting from beginning to end, slightly chilling in parts! great for those who love a detective/murder mystery.

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Finished in 24 hours

It was that good I couldn’t put down , I loved the characters and their relationships , the story was amazing

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Very good plot line with lots of suspense

Very good plot line with lots of suspense and well narrated. I got drawn into the story & couldn't stop listening

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A++ gripping book

This author was recommended by a friend, I Really enjoy it, it drew me in straight away. I will definitely look for the next one.

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Good but predictable

Good read and kept guessing about the killer’s identity.
However same old same old story

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Not just your average procedural

Remarkably fewer generic clichés per page than most crime writers ....
Refreshingly ambiguous and ambivalent characterization.
Critiques patriarchy intelligently without needing to sanctify female characters.
A real pleasure.