Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
One of the things that I love most about a Rizzoli and Isles book from Tess Gerritsen is that I know if I somehow kipped from book two to book ten, I wouldn't know it. Gerristen ensures that you only get enough exposition to be a reminder of previous stories but not so much that you feel as though you've missed so much that you can't possibly continue.
The other really great part about these characters being back is that they aren't constantly meeting men who drive them crazy and ultimately fall in love with them. There's an established cannon in which Rizzoli is married and Isles is coming off a pseduo-relationship with someone but isn't really looking for something new.
This story spans continents and isn't relegated to just Boston. A taxidermist is murdered in his home and disemboweled in the process. Interwoven with this, are chapters with a group a tourists who are killed while on Safari in Africa.
What I loved about this book was that I knew for certain that the suspect in the murders was not the murderer, but not only did I guess wrong, there was yet another twist on top of my original theory that was a pleasant surprise.
Other fans of Gerritsen and murder mysteries in general won't be disappointed in this one. If you've never read a Rizzoli and Isles novel before, I recommend those as well.
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