Book Review: “Die Again” by Tess Gerittsen (Rizzoli and Isles #11)

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Title:  Die Again

Author:  Tess Gerritsen

Series:  Rizzoli and Isles #11


Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are back—and they’re going into the wild to find a killer. Die Again is the latest heart-pounding thriller in Tess Gerritsen’s bestselling series, the inspiration behind TNT’s hit show Rizzoli & Isles.

When Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are summoned to a crime scene, they find a killing worthy of the most ferocious beast—right down to the claw marks on the corpse. But only the most sinister human hands could have left renowned big-game hunter and taxidermist Leon Gott gruesomely displayed like the once-proud animals whose heads adorn his walls. Did Gott unwittingly awaken a predator more dangerous than any he’s ever hunted?

Maura fears that this isn’t the killer’s first slaughter, and that it won’t be the last. After linking the crime to a series of unsolved homicides in wilderness areas across the country, she wonders if the answers might actually be found in a remote corner of Africa.

Six years earlier, a group of tourists on safari fell prey to a killer in their midst. Marooned deep in the bush of Botswana, with no means of communication and nothing but a rifle-toting guide for protection, the terrified tourists desperately hoped for rescue before their worst instincts—or the wild animals prowling in the shadows—could tear them apart. But the deadliest predator was already among them, and within a week, he walked away with the blood of all but one of them on his hands.

Now this killer has chosen Boston as his new hunting ground, and Rizzoli and Isles must find a way to lure him out of the shadows and into a cage. Even if it means dangling the bait no hunter can resist: the one victim who got away.


My thoughts:  I absolutely love this series and this latest installment was not different – absolutely fabulous read!  This book takes place is two separate locations – the jungles of Africa and of course Boston!   Let me just say that the scenes that take place in the jungles of Africa are horrifying and the more you read, the more you begin to feel as if you are really there living the event – fabulously terrifying!

As most readers agree books always tend to be much, much better than the movie or TV show that comes from them.  I mostly agree but I will say that I truly, truly enjoy the TNT Rizzoli and Isles TV series . . . and now I can’t read the books without seeing the actresses in the roles . . . which isn’t a bad thing!

If you haven’t picked up Gerritsen’s Rizzoli and Isles series, I highly recommend it.   You will not be disappointed.  A great, fast-paced series with great characters and chilling moments that make you feel as if you are in the book.

Great read!

And remember,

Books Are Life,




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