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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Tess Gerritsen's The Silent Girl. 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 anoth BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Tess Gerritsen's The Silent Girl. 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.

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30 review for Vanish

  1. 5 out of 5

    Buggy

    Opening Line: "My name is Mila, and this is my journey." VANISH is part 5 in the Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series. I read it as a stand alone however and did just fine, so I can recommend it that way too. I’d also never heard of author Tess Gerritsen before this but will definitely be searching out more from her and this series. I loved her style of writing, the realistic characters, the suspenseful medical based plot and the fast moving thrill of this story as a whole. There were elements tha Opening Line: "My name is Mila, and this is my journey." VANISH is part 5 in the Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series. I read it as a stand alone however and did just fine, so I can recommend it that way too. I’d also never heard of author Tess Gerritsen before this but will definitely be searching out more from her and this series. I loved her style of writing, the realistic characters, the suspenseful medical based plot and the fast moving thrill of this story as a whole. There were elements that you could tell if you were invested in the series (and reading it in order) would have been even better or funnier or sadder however I never felt lost or left out of some big plot due to the excellent story telling. This is crime writing suspense at its very best. Vanish pulls you in from the very first page starting with Mila’s heartbreaking story of human trafficking. She and a group of Russian girls are crossing into America from Mexico having been lured there by the promise of a better life however by the end of the chapter one of the girls is dead and Mila has been sold into a prostitution ring. Mila’s story (which we keep flashing back to) is gritty and often hard to read probably because it is very real. We then switch to coroner Maura Isles who is going about her daily routine (in vivid medical detail) when she discovers that one of the bodies in the morgue is still alive. “Jane Doe” is rushed to the emergency room where we meet up with our other protagonist Detective Jane Rizzoli who has just gone into labour following a take down at the courthouse (she rocks) Through a fantastic series of events that kept me on the edge of my seat and never able to guess what was coming next, the formerly “dead” woman grabs a security guards gun and takes 6 people hostage in the hospital, one of which is Detective Rizzoli. “Jane Doe” won’t talk to the police negotiator and we only learn her motives after a man disguised as member of the SWAT team joins her. His story is equally enthralling. This tense drama plays out for a large part of the book bringing in a host of other characters (and their POV’S) along with clever plot twists and exciting action. All of which Gerritsen manages to tie together. We meet Jane’s husband FBI agent Gabriel Dean (I’m assuming we met him in earlier books) we also have Jane’s partner (hints of a love triangle), reporters, spies and bad guys in Washington. We get crime scene investigations and the makings of a political thriller which thankfully doesn’t take over and a very realistic story involving a new mother trying to get to know her baby while maintaining her identity. Throughout it all we keep coming back to Mila and her story is the one that haunts me. What a fantastic unputdownable read. Not my usual fare but a series I will definitely be coming back to. Cheers.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jonetta

    Late one evening, Maura Isles is closing up the morgue and hears a noise in the cold room, the locker area where the bodies are stored. She locates the unit that’s the source of the noise and the eyes of the woman suddenly open, obviously not a corpse. Maura gets her admitted into the hospital’s emergency department but soon word gets out about the woman’s circumstances. Meanwhile, Jane Rizzoli has finally gone into labor and is admitted in the hospital. When she’s sent to the imaging area for a Late one evening, Maura Isles is closing up the morgue and hears a noise in the cold room, the locker area where the bodies are stored. She locates the unit that’s the source of the noise and the eyes of the woman suddenly open, obviously not a corpse. Maura gets her admitted into the hospital’s emergency department but soon word gets out about the woman’s circumstances. Meanwhile, Jane Rizzoli has finally gone into labor and is admitted in the hospital. When she’s sent to the imaging area for a sonogram, bedlam breaks out in the hospital and a patient ends up holding her and those in the department hostage. However, the book begins with the abduction of a group of women who are then forced into the sex trade, an obvious human trafficking network. It was heartbreaking and horrible as we are told the story through Mila, a very young Russian girl who doesn’t hold back as she chronicles her journey. I knew her situation would ultimately converge with Maura’s and Jane’s so I immediately began exploring the connections. It wasn’t easy or clear cut but eventually I pieced it all together but still didn’t know who could be trusted and what happened to Mila. The highly climactic ending held a couple of surprises to make this a highly intriguing story. We have yet another narrator but one who I thought was great and not just because she is the first to pronounce Jane’s last name correctly (it was a serious annoyance for me with the other books). Her accents (Boston, Russian) seemed perfect and she made appropriate distinctions for other characters. I liked both the story and the performance and am still enjoying this series and how it’s progressing.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jean

    Vanish, the fifth book in Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli and Isles series, features events both expected and unexpected. For young Russian girls like Mila, Anja, Olena, and the others, the promise of a new life with freedom and jobs is exciting. They do not expect to be taken across the Mexican border and forced into prostitution. Dr. Maura Isles is about to leave after an exhausting day at the morgue when the unthinkable happens. Later, at the hospital, she witnesses a female patient shoot a security Vanish, the fifth book in Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli and Isles series, features events both expected and unexpected. For young Russian girls like Mila, Anja, Olena, and the others, the promise of a new life with freedom and jobs is exciting. They do not expect to be taken across the Mexican border and forced into prostitution. Dr. Maura Isles is about to leave after an exhausting day at the morgue when the unthinkable happens. Later, at the hospital, she witnesses a female patient shoot a security guard with his own weapon. Boston police detective Jane Rizzoli, pregnant and past her due date, waits in the hospital’s in the Diagnostic Imaging Department after her water has broken. Her labor could start at any time. Little does she, or anyone else, expect a crisis to erupt. Maura Isles has a limited, but important role in the story. As medical examiner, she is present at the onset of the entire chaotic episode that endangers Jane, her unborn baby, and the lives of five other hostages, plus the two unknown “terrorists”, whose mission is also a mystery. However, the action focuses mainly on Jane and her husband, FBI agent Gabriel Dean, as they team up to gather evidence in the wake of the hostage emergency. As the story unfolds, things seem more and more confusing, especially when Mila’s story is interspersed with present-day police action. From Mila’s point-of-view, we see – we feel – the fear and hopelessness of human trafficking and its effect on these individuals. We witness the brutality of the johns and the greed of the “mother” and the unseen bosses. As Rizzoli, Dean, and Dr. Isles talk to police, FBI, and other intelligence agents, the story becomes quite muddied and complex before it can become clear. Yet, Jane is haunted by something one of the hostage-takers said to her, and she uses that as her guide. What they learn is truly shocking and frightening. The Jane Rizzoli that we see in Vanish is a different person from previous books. She is evolving because she has to. Not only is she married, but she is now a mother. We see her struggle with learning that role and how to balance it with her image of herself as a cop. She is still learning to be accountable to someone other than herself and her employer. She now has a family to consider. We also see Gabriel in his role as husband and new father. I expect we will see more of this family unit as the series moves ahead. It makes me wonder – what about Maura Isles? Is there anyone special in her future? I know that there are readers who do not particularly like this character, but without having to cut too deeply, I see a heart inside this character. 4.5 stars

  4. 5 out of 5

    Claudia / BeautyButterflies

    Wieder ein großartiger Fall von Rizzoli&Isles! Tess Gerritsen schreibt einfach spannend, temporeich aber trotzdem mit genug „Zeit“ um die Charaktere toll rauszuarbeiten und weiter zu entwickeln... Ich freue mich auf 6 weitere Fälle und den 7. der dieses Jahr wohl erscheinen soll...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Fred

    Tess Gerritsen Fans Group Link A good story with 7 girls on a free "Mexican Tour". They don't know it's going to a whorehouse to "Vanish". Dr. Maura Isles finds a girl alive in the morgue & is rushed to the hospital. In the hospital, she kills a security guard, takes Det. Jane Rizzoli (9 months pregnant) & captures others. FBI Gabriel Dean (Rizzoli's husband) & Maura find 6 murders relate to the "Mexican Tour" whorehouse. The 7th girl in the morgue & Maura now kidnapped. But it Tess Gerritsen Fans Group Link A good story with 7 girls on a free "Mexican Tour". They don't know it's going to a whorehouse to "Vanish". Dr. Maura Isles finds a girl alive in the morgue & is rushed to the hospital. In the hospital, she kills a security guard, takes Det. Jane Rizzoli (9 months pregnant) & captures others. FBI Gabriel Dean (Rizzoli's husband) & Maura find 6 murders relate to the "Mexican Tour" whorehouse. The 7th girl in the morgue & Maura now kidnapped. But it is not just a "ordinary" hostage case? (view spoiler)[ As expected, Jane, her newly born baby, Regina & the girl survive. She is helped by someone not expected in the story. Then Jane helps keep the girl alive & make their plan a success. Shut down the whorehouse & get their repeat "customer" - exposed, arrested & his political career ended making it a Federal Case! (hide spoiler)]

  6. 4 out of 5

    bookaddict

    5/5 SERİNİN EN İYİ KİTABIYDI. Kitapta istediğim her şey vardı.Yazar tam istediğim gibi Rizzoli'nin üstünde durmuştu daha çok.Rizzoli'ye aşık bir insan olarak,kitabı beğenmemem imkansızdı zaten.Maura'nın ve ergen aşk ikilemlerinin bu kitapta olmaması da beğenmem için ayrı bir sebepti tabii.Ve..Dean.Koruyucu tavırları,Rizzoli için endişelenmesi çok hoşuma gitti.Dean kesinlikle en sevdiğim karakterlerden biri. Kitabın ilk üç yüz sayfasını tırnaklarımı kemirerek okudum.Başından kalkamadım kitabın.-Oku 5/5 SERİNİN EN İYİ KİTABIYDI. Kitapta istediğim her şey vardı.Yazar tam istediğim gibi Rizzoli'nin üstünde durmuştu daha çok.Rizzoli'ye aşık bir insan olarak,kitabı beğenmemem imkansızdı zaten.Maura'nın ve ergen aşk ikilemlerinin bu kitapta olmaması da beğenmem için ayrı bir sebepti tabii.Ve..Dean.Koruyucu tavırları,Rizzoli için endişelenmesi çok hoşuma gitti.Dean kesinlikle en sevdiğim karakterlerden biri. Kitabın ilk üç yüz sayfasını tırnaklarımı kemirerek okudum.Başından kalkamadım kitabın.-Okuyanlar sebebini tahmin ediyordur-Kitabın kalanı daha durgundu.Karakterlerin üzerine yoğunlaşılmış,özel hayatlarına daha çok girilmişti.Ve bu beni asla rahatsız etmedi.Aksine,çok hoşuma gitti.Yazarın hep Rizzoli karakterinin üzerinde durmasını istiyorum çünkü.Sadece tek bir eleştirim olacak; gizem unsuru biraz arka planda kalmıştı.Ama tabii Tess okuyanlar bilir,son sayfada yine hepimizi şaşırtmayı başardı.Gerçi ben hafiften tahmin etmiştim ama şaşırdım yinede.Ayrıca Mila'nın hikayesini çok sevdim.Ne olursa olsun,ben Mila'nın çok güçlü bir karakter olduğunu düşünüyorum.Ama bazı yerlerde o küçük kızlara yapılanları okurken içim acıdı.Çok üzüldüm.Kitap her şeyiyle çok güzeldi.Tess bu kitapla birlikte kesinlikle favori yazarlarımdan biri oldu.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lewis Weinstein

    non-stop action from start to finish ... a perfect break from my research reading

  8. 4 out of 5

    Michael

    My name is Mila and this is my journey. I came to this country with great expectations of making a new life for myself. The thought of going overseas to start a new life left me with great joy. I had these great thoughts in my head of having a good job then meeting a handsome man who i would fall in love with and having many friends i could trust. The truth i discovered though was one of horror beyond redemption. One were all my expections were blown apart from lies so savage it left me scared an My name is Mila and this is my journey. I came to this country with great expectations of making a new life for myself. The thought of going overseas to start a new life left me with great joy. I had these great thoughts in my head of having a good job then meeting a handsome man who i would fall in love with and having many friends i could trust. The truth i discovered though was one of horror beyond redemption. One were all my expections were blown apart from lies so savage it left me scared and embarresed. I was exposed to brutal violence that stripped me of my dignity and left me questioning everything that this country stood for and left me with only one person i could trust. My one true friend Olena who helped me escape only to find we were being followed by one of the most powerful men in the country. One who will stop at nothing to silence me and my friend. Please wont someone help us? Vanish by Tess Gerritsen is the second of hers books ive read and left me uneasy to think that this same situation is playing out for real in many places in the world today. The story goes of a body of a young women found and before Maura is able to perform a postmortem the lady opens her eyes. It becomes clear she is still alive and is taken to hospital. The lady is highly unstable and after trying to be restrained kills a security guard and seizes one who is Jane who is in the last stages of pregnancy. The question is who is this women and what are her motives? Things become more complicated when a man named Joe sneaks into the hospital and joins the women. What soon is uncovered is huge with sex, murder and corruption going all the way to the highest levels of government. Vanish was gripping reading and left me clamering to discover what happens next. While words like terryfying and riverting are often overused in this sense describe the book perfectly. At no time did the sense of unease stop even with lighter moments like with Jane and her daughter Regina as you knew that this was just a brief lull before the train starts up again. At times disturbing, at times it left me shell shocked with the sheer scale of what was happening. One things for sure if i was on holidays right now i would of read from start to finish in one sitting as this book is almost impossible to put down. This is top shelf reading from start to finish. I often wonder what my life would be like if i had stayed in my home town of Kryvicy in Belarus. In truth i had nothing for me to hold onto there with both my parents dead before i was 13 and no friends. Although i will never be able to erase the horrors of my time in the hellhole that was my prison for what seemed like years im grateful to be able to stay here. My name is Mila and this is my journey a journey that is just starting.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Alisha Marie

    I tend to read Tess Gerritsen books when I feel a reading slump coming on. They're just the perfect books to curb them since they're quick books that have you turning pages at an alarming speed. Anyway, that's why I picked up Vanish. I've been in final project hell and needed something that I would get into right away. While Vanish wasn't my favorite in the Rizzoli and Isles series, it definitely didn't disappoint. Vanish doesn't so much start off with a bang, but rather a creepy and effective be I tend to read Tess Gerritsen books when I feel a reading slump coming on. They're just the perfect books to curb them since they're quick books that have you turning pages at an alarming speed. Anyway, that's why I picked up Vanish. I've been in final project hell and needed something that I would get into right away. While Vanish wasn't my favorite in the Rizzoli and Isles series, it definitely didn't disappoint. Vanish doesn't so much start off with a bang, but rather a creepy and effective beginning. Mila's story was heartbreaking and enthralling that I found myself wanting the Rizzoli and Isles parts to be over faster just so I can get back to her story. However, the middle was where I started having some issues. I felt that it lagged just a bit with the whole "Jane is a hostage" situation. It wasn't as heart-pounding as I thought it would be. Also, I felt that it was veering towards political thriller territory and that just isn't my cup of tea. Soon afterwards, my fears were quenched and Vanish went right back to the heart-pounding thriller that I expected it to be with a satisfying ending for some and heartbreaking endings/beginings for others. While there were a few bumps in the road, I enjoyed Vanish immensely. I also found that I'm not getting sick of the leads. Usually after I've read more than a few in a series, I find that there are certain things that are starting to bother me about the main characters. Just little quirks that are starting to become more apparent after so much time together. This hasn't happened with the Rizzoli and Isles series yet. It's quite the opposite actually. An example of this is when I read the plot for the upcoming book (I believe it's the 8th in the series) and my heart hurt just a little at the thought of what's coming up for Maura. Hopefully, it won't end the way I think it will and there will be another worthy plot twist that won't have me in tears. Anyway, not only did Vanish curb said reading slump, but it got me that much more excited for the upcoming Rizzoli & Isles series on TNT. So much that I'm now counting down the days until July 12th. So even if Book 8 ends up the way I hope it won't, I'll still have the series there. Unless of course, the people at TNT (I'm not calling the idiots...yet) cancel the show before it's time and then I'll go back to the books and realized they sucked and the show was better...I doubt this will happen. It's not like Tess Gerritsen is James Patterson and the Rizzoli & Isles series is the Women's Murder Club...

  10. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    My name is Mila, and this is my journey Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli was hot, cranky and very pregnant! She was in the witness box with a hostile defendant, one Billy Rollo, whom his female attorney couldn't seem to control. The judge was angry, and after another burst of abuse from the Rollo, he furiously ordered the bailiff to escort him from the court. With a shout of rage, Rollo attacked the bailiff and wrestled him to the floor. Jane heaved herself out of her chair, picked up the handcuff My name is Mila, and this is my journey Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli was hot, cranky and very pregnant! She was in the witness box with a hostile defendant, one Billy Rollo, whom his female attorney couldn't seem to control. The judge was angry, and after another burst of abuse from the Rollo, he furiously ordered the bailiff to escort him from the court. With a shout of rage, Rollo attacked the bailiff and wrestled him to the floor. Jane heaved herself out of her chair, picked up the handcuffs, which had fallen to the floor, grabbed one of Rollo's raised fists and snapped on one of the cuffs. She then trod on his back and after twisting his other arm around his back, snapped the second cuff closed. Suddenly, Jane's waters broke, there in the middle of the courtroom, over the bailiff and the defendant! Dr Maura Isles had been working in the morgue all day, she was tired and desperately needed some fresh air. Almost ready to leave, she popped back into the morgue to check on something she wasn't sure about, and thought she heard a noise. Shocked, she stood listening. There it was again! Feverishly checking the body bags, she opened one with a young woman inside, and suddenly the corpse opened her eyes! With Jane in the hospital about to have her baby, and the 'corpse', Jane Doe also in the same hospital, their lives are about to intercept, with shocking results! Who is Jane Doe, what does she want, where does she come from, why is she doing this...? Take the journey with them all, the Boston PD, the FBI, the CIA, help Agent Gabriel Dean, who just happens to be Jane's husband. With this thriller moving at an extremely fast pace, you won't want to put it down until you reach the amazing, horrifying, completely terrifying climax! Another brilliant Gerritsen thriller!

  11. 4 out of 5

    LW

    A parte il risveglio iniziale di una ragazza in un sacco-salma in obitorio (!) di cui avevo letto nella scheda libro che mi induceva a scappare via a gambe levate ;) inaspettatamente ,per me che non amo tanto questo genere, un buon thriller! Ben congegnato ,dalla trama avvincente che sa tenerti incollato alle pagine , sa farti accelerare i battiti in diversi momenti topici ,una storia senza spacconerie o svolte inverosimili (e senza commissari piacioni e buongustai ) Molte le donne protagoniste : Ol A parte il risveglio iniziale di una ragazza in un sacco-salma in obitorio (!) di cui avevo letto nella scheda libro che mi induceva a scappare via a gambe levate ;) inaspettatamente ,per me che non amo tanto questo genere, un buon thriller! Ben congegnato ,dalla trama avvincente che sa tenerti incollato alle pagine , sa farti accelerare i battiti in diversi momenti topici ,una storia senza spacconerie o svolte inverosimili (e senza commissari piacioni e buongustai ) Molte le donne protagoniste : Olena ,Mila e le altre ragazze bielorusse sfruttate in una casa-trappola , Jane Rizzoli , la detective ,in questo "episodio" partoriente e neomamma, ma sempre con ottimo fiuto e la dottoressa Maura Isles ,medico legale , stakanovista del bisturi settorio ,ottima professionista , con una vita privata complicata. Tutto sommato, non male , tre stelle piene

  12. 4 out of 5

    April Thompson

    This one was a little hard for me to swallow. The things done to the girls in this book, shook me to the core. Another fast paced read though. Kudos to Gerritsen for continuing her outstanding series.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tamara

    Erg spannend en origineel verhaal!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    Good, as always. I deducted a point from an otherwise 4 star book for problematic mommy wars issues and for referring to sex slaves as having an occupation. That just really bothered me.

  15. 4 out of 5

    CD {Boulder Blvd}

    Another good plot in the Rizzoli & Isles series. I'm really enjoying "binge" reading this series.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Siobhan

    Of the first five books this was the one I was looking forward to the most. With Rizzoli as a hostage it seemed as though the book would be brilliant. Whilst it was a great read it wasn’t quite what I was expecting – I really had been expecting something a little bit more. A lot of people seem to dislike this book as a lot of it comes from the point of view of Special Agent Gabriel Dean. Personally, I rather enjoyed it (as I have a soft spot for the relationship between Dean and Rizzoli) and have Of the first five books this was the one I was looking forward to the most. With Rizzoli as a hostage it seemed as though the book would be brilliant. Whilst it was a great read it wasn’t quite what I was expecting – I really had been expecting something a little bit more. A lot of people seem to dislike this book as a lot of it comes from the point of view of Special Agent Gabriel Dean. Personally, I rather enjoyed it (as I have a soft spot for the relationship between Dean and Rizzoli) and have been waiting for him to return for more than just five minutes. As I’ve already said, it wasn’t quite what I was expecting, but it was still interesting. It was a great insight into his character – more than just how he is seen in the eyes of Rizzoli and Isles – and it is great to see him as a more rounded character. Another thing I rather enjoyed was the return of Moore. For a while I’ve been curious as to where he is, what he is up to. Every time Homicide Detectives appear and Moore is not there I start to question just how long this honeymoon of his actual is. Whilst there wasn’t much of him (and if I’m honest, I didn’t enjoy his character as much as I did in the first book) it was great to know that he is actually back, and to see him interact with Rizzoli again. I would also like to say that those who have watched the television series are in for quite a shock when reading the books. I was part way through the fourth book (Body Double) when I decided to start with the television series and there were many moments which left me shocked with the changes that were made. As is almost always the case, the books are so much better than the television series. Whether you have watched the show or are merely a crime fan looking for something more I would certainly recommend the Rizzoli and Isles series.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sandi

    Let me just start off by saying that I don't read a lot of mystery/thrillers. However, it seems to me that one of the conventions of the genre requires have some sort of cop/detective in a series of books that all stand-alone. (Unlike the fantasy genre in which all the books in a series need to be read in order.) When I'm browsing in the genre, I sometimes get confused as to who the writer is and who the detective is. In the case of "Vanish" by Tess Gerritsen, I think the story would have been b Let me just start off by saying that I don't read a lot of mystery/thrillers. However, it seems to me that one of the conventions of the genre requires have some sort of cop/detective in a series of books that all stand-alone. (Unlike the fantasy genre in which all the books in a series need to be read in order.) When I'm browsing in the genre, I sometimes get confused as to who the writer is and who the detective is. In the case of "Vanish" by Tess Gerritsen, I think the story would have been better served to not have the series protagonists. The parts of the story told by Mila were horrific and compelling. The could have seriously stood alone in a novel or been told in juxtaposition to the story of one of the hostages at the hospital. I found the series leads of Maura and Jane to be boring and cliched. They moved around the story in improbable ways and I never got a real sense of motivation from them. Despite my dislike of the lead characters, I did find the story very engaging and finished it in about a day. It kept me up late last night. I read the blurbs on some of Gerritsen's other books when I was in the bookstore and the premises sound interesting. I will probably read The Mephisto Club A Novel because it sounds like a particularly interesting story and I really liked the excerpt that was printed at the end of this one. For a good story, I can overlook the weakness of the generic leads.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    Vanish by Tess Gerritsen lives up to my expectations. I have read several of her books but out of order and that never made it difficult with connecting to the story. There is always plenty of suspense to keep me turning the pages and little bits of humor thrown in. Maura Isles is a Boston Medical Examiner and had unzipped the body bad of a beautiful woman and the woman opens her eyes. This was the start of a very long bad day for Maura, she rushes the woman in for medical treatment. Mila, a redh Vanish by Tess Gerritsen lives up to my expectations. I have read several of her books but out of order and that never made it difficult with connecting to the story. There is always plenty of suspense to keep me turning the pages and little bits of humor thrown in. Maura Isles is a Boston Medical Examiner and had unzipped the body bad of a beautiful woman and the woman opens her eyes. This was the start of a very long bad day for Maura, she rushes the woman in for medical treatment. Mila, a redhead from Belarus is in Mexico City. She has been tricked into a sex trafficking scheme. Her tale is one of sorrow and pain. She and other women are taken to United States where they are kept in a house with bars on the windows. From then on, everything gets worse for her. Jane Rizzoli is pregnant with her first baby, and on maternity leave. She is thrust into a hostage situation and fears for her unborn baby's life and her own. All three of these women were trapped in a horrible situation. I applaud the author's courage to take on the horrible situation of sex tracking. Previously, I had visited San Francisco and read a long report about it and the details like the bars on the windows were the same. It is a difficult read in those parts of the story but this nightmare must be addressed and prevented. I highly recommend this book even though there are some graphic scenes.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Hannie

    En ik heb het boek alweer uit. Het las echt vlot. Even dacht ik dat het verhaal een kant op ging dat mij niet aansprak. Gelukkig was dat niet het geval. Daarom heb ik het uiteindelijk vier sterren gegeven. Al zit het meer op 3,5 ster. Het einde vond ik wel weer vrij plotseling komen. Dat is echt iets van deze schrijfster. Toch voelde het dit keer niet heel onbevredigend. Dat had ik bij de eerste boeken wel. Op naar deel 6.

  20. 4 out of 5

    🔮⚡️Voracious

    I enjoyed this installment in the Rizolli & Isles series a lot more than I did the 4th book. Probably because this time around, Jane Rizolli featured in it more than Maura Isles did. It was a quick and exciting read for me but I'm going to take a little break from this series for a while before I pick up the 6th book.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany PSquared

    Audible Audiobook review Maura Isles and Jane Rizzoli meet up again in a case that has national and international implications. When a body in the morgue is found to actually be alive, Maura and Jane both unwittingly insert themselves in a manhunt that endangers both of their lives. A twisty story with a few left-field surprises. I love the different perspectives that envelope us into the story immediately. And, as usual, Maura's detailed attention and Jane's confident assertiveness are constants Audible Audiobook review Maura Isles and Jane Rizzoli meet up again in a case that has national and international implications. When a body in the morgue is found to actually be alive, Maura and Jane both unwittingly insert themselves in a manhunt that endangers both of their lives. A twisty story with a few left-field surprises. I love the different perspectives that envelope us into the story immediately. And, as usual, Maura's detailed attention and Jane's confident assertiveness are constants that make these characters genuine and familiar.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Bašić

    Dobra "stara" Tess!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Angelique

    Goed deel weer uit de Rizzoli & Isles serie. Hoewel de inhoud over een gruwelijke verwikkeling gaat, waar je eigenlijk liever niet over leest. Dr. Isles krijgt de schrik van haar leven wanneer in de koelcel een lijkenzak beweegt en een lijk haar ogen opent. De vrouw wordt naar het ziekenhuis gebracht en een bijzonder verhaal voor de pers is ontstaan en wordt dan ook op voet gevolgd. Er ontwikkelt zich een gijzeldrama in het ziekenhuis. De gijzelneming waarin Rizzoli een van de gegijzelde pers Goed deel weer uit de Rizzoli & Isles serie. Hoewel de inhoud over een gruwelijke verwikkeling gaat, waar je eigenlijk liever niet over leest. Dr. Isles krijgt de schrik van haar leven wanneer in de koelcel een lijkenzak beweegt en een lijk haar ogen opent. De vrouw wordt naar het ziekenhuis gebracht en een bijzonder verhaal voor de pers is ontstaan en wordt dan ook op voet gevolgd. Er ontwikkelt zich een gijzeldrama in het ziekenhuis. De gijzelneming waarin Rizzoli een van de gegijzelde personen is, omdat ze op dat moment in het ziekenhuis is voor haar bevalling, wordt nauwgezet verslaggegeven door de aanwezige pers en live gevolgd door het hele land. De gijzelneming heeft een grotere oorzaak dan aanvankelijk aangenomen wordt. En dat alles begint met een lijk dat de ogen opent. .. Een tof verhaal met een toffe ontwikkeling. Aanvankelijk dacht ik, wat een cliché, Rizzoli gaat in haar uppie bevallen terwijl ze gegijzeld is. Maar op een gegeven moment neemt het verhaal een verrassende wending en komen er dingen aan het licht wat het daglicht niet verdragen kan. Het verhaal is beter uitgewerkt in het plot dan de eerdere boeken. Ook het einde is niet afgeraffeld en wordt veel beter afgesloten dan de andere delen. Je legt het boek met een meer voldaan gevoel weg, is mijn idee. Op naar deel 6...

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dee

    Two-haiku review: Jane at hospital Taken hostage by bad guys Are they really bad? Complex and thrilling Sad thing, human trafficking Series gets deeper

  25. 4 out of 5

    Vicky

    Really enjoyed it. Thriller for sure.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sydney Gibson

    I liked this book, but not as much as the other Rizzoli and Isles I read. The story fell a little flat to me and it felt like it took until the middle of the book to really get started, and then it was done. Case solved. What I did like was this book was more about Jane and her husband, with a little Maura sprinkled in. It was nice to get to know Jane a little more and how she views crimes from a detective point of view. Maura was good in her appearances, but she stills is a little frisky flirty I liked this book, but not as much as the other Rizzoli and Isles I read. The story fell a little flat to me and it felt like it took until the middle of the book to really get started, and then it was done. Case solved. What I did like was this book was more about Jane and her husband, with a little Maura sprinkled in. It was nice to get to know Jane a little more and how she views crimes from a detective point of view. Maura was good in her appearances, but she stills is a little frisky flirty whenever a handsome man looks her way. That's the one thing I'm glad that didn't carry over to the show. Overall, if you're reading the series, definitely read this one. It's a good read, and worth learning more about Jane.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nora|KnyguDama

    Kaip seniai jau beskaičiau Tess Gerritsen! Pamačius bibliotekoj dar neskaitytą dalį, čiupau ją net negalvodama ir nepaisydama kitą ranką jau sveriančios pasirinktų knygų krūvos. Buvau labai pasiilgus autorės rašymo stiliau, jau pamiltų Rizoli ir Ails, skrupulingų ir tikslių nusikaltimų aprašymų. Nieko nelaukusi kibau ir per vakarą perskaičiau "Dingusias", nors mano galva, tai tikrai nėra stiprausias Gerritsen kūrinys. Kas neskaitėt ir nežinot, Rizoli ir Ails yra policininkė detektyvė bei medikė. Kaip seniai jau beskaičiau Tess Gerritsen! Pamačius bibliotekoj dar neskaitytą dalį, čiupau ją net negalvodama ir nepaisydama kitą ranką jau sveriančios pasirinktų knygų krūvos. Buvau labai pasiilgus autorės rašymo stiliau, jau pamiltų Rizoli ir Ails, skrupulingų ir tikslių nusikaltimų aprašymų. Nieko nelaukusi kibau ir per vakarą perskaičiau "Dingusias", nors mano galva, tai tikrai nėra stiprausias Gerritsen kūrinys. Kas neskaitėt ir nežinot, Rizoli ir Ails yra policininkė detektyvė bei medikė. Rizoli tiria bylas, gaudo nusikaltėlius, o Ails tyrinėja lavonus, nustatinėja mirties priežastis, bei ieško kitokių kabliukų padėsiančių ištirti mįsles. Tai dvi pagrindinės Tess personažės ir detektyvų su jom yra visa serija. Jei skaitant visas knygas iš eilės, "Dingusios" yra penktoji dalis. Pati iš eilės jų neskaitau, ir didelių problemų dėl to nėra, kaip ir nėra daug tęstinių įvykių. Taip pat, ši knyga buvo labiau veiksmo trileris nei detektyvas. Vieną vėlų vakarą, Ails vis dar dirbant prie lavono nutinka neįtikėtinas įvykis. Šalimais gulintis jaunos merginos lavonas prabunda. Negalėdama patikėti savo akimis, ekspertė iškviečia greitąją. Apie nubudėlę nėra jokių duomenų - nei kas ji, nei jos vardo, nei kodėl ji atsidūrė lavoninėje. Kitą dieną atėjusi merginos aplankyti Ails patenka į pavojingą situaciją - būdama palatoje mergina nušauna apsaugos darbuotoją ir įkaite paima pačią Ails. Nors šiai šiaip ne taip pavyksta pasprukti, nusikaltėlė užsibarikaduoja ligoninėjė ir savo valioje turi dar keletą įkaitų. Tarp kurių ir nėščia Rizoli. Miesto policija visaip kaip bando išsiaiškinti kokie nusikaltėlės tikslai ir tolimesni žingsniai. Romanas parašytas iš dviejų perspektyvų. Be šios, kurią ką tik aprašiau seka dar viena - mergaitės Milos istorija. Ji pasakoja savo pagrobimo istoriją. Kai Mila buvo dar visai mažutė ją pagrobė, išvežė ir įtraukė į didžiulį prostitucijos tinklą. Jos pasakojimas itin šokiruojantis - atpasakojamas visos žiauriausios detalės, pasekmės ir įvykiai. Savaime suprantama, jog ši dvi istorijos bus kažkaip susijusios ir viena kitą papildys. Tačiau kaip ir kodėl jos susijungs išaiškėja tik knygos pabaigoje. Kaip ir minėjau, Milos istorija išties sukrečianti. Tess nepagaili atvirumo ir prievartą, smurtą, iškrypimus atvaizdavo detaliai ir skaudžiai. Kartais net skaityti būdavo nemalonu. Tačiau tai manęs nenustebino, mat beveik visose autorės knygose tokių detalių yra - ar tai būdų žaizdų, nusikaltimų ar skrodimų aprašymai. Kas skaitot Tess ir iš esmės mėgstat jos stilių, paskaitykit ir šią knygą, galbūt nebus pati geriausia, bet savo cinkelį turi. Jie norit tik pradėti pažintį su šia autore, pasirinkit kurią kitą jos knygą, o šią pasilikit tos draugystės stiprinimui.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Tanja

    Das ursprüngliche Zuhause dieser Rezension ist der WortWelten-Blog: http://wort-welten.blogspot.de/ Kurzbeschreibung: Das hätte sich Dr. Maura Isles niemals träumen lassen - eine lebendige Frau in einem ihrer Leichensäcke im gerichtsmedizinischen Institut! Doch genau damit sieht sich Maura eines Tages konfrontiert. Zwar kann sie die Frau retten und lässt sie ins Krankenhaus bringen, doch all das ist erst der Anfang der unheilvollen Ereignisse. Denn schon allzu bald ist die vermeintliche Tote Mitte Das ursprüngliche Zuhause dieser Rezension ist der WortWelten-Blog: http://wort-welten.blogspot.de/ Kurzbeschreibung: Das hätte sich Dr. Maura Isles niemals träumen lassen - eine lebendige Frau in einem ihrer Leichensäcke im gerichtsmedizinischen Institut! Doch genau damit sieht sich Maura eines Tages konfrontiert. Zwar kann sie die Frau retten und lässt sie ins Krankenhaus bringen, doch all das ist erst der Anfang der unheilvollen Ereignisse. Denn schon allzu bald ist die vermeintliche Tote Mittelpunkt einer Geiselnahme. Und ebenfalls mittendrin - die hochschwangere Jane Rizzoli, die jeden Moment ihr Baby bekommen könnte ... Fazit: Wieder ein fesselnder Thriller aus der Feder der meisterhaften Tess Gerritsen. Die Thematik Menschenhandel und Zwangsprostitution wurden spannend aufgegriffen und gut realisiert, wie ich finde. Einzig der Umstand, dass besagte Spannung eben nicht dauerhaft zugegen war, ist ein kleiner Minuspunkt für mich. So waren manche Stellen doch ein wenig langatmig und bisweilen wurden kleine Sachverhalte einfach benannt und dann nie wieder erwähnt. Daher dann auch meine endgültige Wertung für ein ansonsten wirklich sehr lesesnwertes Buch ...

  29. 5 out of 5

    Neide Parafitas

    Depois de um dia de trabalho, a médica-legista Maura Isles só quer abandonar a sala de autópsias e ir para casa, mas ao sair dá-se conta de ouvir um barulho... mas de onde vem ele? Das gavetas... não pode ser! Maura abre-as... repara que no interior das duas primeiras estão dois cadáveres (como seria de supor), mas a terceira... é uma mulher, cujos olhos estão bem abertos... está viva!! Assim começa este quinto livro da série Rizzoli & Isles. A desconhecida é levada para o hospital, mas em pân Depois de um dia de trabalho, a médica-legista Maura Isles só quer abandonar a sala de autópsias e ir para casa, mas ao sair dá-se conta de ouvir um barulho... mas de onde vem ele? Das gavetas... não pode ser! Maura abre-as... repara que no interior das duas primeiras estão dois cadáveres (como seria de supor), mas a terceira... é uma mulher, cujos olhos estão bem abertos... está viva!! Assim começa este quinto livro da série Rizzoli & Isles. A desconhecida é levada para o hospital, mas em pânico faz vários reféns, dentre os quais se encontra a inspectora Jane Rizzoli que vai dar à luz a sua primeira filha. Gabriel Dean, o marido de Jane desespera, entretanto, ao ver as horas passarem, sem que se consiga negociar com a sequestradora. Mas quando o grupo de resgate está perto de libertar os reféns, a mulher sussurra a Jane: "A Mila sabe". Mas do que saberá Mila?? Pressentindo que é nela que reside a chave para desvendar o mistério, Jane e Gabriel partem assim numa busca desesperada para a encontrar, mas o que não sabem é que não serão os únicos a fazê-lo... Gostei muito. Que venha o próximo :)

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sercan Vatansever

    Tess Gerritsen'in Siliniş romanı diğer romanlarından iki farklı açıdan ayrılıyor. İlki; Siliniş, Gerritsen'in diğer kitaplarına nazaran daha toplumsal bir konuya değiniyor. Her ne kadar gizli olsa da bence toplumsal. İnsan ticareti, kadın kaçakçılığı... Diğeri ise; Tess'in okuduğum en kötü kitabı olması. Gerilimden eser yok ve aile dramıyla boğulmuş bir kitap. Kısa sürede okuyacağım diye düşünürken beklediğimden çok daha fazla vaktimi aldı. 40 yaşındaki ergen Maura'nın kitapta fazla yer almaması Tess Gerritsen'in Siliniş romanı diğer romanlarından iki farklı açıdan ayrılıyor. İlki; Siliniş, Gerritsen'in diğer kitaplarına nazaran daha toplumsal bir konuya değiniyor. Her ne kadar gizli olsa da bence toplumsal. İnsan ticareti, kadın kaçakçılığı... Diğeri ise; Tess'in okuduğum en kötü kitabı olması. Gerilimden eser yok ve aile dramıyla boğulmuş bir kitap. Kısa sürede okuyacağım diye düşünürken beklediğimden çok daha fazla vaktimi aldı. 40 yaşındaki ergen Maura'nın kitapta fazla yer almaması bile pek kurtaramadı kitabı. Yine de sevdim. Tess yani.

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