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Body Double

5 Ratings: 4.6
A book by Tess Gerritsen

Pregnant women play key roles in this bone-chilling fourth novel in Gerritsen's edgy, suspenseful series of thrillers featuring Boston Medical Examiner Maura Isles and Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli. Both of the usually gritty crime fighters are … see full wiki

Author: Tess Gerritsen
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Ballantine Books
6 reviews about Body Double
review by . February 12, 2011
Boston medical examiner, Dr Maura Isles, returns home from a working vacation at a forensic pathology conference and is shocked to discover that her home is a murder crime scene with herself starring in the role of victim. Chaos and confusion reign until consultation with detective Jane Rizzoli and further investigation reveal that the victim, Maura Isles' doppelgänger, not only shares her blood type and birth date but, based on DNA investigation, is actually an identical twin. The questions …
Quick Tip by . February 12, 2011
A suspense thriller with some true literary depth, BODY DOUBLE is an eerie, realistic chronicle of the development of a psychopathic serial murderer.
review by . April 27, 2006
How would you like to have to perform your own autopsy? That is the conundrum that faces Dr. Maura Isles in Body Double when she returns from a conference in France to find that the identical twin she never knew she had has been murdered in front of her house. The investigation into the murder leads Maura to a mental institution to confront the woman who gave the identical twins up for adoption 40 years before, and also leads Maura into the chilling discovery that a serial killer has been murderng …
review by . September 07, 2005
This is truly one really scary book, and reading it sent shivers up and down my spine. Just the retelling of the autopsy methods was stomach-churning, but the crimes involved in this work are gory almost beyond belief. Without giving away any of the plot, suffice it to say that there are numerous red herrings strewn about the narrative, and a truly ghastly villain (or possibly two) lurking about in the background, always ready to pounce upon the unwary. Read this book, but keep a lot of lights on …
review by . October 26, 2004
I had the chance to read a solid crime mystery over the last couple of days... Body Double by Tess Gerritsen. A nice read...    Dr. Maura Isles is a pathologist in the big city. Her life takes a bizarre turn when someone is shot and murdered in front of her apartment. The problem is that the victim could pass as her identical twin. If true, this means that Isles had a sister she didn't know about, and it looks as if that sister was trying to contact her. She talks to a lawyer …
review by . August 30, 2004
In the prologue to Gerritsen's latest Maura Isles/Jane Rizzoli thriller, a bullied, unhappy schoolgirl is lured into the woods by a handsome classmate and then cast into a pit to die. Gerritsen then switches to Isles, a Boston medical examiner, returning from a Paris conference (where she takes us on an eerie tour of the catacombs) to find Homicide Detective Rizzoli among the cops on her front lawn, blue lights flashing, shocked to see her. They've just been examining her murdered corpse.    Hav …
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