Thursday 14 July 2022

BLOG TOUR: Listen to Me (Rizzoli & Isles book 13) - Tess Gerritsen

The murder of Sofia Suarez is both gruesome and seemingly senseless. Why would anyone target a respected nurse who was well-liked by her friends and her neighbours? As Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles investigate the baffling case, they discover that Sofia was guarding a dangerous secret -- a secret that may have led the killer straight to her door.

Meanwhile, Jane's mother Angela Rizzoli is conducting an investigation of her own. She may be a housewife, not a police detective, but she's savvy enough to know there's something very strange, perhaps even dangerous, about the new neighbours across the street. The problem is, no one believes her, not even her own daughter.

Immersed in the hunt for Sofia's killer, Jane and Maura are too busy to pay attention to Angela's fears. With no one listening to her, and danger mounting in her neighbourhood, Angela just may be forced to take action on her own...

What did I think?

There's a very good reason why Tess Gerritsen is a bestselling author: her books are outstanding and the thirteenth novel in the Rizzoli & Isles series Listen to Me is no exception.  It is simply brilliant and I couldn't put it down.

It's a long time since I read a Rizzoli & Isles book, and I haven't read all of them, so you can most definitely read Listen to Me as a standalone if you're new to the series.  The characters of Jane, Maura and Angela are obviously well-developed but their personalities jump out from every page, especially Angela who I absolutely love.

Jane, with the help of Maura's forensic expertise, is investigating the brutal murder of a nurse whilst trying to dodge calls from her mother Angela.  Angela is concerned about her new neighbours and she is convinced that something isn't right but nobody, not even her daughter Jane, will listen to her.  The two strands of the story are both gripping and ensure that the pages turn at high speed.

Although I did work out a little bit of the plot, there were still plenty of shocks and surprises in store for me and I absolutely loved this book.  It has made me want to restart the whole series now and watch the tv series that I bought on dvd but have never had the chance to watch.  I'm going to make time for more Rizzoli & Isles after reading Listen to Me.

Tense, gripping and incredibly entertaining, Listen to Me is an outstanding novel.  Expect to see this one at the top of the bestseller charts.  Highly recommended and an easy five stars.

I received an ARC to read and review for the blog tour and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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About the author:

Bestselling author TESS GERRITSEN is also a physician, and she brings to her novels her first-hand knowledge of emergency and autopsy rooms. Her thrillers starring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the hit TV series Rizzoli & Isles. But Tess’s interests span far more than medicine and crime. As an anthropology student at Stanford University, she catalogued centuries-old human remains, and she continues to travel the world, driven by her fascination with ancient cultures and bizarre natural phenomena.

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