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Bloodstream
Bloodstream
Author: Tess Gerritsen
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671016760
ISBN-10: 0671016768
Publication Date: 8/1/1999
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 296 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Another GREAT book by Tess Gerritsen!!
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Helpful Score: 3
A can't put it down Thriller!! Something is causing the teens of Tranquility,Maine to become viloent. Can the small town Dr. find out what is the cause,as more people are affected? Can she even convince them what is happening? You're not going to sleep when you read this!!
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Helpful Score: 3
Very good book. You won't want to put it down. This is the first book I have read by Tess Gerritsen and really enjoyed it. I will be checking out her other books.
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Helpful Score: 2
A CAN"T PUT IT DOWN READ!!
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Helpful Score: 2
AWESOME! Need I say more? But I will. Gerritsen's writing instantly draws you in and keeps you guessing and hanging until the last word. Wonderful stuff.
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Helpful Score: 2
Relatively plausible medical thriller, takes place in a small New England town. As good as a Stephen King story.
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Helpful Score: 2
Fantastic thriller!!! I thought it was very suspenseful and it grabs you from the first page. Gerritsen is getting to be quite known for her medical thrillers and this just proves how great she is. A small town is suddenly stunned by the outbreak of rage among thier teenage children. A doctor who is new to the area and not exactly trusted thinks it is something in their blood. When one of her patients goes on a murder spree she find herself being blamed for the incident. The more she tries to figure out the problem the more the people of the town seem to go against her. When her own son starts showing problems with rage she knows she has to find out the source of the problem or lose the one thing she treasures the most.

The story itself kept me on the edge of my seat and I just couldn't wait to read more. What bugged me about this book is what was in the "bloodstream" of the kids. It was more then a little unbelievable to me. I won't give anything away though because this book really is a good thriller and won't disappoint.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is the best from this author. Its contents was rated highly by Amazon.com
and Publisher's Weekly. It is a fast paced medical suspense by an author who used to
be a doctor herself.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book. Tess is my new favorite author.
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I thought that this was a good read. In fact, good enough to cause me to want to read more by this author, and that doesn't happen all that often. I tend to enjoy medical thrillers and this author does a good job with that genre. I'd recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was suspensful from start to finish. Great read.
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Lapped by the gentle waters of Locust Lake, the resort town of Tranquility, Maine, seems like the perfect spot for Dr. Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son Noah, from the distractions of the big city and the lingering memory of his father's death.
But with the first snap of winter comes shocking news that puts her practice on the line: a teenage boy under her care has committed an appalling act of violence. And as Claire and all of Tranquility soon discover, it is just start of a chain of lethal outbursts among the town's teenagers.
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Lapped by the gentle waters of Locust Lake, the small town of Tranquility, Maine, seems like the perfect spot for Dr. Claire Elliott to shelter her adolescent son, Noah, from the distractions of the city and the lingering memory of his father's death. But with winter's first chill comes shocking news that puts her practice on the line: a teenage boy under her care has committed an appalling act of violence. And as Claire and all of Tranquility soon discover, it is just the start of a chain of lethal outbursts among the town's teenagers.

As the rash of disturbing behavior grows, Claire uncovers a horrifying secret in Tranquility's history. Twice a century, the children lash out with deadly violence. Claire suspects a biological cause behind the epidenic, and she fears that placid Locust Lake may conceal an insidious danger. As she races to save the town and her son from harm, Claire discovers an even greater threat: a shocking conspiracy to manipulate nature and turn innocents to slaughter.
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Great medical mystery
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Good reading
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I really enjoyed this well done book about a small town doctor who's struggling to solve the mystery of a violent outbreak.
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Another pleaser from Gerritsen.
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Will keep you on the edge of your seat. A page turner.
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The front cover has a different picture but it is one of Gerritsen's best thrillers. I could not put it down! You will enjoy this book.
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As usual Tess keeps me on the edge of the seat!!!
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Gerritsen reminds me of a female Stephen King and she happens to be one of my very favorite female authors. This book is no exception to her fantastic style of putting together a medical mystery that you just don't want to put down. Love Her!!
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This is the first novel I've read by Tess Gerritsen and it definitely won't be the last. A friend had recommended her books to me and she is as good as I had been told. A real page-turner, you won't want to put it down.

Lapped by the gentle waters of Locust Lake, the resort town of Tranquility, Maine, seems like the perfect spot for Dr. Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son, Noah, from the distractions of the big city and the lingering memory of his father's death. But with the first snap of winter comes the shocking news that puts her practice on the line; a teenage boy under her care has committed an appalling act of violence. And as Claire and all of Tranquility soon discover, it is just the start of a chain of lethal outbursts among the town's teenagers.
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Good thriller without too much Murder. Plays out well if not a bit predictably - great beach/poolside read.
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This is an excellent Tess Gerritsen thriller. Kept me guessing!
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Great story. Chilling at times. Lot of medical tech talk. Not for the squeamish!
Great read and hard to put down.
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What I like best about Tess is her characters are not repeats! Yet they all have personality plus. Not romance, but mystery, with a female touch.
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This was a book that was hard to put down. Turns out that the end was a complete surprise to me. I recommend this book to someone who wants to escape into a good plot for a rainy day off read.
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Every Tess Gerritsen I read keeps me glued to the pages until I'm finished and this was no exception! This author knows how to grab you on page one and keeps the tension and surprises and twists and turns coming.
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Tess Gerritsen always keeps you on the edge of your seat in her novels. Just when you think you have it all figured out, you discover you are all wrong. This book is fast paced and an exciting read.
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A doctor perscribes a drug to a teenager in a small town and a rash of violence breaks out. The Dr. searches for a cause behind the epidemic. Does it have something to do with the quiet lake?
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I enjoyed this book very much. I liked the fact that it wasn't the standard, predictable, mystery thriller.
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Im not much for this kind of stuff but really enjoyed this story. It was a good steady pace that kept my attention then entire time. No drifting off while driving and needing to re-wind to listen to what I had missed ;o)
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Yum, yum - another delicious thriller from Tess Gerritsen. Locust Lake seems like the perfect place for Claire Elliot and her son to start a new life, but something isn't right....and she and Noah may pay the ultimate price when she's too close to finding out the truth. This is a good one - you won't be able to put it down!
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Excellent medical thriller!
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medical suspense
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Medical Suspense. Kids in Tranquility, Maine are becoming killers--why?
Good read- kept my interest up!
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a good read
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I really emjoyed this book. A good pageturner
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Excellent read. Tranquility, Maine seems like the perfect spot for Dr. Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son from the distractions of the city and the lingering memory of his father's death.But with winter's first chill comes shocking news that puts her practice on the line: a teenage boy under her care has committed an appalling act of violence.As the rash of disturbing behavior grow, Glaire uncovers a horrifying secret in Tranquility's history. Twice a century, the children lash out with deadly violence. This is a must read book!
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AWESOME READ!!!!!
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I thought this was a pretty suspenseful book and really enjoyed it!
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great read. must have for anyone that likes medical suspense stories
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I did not think that I was going to like this book when I first read the blurb on the back .I was happily surprised when I got into it. If you choose this novel you will be very pleased I am sure
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
Lapped by the gentle waters of Locust Lake, the small resort town of Tranquility, Maine, seems like the perfect spot for Dr. Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son, Noah, from the distractions of the big city, and the lingering memory of his father's death. And she's hopeful that she can earn the trust of the town as she builds a new practice. But all her plans unravel with the first snap of winter, and the news of a shocking incident: a teenage boy under her care has committed an appalling act of violence. Claire had stopped prescribing a controversial drug to the troubled boy, a decision that some in the town now second-guess. But before she can defend herself a rash of new violence erupts in Tranquility. And when one of her patients dies, the town's panic turns to fury. Shaken by the accusations, and fearful that Noah is now at risk, Claire desperately searches for a medical cause behind the murderous epidemic. But while Claire races to save the town - and her son - from harm, she discovers an even greater threat: a shocking conspiracy to manipulate nature, and turn innocents to slaughter.
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unputdownable !
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Great!!
Beth
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Great read!
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Good fast medical drama read.
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This was another great book by Tess Gerritsen. I took a while Claire to start putting 2 & 2 together and even then there were some twists along the way. I enjoyed this tremondously.
Danesnboxers
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Intriguing medical mystery! Worth reading!
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Great read...
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This author is absolutely fantastic in weaving a mystery.
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As usual, Gerritson keeps you from the 1st page to the last. Excellent read.
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A novel of medical suspence. If you want to start reading you had better giving plenty of time, you will yourself too caught in the plots to put it down.
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Lapped by the gentle waters of LOcust Lake, the resort town of Tranquility Maine seems like the perfect spot for Dr. Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son from the distractions of the big city and the lingering memory of his fathers death. But with the first snap of winter comes the shocking news that puts her practice on the line: a teenage boy under her care has committed an appalling act of violence. It is just the start of a chain of lethal outbursts among the towns teenagers.
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Great medical mystery. Teenagers in the town of Tranquility get violent and kill. It has happened before. What is the cause of it? Really good characters. I liked this book a lot.
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I have read several of Ms. Gerritsen's book...this one was the best so far!!!!!
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I enjoyed this book--A creepy concept at first, but it was good!
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THE BEST MEDICAL THRILLER SINCE COMA!
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twice a century, the children of the town of Tranquility lash out with deadly violence. Another great one.
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Tess Gerritsen is a MASTER! Everything she writes is golden.
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awesome writing by one of my favorite authors
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I think that I had read the book before. But it was a good read and I enjoyed it.
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Wonderful medical thriller!!!

From the back cover: Page-turning suspense with chilling realism as a small-town doctor races to unravel the roots of a violent outbreak...before it destroys everything she loves.
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What is causing the violent behavior erupting among the adolescent boys of Tranquillity, Maine? Newcomer Dr. Elliott investigates.
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Bloodstream!! How much more do you need to hear??
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I enjoyed reading this book, but on the back cover there is a quote from Tami Hoag: "Deep, dark and very disturbing."
That tells you that not everyone would like this book.