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Subject: The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen
Date Posted: 9/29/2007 6:23 PM ET
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Just finished Tess Gerritsen's newest release and must say that I was impressed! This book is vastly different from her other suspence offerings. The Bone Garden flashes between the early 1800s and the present. Never thought I'd see a Gothic touch in a Gerritsen book! 

Date Posted: 9/29/2007 6:57 PM ET
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Glad to hear it's good. I have it on my wishlist. I'm number 25 hehe. I can't wait to read it! I've loved all her previous novels.

Date Posted: 10/1/2007 1:08 PM ET
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OOOh another Gerritsen to put on my WL!  Thanks :)

Date Posted: 10/19/2007 11:14 AM ET
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I purchased and tried reading this book.  I did not like it and sent it to a PBS member that requested it.  It didn't have the 'edge of your seat' writing that her other books had.  I've read other reviews of this book, also from people that didn't like it.  Unfortunate.  I've read all of her other books and loved them.

Date Posted: 10/19/2007 7:47 PM ET
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I don't think Bone Garden has the same sort of edge as Gerritsen's other books. It was OK, nothing special.

Linda

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Date Posted: 10/19/2007 9:55 PM ET
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I had this one and it loooked interesting, but I passed it on.  Now I wish I had kept it!

Date Posted: 10/20/2007 1:47 PM ET
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I liked it.  I got it from the library to read and finished it last week.  That was one of the first ones of her stuff I've ever read.  I think I will check out some others of hers from the library to see if I like them also.

Date Posted: 10/26/2007 12:47 AM ET
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I bought it, read it, didn't care for it, passed it on.

Date Posted: 10/27/2007 7:18 PM ET
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I haven't gotten that one yet (on the WL) but I had the same experience with Gravity.  I yawned and yawned and finally asked myself why I was continuing to read it when I just didn't care about the characters or the story.  It's the only one of hers I haven't finished.  Every other one I stayed up late or gave up lunch to finish.

Date Posted: 11/14/2007 11:38 PM ET
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I liked the Bone Garden, I am a Huge Tess Gerritsen fan.  I would say that it is much different than her other books and it was hard for me to stay with at times.  Once I read the whole thing I was glad that I stayed with it.  Although it was different from her other books, I am a fan of her writing style.  I think that this book should be read a 2nd time to help make it flow easier.  Hope you like it too..Happy Reading!

Date Posted: 11/19/2007 9:48 AM ET
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I haven't read any of her work. Which book do you suggest I start with?

Les

Date Posted: 11/19/2007 1:16 PM ET
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Gerritsen has both series and non-series books. I have read all the books in the Rizzoli series. Please be aware, however, that Gerritsen, herself a physician, includes some pretttttyyyyy graphic stuff (cadavers, body pieces, psycho killers, etc.) in her novels.

 

Jane Rizzoli, a detective, and medical examiner Maura Isles, in Boston, Massachusetts, are featured in:

The Surgeon (2001)

The Apprentice (2002)

The Sinner (2003)

Body Double (2004)

Vanish (2005) Finalist 2006 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel Finalist 2006 Macavity Award for Best Novel

The Mephisto Club (2006)

Gerritsen's website:  http://www.tessgerritsen.com/

Another link that lists all of Gerritsen's work: http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/G_Authors/Gerritsen_Tess.html

 

 

Date Posted: 11/19/2007 1:34 PM ET
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Wow, Anna, I appreciate all the information. I'll start with The Surgeon and see how it goes. I'm always looking for a new (to me) mystery writer. This is great, thanks!

Les

Date Posted: 11/19/2007 2:09 PM ET
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You're welcome, Les.

Karin Slaughter writes in a similar vein. Her Grant County (Georgia) series is awesome.

http://www.karinslaughter.com/

 

Date Posted: 11/24/2007 5:28 PM ET
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I read everything Tess Gerritson wrote and then purchased this book.  I found it very boring, unlike her other novels.  I thought it would get better but after a few chapters, it didn't, so I put it on my list and shipped it to someone else in the club.

Date Posted: 11/24/2007 6:12 PM ET
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Anna, I just finished The Surgeon. Wow, what a ride. That was intense. I'm glad you warned me about the graphic descriptions, so I was more or less prepared. The writing is a cut or two above that found in most thrillers, isn't it? Not a comfortable read, for sure, but interesting and well-written, and I'll try The Apprentice, and look around for a Karin Slaughter book, also.

Thanks again!

Les

Edited for spelling.



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Ellie (EllieW) - ,
Date Posted: 12/4/2007 5:52 PM ET
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It's weird, but I think The Bone Garden was my favorite Tess Gerritsen so far. And I've read them all. Something about it grabbed me from the beginning, and I could not put it down. Read it in about 5 hours. I really loved it!!!

Date Posted: 1/5/2008 4:25 AM ET
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I just finised listening to it on Mp3 and I loved it. Maybe if I had read it myself I wouldn't have liked it but I can't say for sure. It was one of my favorites of hers. I enjoy all of her books.

Date Posted: 1/5/2008 11:29 AM ET
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I haven't gotten to The Bone Garden yet, but have really enjoyed all her other Rizzoli/Isles books.  Karin Slaughter is wonderful too.  One of my favorites actually...