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Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 4)
Body Double - Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 4
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Boston medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles literally meets her match -- and must face a savage serial killer and shattering personal revelations -- in the brilliant new novel of suspense by the New York Times bestselling author of The Surgeon and The Sinner. — Dr. Maura Isles makes her living dealing with death. As a pathologist...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345458933
ISBN-10: 0345458931
Publication Date: 8/17/2004
Pages: 344
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 262 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Leigh avatar reviewed Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 4) on + 377 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Not as compelling as other books Ms. Gerritsen has written, this gruesome story nonetheless moves fast and draws you in with revelation after stunning revelation. Eerie in parts, downright scary in others. Definitely a page-turner.
reviewed Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 4) on + 71 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
This book has some twists and turns though, the story overall is a wonderful and fast paced. Just when you think you have read it all here comes the fast pitch out of left field with another blow to the story. It will take your breath and make you wish that you could fast forward to the end for it will put you on the edge of your seat.
reviewed Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 4) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I am an avid reader. Especially of mystery/suspense books. This book was one of the best ones I have read in a while and I read a LOT of books.I have also passed this around to a couple of friends who enjoyed it as well. You won't be disapointed!
reviewed Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 4) on + 84 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
A Can't put it down read! Boston Med. Examiner comes home from a trip to find flasing lights and crime scene tape in her front yard. BUT WHY is everyone looking at her so strangely? She soon finds out when she sees the Body of a women that is a "Dead Ringer" for her!! Only gets better from here!!!
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Helpful Score: 5
Great Book! I couldn't put it down, if you are into the series, you must read it, if you haven't started the series, you will not be lost.
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mindyislosingit avatar reviewed Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 4) on + 19 more book reviews
Good book. I enjoyed it. A little predictible in the love story area with Dr. Isles. Fast read.
reviewed Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 4) on + 3 more book reviews
Kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down at all. I loved how the story took you in many different directions and I couldn't tell if it was present day or not. I must admit that I didn't figure it all out until the end.
reviewed Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 4) on + 35 more book reviews
Great series!
Barbllm avatar reviewed Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 4) on + 241 more book reviews
In the prologue to this Rizzoli and Isles thriller, a teenage girl is lured into the woods by a handsome classmate and then left in a pit to die. The boys name is Elijah Lanks.

The scene then switches over to Dr. Maura Isles visiting the catacombs under the city of lights, Paris, during a pathology conference. She returns home to find police cruisers with flashing lights outside of her home and Detective Jane Rizzoli on her front lawn with a puzzled expression on her face.

A dead woman has been found in a car parked on Mauras street, and the corpse is Mauras doublean identical twin. The corpse shares not only her birth date but her blood type. Maura, an adoptee, knows nothing about her birth mother or any family still living. Discovering that the same lawyer who handled Mauras adoption also handled the adoption of the dead woman is the starting point for Mauras journey to find her birth mother.

Janes investigation converges with Mauras personal journey. Jane realizes that the killeror killersare inextricably linked to Mauras past (and present), and Maura may be the next target. Jane finds Mauras birth mother, and shes not a mother to love.

Meanwhile, a serial killer is abducting pregnant women. One of his final victims, a pregnant unhappy woman named Mattie Purviswho has just realized that her husband is cheating on heris taken from her home. Ironically enough, she becomes the real hero of the book, not Jane or Maura, although they do have their moments. This is particularly true of Jane, who is 8 months pregnant in this book. The storys POV shifts between Jane, Maura, and Mattie. Jane is competent and strong, and Maura is the same with an appealing vulnerability.

The plot device of twins separated at birth has been done before, and better, but Gerritsens story is intense and personal. The melodrama that often characterizes her other Rizzoli and Isles novels is noticeably lessened here.
reviewed Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 4) on + 11 more book reviews
Lots of twists and turns. Always anxious to see what was coming. I thought it was easy to be in tuned with the characters.
Looking forward to reading the next book in series!!
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Another great mystery by Gerritsen. I recommend it. Great characters, great plot.
gypsysoul avatar reviewed Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 4) on + 49 more book reviews
Great read but there isn't a Gerritsen book that I don't love.


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