The Silent Girl, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


"Gripping...Both women deal with personal and family issues that reveal their humanity and lend credibility to this deft thriller". (Publishers Weekly). Evil is on the prowl. A severed hand is found in an alleyway in Boston's Chinatown.

Detective Jane Rizzoli discovers the rest of the body on a nearby rooftop, the head nearly severed.

The only clue Jane has is two strands of hair, but it's enough for Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles to make a startling connection.

This violent attack has its roots in an unsolved murder-suicide case from nineteen years ago.

The only witness, a beautiful martial arts master, has never dared to speak. And she may never get the chance...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780553820942



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This case initially concerns a mass shooting in a restaurant but soon turns to the trail of a number of missing young girls. Maura Isles has a minor part to play as the investigation is run by Jane Rizzoli. A severed hand is found by a member of a group touring Chinatown, which features strongly in this story. Tess Gerritsen is a master story teller and 'The Silent Girl' does not let her down,in fact I found this latest book to be one of my favorites.

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This was a fast-paced reading. In the beginning I was just collecting loose ends as Jane Rizzoli was doing so. By and by I was able to put the pieces together. Nevertheless it was very enthralling.The story is positioned in Boston's Chinatown even though the evil ones aren't Chinese. From the very beginning all characters are in position and therefore it makes the guessing so interesting. The main question is who has abducted all the young girls many years ago and why? There is old Chinese mythology involved as well as western crime.

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