This is a frightening, no, a chilling suspense that builds to a fever pitch. Another awesome tale from Tess Gerritsen!

Boston medical examiner Maura Isles returns home from a medical conference to police and emergency crews camped out in her front yard. Her friend and un-official partner in sleuthing, Detective Jane Rizzoli, thinks Maura has been murdered. So when the intrepid medical examiner turns up very much alive at the scene of her own murder, the question becomes who is Maura's slain look-alike?

Maura knows that she was adopted and soon now it's clear that she had a twin sister. But, was the intended victim Maura or the mystery twin? The trail leads Maura and Jane to prison cell and to a manipulative killer who may (or may not) be Maura's biological mother.

As Maura discovers her biological heritage may be wrapped in dark deceit and death, pregnant Jane's personal life is finally on track. Nonetheless, the team is back doing what they do best: uncovering the truth, no mater the cost.

(Aug., 352 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith