Is it a terrible coincidence, or is there something more sinister linking three teenage survivors? The newest chapter in the adventures of Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli brings back the Mephisto Society and Maura’s new teen ward, Julian Perkins, for a chilling tale of revenge and murder. Gerritsen delivers yet another of her byzantine and mind-blowing thrillers!

Just before she heads up to Evensong, the elite boarding school where Julian now resides, Maura is called to a horrific murder scene. A foster family taking care of young Teddy Clock is brutally murdered, but a traumatized Teddy miraculously survives. However, as Jane starts investigating, she discovers that this is the second time Teddy’s family has been wiped out. For his protection he’s taken to Evensong, where he meets other kids who are sole survivors. Soon Jane and Maura suspect the danger stalking Teddy will not stop at the school’s gates! (BALLANTINE, Sep., 368 pp., $27.00)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith