THE SILENT GIRL
Justice or vengeance is the dilemma at the heart of Gerritsen’s newest exceptional thriller. Rizzoli and Isles uncover a very dark drama that was two decades in the making. The distinctly eerie feel really ratchets up the shiver factor. Gerritsen is at the top of her game!
Nineteen years ago, the Red Phoenix restaurant massacre in Boston’s Chinatown was deemed a murder/suicide. Today, Jane Rizzoli, Barry Frost and Maura Isles discover a gruesomely murdered woman and follow the clues to Iris Fang, widow of one of the Red Phoenix victims. Two years before her husband’s death, their 14-year-old daughter Laura disappeared. And six months after her parents died in the massacre, young Charlotte Dion also disappeared. Is there a connection? (BALLANTINE, Jul., 300 pp., $26.00)