Monday, August 23, 2010

The Sinner - Tess Gerritsen

The third installment of Tess Gerritsen's series on Rizzoli & Isles has things heating up relationship wise for both Rizzoli & Isles. We learn verry interesting new information on both women about former love interests and the case they are dealing with is also quite intriguing.

The new case centers on the death of a nun and a serious attack against another. The murdered nun has quite a few skeletons in her closet for a 20 year old who has devoted herself to God and the badly injured nun has spent time overseas helping the less fortunate. Who would kill a nun? (Probably the same type of person who would steal a baby carrier, but I digress.)

Rizzoli's colleagues also have an intriguing case who they have deemed Rat Lady. She is found in an old restaurant with her FACE PEELED off, her hands & feet chopped off and a single gunshot in her chest.

I really enjoy the authentic voice in these books. I like the medical terminology, while sometimes it does gross me out, it also is informative and not completely made up. I like that the pieces of the puzzle make SENSE when the mystery part is solved and you are not like, ummm how did that come together?

I will say my one pet peeve is that when Rizzoli is trying to deal with her 'relationship' with Agent Dean she is a completely idiot and does all the things that make me want to strangle a woman character in a book. Okay, so she is a difficult person who doesn't know how to get along with more people, we get that. But do NOT make her into such an idiot typical female character. "Oh, of course he can't love me. Oh, of course I won't tell him how I feel. Oh of COURSE I will have angry conversations about him, when I HAVEN'T EVEN TALKED TO HIM. Oh of course, he doesn't need to know ANYTHING. Because I am a woman, I am strong, I can do it all myself. " Whatever. I cannot stand when another perfectly fine character /book is reduced to cliches. Rizzoli is far better than how she is written while trying to deal with her feelings for Agent Dean.

I think it goes without saying, that I am really enjoying this series since I have flown through the first 3 books. I really need to step away from it so I can finish the ARC I have and 2 other library books to finish and then I shall pick up the 4th. I was looking over my shelves this weekend and I really need to STOP going to the library. bad bad me. I have too many books to read of my own!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I have so many books to read that I own as well... I thought I would make a dent this summer but I have done so many book reviews for TLC book tours, I am sort of behind on that goal... And I haven't had a chance to read the blogger book club book, either, so I am sort of a bad member this month...

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Catching up on your blog right now :) Sorry you didn't get to see Zac Brown, hopefully they'll be back on a weekend :)