Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen

I Know a Secret
This is another series I read with a group on Goodreads and finished earlier this year. This book series was developed into the television series Rizzoli & Isles that aired on TNT starring Angie Harmon & Sasha Alexander. The books are much grittier than the television show, however.This is also the last book released to date.

Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Maura Isles are called to a gruesome murder site of a horror movie filmmaker. As they consider whether they’re looking at life mimicking art, another murder occurs where Maura makes the unusual connection to the first scene. And, the connection between the victims leads them to a notorious case dating back twenty years.

I really liked that this was the type of story where you had no choice but to follow the superb procedurals as the subject was that unpredictable. I never would have guessed where it ended up leading, though I had strong suspicions as to the who in the story. It was a fascinating case that just got more exciting as it progressed to a thrilling climax. In addition to the case, Jane and Maura’s personal lives had quite a bit of turmoil, both involving their mothers. I had just as much invested in those storylines as the main one.

I’m glad I chose to listen to this series after book #2, despite the changing narrators as they were all exceptional, especially after it settled in with Tanya Eby. This is the last book in the series for now, though the author hasn’t yet determined if this is a pause or the end. No matter as I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the entire series and am comfortable where it landed if this is the end.

Book Info

  • Release Date: August 15, 2017
  • Series: Rizzoli & Isles #12
  • Narrator: Tanya Eby
  • Audio Length: 9 hours, 11 minutes
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio


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20 thoughts on “I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen”

  1. Hi – I’m always looking for something good to read for my mystery book club at the library where I work. My group is made up of people who like to figure out the mystery as they read, and this series sounds like it would be a challenge for them. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I like the way you and your Goodreads group work your way through the whole series. Most often when reading a series, I get distracted or lose track at some point and never follow it to the end. I guess it helps when you are a group reading together.

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    1. It’s a group I formed years ago to specifically address series reading, making a dent in our backlog. So, we select three series to read throughout the year (they complete at different times but put another in rotation once done) and read a book a month in each. After, I prepare detailed discussion questions and use another group tailored specifically for robust conversations. That’s what makes the biggest difference. It’s so much more interesting to talk about a book with others soon after finishing. And, it gets us to complete series!

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  3. It’s interesting to me when an author isn’t sure she’s done with a series. I kind of like that because it means she’s still attached to the characters and, if she’s inspired to write more, she will so it’s not forced. Lovely review, Jonetta. One of these days I’ll try this one out!

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