Saturday, January 31, 2015

Girl Missing

Book: Girl Missing
Author: Tess Gerritsen

The first body is a mystery. She's young. She's beautiful. And her corpse, laid out in the office of Boston medical examiner Kat Novak, betrays no secrets - except for a notebook clutched in one stiff hand, seven numbers scrawled inside.
The next body is a warning. When a second victim is discovered, Kat begins to fear that a serial killer is stalking the city streets: a shadowy madman without mercy or apparent motive. The police are sceptical. The mayor won't listen. And Kat's chief suspect is one of the city's most prominent citizens. The final body . . . might be hers. With the death toll rising, Kat races to expose a deadly conspiracy and the brutal killer at its heart - a killer who will stalk her from the dangerous streets of the inner city to the corridors of power. Because he's closer than she ever dreamt. And every move she makes could be her very last.-Goodreads

Review: This is a boring mystery about an ME investigating overdose deaths. No one seems to care about junkies dying except Kat Novak (the ME) and she is literally canvassing the streets to investigate. This is the author's first 'thriller' after writing romance novels and we're told in a forward it's a romance/mystery. The romance aspect of this book could have been eliminated completely and the mystery, although it had potential, was not engaging.  The characters were one dimensional, the dialogue was ridiculous and the 'who dun it?' was pretty easy to figure out. 

Grade: 2/5

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