Friday, February 27, 2009
by Tess Gerritsen
Tess Gerritsen was a medical doctor who wrote suspenseful romances on the side, and then eventually moved on to Medical Thrillers starring Boston medical examiner Maura Isles. From there she broaden out to Detective Jane Rizzoli and straight forward police murder investigations, though both characters interact within her fictional Boston.
The Keepsake begins with a young woman with a mysterious past being stalked and having strangely preserved bodies turning up. Bodies like a mummy and a shrunken head. Through investigation the woman's past starts to come to light, and the conspiracy surrounding it. Well worth the read and it can be read independently even though it is in a long series of books. The over arching plot of the series is less than 5% of the story, so it still makes sense out of order.
I have read all Gerritsen's books* and can highly recommend them all.
*I haven't read the early romances, but I might one day because I really like her writing.