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The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9)
The Silent Girl - Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9
Author: Tess Gerritsen
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ISBN-13: 9780345515513
ISBN-10: 034551551X
Publication Date: 6/26/2012
Pages: 464
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 81 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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whatstacy avatar reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 235 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Another outstanding thriller. Gerritsen writes stories so layered, they are like a puzzle box. The pieces are always shifting and revealing new theories, new aspects, and just when you think you know who the bad guy is and what the true story is, she slides the pieces and you have more questions. And even when you get to the end and the puzzle is finally together, she throws one last surprise into the mix. I love it! It keeps you on the edge and turning page after page. I can never put her books down.

In this one, Jane is the focus and she is on the case of a murdered woman on a roof. The murder is so bizarre that it opens up questions to a mass murder-suicide from 19 years ago. And so the pieces slide. We only see a small peek at Maura in this one, and an even smaller peek at "Rat", the boy who saved Maura in the previous book. I was happy to get an update on how he was doing. But this book solely focuses on Jane's case and, as usual, Jane's risk taking, puts her in mortal danger again. Jane's team is still along for the ride, and she has a new team member who has more knowledge than anyone can guess. I don't want to give too much away, so I will say this was a brilliant thriller. If you haven't read any of her books, this one can stand alone. But you should start at the beginning so you know the history of all the players.
reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I am not a fan of the TV series so I read this my first attempt at the Rizzoli/Isles series and was pleasantly surprised. The twists and turns were well placed and keep me reading until the wee hours. Excellent!!!
reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really like this series, and this one didn't disappoint.
jdyinva avatar reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 408 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Excellent read. I hated to see it end. Rizzolli is one tough cop.
gotchagal avatar reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 97 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This was the first Gerritsen book I read and I enjoyed it so much, I've gone back to the beginning and have been reading them in proper order now.

So far I've fully enjoyed every one of Tess Gerritsen's books I've managed to get my hands on. She writes good tight mysteries which get you thinking and keeps you interested. This one is a bit eerier than others I've read, and that made it even more interesting and mysterious. I highly recommend it.

I actually read it in just one day. I seldom have that kind of time to spare, but I really didn't want to put it down unfinished. Besides, my husband was waiting to read it, so I'm glad I got finished with it promptly. So was he.
nurserylady avatar reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This was a very good book, keeps you in suspense, hard to put down.
my2luvsemmyandmally avatar reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 758 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Love Rizzoli & Isles stories but this one was NOT one of the better books in this series in my opinion.
RockStarGirl avatar reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 329 more book reviews
Received an ARC of this and loved it! The characters are well written and you experience the ups and downs of both their professional and personal lives. The case is set in Chinatown, and the myths and legends of ancient China make the mystery that much more compelling.
cranbery avatar reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 530 more book reviews
I don't know why, but I didn't get into this one as I have the others. Don't get me wrong it was a great mystery, just did not appeal to me as much as her earlier ones.

I do, however, look forward to the next one. I love Rizzoli & Isles!
23dollars avatar reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 432 more book reviews
I'm a big Tess Gerritsen fan, but I can't say this installment was all that great for me. The story felt more contrived than necessary. And although it was original and suspenseful right up to the end, I'm not really sure how I feel about it.

Wish there'd been a bit more Maura Isles, though. It was nice to see that she's keeping a relationship with Rat from Ice Cold.

Overall, THE SILENT GIRL started off well and ended with a nice twist, but I'm so over the cliché of Jane or Maura being captured when we know nothing's going to happen to them. Surely there are more original routes for climax.
Scooby2 avatar reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 96 more book reviews
I thought this book was a really good mystery/suspense novel right from the start. I feel Tess Gerritsen books are hit and miss and I loved this one. This story will not disappoint and will leave you guessing all the way to the end. I would definitely recommend to others to read.
reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 74 more book reviews
This is the latest in the Rizzoli and Isles series and it keeps getting better. This one features more of Jane as she becomes involved in a series of grisly murders in Boston's Chinatown. As Jane and Maura look into the current cases they discover that they are linked to a horrible mass murder that occurred almost 20 years ago. One woman is still alive who was connected to that massacre , a mysterious martial arts master who knows a secret she dares not tell, one that lives in the shadows and may not even be human. This is a smart, interesting story that keeps the read engrossed from the very first page.
sharalsbooks avatar reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 259 more book reviews
Sadly, this book never grabbed my interest the way the other books in this series has.
robinmy avatar reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 2042 more book reviews
Detective Jane Rizzoli investigates the murder of an unidentified woman on a tenement rooftop in Chinatown. Her hand was severed and her throat sliced open. With no clues as to her identity, Rizzoli search leads her to a nineteen year old murder-suicide in a Chinatown restaurant, and two cases involving missing teenage girls. Soon a martial arts instructor with ties to the old cases is involved, along with a retired cop, an Irish mobster, and lots of Chinese folklore.

I absolutely could not put this book down. There is so much going on with this story. Gerritsen starts with the mysterious body found in Chinatown, but soon pulls us into an old murder case at the Red Pheonix restaurant which is said to be haunted. The clues pile up with each chapter, but they also tie to other old unsolved cases. We only see a little of Maura Isles in this book. It's mostly told from Jane's point-of-view. My rating: 5 Stars.
sfc95 avatar reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 686 more book reviews
I am not a fan of mystical books or those that deal with ghosts and spirits. This one did not fully but certainly had some mystical ideas. It was not my favorite Rizzoli and Isles books and I am wondering if they have in fact run their course. There just isn't much more to write about this two that is new.
reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 27 more book reviews
This was a good book.
Tunerlady avatar reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 581 more book reviews
The 9th book in the Rizolli & Isles series and it was fabulous! Full of mystery, twists, turns, excitement! Can't wait for the next one!
reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on + 89 more book reviews
For me, this was the best of the Rizzoli and Isles books so far. I''m really looking forward to the next one coming soon.

This one had so many twists and turns that I can't believe anyone would guess where the story would end up!

Loved it!
lisawillis avatar reviewed The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 9) on
This may be my favorite Tess Gerritsen book yet. She gives enough information so you think you know what's going on and then you realize there is still so much more. An easy to read quick page turner with a satisfying ending.