Monday, July 12, 2010

'The Apprentice'.... A book review......

'The Apprentice'
A book review

'The Apprentice' written by Tess Gerriten is a suspense filled and truly hair raising novel in every sense of the word.
Gerriten does a fantastic job of bringing the world of post mortem fact finding evidence to light through the role of the character, Maura Isles. Isles is one of the Massachusetts commonwealth medical examiners, who has been nicknamed in the press, and by the police as the '"the queen of the dead."
'The Apprentice' is a story that centers around the character Jane Rizzoli, the only female pistol packing women in the Boston P.D. homicide unit. Detective Rizzoli appears to be a very cool, thick skinned, down to business type cop who has a strong stomach and a knack for solving some of the most gruesome crimes. She cannot afford to reveal any type of weakness in this male dominated profession where she has had to work twice as hard as any her male counterparts to get to where she is. Rozzoli cannot reveal any type of venerability on the outside but inside she is falling apart. Her confidence has been shaken since she put Warren Holtz behind bars a year ago. In the process of hunting him down, Warren Holtz a sadistic serial killer, almost destroyed her. It was a close call and Rozzoli carries the crucifixion type scars in the palms of her hands and has terrifying nightmares that serve as a constant reminder. That, a some what controlling mother, and her on going trust issues has put Rizzoli's personal life in shambles.
Now another serial killer is on the loose in the city who appears to be a copy cat killer using some of the same perverse and brutal killing techniques as Holtz. A tea cup and saucer become just one of the symbolic artifacts left at the scene of the crimes.
Although Rozzoli is lead investigator on the case in walks Gabriel Dean. An FBI agent? No one knows exactly who he is, or why he's there, and he isn't talking. He seems to always be one step ahead of the police department in finding clues to solving the crime. Despite Rozzoli's lack of trust and anger by his presence on her turf she finds herself physically attracted to him.
Just when things seem like they couldn't get worse, Holtz manages to escape from prison and team up with the latest serial killer. Holtz has a pathological fetish for Rozzoli. He has unfinished business and begins to track her down.
I can't tell you anything more about the story without giving the plot away. You will have to read it yourself to find out what happens, but while your reading, I would highly recommend you lock your doors.
You can follow Rozzoli and Isles on they're crime solving escapades on the new series 'The Apprentice' which airs every on Monday, 10/9c, on the drama station TNT.
Thanks again to Random House and TNT for giving me the opportunity to read, review, and introduce to my book club this very interesting and thrilling best selling book.
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Well, Charli and I are going out to work in the garden.
I hope all of you are having a lovely day ♥
With warmest regards, Carol


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Thanks for the review, Carol!


Sheila :-)

Jerelene said...

Hello Carol & Charli too!
The book sounds really good. I've got too many others that I'm reading right now, but I definately may have to check it out:)
I hope you are having a great summer and staying cool! Your page looks so pretty!!

Madeline's Album said...

Thank you for this book review. Sounds very interesting. I am enjoying the summer and am almost back to my old self. My husband is doing well after his hernia surgery. Have a blessed day. Madeline

sunshine said...

Great review Carol! Sounds like an amazing book! I'll have to keep my eyes open for it.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest Carol and Charli! SUmmer reads are a treat, oh such a treasure! And so is gardening! ENJOY!!! Anita

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