Body Double: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

By Tess Gerritsen

“Crime writing at its unputdownable, nerve-tingling best.”—Harlan Coben
Boston health worker Dr. Maura Isles is surprised to find that the murdered girl appears to be like precisely like her. For Maura, an simply baby, a DNA try confirms the startling truth: the mysterious doppelgänger is in reality her dual sister. Now an already extraordinary murder research turns into a anxious expedition right into a earlier choked with darkish secrets and techniques and twisted truths. it's a trip that leads Maura to the mummy she by no means knew—an icy and crafty girl who gave Maura lifestyles . . . and who simply may have a plan to take it away.
Don’t leave out Tess Gerritsen’s brief tale “John Doe” and a different excerpt from her novel Girl Missing behind the book.
Praise for Tess Gerritsen and Body Double
“One of the main flexible voices in mystery fiction today.”The windfall Journal
“Masterful . . . Gerritsen rises to her top yet.”Kirkus experiences (starred review)
“The tale zips along.”Entertainment Weekly
“Chilling suspense . . . leaves the reader breathless.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

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No longer this pregnant lady. ” “I’m not likely to alter my brain. ” “Okay, ok. ” Rizzoli drove in silence for a second. “Ballard got here in to work out me this morning. ” Maura checked out her, yet Rizzoli’s gaze was once fastened at the highway forward. “Why? ” “He desired to clarify why he by no means informed us approximately your mom. glance, i do know you’re pissed at him, document. yet i believe he rather was once attempting to defend you. ” “Is that what he stated? ” “I think him. might be I even accept as true with him. i assumed approximately retaining that details from you, too. ” “But you didn’t. You known as me. ” “The element is, i will see why he wouldn’t are looking to let you know. ” “He had no excuse for maintaining that info from me. ” “It’s only a man factor, you recognize? perhaps a cop factor, too. they need to guard the little lady—” “So they carry again the reality? ” “I’m simply asserting, I comprehend the place he’s coming from. ” “Wouldn’t you be offended approximately it? ” “Sure as hell. ” “So why are you protecting him? ” “Because he’s scorching? ” “Oh, please. ” “I’m simply telling you he’s particularly sorry approximately it. yet i feel he attempted to inform you that himself. ” “I wasn’t within the temper for an apology. ” “So you’re simply gonna remain mad at him? ” “Why are we discussing this? ” “I don’t comprehend. i suppose it’s the best way he referred to you. Like anything occurred among you up there. Did it? ” Maura felt Rizzoli looking at her with these vibrant cop’s eyes, and knew that if she lied, Rizzoli could see it. “I don’t want any complex relationships without delay. ” “What’s complex approximately it? I suggest, in addition to the very fact you’re pissed at him? ” “A daughter. An ex-wife. ” “Men his age, they’re all retreads. They’re all going to have ex-wives. ” Maura stared forward on the highway. “You comprehend, Jane, no longer each lady is intended to be married. ” “That’s what I used to imagine, and glance what occurred to me. someday I can’t stand the man, day after today I can’t cease brooding about him. I by no means concept it’d prove this manner. ” “Gabriel’s one of many sturdy ones. ” “Yeah, he’s a straight-up man. however the element is, he attempted to tug an identical stunt that Ballard did, that macho defense factor. and that i was once pissed at him. the purpose is, you can’t regularly expect while a guy’s a keeper. ” Maura considered Victor. Of her catastrophe of a wedding. “No, you can’t. ” “But you can begin off by means of targeting what’s attainable, on what has an opportunity. And disregard the blokes who’ll by no means figure out. ” even though they didn't point out his identify, Maura knew they have been either taking into account Daniel Brophy. The most unlikely, personified. A seductive mirage who may well entice her over the years, the a long time, into previous age. Stranding her there on their lonesome. “This is the exit,” stated Rizzoli, turning off onto Loring force. Maura’s middle began to pound as she observed the signal for MCI– Framingham. It’s time to return face-to-face with who i actually am. “You can nonetheless switch your mind,” acknowledged Rizzoli. “We’ve already undergone this. ” “Yeah, I simply sought after you to understand we will flip again. ” “Would you, Jane? After a life of pondering who your mom is, what she appears like, might you permit it at that?

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