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3.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 5 3.72 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tess Gerritsen Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781442342989
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Tranquility, Maine, seems like the perfect place for Dr. Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son from the distractions of the big city -- until a deadly epidemic threatens to destroy everyone she loves. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • [An] intricate thriller…A tale sure to fascinate.”  

    People 

  • “[A] fascinating, well-crafted, fast-paced medical thriller.” 

    Booklist

  • “This is a gory medical thriller that will keep YAs totally engaged.” 

    School Library Journal

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 2/18/2014

    " This started off very good then turned into the usual thrillerish stuff, because it's a thriller. Don't thriller fans get bored of these boring familiar twists and turns? Oh look - he wasn't a this, he was a that. Who'da thought. And the missing hand was in the dog's mouth! And the laptop had had an affair with the coffee cup with the DNA on it! No, that can't be right. But the forensic experts were twins! And there was a misunderstanding on page 31 which has a repercussion on page 228. And the motive was that the guy in the wheelchair had filmed the dog molesting his ex-wife and was threatening to put the whole thing on facebook, and not the other way around! That's why he had to get these people to do those things. But I saw the whole thing coming by chapter 19. When Lorna gave a lift to the armadillo with the eyepatch, it was a giveaway - they obviously already knew each other. You just wouldn't pick up any old hitchhiking armadillo. Thrillers. They're thrilling. Every ten years I read one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz Smith | 2/17/2014

    " Amy! So Stephen King! Brilliant! Sat up till 3am reading this. So "It". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 2/12/2014

    " Enjoyed the book. A little too many horror scenes to my taste...But I do enjoy Tess Gerritsen very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 2/1/2014

    " Set in Maine...I always forget Tes Gerritsen lives in Maine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve Lindahl | 1/24/2014

    " This is a well written, exciting book, but at times seems a bit cliche. The plot is predictable and sometimes relies on coincidence. Yet I liked the relationship between the main characters. It had flaws that made it seem real. The book is well worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/21/2014

    " I could not put this one down!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindasueanne | 1/11/2014

    " Took a good 40 pages to get going, but then it was go, go, go! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Ellis | 1/7/2014

    " For the first half or so of this book, you feel as if you're in a Stephen King or Dean Koontz novel...although I much prefer Ms. Gerritsen's writing! There's a sense of the supernatural as an epidemic of violence repeats itself very 50 years in a small town in Maine. The local teenagers become increasingly violent and in several cases murder their families. Plenty of entertaining subplots and characters come into play as the plot works itself out. For one brief moment I felt a bit let down because I thought it was going to turn into a mundane "boring" resolution, but she quickly brought me back with new developments. Another great book from one of my very favorite authors!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 1/4/2014

    " This is one of Tess Gerritsen's finest medical thrillers featuring the blood in this read. It has great twist and turns to keep you at the edge of your seat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashly | 12/20/2013

    " Amazing book! It kept me interested all the way through! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Book Him Danno | 12/16/2013

    " Love this author and I find her series and her stand alone novels very good. Fast moving and exciting. Death, mystery, romance and thrilling all wrapped into one story. I would suggest this author to anyone who enjoys reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzette | 11/21/2013

    " I read this in two days. My new favorite author. I am not sure if I gobble her books up or if they gobble me up! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi Snapp | 10/18/2013

    " Always love Tess. She did not disappoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen Clark-emmons | 8/16/2013

    " A little over the edge but good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 8/16/2013

    " Tess Gerritsen's books are always page-turners. The descriptions sometimes sound fantastic, but the premise always seems so believable when you read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kitty | 7/18/2013

    " Boy, this one had my heart pumping! I haven't been brave enough to read another of her books without a blood pressure monitor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 6/28/2013

    " I missed the characters from Gerritsen's more recent books at first. Figured out the basic scheme fairly early on, but this was STILL a terrific page turner. I read it in about 3 sittings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 6/28/2013

    " A bit different than the other Tess Gerritsen books thus far. Rather than a 'who-done-it', she's written an engaging story of a medical mystery plaguing the teenagers of a small town in Maine. Again, couldn't put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 6/26/2013

    " Intriguing mystery but lost me toward the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marit | 5/2/2013

    " Didn't expect to like it, never read these kind of books. But I couldn't put it down, and was even a bit afraid to go to sleep :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Micky Parise | 2/2/2013

    " First time reading Tess Gerritsen. Enjoyable reading and excellent plot. Hard to put down and story flowed really nice. Recommend highly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina | 10/6/2012

    " A really satisfying mdeical thriller that made my interminable travels to and from work slightly less painful. Every page is designed to thread you to the next with no long unneccessary passages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 9/1/2012

    " My first book read on my new kindle! A good read while on holiday, though kept expecting Rizzoli & Isles to pop up (they didn't!!). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noelle Murphy | 5/12/2012

    " I love going to the lake so a medical mystery in the wood of a lake was my idea of great read on a chilly night. As always, Tess Gerritsen writes with intelligence and a gives the message of better health choices. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Oglesby | 4/30/2012

    " a good read...like tess gerritsen and the knowledge of medicine/anatomy/science she plugs into her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 12/26/2011

    " Never read Gerritsen before - a real page-turner. Horror or medical mystery or romance? Read it and find out! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Franklin | 11/10/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book, the first I have read by Tess Gerritsen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 10/31/2011

    " another good medical thriller. only disappointing part: the end was too rushed. could have drawn out the medical reasoning at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 8/12/2011

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron xx stars "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jem | 4/29/2011

    " I enjoyed the story but the story-telling was a little slow for me. Or probably because early on the story I already somewhat had an idea what they should be looking after. I'll try another one of the author's books and see if I'll like it better... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/9/2011

    " Haven't finished it yet but so far I really like it. I love that her books are action packed with mystery medical stuff with a romance underneath it all that you don't even notice. It sneeks right up on ya!!!

    Finished it, I would definately reccomend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/11/2011

    " a good read...like tess gerritsen and the knowledge of medicine/anatomy/science she plugs into her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ting | 1/6/2011

    " Definitely not one of her best books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kona | 12/25/2010

    " This one took awhile for me to finish. It didn't grab my attention as much as her others. I think there was so much going on with a lot of characters that I never really could get a handle on the storyline. Glad I'm done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 12/18/2010

    " I loved it. It was hard to put down, stayed up all night to finish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 12/8/2010

    " Really grusome. I liked the mystery, but the violence was a put-off. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karlin | 11/30/2010

    " Found this in the lobby of my building -I think the author couldn't decide if she is Dean Koontz or Michael Palmer. The premise of the book seemd intriguing but the resolution was essentially not believable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 10/15/2010

    " Sometimes I wonder why it is so hard for me to just put a lousy book down. I kept thinking that this one was going to get better...It never did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 9/29/2010

    " I like almost all of Tess Gerritsen's books and this one was a good read, too. They all have some element of medical suspense which I find entertaining. "

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About the Author
Author Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen, a former phyisican, is the internationally bestselling author of Harvest, Life Support, The Silent Girl, and The Surgeon, a work for which she won the RITA Award and the Nero Award. She also wrote a screenplay, Adrift, which was made into a movie for television in 1993. Her series of novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles is the inspiration for the TNT television series Rizzoli & Isles. Gerritsen currently lives in Maine.

About the Narrator

Richard Poe has worked extensively in movies, television, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of Gul Evek in three different Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks and earned eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards.