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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (14,195 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tess Gerritsen Narrator: Kathe Mazur Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Rizzoli and Isles Series Release Date: April 2004 ISBN: 9781415916117
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Boston medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles literally meets her match—and must face a savage serial killer and shattering personal revelations—in the brilliant new novel of suspense by the New York Times bestselling author of The Surgeon and The Sinner.

Dr. Maura Isles makes her living dealing with death. As a pathologist in a major metropolitan city, she has seen more than her share of corpses every day—many of them victims of violent murder. But never before has her blood run cold, and never has the grim expression “dead ringer” rung so terrifyingly true. Because never before has the lifeless body on the medical examiner’s table been her own.

Yet there can be no denying the mind-reeling evidence before her shocked eyes and those of her colleagues, including Detective Jane Rizzoli: the woman found shot to death outside Maura’s home is the mirror image of Maura, down to the most intimate physical nuances. Even more chilling is the discovery that they share the same birth date and blood type. For the stunned Maura, an only child, there can be just one explanation. And when a DNA test confirms that Maura’s mysterious doppelgänger is in fact her twin sister, an already bizarre murder investigation becomes a disturbing and dangerous excursion into a past full of dark secrets.

Searching for answers, Maura is drawn to a seaside town in Maine where other horrifying surprises await. But perhaps more frightening, an unknown murderer is at large on a cross-country killing spree. To stop the massacre and uncover the twisted truth about her own roots, Maura must probe her first living subject: the mother that she never knew…an icy and cunning woman who could be responsible for giving Maura life—and who just may have a plan to take it away.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Richly suspenseful and provocative, Gerritsen’s latest leaves the reader breathless.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “Gerritsen rises to her best yet…This masterful outing should rocket her into the top bracket of suspense writers.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A complicated and involving mystery with lots of surprises and thrills.”

    San Jose Mercury News

  • “An electric series of startling twists, the revelation of ghoulishly practical motives and a nail-biting finale makes this Gerritsen’s best to date.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Scared? You ought to be. Jam-packed with surprising twists and turns, Gerritsen’s Body Double is truly a wicked read.”

    Romantic Times

  • Winner of the 2004 RT Award for Best Contemporary Mystery
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Maskus | 2/17/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoy the momentum of Gerritsen's writing. Dr Maura Isles returns from Paris to find a dead woman in a car outside her house. The event is not surreal, but the woman seems to be a mirror image of Dr Isles. What follows this amazing coincidence is Maura's discovery of a twin sister, and a path to their biological mother. Gerritsen presents two stories running in tandem, with little connecting the narratives. A heavily pregnant Jane Rizzoli attempts to protect Maura from the villains and the awful truth. Maura 's mind wanders to thought of love, but with unattainable men. The story ends with that infamous discussion of nature versus nurture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ludwig | 2/15/2014

    " very good book as always tess gerritsen has another great story "

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

    " This was a fantastic read from start to finish, one I did in a few hours in a single sitting. The plot is quick, and the characterization fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julian | 2/8/2014

    " Splendid, mind-capturing and fascinating! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy (amyb2332) | 1/26/2014

    " This is more like 3.5 stars. This is definitely the best book so far! I really liked getting to know about Maura and her family. The storyline was pretty creepy. I still saw parts of that coming but I definitely enjoyed watching the story unfold. And these are great audiobooks! I will definitely be continuing this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gordon Howard | 1/20/2014

    " This fast-paced novel if full of mystery and suspense. Maura takes on a leading role in this novel when a woman is found shot to death outside of her home. The real shocker is that the dead woman looks exactly like her. Follow Maura through her family history and try to figure out how this happened. One more novel from Tess to keep you on the edge of your seat! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 1/16/2014

    " I think this was the best one yet. Improbable scenarios, but so well done. I just feel that Maura is so lonely she falls for every guy that gives her any atention. Sad, but it happens so offen, we see it a lot and sometime even I find myself almost letting that happen. Sad but truthfull. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ktread | 1/15/2014

    " Okay, but I don't think I'll read more by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora King | 1/12/2014

    " My favorite so far. Maura is front and center in this story. She discovers LOTS about her backgroud. She knew she was adopted but it was fun finding out about her evil family at the same time she did. Rizzoli is so cute as a very preggers detective. I'm loving these series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 12/29/2013

    " I am so happy to have discovered Tess Gerritsen's medical/police thrillers. She offers a page-turner that has a plot and keeps me reading without a bloodbath. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phillis | 12/25/2013

    " The more Tess Geritson books I read the more I like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peg | 12/15/2013

    " It's fast-paced & good. Since it involves a Medical Examiner, the descriptions are not for the faint-of-heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Scoles | 11/9/2013

    " Great read!! Highly recommend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laureen Mendoza | 8/17/2013

    " The first ever book I've read from Tess Gerritsen. It was because of this book I got hooked on the Rizolli and Isles series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 7/23/2013

    " Good creepy murder mystery novels. Love'em. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 6/22/2013

    " Well written book that keeps you reading. Gerritsen explores the theme of family and survival through the eyes of her characters. The ending was not anticipated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simonne | 6/16/2013

    " Creepy... (will be confusing if you haven't read the other books) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie Mendez | 5/20/2013

    " Awesome story with gruesome details, great detective work, plot twists and more. One more series I'm hooked on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 4/10/2013

    " Loved it. I have been waiting to find another good series of books. I couldn't put this book down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saija | 8/16/2012

    " This was probably 3.5 star book. Absolutely kept my attention, although it was somewhat predictable at points. I did not guess the murderer though. Not too gory for a murder mystery either. Great change of pace from lots of science fiction! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 8/1/2012

    " My goodness. Just when you think you've figured it out, Gerritsen throws in another curve (or three). Even to the final pages, the reader is kept on the edge, and I love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 6/28/2012

    " Can't get enough of Rizzoli and Isles. This was another good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 11/11/2011

    " Another great book by Tess Gerritsen, easy to read, plenty of tension without too much blood and guts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fabiola | 11/5/2011

    " The story is very good. The writing itself does not have anything special. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail Tilton | 10/17/2011

    " Stayed up all night to finish this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy Brand | 9/25/2011

    " I read it BEFORE the show came out and first one of the series (totally out of sequence but I caught up). and I loved it. Except for the downer of Isles never seeing her sister it was an interesting read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 5/11/2011

    " A great book. This one will keep you up late at night reading. The ending is a real shocker! I'll be looking for more of Tess Gerritsen's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ludwig | 5/3/2011

    " very good book as always tess gerritsen has another great story
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Midge | 4/4/2011

    " Another Rozzili and Isles thriller. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kath | 3/28/2011

    " This book really didn't do much for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 3/28/2011

    " Once again I was thrilled with Ms. Gerritsen's writing. Her books are always hard to put down, and this one was no exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 3/26/2011

    " Subject matter was rather chilling in this Rizzoli & Isles story. Pregnant women kidnapped and killed for their babies. Great thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babete | 3/17/2011

    " Suspense até ao fim! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 3/10/2011

    " audio -- too similar to Cornwall and Patterson. the very pregnant detective was a turn off. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kartini | 3/7/2011

    " Beginning was rather dull but it gets better as the story goes on. A page-turner, I should say if one were to like her style of writing. Didn't get too cheesy or any of that stuff, guess it's good then. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JC | 3/1/2011

    " I really enjoyed this entry in the series by Tess Gerritsen and it has been my second favorite after The Surgeon. Maura Isles is murdered right at the beginning of the book, or so everyone thinks and as they unravel the mystery of disappearing mothers, Maura learns a lot about her own past. "

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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

Kathe Mazur has narrated many audiobooks, winning the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2014, being named a finalist for the Audie Award in 2013 and 2015, and winning seven AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she can be seen as DDA Hobbs on The Closer and in the upcoming Major Crimes. She has worked extensively in film, theater, and television, including appearances on Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, House, Brothers and Sisters, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, ER, Monk, and many others.