From the New York Times bestselling author of The
Surgeon and The Apprentice comes a chilling new novel of suspense
featuring Boston medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles, on the deadly trail of an
anonymous madman who’s committed an unholy crime…
Not even the icy temperatures of a typical New England
winter can match the bone-chilling scene of carnage discovered in the early
morning hours at the chapel of Our Lady of Divine Light. Within the sanctuary
walls of the cloistered convent, now stained with blood, lie two nuns—one dead,
one critically injured—victims of an unspeakably savage attacker.
The brutal crime appears to be without motive, and the
elderly nuns in residence can offer little help in the police investigation.
But medical examiner Maura Isles’s autopsy of the dead woman yields a shocking
surprise: Twenty-year-old Sister Camille, the order’s sole novice, gave birth
before she was murdered. Then the disturbing case takes a stunning new turn
when another woman is found murdered in an abandoned building, her body
mutilated beyond recognition.
Together, Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli uncover
an ancient horror that connects these terrible slaughters. As long-buried
secrets come to light, Maura Isles finds herself drawn inexorably toward the
heart of an investigation that strikes closer and closer to home—and toward a
dawning revelation about the killer’s identity too shattering to consider.
As spine-tingling as it is mind-jolting, The Sinner showcases
Tess Gerritsen in peak form—bringing her intimate knowledge of the dark depths
of criminal investigation brilliantly to bear. Beneath its layers of startling
insight into the souls of its characters, and the richly wrought depiction of
the everyday war between good and evil, beats the unstoppable heart of an
irresistible thriller. Download and start listening now!