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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

120. The Apprentice

The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
Second in the Jane Rizzoli series


Pages: 344
Finished: Nov. 27, 2007
Reason for Reading: next in the series.
First Published: 2002
Genre: thriller
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

Today I watched a man die.


Comments: A serial killer is on the loose and he is preying on couples asleep in their beds. Jane Rizzoli is on the case and she notices a similarity with the killer from the first book. This was a fabulous thriller. Not as gruesome as the first but still very chilling. I was not fond of Rizzoli in the first book but she has developed and become a much more intricate (and likable) character. Gerritsen has a knack for writing unique killers and I was fascinated. I'll definitely continue reading this series.

1 comment:

  1. Guess I'm going to have to move to the second book now!! I liked The Surgeon. Yeah, Rizzoli kind of grated on my nerves a bit. Sounds like a better book!!

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