The third Jane Rizzoli mystery
Finished: Mar. 23, 2008
First Published: 2003
The driver refused to take him any farther.
Reason for Reading: next in the series
Comments: Two nuns are found brutally beaten in their cloistered convent, one dead and one barely alive. Maura Isles and Jane Rizzoli work the case but soon Dr. Isles is called to another seemingly unrelated case of an unknown victim who has had all identifiable parts of her body removed. These two cases, and then later a third, gradually come together in this riveting thriller.
It has been several months since I read the first two books in this series and it was pure joy to return to the world of Jane Rizzoli. Her character has developed so much since the first book and I have grown to really like her. Maura Isles returns in this book and becomes as much of a major character as Jane. I really enjoyed the Catholic theme of this book as well as the developments in Jane's personal life. This was a page-turner for me that kept me guessing right up until the final reveal. I'll be reading the next in the series shortly.