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.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

57. The Sinner

The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen
The third Jane Rizzoli mystery

Pages: 342
Finished: Mar. 23, 2008
First Published: 2003
Genre: thriller
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

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.


  1. I love Tess Gerritson. I have a friend who buys her books as soon as they come out and then hands them on to me. We can't wait for the next one...

  2. I've read the 4th book in this series, not knowing it was a series, and promptly bought the rest. The Surgeon is on my list for the "First in Series Challenge." Can't wait.

  3. I just finished reading the 4th book today! You are going to love The Surgeon!