With Maura Isles missing, a burned car with four bodies and the local police insisting nothing more sinister was going on than an accident, Detective Jane Rizzoli refuses to accept the evidence that her friend could be dead.
A wrong turn in the snow led Maura and her companions to Kingdom Come, a place of questions and mystery. A town abandoned, seemingly in an instant and no evidence of the occupants other than a few unsettling clues.
Will Rizzoli find her friend alive and uncover the truth behind Kingdom Come?
It was great to see a new ‘Rizzoli and Isles’ book. I’ve definitely enjoyed the re-releasing of Gerritsen’s romantic thrillers but she creates something very special when she gets these two characters together. Their shared history makes them very good friends and I love how that closeness was portrayed when Jane Rizzoli realised her friend was in trouble, possibly dead. Two such different personalities yet they work very well together.
As to the story, well I read the whole book in one day and couldn’t put it down. It was gripping, absorbing, emotional and kept me on the edge of my seat hoping that things were not how they seemed. After the initial build up, the shocks kept on coming in Gerritsen’s usual style yet they were all natural progressions, nothing forced or out of line with what I thought the characters would do.
The pace worked really well, starting at an easy flow then increasing until I had to take breaks to have a reality check before diving back in again. The twist at the end was outstanding and I was completely oblivious to it until it arrived, although I did have the sense that all was not right, I just couldn’t put my finger on why.
It’s always hard to know how much to say without spoiling it for others but there were a few moments that really got to me, and I’m sure you will know exactly what I mean when you read The Killing Place for yourself.
And you really need to, it’s a good one!