Tuesday, January 1, 2008


This is the January selection for our mystery reading club - Vanish by Tess Gerritsen. This was an interesting book. It was interesting how the author switched tenses - from present to past and back. At first I did not know this was what she was doing but it became apparent as the story developed.

The story line seemed to start off as a simple story but then developed into a bigger story. It started out as a case of illegal immigrants enslaved as prostitutes. Tess takes this into a conspiracy involving connections with the mob and the government.

Another thing I liked about this book was the use of several major characters. There were more major players than I first suspected. It was obvious the pregnant Jane Rizzolli, a Boston police detective, and Maura Isles, a Boston Medical Examiner, were going to have major parts in the story line. Other major characters were used as well.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to our book club discussion. I do not want to give anything away here.

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