I have read other books by Tess Gerritsen, which were gripping thrillers. Somehow this one didn’t quite work for me.
Yes, the plot was quite exciting and yes, the characters were mostly believable. However, the supernatural explanations just didn’t ring true. Based on ancient legends, the myths themselves are probably worth a story, but trying to weave them into a Rizzoli and Isles volume just didn’t seem credible, and her explanations were insufficient to get a grip on them, and hence slightly dull.
Having got that out of the way, I still enjoyed the book. The story does make you want to turn the pages although the ending was foreseeable. If this is the first Tess Gerritsen book you read don’t be put off trying her other books – some of them are quite chilling and she is a good storyteller with realistic main characters. I found both “The Surgeon” and “the Apprentice” well worth devouring. The Mephisto Club is a bit lukewarm by contrast.
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