Listen to Me
Listen to Me by Tess Gerritsen is the thirteenth novel in the Rizzoli and Isles series. I have not read any of the previous books in the series, but I have watched every episode of the television series. This knowledge allowed me to read Listen to Me. Listen to Me is an engaging story. The story is told from Amy, Angela, Maura, and Jane’s point-of-view. It did take me a little bit of time to adjust to the alternating POV. It does allow readers to see things from each character’s perspective. There are a couple of different storylines in the book. There is the murder of nurse, a nineteen-year-old hit by a car, a missing teen, and Angela Rizzoli is worried about her mysterious new neighbors. I enjoyed following the various stories and seeing how it all came together in the end. There are some twists along the way (some expected and other are not).
The characters are realistic and
developed. I enjoyed learning more about
Jane Rizzoli, Angela Rizzoli, Barry Frost, and Maura Isles. Vince is out of town taking care of his sister,
but we get to interact with him through phone conversations with Angela. The mystery was well-plotted. I thought it was cleverly done. I enjoyed the challenge (it was a fun
whodunit to solve). There are good clues
to help readers identify the guilty party.
It was great how all the various parts came together. I thought there was a good reveal and
wrap-up. Jane’s mother, Angela is
certainly a busy body. I would not want
her in my neighborhood. She knows
everybody’s business (and if she does not, she will make it her mission to
learn it). Angela is a spunky
woman. I like that Angela is with
Vince. I am glad that I picked up Listen to Me. It has good characters and a thought-out
mystery that makes for an enjoyable reading experience. Listen to Me is an intriguing mystery with a
hit-and-run misfortune, a curious stalker, a slain nurse, new neighbors, a meddlesome
mother, baffling burglaries, an absent teen, a marvel of a medical examiner,
and a dedicated detective.
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