The Sinner

The Sinner Not even the icy temperatures of a typical New England winter can match the bone chilling scene of carnage discovered at the chapel of Our Lady of Divine Light Within the cloistered convent lie two nu

  • Title: The Sinner
  • Author: Tess Gerritsen
  • ISBN: 9780345458926
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Paperback
  • Not even the icy temperatures of a typical New England winter can match the bone chilling scene of carnage discovered at the chapel of Our Lady of Divine Light Within the cloistered convent lie two nuns one dead, one critically injured victims of an unspeakably savage attacker The brutal crime appears to be without motive, but medical examiner Maura Isles s autopsy of thNot even the icy temperatures of a typical New England winter can match the bone chilling scene of carnage discovered at the chapel of Our Lady of Divine Light Within the cloistered convent lie two nuns one dead, one critically injured victims of an unspeakably savage attacker The brutal crime appears to be without motive, but medical examiner Maura Isles s autopsy of the dead woman yields a shocking surprise Twenty year old Sister Camille gave birth before she was murdered Then another body is found, mutilated beyond recognition Together, Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli uncover an ancient horror that connects these terrible slaughters As long buried secrets come to light, Maura Isles finds herself drawn inexorably toward the heart of an investigation that strikes close to home and toward a dawning revelation about the killer s identity too shattering to consider.Librarian s note See alternate cover editions with this ISBN here and here.

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    1. “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.” No one comes out and says those words in Tess Gerritsen’s The Sinner. This is the third suspense novel in her Rizzoli and Isles series, and I confess, it’s a practically a sin that I haven’t gotten around to reading this book until now. It’s been three years since I read The Apprentice, and as many avid thriller mystery readers know, there are so many amazing books out there just waiting to be read that it’s hard to get to even a small percent [...]

    2. 3.5 Stars. (Review contains slight spoilers for books 1 and 2 of the series). Honestly, I didn't enjoy this as much as book 1 & 2. It was different to the others because instead of heavily relying on the surgeon (and the apprentice), it focused on Rizzoli & Isles solving a few cases and dealing with personal issues. I did find it weird that Rizzoli didn't really think of the Surgeon at all. He went from dominating the first two books, to disappearing and I know it might be because she do [...]

    3. Even though I have already read and reviewed The Surgeon and The Apprentice, Tess' previous books in the series, I still feel that it's such a perkiness of mine to review any book written by this genious (I emphasize: genious!). Gerritsen, one more time, now through The Sinner, made me hook into her writing until the end, NOT letting me to put it down, despite a few flaws I found that I dare myself to point again.A crime envolving two nuns, in the circuntances presented by Jane and Maura therewi [...]

    4. Tess Gerritsen Fans Group Link - my second readIn Boston's snow filled December, Reverend Mother Mary Clement of Our Lady of Divine Light, needs help:(1) Sister Ursula Rowland(68) - beaten into "comatose", a trained nurse back after a India mass slaughter in a abandoned Octogon Chemical plant.(2) Sister Camille Maginnes(22) - murdered, was pregnant & baby found dead - consensual or rape? DNA tests needed to clear Father Daniel Brophy. They talk to Randell(her father) & Lauren(stepmother) [...]

    5. A complex case for Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles with some red herrings thrown in. The case kicks off in with the violent assault of two nuns in a convent, leaving one dead and one grievously injured. One has recently returned from India and one is new to the order and has a shameful secret - but is that the reason they were attacked? The gruesome find of a hideously mutilated body in an abandoned building also keeps Rizzoli and Isles busy. Both must also deal with their love lives as Maura's ex [...]

    6. The Sinner is a macabre thriller. If you have a vivid imagination, this book will probably gross you out in parts. Besides, "the case" Rizzoli and Isles have some personal dilemmas to face. This is perhaps the best book of this series I have read so far.This is a well written murder mystery featuring Rizzoli, the tough female detective, and her colleague and friend, Isles. Maura Isles is the Medical Examiner (ME) who "processes" the dead involved in violent crimes. In this story, a brutal murder [...]

    7. Serinin her kitabı gibi bittiğinde bi sonraki kitabı fazlasıyla merak uyandırıyor. Ayrıca Rizzoli ve İsles hakkın da daha çok detaya girerek karakterlerin okuyucu tarafından daha ayrıntılı tanınmasını sağlamış.Aslında yapılacak çokta bi yorum yok çünkü eksik yorum yapıp kitaba haksızlık yapmak istemiyorum. Özet olarak serinin diğer kitapları okuyanlar mutlaka devam etmeyi seriye.

    8. Entrei neste livro completamente envolvido e aterrei nas últimas linhas bastante satisfeito. Mais um policial muito bom! Tudo começa com as duas freiras que foram atacadas com uma violência brutal no solo sagrado da Capela. Uma delas teve morte. A outra entrou num estado mortalmente critico. Quem as atacou e porquê? Fiz todas as deduções e falhei em tudo. A ligação deste crime com o outro crime vai dar a um desfecho surpreendente e chocante! E, é neste livro que a detetive, Rizzoli, e a [...]

    9. Rare is the thriller that can scare me enough to leave the lights on at night, while bringing me to tears. The Sinner did both. Filled with more twists and turns than a labyrinth, The Sinner throws a curve at both Jane Rizzoli and ME Maura Isles. Jane must deal with a huge obstacle in her life as well as her relationship with Gabriel Dean, and Maura must face her own ghosts in the form of her ex-husband. This book serves as a pivotal point in the character development of both women, and is a mus [...]

    10. Odličan triler, odlično razrađena radnja koja je do samog kraja nepredvidljiva. Tess genijalno razrađuje likove i piše djela koja se prosto u jednom dahu čitaju.

    11. Possibly the pick of the series so far. Someone has killed a nun and left another corpse with no face, hands or feet. Pathologist Isles has a series of difficult autopsies to piece the puzzle together whilst her cheating ex-husband unexpectedly shows up. Detective Rizzoli tries to piece what turns into a major investigation together but is distracted by the return of FBI beau Gabriel. Very clever story of corporate greed and corruption with nice red herrings to throw you off the scent and a good [...]

    12. I liked this book a lot better than the 2nd book in the series. The plot was really engaging and I had a hard time putting my e-reader down and getting anything else done. I'm definitely continuing reading this series.(My husband did talk me into going to the movies and we watched 3 Billboards. I'm a fan of Frances McDormand!)

    13. I've read Tess Gerritsen's first two Rizzoli and Isles books before this one. I really love the way that the case progresses and keeps you hooked in those two. This one, while still very interesting, is a very abrupt change from the first two books. And while I read both of the first two in five days, this one took me almost six weeks because when I set it down, I didn't feel all that strong of a need to pick it back up.Between book two and this one, the setting moves from a blistering summer to [...]

    14. This book was good but not great. The author went to great lengths to develop her characters, but there is a limit to how much you can accomplish in one novel. Granted, there is a payoff for this type of character development in later novels when the reader is attached to them. This novel has a great story that is forced into the background by the information dump of the personal lives of the characters.Even the mystery itself seems to be created to develop the characters. I plan to continue rea [...]

    15. When Dr Maura Isles was called to the chapel of Our Lady of Divine Light by Detective Jane Rizzoli, she wasn’t sure what to expect. But it certainly wasn’t the horrific, savage attack on two nuns, one of whom is dead, the other clinging to life. And medical examiner Maura was further shocked when doing the autopsy, to discover that the young novice, 20 year old Sister Camille, had very recently given birth. The race is on to find the child, and to find the fatherobviously he is a suspect! Bu [...]

    16. Talk about ickyness.The Sinner is the third book of the Rizzoli and Isles series so it would be better if you read the first two books before reading this one. The Sinner is gruesome and I loved it. I only hope that Gerritsen would settle down a bit with all the medical terms in her book. It's a bit too much and if I wasn't hooked with the story, I would have given up with this one.There are some things in this book that'll either make you raise your eyebrows or it'll make the hair at your neck [...]

    17. The more I get into this series the more I like it. This time someone has killed a couple nuns at an abbey and a faceless leper woman. How are they connected? Are they connected? And what happened in India? And why is Isles' ex-husband Victor in town? This book takes you on several twists and turns and I had no clue who the murderer was until the very end. Tess does a great job keeping you guessing and not making it obvious what has happened. I like that this one was more about Dr. Isles. I'm en [...]

    18. I loved this book so much. It was a fast paced mystery, and I could not put it down. I loved this book because Rizzoli and Isles each had equal time in the book. I wish they were good friends like on the show, but in the books they are more like regular colleagues. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a wonderful mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat! 5 Big Fat Stars!

    19. 4.5 starsis suspense-filled tale finds Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles working together to figure why two nuns in a cloistered convent were brutally beaten and killed. Added into this stress is the murder of a Jane Doe, and individual issues for each of the two main characters.Putting it all together before anyone else is killed will push them to the edge especially as their own issues may play a part. Having read these out of order does not affect the enjoyment of the novel.

    20. Bem aí vao as primeiras 5* do ano :)É de fato mto bom, custa um bocado parar de ler, mas qdo o comboio chega ao destino tem de serAinda bem que houve uma altura em q só comprava livros de bolso pq senao nao tinha conhecido esta autora :)Agora tenho o 6º livro mas nao tenho o 4º e 5º lá vou ter de dar um salto à bertrand na proxima 2a 2a feira do mês :)

    21. Asettico (quanto la copertina dell'edizione Tea, che ritrae gli strumenti utilizzati in una sala medica) ma coinvolgente. Crudo e amaro ma enigmatico e conturbante.Freddo e caldo.Questo mio primo incontro con Tess Gerritsen si è rivelato un thriller di emozioni contrastanti, ben strutturato, anche se non perfettamente omogeneo: la prima parte, infatti, ambientata prevalentemente in un convento dove due suore, la novizia Camille e l'anziana suor Ursula vengono trovate massacrate, fa partire il r [...]

    22. A Pecadora, terceiro volume da série Rizzoli & Isles, traz-nos de novo à companhia da detetive Jane Rizzoli, que desta vez reparte o protagonismo com a médica legista Maura Isles. A investigação sobre um ataque a duas freiras num convento, que deixa uma morta e a outra gravemente ferida, junta as duas personagens principais, enquanto as vidas pessoais das duas continuam a apresentar desenvolvimentos importantes.No caso de Maura, a autora aproveita para deixar cair um pouco a máscara da [...]

    23. Inhalt:Kurz vor Weihnachten, während Kälte und Schnee Boston fest im Griff haben, bekommen es Rizzoli & Isles mit zwei aufsehenerregenden und kniffligen Fällen zu tun. In einem Kloster wurde eine Nonne umgebracht, eine andere lebensbedrohlich verletzt. Zur gleichen Zeit wird eine weitere Leiche in einem verlassenen Haus gefunden. Ihr wurden nicht nur Hände und Füße entfernt, sondern auch das Gesicht abgezogen. Maura Isles steht vor einem Rätsel und versucht herauszufinden, warum die F [...]

    24. Nachdem mich Band 2 enttäuscht hatte bin ich sehr zufrieden mit diesem hier! Endlich entwickelt es sich so wie ich mir das (dank der TV Serie) vorstelle:Jane&Moira arbeite eng zusammenund es entwickelt sich eine Freundschaft!Der Fall mit dem Setting im Kloster ist ebenfalls spannend und interessant, wenn auch das Ende zum Teil ein wenig vorhersehbar. Man erfährt viel Privates über Jane&Moira weshalb der Fall hin und wieder in den Hintergrund tritt, ich finde das aber gerade toll, weil [...]

    25. I have googled this book, tried to download it ilegally or to find a copy of it at english bookstores in my country for a few years but without any luck. But I didnt give up. One amazing day I found it. Kudos to the internet pirates for uploading those pieces of heaven. The book was amazing as I expected. I like the style of Tess Gerritsen and the fact she metions a lot of medical facts and relating them to cases. I idolize Maura and Jane. They are strong female characters and so inspiring.

    26. Decided to try and finish the entire series asap! Apparently I skipped this one! I enjoyed this one very much. Just as with the other books I read from this series, I enjoyed the characters and the case they are working on. Good storyline, good build-up and I liked the view on their personal lives. Why not 5 stars? I could easily stop reading to do something else :-)

    27. I think the more I read of the series, the more I like it. With each book I get a better feeling for both Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles, with each book (at least so far) I've grown to like them more and while I have already read the fourth book, I plan on rereading it because my first read was almost 10 years ago. I wouldn't say that The Sinner is the best mystery book ever but it was a very entertaining read for me and I didn't even notice the time go by. I thought to read a few chapters before [...]

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