I came across Tess Gerritsen’s crime fiction about 7 years ago, and have been hooked ever since.
Her books are fast paced, the story ling gripping, and totally shakes you up. The Silent Girl is part of her Jane Rizzoli/Maura Isles series.
A ghost walk tour in Boston’s Chinatown comes across a severed hand, in a place where a gruesome murder-suicide had taken place, seventeen years ago. Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Dr Maura Isles have to piece together the mystery. They find a woman who has been nearly decapitated, and the only clue is a couple of silvery gray hair, which seems to be non-human, and something that nobody seems to have encountered before.
The story delves into Chinese Folklore, and there are times when you start to wonder if there is something supernatural happening. Mystery, mythological tales, ancient warfare everything merges together to form a story full of suspense, and excitement. A total page turner, which is difficult to put down. She keeps the suspense going, and wraps up the book really well.
If you like fast paced crime thrillers, this is the book for you. I would rate it a 4/5.