Tess Gerritsen is absolutely one of my favourite authors. I’ve read all of the books in the Rizzoli and Isles series, so was really excited when the latest one was released!
This book focuses tightly on the plot and not so much on Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles’ characters.
It switches between two main stories, that of a group of tourists on a dream safari holiday in Botswana and several deaths closer to home, beginning with the gruesome murder of a well renowned taxidermist.
Those on safari in Botswana have opted for a more authentic safari experience, out in the wild, camping. Things certainly don’t go as planned and suspicion and survival soon overtake the once in a lifetime trip they had planned.
The writing is fantastic, exciting and clever, I was completely absorbed in what was happening.
Some parts of the book are very atmospheric and menacing, which adds to the tension as chapter by chapter a little more is discovered.
The two stories combine perfectly and I was never really sure about who should be trusted.
Tess Gerritsen is an expert at dropping breadcrumbs of information but it’s not an easy guess to figure out how everything pieces together.
The grisly details are written about in true to style gritty form coupled with a hint of creepiness throughout the book.
For me this was a great thriller, full of detail and atmosphere, with twists and a plot that kept me gripped from start to finish!
Thank you to for my copy.