Book Review - Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
I had the chance to read a solid crime mystery over the last couple of days... Body Double by Tess Gerritsen. A nice read...
Dr. Maura Isles is a pathologist in the big city. Her life takes a bizarre turn when someone is shot and murdered in front of her apartment. The problem is that the victim could pass as her identical twin. If true, this means that Isles had a sister she didn't know about, and it looks as if that sister was trying to contact her. She talks to a lawyer who handled the twin's adoption, and finds out that her mother is a mentally deranged prisoner convicted of a brutal slaying of two sisters, one of which was nearly full-term pregnant. Continuing the investigation, she finds that it's possible that her mother had an accomplice who is still on the loose, and it may be the person who killed her sister and may also be looking for her.
The writing in this book is pretty tight, and the plot line is workable. There's the subtext of Isles discovering a sister she didn't know existed, and struggling to decide whether she wants to know if the monster she meant in prison is really her mother. If so, do the genetics of the family predispose her to this same type of insanity? This is an author I really enjoy reading, and this book was no exception. I'm looking forward to her future works.