Monday, August 14, 2017

Book Review: The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen

The Apprentice

by Tess Gerritsen 

" THE APPRENTICEIt is a boiling hot Boston summer. Adding to the city's woes is a series of shocking crimes, in which wealthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized. A sadistic demand that ends in abduction and death.

The pattern suggests one man: serial killer Warren Hoyt, recently removed from the city's streets. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires. At least that's what Detective Jane Rizzoli thinks. Forced again to confront the killer who scarred her - literally and figuratively - she is determined to finally end Hoyt's awful influence . . . even if it means receiving more resistance from her all-male homicide squad.

But Rizzoli isn't counting on the U.S. government's sudden interest. Or on meeting Special Agent Gabriel Dean, who knows more than he will tell. Most of all, she isn't counting on becoming a target herself, once Hoyt is suddenly free, joining his mysterious blood brother in a vicious vendetta. . . .

Filled with superbly created characters and the medical and police procedural details that are her trademark,The Apprentice is Tess Gerritsen at her brilliant best. Set in a stunning world where evil is easy to learn and hard to end, this is a thriller by a master who could teach other authors a thing or two." 

My Review:

I have read the first book in this series a long time ago and i'm being honest when i tell you guy's that i do not remember any of it, so when i start this book i was a little afraid i will not understand some possible references. 
It was a foolish fear because the author explained all that was needed from the previous book and the basic context for this story, so i end up enjoying this book very much. 

I buy it in a impulse in the Lisbon Book fair because it was so cheap and because i was seeing the TV series , and i'm so glad i did because this is a great one. 
There is not many similarities with the character's from the TV and the dynamic between Rizzoli and Isle's in this book does not exist, i do not know if it is because it's the second book and their relationship will evolve or if it does not exist in the books whatsoever. 

Although the little differences i enjoy the story, it is a tough one because of the context and the explicit scenes of violence but in my opinion this only increases the reality of the book and it makes us think about such themes. I will confess that while reading some parts of this book i went to check if my windows and door are perfectly closed for the night. 

In the final of the book i was a little "Oh My God" is this really happening, the destiny of some character's, namely Warren Hoyt left me with a sense that this story is not finished and that we will see a lot. 

I already have the next book in my TBR shelf so i think i will be reading it in the next few months. 

In resume i give this one 4 out of 5*, it is a book that held us captives and that makes us shiver with fear in the right parts. A great ready for a cozy night!

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