Last to Die

Last to Die

Large Print - 2012
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Three children, strangers to each other, are brought together by seemingly motiveless and extreme acts of violence. Orphaned and alone, they are taken in as students at Evensong, a boarding school for emotionally traumatized children in the remote Maine wilderness. Forensic pathologist Maura Isles already has a connection with the school - Julian 'Rat' Perkins, the 16-year-old boy she met during a previous case, is now living there. But she suspects that the Evensong founders may be using the school for their own agenda. And her concerns grow when Detective Jane Rizzoli is asked to investigate yet another attempt on the life of one of the orphans at the school. What both Jane and Maura soon discover is that even a school protected by locked gates and acres of forest cannot shut out a gathering threat. When three blood-spattered twig dolls are found hanging from a tree, they wonder if the threat comes from outside the school - or from within.--From back cover.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Large Print, c2012
Edition: Large print ed
Description: 463 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781611735468
Branch Call Number: LP Gerr

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rb3221
Sep 18, 2017

Tension, murdered parents, three surviving kids being hunted down, a mysterious rescuer, a rogue CIA agent, spies, conspiracies and an isolated boarding school. The multiple points of view are a nice addition to the novel . A very satisfying read with an unpredictable and suspenseful ending. Rizolli, the driven homicide detective does her usual hard nosed sleuthing with the help of Frost and Isles.

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Shelley51
Dec 23, 2015

This book held my attention -I didn't want to put it down. Great!

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rug3584land
Feb 16, 2014

one of her best. I read it non stop to the detriment of my sleep.

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writer13
May 05, 2013

Gerritsen's writing continues to be tremendous in yet another chapter of the Rizzoli and Isles series. Not quite as good as her previous effort, but terrific none the less; she shows no sign of losing steam with these characters. A fun read that excels just as much with the backstory as it does with the main plot.

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nelll
Mar 25, 2013

One thing for sure is that this is a great book but then its by Lisa Gerritsen - what else do u expect.

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maggie30
Mar 18, 2013

Why don't you include all the libraries on your Hold list. ? This omission is a new wrinkle

branch_reviews Feb 02, 2013

The latest entry in the Rizzoli & Isles series finds Boston PD detective Jane Rizzoli investigating the horrific massacre of a well-to do foster family, with fourteen year old Teddy Glock the only witness and survivor. Orphan Teddy had already suffered through the tragic death of his parents two years prior. Coincidence? Or could Teddy be the target? Unsure of the answer, Detective Rizzoli whisks Teddy away from Boston to the secluded Eversong Boarding School, a sanctuary for young victims of violent crimes way up in the secluded Maine wilderness, while she tries to solve the case. However, it is at Eversong that Teddy connects with two other recent arrivals, Will Yablonski and Claire Ward, both of whom have been through the same terrible losses as Teddy. Both parents were killed, and then the caregivers next, all within the same time frame. Panicked over what can no longer be coincidence, Detective Rizzoli pairs up with medical examiner Maura Isles, who happens to be staying at Eversong on vacation visiting a student. Together they must figure out how these three children are linked, and whether this will put all the students at Eversong in jeopardy? Reviewed by DH

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gloryb
Dec 15, 2012

Good plot where the truth gets revealed very close to the end so that the reader is guessing who is the bad guy and who is the good guy. The plot involves children of CIA agents who witness the deaths of their families. Gerritsen tells us why they died. I can't get used to her writing style, however. I find myself skipping over pages of filler about Rizzoli's mom's relationship problems. Also annoying are her insertions about the effect of situations on the main characters...to me these seem a bit lame...more filler.

mayfairlady Sep 18, 2012

Fast paced quick read. Always look forward to a new Rizzoli and Isles mystery.

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