The beautiful woman appears to be just another corpse in the morgue. But when medical examiner Maura Isles looks down at the body, she gets the fright of her life.
The corpse opens its eyes.
Now very much alive, the woman is rushed to the hospital, where she murders a security guard and seizes hostages, one of whom is the heavily pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli.
But who is this woman, and what does she want? Only Jane can solve the mystery - if she survives the night.
'Vanish' is part 5 in Tess Gerritsen's 'Rizzoli and Isles' series, which is full of clever twists and turns that will shake you to the core. In this emotional, dramatic and gripping novel, Tess Gerritsen is still at her intelligent best; writing a thought-provoking, sharp commentary around the moral topic of human trafficking in the form of the sexual slave trade in the United States, clearly illustrating the tradegy and evil of the issue. In 'Vanish', Gerritsen has taken on socially difficult subjects in a respectful way. Gerritsen manages to create an amazing balance between the autopsies and medical aspects of the book, the personal storylines and the suspense, as she has done in previous novels in the series. The novel is graphic and overwhelming, yet intriguing and gripping. Tess Gerritsen's style of writing is terrific. In 'Vanish', she developed strong, realistic characters and a suspensful medical-based plotline which, collectively, made for a fast-paced and thrilling crime novel. Tess Gerritsen's 'Vanish' is suspensful crime writing at its' very best. - Paris (QBD)