Body Double

Version: Abridged
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Narrator: Anne Heche
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense, Detective Stories
Publisher: Random House Audio Assets
Published In: May 2006
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

Boston medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles literally meets her match-and must face a savage serial killer and shattering personal revelations-in the brilliant new novel of suspense by the "New York Times bestselling author of "The Surgeon and "The Sinner.
Dr. Maura Isles makes her living dealing with death. As a pathologist in a major metropolitan city, she has seen more than her share of corpses every day-many of them victims of violent murder. But never before has her blood run cold, and never has the grim expression "dead ringer" rung so terrifyingly true. Because never before has the lifeless body on the medical examiner's table been her own.
Yet there can be no denying the mind-reeling evidence before her shocked eyes and those of her colleagues, including Detective Jane Rizzoli: the woman found shot to death outside Maura's home is the mirror image of Maura, down to the most intimate physical nuances. Even more chilling is the discovery that they share the same birth date and blood type. For the stunned Maura, an only child, there can be just one explanation. And when a DNA test confirms that Maura's mysterious doppelganger is in fact her twin sister, an already bizarre murder investigation becomes a disturbing and dangerous excursion into a past full of dark secrets.
Searching for answers, Maura is drawn to a seaside town in Maine where other horrifying surprises await. But perhaps more frightening, an unknown murderer is at large on a cross-country killing spree. To stop the massacre and uncover the twisted truth about her own roots, Maura must probe her first living subject: the mother that she never knew . . . an icy and cunning woman who could be responsible for givingMaura life-and who just may have a plan to take it away.

"From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews (25)

Body Double

Written by Pamela from Carbondale, IL on January 13th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was an outstanding book. The suspense started early on in the book and stayed until the last CD. Many times I found myself trying to predict what was happening next only to be pleasantly surprised that the author had made a U-turn. I highly recommend. Be sure to listen during a long trip or you will find yourself sitting in your vehicle to have "just 5 more minutes" of listening time. Pamela

Body Double

Written by Kay on September 7th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Great book and cool plot to use twins in this manner. Would like to see more of these characters.

Body Double

Written by Sue Russell on March 31st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I enjoy Tess Gerritson's books, but this narrator made the characters sound whiny. It was harder to focus on the story because the voices did not match the personalities I had become familiar with in previous books.

Body Double

Written by Benny Castro from Placentia, CA on February 10th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Yes, this is a nail bitter! My first book by this author. I have requested more. I enjoy the Dr. and M.E. character. She is unique. The story takes you down many different roads and the cast keeps expanding. The suspense is terrific and there is never a dull moment. The end is explosive!

Body Double

Written by Billie Jo Schafer on February 1st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoyed this book. It kept my interest from the beginning. I can usually guess "who done it", but not this time. That's the kind I like. A real mystery up until the end.

Body Double

Written by Elizabeth from North Vancouver, BC on December 17th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I highly recommend this book. I literally could not "put it down". There was so much suspense, I took my CD player everywhere. What an exciting "ride". The only thing that would have made it better is to have been able to hear it in the unabridged format.

Body Double

Written by Terri from Alexandria, VA on November 2nd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was one of Tess Gerritsen's best books that I have "read". Too bad it was abridged - I wonder how much good stuff I missed. lol The book was very suspenseful and the characters strong and interesting. And the suspense kept building and the ending caught me by surprise.

Body Double

Written by Sherrese Henderson on September 26th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love this book. Tess is a great mystery/suspense writer. I love the detailed storyline of pathology/forensics. As a health care professsional, I can almost see what she is describing. I think when I can do that, the author has definitely done her job.

Body Double

Written by David Gardner on June 2nd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This book really held my attention from the very beginning. Lots of loose edges that are eventually tied up very nicely - none of the proposterous conclusions that some authors use. A very good, solid piece of work. Would recommend for a vacation or summer read on the beach.

Body Double

Written by Nanette on March 28th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Another great book by this author. Unlike the other reviews, I am not a real big fan of Anne Heche as the reader. At times her voices for different characters is not different. But the book was great. Tess is a great author and this book was great!!

Author Details

Author Details

Gerritsen, Tess

Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D.

While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller, was followed by eight more romantic suspense novels. She also wrote a screenplay, "Adrift", which aired as a 1993 CBS Movie of the Week starring Kate Jackson.

Tess's first medical thriller, Harvest, was released in hardcover in 1996, and it marked her debut on the New York Times bestseller list. Her suspense novels since then have been: Life Support (1997), Bloodstream (1998), Gravity (1999), The Surgeon (2001), The Apprentice (2002), The Sinner (2003), Body Double (2004), Vanish (2005), The Mephisto Club (2006), and The Bone Garden (2007). Her books have been translated into 31 languages, and more than 15 million copies have been sold around the world.

As well as being a New York Times bestselling author, she has also been a #1 bestseller in both Germany and the UK. She has won both the Nero Wolfe Award (for Vanish) and the Rita Award (for The Surgeon.) Critics around the world have praised her novels as "Pulse-pounding fun" (Philadelphia Inquirer), "Scary and brilliant" (Toronto Globe and Mail), and "Polished, riveting prose" (Chicago Tribune). Publisher Weekly has dubbed her the "medical suspense queen".

Now retired from medicine, she writes full time. She lives in Maine.