The Sinner: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

Version: Abridged
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris
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Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: April 2011
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

@lt;b@gt;From the @lt;i@gt;New York Times@lt;/i@gt; bestselling author of @lt;i@gt;The Surgeon@lt;/i@gt; and @lt;i@gt;The Apprentice@lt;/i@gt; comes a chilling new novel of suspense featuring Boston medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles, on the deadly trail of an anonymous madman who's committed an unholy crime. . . .@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;THE SINNER@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;/b@gt;Not even the icy temperatures of a typical New England winter can match the bone-chilling scene of carnage discovered in the early morning hours at the chapel of Our Lady of Divine Light. Within the sanctuary walls of the cloistered convent, now stained with blood, lie two nuns--one dead, one critically injured--victims of an unspeakably savage attacker.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;The brutal crime appears to be without motive, and the elderly nuns in residence can offer little help in the police investigation. But medical examiner Maura Isles's autopsy of the dead woman yields a shocking surprise: Twenty-year-old Sister Camille, the order's sole novice, gave birth before she was murdered. Then the disturbing case takes a stunning new turn when another woman is found murdered in an abandoned building, her body mutilated beyond recognition.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;Together, Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli uncover an ancient horror that connects these terrible slaughters. As long-buried secrets come to light, Maura Isles finds herself drawn inexorably toward the heart of an investigation that strikes closer and closer to home--and toward a dawning revelation about the killer's identity too shattering to consider.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;As spine-tingling as it is mind-jolting, @lt;i@gt;The Sinner@lt;/i@gt; showcases Tess Gerritsen in peak form--bringing her intimate knowledge of the dark depths of criminal investigation brilliantly to bear. Beneath its layers of startling insight into the souls of its characters, and the richly wrought depiction of the everyday war between good and evil, beats the unstoppable heart of an irresistible thriller.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;b@gt;Tess Gerritsen@lt;/b@gt; left a successful practice as an internist to raise her children and concentrate on her writing. She gained nationwide acclaim for her first novel of medical suspense, the @lt;i@gt;New York Times@lt;/i@gt; bestseller @lt;i@gt;Harvest@lt;/i@gt;. She is also the author of the bestsellers @lt;i@gt;Life Support@lt;/i@gt;, @lt;i@gt;Bloodstream@lt;/i@gt;, @lt;i@gt;Gravity@lt;/i@gt;, and @lt;i@gt;The@lt;/i@gt;@lt;i@gt;Surgeon@lt;/i@gt; and @lt;i@gt;The Apprentice@lt;/i@gt;. Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;b@gt;PRAISE FOR TESS GERRITSEN@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;i@gt;The Surgeon@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;/i@gt;@lt;/b@gt;"A briskly paced, terrifically suspenseful work that steadily builds toward a tense and terrifying climax."@lt;br@gt;--@lt;i@gt;People@lt;/i@gt; (Page-Turner of the week)@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;"Creepy . . . @lt;i@gt;The Surgeon@lt;/i@gt;] will exert a powerful grip on readers."@lt;br@gt;--@lt;i@gt;Chicago Tribune@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;/i@gt;"Grabbed me by the throat and didn't let go."@lt;br@gt;--TAMI HOAG@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;b@gt;@lt;i@gt;The Apprentice@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;/i@gt;@lt;/b@gt;"Skillful and scary."@lt;br@gt;@lt;i@gt;--The Washington Post Book World@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;/i@gt;"An adrenaline rush from start to finish."@lt;br@gt;--IRIS JOHANSEN@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;"Masterful . . . Gerritsen moves into the Thomas Harris class, though with a style all her own."@lt;br@gt;--@lt;i@gt;Kirkus Reviews@lt;/i@gt; (starred review)@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;i@gt;From the Hardcover edition.@lt;/i@gt;

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.