Tess Gerritsen – The Keepsake (Rizzoli & Isles #7)

2653622

Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen knows how to expertly dissect a brilliantly suspenseful story, all the while keeping fascinated readers riveted to her side. By turns darkly enthralling and relentlessly surprising, The Keepsake showcases an author at the peak of her storytelling powers.

For untold years, the perfectly preserved mummy had lain forgotten in the dusty basement of Boston’s Crispin Museum. Now its sudden rediscovery by museum staff is both a major coup and an attention-grabbing mystery. Dubbed “Madam X,” the mummy–to all appearances, an ancient Egyptian artifact– seems a ghoulish godsend for the financially struggling institution. But medical examiner Maura Isles soon discovers a macabre message hidden within the corpse–horrifying proof that this “centuries-old” relic is instead a modern-day murder victim.

To Maura and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, the forensic evidence is unmistakable, its implications terrifying. And when the grisly remains of yet another woman are found in the hidden recesses of the museum, it becomes chillingly clear that a maniac is at large–and is now taunting them.
Archaeologist Josephine Pulcillo’s blood runs cold when the killer’s cryptic missives are discovered, and her darkest dread becomes real when the carefully preserved corpse of yet a third victim is left in her car like a gruesome offering–or perhaps a ghastly promise of what’s to come.

The twisted killer’s familiarity with post-mortem rituals suggests to Maura and Jane that he may have scientific expertise in common with Josephine. Only Josephine knows that her stalker shares a knowledge even more personally terrifying: details of a dark secret she had thought forever buried.

Now Maura must summon her own dusty knowledge of ancient death traditions to unravel his twisted endgame. And when Josephine vanishes, Maura and Jane have precious little time to derail the Archaeology Killer before he adds another chilling piece to his monstrous collection.

Izdevniecība/Publisher: Ballantine Books

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

Lejuplādēju no www

Vērtējums/Rating: 2.75/5

Mana recenzija/My review

Mūmija Madam X no Krispinu muzeja ceļo uz slimnīcu, uz CT izmeklējumu, cerībā uzzināt vairāk par to, kas Madāma X bijusi agrāk. Šāds notikums sacēlis nelielu vētru presē, paceļot muzeja atpazīstamību augstākā līmenī; klāt kā papildus eksperte ir arī Maura. Bet jaunumi, ko mūmija atklāj ir šokējoši, un skaidrs ir tas, ka tā nav radīta pirms mūsu ēras.

Viens no dotajiem skatpunktiem ir arheoloģes un ēģiptoloģes Džozefīnes Pulcillo. Kopš agra vecuma bijusi spiesta atskatīties pār plecu un vajadzības gadījumā nekavējoties pārcelties, sākumā ar māti, bet vēlāk jau vienatnē. Šāds dzīvesveids padarījis grūtu uzticēšanos citiem, kā arī reizēm jāpapūlas atcerēties, kas ir patiesība.

Kamēr Ridzoli partneris detektīvs Frosts tiek apburts ar Džozefīnes šarmu un skaistumu, Ridzoli jau no sākuma kaut kas viņā nepatīk un šķiet aizdomīgs, un ne bez pamata. Rokoties dziļāk viņas pagātnē, atrodas ne viens vien pārsteigums; gan par māti un tēvu, gan par šo to citu.

Joprojām fonā norit Mauras un mācītāja Daniela attiecību drāma, lai arī atrādās viņš epizodiski. Līdzīgi var minēt arī par Ridzoli ģimeni. Savs mirklis dots arī Mefisto klubam Entonija Sansona personāžā. Iespējams, pie vainas iepriekšējā lasītā grāmata, bet Rizzoli & Isles septītā sērijas grāmata kopumā ne ar ko nešokēja, nepārsteidza.

Alternatīvais grāmatas nosaukums Keeping the Dead.

                                                                                                                                                

The mummy Madam X from Crispin museum travels to hospital to have CT scan; the experts are hoping that it might reveal more about who she was. This event has raised a big interest in the press and that has helped to boost the museum’s recognition in the public. Maura Isles is also there to assist interpreting pictures. But what the scan reveals is more shocking than anyone expected and it’s clear that this mummy is from our era.

One of the POV is from archaeologist and Egyptologist Josephine Pulcillo. From early age she has been forced to always look over her shoulder and run away immediately if necessary, at the beginning with her mother but now alone. That sort of lifestyle has made hard for her to trust anyone and also to sometimes remember the truth.

While Jane’s partner detective Barry Frost is charmed by Josephine’s charm and beauty Rizzoli herself isn’t fooled and Josephine from the start has been suspicious to her. Digging deeper into her past they find more than one surprise, starting with her parents.

In the background Maura still tries to figure out her relationship with Father Daniel Brophy who shows himself very briefly. The same you could tell about Jane’s family. Few episodes are also given to the Mephisto club in Anthony Sansone’s person. Maybe I should blame the previous book I read but the seventh book in Rizzoli & Isles series wasn’t that exciting or thrilling.

The alternative title for this book is Keeping the Dead.

Advertisements

One thought on “Tess Gerritsen – The Keepsake (Rizzoli & Isles #7)

  1. Atpakaļ ziņojums: Oktobra kopsavilkums (2015) |

Komentēt

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Mainīt )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Mainīt )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Mainīt )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Mainīt )

Connecting to %s