As spine-tingling as it is mind-jolting, "The Sinner" 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.
Tess Gerritsen 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 "New York Times" bestseller "Harvest." She is also the author of the bestsellers "Life Support," "Bloodstream," "Gravity," and "The" "Surgeon" and "The Apprentice." Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine.
PRAISE FOR TESS GERRITSEN
" A briskly paced, terrifically suspenseful work that steadily builds toward a tense and terrifying climax.
"People" (Page-Turner of the week)
Creepy . . . "The Surgeon"] will exert a powerful grip on readers.
" Grabbed me by the throat and didn t let go.
" Skillful and scary.
" The Washington Post Book World
" An adrenaline rush from start to finish.
Masterful . . . Gerritsen moves into the Thomas Harris class, though with a style all her own.
"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)
"From the Hardcover edition.
“[Gerritsen] has an imagination that allows her to conjure up depths of human behavior so dark and frightening that she makes Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft seem like goody-two-shoes.”—Chicago Tribune
“Satisfying . . . The Sinner is as busy and bumpy as a storm-filled sky.”—Entertainment Weekly (Editor’s Choice)
“A suspenseful, white-knuckle tale all the way to the end . . . Gerritsen is not only talented with words, she has unusual medical and scientific expertise, which gives all her books a precious credibility. . . . It’s not only a terrific story, it provokes thought about a lot of other issues of international import. And it’s real, without special effects, a story that emanates from the real life around us.”—Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)
“Gerritsen’s weaving of unusual crime scenes, complicated investigations, lurid medical details, and moments of visceral fear is truly unique. . . . [The Sinner] will keep the reader quickly turning pages. . . . Into these terrors forges Maura Isles, Queen of the Dead, and riveted, we readers follow her.”
–Sun Journal (Lewiston, ME)
“Dark emotions and dangerous secrets permeate this unusually chilling novel. . . . Another gut-wrenching tale from a true master.”—Romantic Times (Top Pick)
“Gerritsen just keeps getting better with each book. . . . [The Sinner] moves at a heart pounding pace without a word wasted.”—Drood Review of Mystery
“Assured, richly shaded.”—Publishers Weekly
“Another captivating, horrific thriller in her extremely popular canon.”—Booklist
“Well-executed and entertaining.”—News Tribune (Tacoma, WA)
From the Paperback edition.