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If it's gripping, it's Gerritsen. The chilling bestseller that goes back in time.

A gruesome secret is about to be unearthed...

When a human skull is dug up in a garden near Boston, Dr Maura Isles is called in to investigate. She quickly discovers that the skeleton - that of a young woman - has been buried for over a hundred years. But who was the woman? And how did she die?

It is the 1930s, and an impoverished medical student, Norris Marshall, is forced to procure corpses in order to further his studies in human anatomy.

It's a gruesome livelihood that will bring him into contact with a terrifying serial killer who slips from ballrooms to graveyards and into autopsy suites.

And who is far, far closer than Norris could ever imagine...

Reviews

Fascinating... spectacularly gory... fast-paced

Mail on Sunday

Tess Gerritsen gets better with every book

Daily Mirror

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Also by Tess Gerritsen

I Know a Secret
Playing with Fire
Die Again
Harvest
Last to Die
John Doe (A Rizzoli and Isles short story)
The Silent Girl
The Killing Place
Body Double
The Surgeon
Vanish
The Sinner
Girl Missing
Keeping the Dead
The Mephisto Club
Life Support
The Apprentice

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The Thirst
Make Me
Bullseye
Fool Me Once
The Girl on the Train
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Fall
Two Nights
A Stranger in the House
The Child
The Girl Who Was Taken
Final Girls
The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay
Never Never
Inferno
The Lying Game
The 7th Function of Language
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil
The Word Is Murder
I Am Pilgrim