Rizzoli & Isles: Listen to Me: A Novel (Rizzoli & Isles, #13) by Tess Gerritsen

Title:  Rizzoli & Isles: Listen to Me: A Novel
Series:  Rizzoli & Isles, book #13
AuthorTess Gerritesn
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine
Genre:  General Fiction (Adult), Mystery & Thrillers
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages: 304
Date of Publication:  5 July, 2022
My Rating:  5 Stars

My Thoughts 

I started reading the Rizzoli and Isles series during the summer of 2020, after a reading break due to my brand new pandemic anxiety. We weren’t in lockdown any longer, but we lived right outside of Las Vegas at that time and we weren’t going out (way too hot). The entire series was such a detour from my usual choices, but I really enjoyed the books a lot. They were like mini samosas - you know how it goes, you might not mean to keep eating them, but they’re just so delicious that you just do, and you enjoy every last bite. 

This title was no different. I started this one even with a bunch of titles on my TBR pile  and just couldn’t stop until I was finished. A lot of fun and kept my attention all the way through. I really loved how Angela featured more prominently in this one as well (I hope we’ll read more of her in the future)! 

This was the best mystery/thriller I’ve read in quite a long while - I laughed out loud at several points (which was a really nice bonus, given the plot), I adored this and it’s definitely on my list of recommendations for a great summer thriller. 

*This title could easily be enjoyed as a stand alone, if you haven't read the series. 

eARC kindly provided by Ballantine Books - Random House Publishing Group and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.


Rizzoli & Isles are back! From New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen, this “shocking and fast-paced” (Karin Slaughter) thriller has Jane and Maura investigating a brutal murder with dire implications, and this time, with Jane’s intrepid mother, Angela, looking into a mystery of her own.

“Absolutely first rate—readers will be thrilled and delighted by this new Rizzoli & Isles outing!”—Shari Lapena, 
New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

Mothers know best . . . But who will listen?

Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are newly plagued by what seems like a completely senseless murder. Sofia Suarez, a widow and nurse who was universally liked by her neighbors, lies bludgeoned to death in her own home. But anything can happen behind closed doors, and Sofia seemed to have plenty of secrets in her last days, making covert phone calls to traceless burner phones. When Jane finally makes a connection between Sofia and the victim of a hit-and-run from months earlier, the case only grows more blurry. What exactly was Sofia involved in? One thing is clear: The killer will do anything it takes to keep their secret safe.
Meanwhile, Angela Rizzoli hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in all the years since her daughter became a homicide detective. Maybe the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree: Nothing in Angela’s neighborhood gets by her—not the gossip about a runaway teenager down the block and definitely not the strange neighbors who have just moved in across the street. Angela’s sure there’s no such thing as coincidence in her sleepy suburb. If only Jane would listen—instead she writes off Angela’s concerns as the result of an overactive imagination. But Angela’s convinced there’s a real wolf in her vicinity, and her cries might now fall on deaf ears.

With so much happening on the Sofia case, Jane and Maura already struggle to see the forest for the trees, but will they lose sight of something sinister happening much closer to home?


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