I borrowed this from the library and read it whenever I had a free moment.
Kat is a medical examiner who contacts a very powerful man who comes to see if the woman on her table is his step-daughter. This starts them on the path to find out who is murdering people from Kat's home area - where she grew up. This was an interesting story. I just don't have a lot of time to read recently and I was unable to borrow an audio version to help move the story along faster, so I read a little here and there when I could read it uninterrupted.
The book starts in California, where the mother and daughter are living and hiding and hoping that they cannot be found. But one night, the mother discovers that her daughter left the windows in her room open and when she goes into check on her daughter, she finds a man standing over her daughter. During the struggle, the man is shot and killed. Then we go to modern day Massachusetts and Dr. Isles has been asked to come and watch the MRI of the mummy found in the basement of the museum. It is discovered that the mummy is not as old as they thought, this begins a search for a serial killer.
I really enjoy the Rizzoli and Isles books, almost as much as the show. I found the show first and loved it, when it went off the air, I was watching the show through HULU, I saw the credits and saw that it was based on the books by Terri Gerritsen. I started borrowing here and there as they came available.
This book is from a group of books that Gerritsen wrote for Harlequin's Mira line. It is a romantic suspense story from 1993, and boy does the age show; had I not been listening to this on audiobook, it would have been a DNF.
Miranda, a twenty-nine year old with the social and emotional intelligence of a twelve year old, just broke up with her married boyfriend/very rich boss. She quit her job and thought about packing up her house and moving away because it is too hard on her to see him around their small Maine town. He calls one night and tells her it's over with his wife and he wants to see her - as in he is on the way to her house and there is nothing to stop him. So Miranda leaves her house - UNLOCKED!!!! - and walks down to the beach/shoreline so as not to be home when he comes. After two hours, she makes her way home to find her former lover stabbed to death in her bed. Obviously, because the police officers in this rural town are stupid assholes, immediately arrest her for his murder. Chase is the now dead guy's brother and the black sheep of the family. His sister-in-law calls him home. Chase and Miranda work to figure out who is framing her and why.
I gave this two stars because it was a well-plotted, well-written mystery. This was a stupid, and emotionally stunted romance storyline. The romance unfortunately takes a lot of the time/page space, but that mystery kept me hanging on - and I totally didn't guess the real murderer right. But Miranda and Chase do belong together, if only to spare anyone else being in a relationship with their sorry asses.