Thursday, May 1, 2014

Review: The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen

Summary from Goodreads:

A serial killer is on the loose in Boston. The victims are killed in a particularly nasty way: cut with a scalpel on the stomach, the intestines and uterus removed, and then the throat slashed. The killer obviously has medical knowledge and has been dubbed "the Surgeon" by the media. Detective Thomas Moore and his partner Rizzoli of the Boston Homicide Unit have discovered something that makes this case even more chilling. Years ago in Savannah a serial killer murdered in exactly the same way. He was finally stopped by his last victim, who shot him as he tried to cut her. That last victim is Dr. Catherine Cordell, who now works as a cardiac surgeon at one of Boston's prestigious hospitals. As the murders continue, it becomes obvious that the killer is drawing closer and closer to Dr. Cordell, who is becoming so frightened that she is virtually unable to function. But she is the only person who can help the police catch this copycat killer. Or is it a copycat? To complicate matters even further, Detective Moore, often referred to as Saint Thomas as he continues to mourn the loss of his wife, is getting emotionally involved with the doctor.

My Review:

I checked this book out from the ebook section at my library because I bought the fourth book in the series for about .44 cents last week. I started out really enjoying the crime novel, and still want to see the show, but in the end I did not like it. 

The main reason I gave this book a low rating is the content, there is a lot graphic sexual and gorey content in this book, so much that it was hard to focus on the story line and the amazing characters that Gerritsen created. 

This was me every time the scenes got way to violent or sexual:


I will not be continuing the series, and will most likely sell or give away my copy of the fourth paperback book, because I'm not the kind of reader that can handle content like that. However, Gerritsen is still a brilliant writer so anyone that does not mind content like that will like this novel. 


My Rating:

Three out of Five Stars.



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