When a family is found murdered in their home, Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are called to the scene. Above the victims’ heads on the living room wall is an odd symbol – clearly created by someone with knowledge of esoteric matters. As they investigate, they realize that this isn’t just any murder but ritualistic killing that has been weeks in the making. Boston’s top cop, Sergeant Detective Dean Kline, leads another team investigating its own theory about who committed these murders: a secret society known as The Order of Nine Angles whose members practiced dark arts for centuries before disbanding after Cape Cod was colonized in 1692. Now there are rumors that this ancient group may have re-formed . . . led by one man everyone thought had died thirty years ago: Christopher Benoit. Rizzoli soon discovers connections between The Order and other recent homicides around Boston – ones she believes may be connected to her missing partner Thomas Moore presumed dead three months earlier while undercover infiltrating The Order celebrating Ostara – sending her down a dangerous path full of black magicians, witches, and warlocks even more terrifying than anything she could have imagined.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for the mystery, thriller and suspense lover. It has all the elements to keep you at the edge of your seat with plenty of plot twists and turns along the way.
- This book has an interesting plot which will keep you hooked until the end.
- It is well written and easy to read.
- The characters are believable and engaging.
- The plot is confusing and hard to follow
- The characters are not likable or sympathetic
- The ending was disappointing
Learn more about the author
Tess Gerritsen is the author of eighteen novels, including five featuring Rizzoli and Isles. She’s a physician and has written extensively on medicine and health-related topics. Her books have been published in thirty countries, including seventeen New York Times bestsellers.
“A riveting and intense read that had me turning the pages well into the night. The story is expertly crafted, Gerritsen’s writing style drawing you in so that you feel like you are right there with Rizzoli and Isles as they follow their quarry down a dark, dangerous path.”
“The suspense never lets up in Tess Gerritsen’s latest spine-tingler, Keeping the Dead. Rizzoli and Isles are pitted against a centuries-old group of dark magicians whose diabolical agenda threatens not only Boston but the world at large.”
“Superb…Gerritsen has outdone herself.”
“In Tess Gerritsen’s seventh novel in the Rizzoli & Isles series,Keeping the Dead, a family is found brutally murdered with an occult symbol scrawled above their heads. Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles soon realize this isn’t just any murder – it’s a ritual killing that has been weeks in the making. As they investigate connections between The Order of Nine Angles and other recent homicides around Boston, Rizzoli begins to fear for her missing partner Thomas Moore (last seen three months earlier investigating The Order). This was another great installment in what has become one of my favorite mystery series. I love how Gerritsen seamlessly blends suspenseful thriller plotlines with vivid detail about police work and forensic science. And as always, her characters are well-developed and relatable (even the villains!). If you’re looking for an enjoyable read that will keep you guessing until the end, look no further than Keeping the Dead.”