The Mephisto Club
Tess Gerritsen
book reviews:
· general fiction
· chick lit/romance
· sci-fi/fantasy
· graphic novels
· nonfiction
· audio books

Click here for the curledup.com RSS Feed

· author interviews
· children's books @
   curledupkids.com
· DVD reviews @
   curledupdvd.com

newsletter
win books
buy online
links

home

for authors
& publishers


for reviewers

click here to learn more




Buy *The Mephisto Club* by Tess Gerritsen online

The Mephisto Club
Tess Gerritsen
Ballantine
Paperback
448 pages
August 2007
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

buy this book now or browse millions of other great products at amazon.com
previous reviewnext review

Click here to read reviewer Dave Roy's take on The Mephisto Club.

Blending medical suspense with police procedurals, Tess Gerritsen has made a name for herself in the thriller field with action-packed books like Harvest, Body Double and Vanish. In The Mephisto Club, Gerritsenís latest thriller, she brings back her two popular characters, Detective Jane Rizzoli and Boston medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles. When the book opens, Jane is dealing with the life changes that have come from having a new baby and Maura is struggling to fight the feelings she is having for a Catholic priest. Their personal lives are put on the back burner, however, when they are called to the scene of a brutal murder. A young woman is dead, and scrawled in blood at the scene are the words I HAVE SINNED.

Clues soon lead them to a group of scholars who call themselves The Mephisto Club and claim their sole purpose to be seeking out and proving to the rest of the world that evil does indeed exist in this world. As the two women become more familiar with the club, they begin to suspect that either the club has become a target of their mysterious killer or that the killer may be a member of the club itself.

Like all of Gerritsenís previous novels, The Mephisto Club is a fast-paced thriller that quickly sucks you in and keeps you turning the pages. Gerritsen does an excellent job of not only keeping the tension at a high level; she also succeeds in not sacrificing character development in favor of plot. Both Jane and Maura (and other periphery characters) become more fleshed out and real in each subsequent book they appear in. Because of this reason, readers will probably benefit most from starting at the beginning of Gerritsenís series when the characters are introduced. However, The Mephisto Club does succeed as a stand-alone thriller for those who want to jump in without first reading the other books.

Tess Gerritsen is definitely one of the most talented authors working in the medical thriller field. Her books are well-plotted, full of action and feature some of the best characters in the genre. The Mephisto Club is another fine addition to her list of accomplishments.



Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. © Angela McQuay, 2006

Also by Tess Gerritsen:

buy *The Mephisto Club* online
click here for more info
Click here to learn more about this month's sponsor!


fiction · sf/f · comic books · nonfiction · audio
newsletter · free book contest · buy books online
review index · links · · authors & publishers
reviewers

site by ELBO Computing Resources, Inc.