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The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen

on April 22, 2016

The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen. I thought this book would never end. Not in a bad way! I know what you are thinking… this must not be very good if you could not wait for it to be over. Not at all! I did want it to hurry up and be over so I could know what happened, but it was more than that. It took me about a month to read. I was reading several other books at the same time, and it just took longer than expected. Right when I thought, “I am finishing this tonight!” something would end up making me unable to finish. But on to the review!

In The Keepsake our killer is a collector. Aren’t most of them in some way? Personal items, little trinkets, just something that will allow them to revisit that person in a sick way. Mementos. This killer is no different, but his souvenirs are. The Archeology Killer, as he is known, is a collector of women. You heard me right, collector of women. Let that sink in. He (or she) is someone who knows how to find, get, collect and preserve female remains. If you know anything from archeology, you know this can be pretty gruesome.

We happen upon our story when a new mummy is being brought into Dr. Isles’ hospital for a scan that will show what is in the preserved wrapped body. They hope to determine its authenticity due to the fact it just so happened to be found among The Cripsin Museum’s collection in Boston. Once the scan is complete they notice something that should not be there within the ancient wrappings… a bullet. No longer a case of curiosity, and now a case of possible homicide, Rizzoli and Isles spring into action.

The suspect list is interesting, there is an Egyptologist named Josephine Pulcillo who may have been contacted by the killer and knows how the mummification process is completed, the elderly owner of the museum whose family has been known to gain materials through less than ideal circumstances just to name two.

With a killer on the loose, and more and more horrors that begin to appear, they know they are racing to catch this dangerous individual who has a collection worse than my grandmother’s Denim Days figurines.

I loved this installment of the Rizzoli and Isles series, but it was not my favorite. I still give it 5 stars though! This one will literally keep you guessing until the very end.


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