Sunday, August 14, 2011
"The Silent Girl" by Tess Gerritsen
Another rock out loud thriller novel from a female author. I don't say this like it's some kind of shock or surprise when it happens, but rather because I continue to notice a rather sexist bent within our not-so-little community of thriller readers that slants towards male authors. So much so that many thriller authors of the female persuasion choose to use their initials rather than put out there that they are women.
Enough's enough already, guys. Let's get completely over this particular little quirk and just... move on. These women are creating thriller fiction that is fun, fast-paced, adrenaline-filled and un-put-downable. They also manage to infuse a level of perspective and flexibility into their story telling that male authors will occasionally let slide. And I'm a guy.
Okay. Done with my soap box rant. This novel's a winner. Sure, if you're not into paranormal stuff permeating your straight-up-thriller, you may be a little bugged, but keep reading. This one will grab you by your unmentionables and keep tugging while you breathlessly beg for more. Good stuff. Really good stuff. Oh, and if you're new to Tess Gerritsen, this is her 9th (yes, NINTH) Rizzoli and Isles novel. So, if you like, there's more where this puppy came from. Lots more. Plus a TV series and stuff. :)
And if you don't dig on the thrillers, the interesting bent this one has will serve to introduce you a bit more gently to this genre. It's cool. It's dark. It's intense. And it's just an absolute page-turner. So give it a shot and let me know what you think!
You can buy The Silent Girl here.