Saturday, March 1, 2014

(17)Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen

Girl Missing 

Pages: 368
Publication Date: February 25, 2014


edical Examiner, Kat Novak, serves the city of Albion by her work in the morgue.   She prefers the company of the dead over the living over any day of the week.  With the corpse of a beautiful young lady, Kat starts to recognize a deadly pattern among her clients.  They are ODing on a deadly new drug to hit the streets of Albion.  Turns out the drug is being manufactured at a local pharmaceutical company and when Kat starts questioning the very handsome CEO bad things start to happen. Like her car being stolen and her house blowing up.  She realizes that she is getting close to the truth, but will the truth be revealed before someone else dies?

Girl Missing was previously released many, many years ago as Peggy Sue Got Murdered and I can really see this book as a predecessor to the very popular Rizzoli and Isles series.  While it was good and had a strong "romantic" side, it was very obvious that the book was an early effort. For one thing there was a mention made to someone not even being able to program a VCR - when was the last time you even HAD a VCR to program?  The story was a bit predictable in some areas, but I admit to not having figured out the reason that triggered all of the overdoses. 

Bottom line, Girl Missing is a quick read fluff read, almost along the lines of "cozy mysteries.
  If you go into this book realizing that it is not up to the standards that we have come to expect from Tess Gerritsen, then you will be fine.  Any other expectations and you might just be disappointed.

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