This was my first book in the Rizzoli and Isle series. Although there were some back stories, this was very much a stand alone book. It was quite gory with detailed descriptions of blood and guts – literally – at the crime scenes. I genuinely liked the characters. I have seen the TV show, but did not expect them to be the same in the book. Maura was the closest and I could picture her similar to the TV version. Either way the book stood on its own.
It was an interesting mystery with crimes in the
and in Africa. The author did a wonderful job creating
the mental images of the safari and the conditions in the jungle. The jumping back and forth in time and place
was done very well and I did not find it confusing at all. Perhaps the change
to first person narrative helped make the transition clear.
It was a little confusing at the end but it certainly kept me guessing. This is a well-written story with a good mystery and culminates to a satisfying conclusion.