In Boston, Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are investigating a bizarre murder. A man has been found gutted and hanging in his home. When the remains of another victim are found, it is clear that this murderer has been at work for years, and not just in Boston
Six years ago, a group of travellers set off on an African safari. None of them are seen again – apart from one woman who stumbled out of the bush weeks later, barely alive. The only woman to have seen the killer’s face.
Has the ‘safari killer’ resurfaced in Boston? Jane is sent to Africa to find the one link between the two cases – the only survivor – and convince her to face death once again..
The story is told in two narratives the past the story is told by Millie Jacobson in Botswana, where she and group of people are on safari where things start to go deadly wrong and in the present day we are in Boston where Detective Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Isles are investigating a gruesome murder.
I really enjoyed Botswana I thought the writing was very descriptive making you feel like that you are in the beautifully surroundings with danger all around you, the danger side being the animals was very well researched in this book. The growth from Millie’s character throughout the book was remarkable and I really liked her. I do feel that the Botswana safari trip could have been made into a book on its own as wanted to read more and the characters including Millie were very strong
In parts I did feel a bit squeamish I was very glad I was not eating and it’s made me look at my two cats differently. I didn’t guess the killer at all throughout this story which made me enjoy it more.
This was my first read of Rizzoli and Isles and being a reader for the first time of the duo I could tell that they have a strong bond with each other and there was mentions to personal lives and events that had happened which I would have to read the other ten books to fully understand but this did not hinder the story for me at all in fact it’s made me want read the others.