Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tess Gerritsen - Vanish

A nameless woman appears to be just another body at the morgue--until Boston medical examiner Maura Isles sees the corpse open its eyes. The now-frantic Jane Doe is rushed to the hospital, where with cool precision she shoots a security guard and seizes hostages, one of whom is pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli. As the tense hours tick by, Maura joins forces with Jane's husband, FBI agent Gabriel Dean, to track down the killer's identity. But this case goes far deeper than just an ordinary hostage crisis, and Jane, trapped with the armed madwoman, is the only one who holds the key to the mystery.

Comment: Another book by this author. I really like the way she writes, simple, concise, to the point. But with enough flavour to make it perfect and also with interesting characters to make the books alive.
In this book we finally see Jane Rizzolli having her child. It's so good to follow a series where the characters lives go forward and we can see them agaian and again, we see their lives happening and normal things can have a special taste too.
However, the theme in this book is awful. It deals with human traffic, more specifically women that are going to be used in prostitution. It's horrible and it makes me feel so mad and hopeless that it does happen in real life in the world and people know about it but it still can't be stopped because there are people - if they can be called that - who use others like this, who ignore their rights and dignity in such a blatant way to gain money.
The book has the narrator voice and sometimes we see things from one of the abused woman's thoughts. It's terrible to read and I can't even imagine what it's like for them in reality, it seems unbelievable that there are human people doing this do other humans, so the book is both true and despairing. I think the author does a great job in portraying real things, and in this case it makes the theme so much more horrid.
So this book is a mixture of rancid reality and happiness, which makes it more of a challenge to read. I loved reading some parts while dreading to get to the others. It ends well, though and it's a clear message of hope because we all know in relaity things aren't like this.
Anyway, great job by the author in telling this story and making the reader feel things.

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