Monday, December 12, 2011

Tess Gerritsen - The Mephisto Club

The Latin phrase is scrawled in blood at the scene of a young woman's brutal murder: I HAVE SINNED. It's a chilling Christmas greeting for Boston medical examiner Maura Isles and Detective Jane Rizzoli, who swiftly link the victim to the sinister Mephisto Club, a cult of scholars who aim to prove that Satan himself exists among us. Then, with the grisly appearance of another corpse, it's clear that someone--or something--is indeed prowling the city. Soon the members of the club begin to fear the very subject of their study. Could the maniacal killer be one of their own--or have they inadvertently summoned an entity from the darkness? Delving deep into the most baffling case of their careers, Maura and Jane embark on a terrifying journey to the very heart of evil.

Comment: Another book by this author. In this one we follow Maura and Jane in the world of devil. Someone is leaving messages about evil things in murder's scenes and somehow all leads to Mephisto Club, a kind of soociety that wants to look for and banish evil.
I think this was a very crerpy book, not just because of the theme itself but mostly because of the air around the story, there's this sense of fear in the air. There were times I wouldn't want to be alone just thinking bout the story. I think this was quite well done by the author.
Another thing I liked was how good and continuous the characterization is, even after so many books. From book #1 we have details about the characters and how they think, their motivations and thoughts and one would say it didn't have to go on, but as their lives change, so does their inner emotions. there's always something new to learn about them and what hapens around makes them react. I think the author does a great job in her characterization.
Of course, blending this with interesting plots and makes her books great ones.
Then we have the personal lives of the two main characters..there's always something happening to them and to those around them. In this book, Jane faces her parent's trouble in marriage and Maura starts a relationship with someone unsuitable. I think both themes are very good and provoke feelings in the reader, which makes us think. We can see things from out pov's and perhaps disagree or we can see it from the character's pov and feel it. I love how anything is black and white in this author's writing.
I liked this book a lot, not my favourite in the series, but it's very good. can't wait to read the next one.

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