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Review: Girl Missing

March 5, 2010

When medical examiner Kat Novak autopsies three bodies that have died from an overdose of a mysterious drug, she starts to investigate.  Police and city officials don’t seem too concerned, though, since all of those who’ve died are drug addicts from the projects.  Since Kat came from the projects she won’t let it go and, in the process of the investigation, she becomes involved with Adam Quantrell, the head of a huge pharmaceutical company.  At first, Kat suspects Adam and his company, but later he becomes her ally.  Kat risks her own life to solve the mystery.

Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen is an updated version of one of her older books, Peggy Sue Got Murdered.  This was my first experience with Gerritsen’s work and I did enjoy it.  I definitely want to read more of her work.  The story was suspenseful enough to keep my interest and I didn’t figure out the mystery until the end.  Parts of the plot were predictable and the romance between Kat and Adam didn’t add anything to the story for me.

I listened to the audio version of Girl Missing and my biggest complaint is the way the book is presented on the CDs.  There are 7 CDs and each CD has close to 100 tracks, so it wasn’t feasible to rip them to put on an mp3 player which is how I like to listen to audio books.  I had to listen to this one in the car, so it took me a while to finish it, since I don’t spend a lot of time in the car, unless I go on a trip.  Susan Ericksen narrates this 8 hour book and she does a great job – she is definitely a narrator I’d like to listen to again.

Review copy provided by Amazon Vine.  I am an Amazon Associate.
32 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2010 7:12 am

    I don’t remember ever reading Tess Gerritsen, but I have a feeling that I’d really like her.

  2. March 5, 2010 7:25 am

    hmmm…not sure I approve of the ‘updated’ thing.
    I have read all of Gerritsen’s book…and I think she gets better with every one, but not sure I want to read on I already read and has been …updated.

  3. March 5, 2010 7:28 am

    I have friends who love TG and will read anything she writes. Sorry the audio format didn’t work for you – I wonder why it was recorded that way.
    Updated version? So she brought the references up to 2010? I often wonder about re-releases.

  4. March 5, 2010 7:44 am

    I’ve always wanted to read this author. I don’t know why I haven’t yet. I’m curious about the ‘updated’ version too, though. I wonder what was changed?

  5. March 5, 2010 8:08 am

    I havent heard of this book before! I love a book with a good mystery that keeps you guessing till the end. It sounds like a nice read.

  6. March 5, 2010 8:28 am

    The thought of ripping all those tracks seems really tiresome,so I can see why you chose not to do it. Book sounds good though.

  7. March 5, 2010 9:17 am

    It really does make a difference how a book is recorded into tracts. I actually like short tracts, because I zone out, and have to backtrack a lot!

  8. March 5, 2010 9:53 am

    Kathy, thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one. I guess this is one of Tess Gerritsen’s backlist from when she was writing books that were mostly romance. Updated is interesting. Wonder if they are doing this because her Jane Rizzoli/Maura Isles series is being turned into a TV show. I’m kind of on the fence about that because I love that series and many times things don’t translate well from book to TV. I do like Tess Gerritsen’s books and eagerly await each new entry into the series I mentioned. Oh, I also liked her standalone book Gravity. It was kind of different. It’s older.

  9. March 5, 2010 9:55 am

    I like Gerritsen a lot, but have not read this one. Thanks 4 posting about it!

  10. March 5, 2010 11:15 am

    Sounds like an good book. I’ve heard a lot about Tess Gerritsen’s books, but am yet to read one.

  11. stacybuckeye permalink
    March 5, 2010 11:48 am

    I’ve read one of her books and liked it. It takes me awhile to finish a book that I listen to in the car too.

  12. March 5, 2010 12:17 pm

    I don’t read too many books like this, and I’m not sure this is the one for me to start with! I wonder why they update books and change their titles?

  13. March 5, 2010 12:18 pm

    I’ve only read one book but the author but loved it,not sure why I keep putting of reading more. This one sounds like something I would like though, I’ll definitely be adding it to my wish list.

  14. March 5, 2010 12:50 pm

    I hadn’t heard of this author before, Kathy. Glad you enjoy listening to this one!

  15. March 5, 2010 12:53 pm

    I don’t normally read intense mysteries like this, so this would definitely be a way to stretch myself with my reading. 🙂

  16. March 5, 2010 1:35 pm

    I’ve read a few Tess Gerritsen and they are reliably entertaining!

  17. March 5, 2010 2:36 pm

    I haven’t read anything by Tess Gerritsen, but I think I’d like her books.

  18. March 5, 2010 3:42 pm

    I’ve never read anything by Tess Gerritsen but I’ve heard good things about her books.

  19. March 5, 2010 4:32 pm

    Looks and sounds good Kathy! I listen to the audios I review in my car as well and in most cases my only car time is the 5 minutes to the store, to work, to the bank… I live so close to everything that audios can take me a while to get through. 🙂

  20. March 5, 2010 6:38 pm

    I love reading Tess Gerritsen’s books. I didn’t realize she had a new one out!

  21. kadybug permalink
    March 5, 2010 8:14 pm

    I have read several Tess Gerritsen books and she always delivers. Very intense thrilling reads!

  22. March 5, 2010 8:33 pm

    I’ve always wanted to read her books. There are programs that will merge tracks for you — but that adds some time to the process of transferring CDs to your MP3 player.

  23. March 5, 2010 9:52 pm

    I haven’t heard of this book either. It sounds interesting. I haven’t read anything by this author before.

  24. March 5, 2010 10:23 pm

    I read one or two of this author’s books. They are OK but nothing spectacular (in my opinion). Good airplane books!

  25. March 6, 2010 11:00 pm

    I turned to this author after getting burned out on Robin Cook. Sounds like a good read!

  26. March 7, 2010 12:01 am

    I’ve read a couple of Tess Gerritsen’s books and enjoyed both. I will have to look for this one.

  27. March 8, 2010 1:34 pm

    Sounds like an interesting book. My mom enjoys this author’s books a great deal.

  28. March 8, 2010 3:48 pm

    I don’t naturally gravitate towards suspense novels, so I am not sure if this book would be for me, although the plot does sound a bit unusual. I will have to think about checking this one out of the library, then I can give it a look over and see if it would be something I’d like. Glad you liked it!

  29. justicejenniferreads permalink
    March 8, 2010 6:24 pm

    I haven’t really gotten into audio books that much, but maybe having them in the car might help. I don’t drive that much but when I do drive, I tend to drive long distances. This sounds like an interesting read that I might pick up – maybe I’ll even pick it up in its audio format.

  30. March 8, 2010 7:43 pm

    I really like Gerritsen as well. Interesting that this is a rerelease with a new title. I got all excited because I thought it was a new release!

  31. March 8, 2010 11:24 pm

    I read only two books by Gerritsen but enjoyed what I read. This one sounds like one I would probably like too. Glad you enjoyed it!

  32. March 22, 2010 2:35 pm

    sounds like an interesting read will look into it,thanks!

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