My copy of this book is a 2004 paperback edition of one of the Rizzoli and Isles series. Maybe you've watched the TNT television channel show starring the characters in which, for a change, I think the casting people really nailed it. And the characters are what makes this series so addicting to me. We have Rizzoli the cop, Isles the pathologist, the Rizzoli family who are as Italian as they come, and the incidental characters in the stories who usually ring true with me.
This story is unusual in that the first victims are nuns in a cloistered convent. The older one is still alive but the younger one is not only dead, she has recently given birth. Since these nuns shun contact with the outside world, this presents quite a mystery. It certainly wasn't a virgin birth. The next victim, found in an abandoned restaurant populated only by cockroaches and rats, has no face, hands, or feet. The face and hands could have been removed to prevent identification, but the feet? And what are those lesions all over her body?
Meanwhile, Maura Isles' ex-husband suddenly shows up in Boston and is trying hard to insinuate himself back into her life. And Jane Rizzoli has a problem she has never faced and never wanted to. What to do? This mix of personal and professional mysteries are engrossing enough to keep you turning the pages. Have I tempted you yet?
Gerritsen writes an excellent series of novels. I always look forward to finding a new one to me and the time to read it.
Highly recommended for mystery lovers