Mummies, Museums & Murder. Oh my!

When the Crispen Museum invited medical examiner Maura Isles to watch a CAT scan of Madame X, a mummy they “found” in their basement, they had no idea that the test was going to uncover an all-too-fresh homicide victim.

I am usually hooked within the first few pages of any Tess Gerritson novel, particularly a Jane Rizzoli/Maura Isles story. However, I found myself struggling with “The Keepsake”. The beginning of the plot was well-structured with terrific twists and turns. The story had all the necessary ingredients – mystery, suspense and an odd bunch of characters. BUT by the end it eventually became predictable and increasingly bizarre.

I guess I was expecting another chilling and fast-paced thriller that was sure to peak my curiosity like her other books. Unfortunately, this book missed its mark.

Please note: This is the seventh book in the “Rizzoli and Isles” series. If you haven’t read the previous books in the series, you will miss out on some of the details of the personal lives of Jane Rizzoli/Maura Isles. Every book is a different case, so they can also be read independently.

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