No. of pages: 324
Synopsis: In April came the rains. In August came the heat. In November came the horror. It's paying a return visit.
Lapped by the gentle waters of Locust Lake, the small resort town of Tranquility, Maine, seems like the perfect spot for Dr Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son, Noah, from the temptations of the big city and the lingering memory of his father's death. And she's hopeful that she can earn the trust of the town as she builds a new practice. But all her plans unravel with the onset of winter when a rash of teenage violence, far more deadly than anything she'd encountered in the city, erupts in the local school. As she tries to find a medical explanation for this murderous epidemic, Claire stumbles upon an insidious evil which has blighted the town's past and threatens its future. Fearful that Noah, too, is at risk, she must race to prove her theory before everything she loves is destroyed.
Review: Moving to Tranquility, Maine is supposed to be a fresh start for Claire Elliot and her son Noah, but when the local teenagers start acting violently she suspects something is amiss. Determined to find out what is happening in the town, she begins to dig deeper, and what she finds is definitely not what she expected...
Another fantastic medical thriller from Tess Gerritsen, which kept me gripped from beginning to end. This was written after her transition from romance to thriller, so was it was great to read something more along the lines of what I've come to love from this author as she writes some truly great books in the thriller genre. I really like the way her books are full of medical terminology, but she always makes sure to explain everything so we know what exactly she's talking about. Claire and Noah were okay characters, nothing particularly special, I much prefered the sheriff Lincoln, who was a lovely guy. The plot of the violent kids was an interesting one, and I really enjoyed how it all panned out, I didn't guess the ending either, which is always nice! If you enjoyed her other stand alone novels such as The Bone Garden or Life Support, then it's pretty likely you'll enjoy this one, or even if you're just looking for a good thriller to enjoy!