Body Double (2004) Dr. Maura Isles, the chilly medical examiner introduced in last year's "The Sinner," is back! And she's got a hot twin! Who's...dead. Isles returns home… 2004-08-17 Fiction Mystery and Thriller Ballantine
Book Review

Body Double (2004)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Aug 17, 2004; Writer: Tess Gerritsen; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: Ballantine

Dr. Maura Isles, the chilly medical examiner introduced in last year's ''The Sinner,'' is back! And she's got a hot twin! Who's...dead. Isles returns home from a business trip to discover the body of the doppelgänger she never knew she had. Turns out the siblings may be the offspring of a convicted murderess. The story zips along, introducing the abduction of a pregnant woman and a delightfully bizarro plot twist. But the face-offs between Isles and her killer mom -— which should have smacked of ''The Silence of the Lambs'' -- fall flat. Tess Gerritsen's Body Double works the brain a bit, but unfortunately leaves the nerves intact.

Originally posted Aug 20, 2004 Published in issue #779-780 Aug 20, 2004 Order article reprints