Review: Choose Me by Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver

Publisher’s Description

From New York Times bestseller Tess Gerritsen and acclaimed thriller writer Gary Braver comes a sexy murder mystery about a reckless affair and dangerous secrets.

Taryn Moore is young, beautiful, and brilliant…so why would she kill herself? When Detective Frankie Loomis arrives on the scene to investigate the girl’s fatal plunge from her apartment balcony, she knows in her gut there’s more to the story. Her instincts are confirmed when surprise information is revealed that could have been reason enough for Taryn’s suicide—or a motive for her murder.

To English professor Jack Dorian, Taryn was the ultimate fantasy: intelligent, adoring, and completely off limits. But there was also a dark side to Taryn, a dangerous streak that threatened those she turned her affections to—including Jack. And now that she’s dead, his problems are just beginning.

After Frankie uncovers a trove of sordid secrets, it becomes clear that Jack may know the truth. He is guilty of deception, but is he capable of cold-blooded murder?

Thrilling Reads Review

Choose Me is a suspenseful thriller with the #MeToo movement as a backdrop. Tackling such an important issue for a thriller novel meant to be read for fun, could be tricky if not for being a story in Tess Gerritsen’s proven and sold hands for mystery thrillers.

The book was co-written with Gary Braver. I’m not familiar with his previous work, but the writing is firmly in Tess Gerritsen territory, which is a good thing.

The book features Detective Frankie Loomis, who arrives on the scene to investigate a girl’s fatal plunge from her apartment balcony — an apparent suicide.

The victim is young, beautiful and brilliant, so there is suspicion why she would kill herself.

As Frankie investigates, she uncovers a trove of sordid secrets regarding the victim’s past and her involvement with an English professor found to be guilty of deception, which makes Frankie wonder if he’s capable of cold-blooded murder.

Tess Gerritsen Interview

I had the pleasure of interviewing Tess Gerritsen a few years ago.

It's safe to say that Alan Petersen loves mystery and thriller books. He writes high-octane thrillers, hosts the MEET THE THRILLER AUTHOR podcast, and reviews thriller/mystery books.

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