The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“The Keepsake” begins slow, not as fast paced as I prefer, but then, as I read on, the tempo picked up. After all, how engaging is a mummy, unless you’re an archeologist. Speaking of which, there is a whole cadre of archeologists who, at times, are both victims and suspects.
The story begins with Maura observing an examination of a mummy thought to be centuries old, but that’s as far as I can take the plot without revealing too much.
As the story built momentum, I found I needed to read just one more page, one more chapter. More than just suspense and crime solving, though, there is a lot of mystery here unwrapped layer upon layer. The “who-done-it” is clever and is left to the end. For those who are into the Rizzoli and Isles cast of characters, there are some twists you might not expect, which makes for good reading.
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