Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
In The Keepsake both Maura and Jane return in one of their most bizarre cases yet. The book starts with Maura asked to be on hand while a local museum performs a MRI on a recently discovered mummy. All facts to that point suggested that the mummy was over 2000 years old. So you can imagine the shock when a modern day bullet is discovered in the leg of this “ancient” mummy. The serial killer in this book isn’t your typical one. This killer uses ancient preservation techniques on his victims. He is smart and elusive and very, very dangerous.
I really enjoyed this installment to the series. Both Maura and Jane continue to develop as people and the mystery is well told and fast paced. As murder mystery’s go this one isn’t super difficult to figure out…however there is enough action and a few twists and turns to keep the reader involved and engaged in the story. This is a series that continues to delight and I look forward to the next installment. If you are in the mood for a good mystery series then I strongly suggest that you give Gerritsen a go. I don’t think that you’ll be disappointed.