• The heart makes its choices without weighing the consequences. It doesn't look ahead to the lonely nights that follow

    Tess Gerritsen
  • The dead do not hurt you; only the living do

    Tess Gerritsen
  • With every year that I grow older, I also draw closer to (my loved ones) to the day when we will once again be together. So I march through the deepening shadows, serene and unafraid, because I know that at the end of my journey they will be waiting for me

    Tess Gerritsen
  • The Christmas tree, twinkling with lights, had a mountain of gifts piled up beneath it, like offerings to the great god of excess

    Tess Gerritsen
  • You know that movie, where the little boy says 'I see dead people'?The Sixth Sense.Well, I see them all the time, and I'm getting tired of it. That's what's ruined my mood. Here it is, almost Christmas, and I didn't even think about putting up a tree, because I'm still seeing the autopsy lab in my head. I'm still smelling it on my hands. I come home on a day like this, after two postmortems, and I can't think about cooking dinner. I can't even look at a piece of meat without thinking of muscle fibers. All I can deal with is a cocktail. And then I pour the drink and smell the alcohol, and suddenly there I am, back in the lab. Alcohol, formalin, they both have that same sharp smell

    Tess Gerritsen
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