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

    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
  • Ha! Kids! You have no idea what you put your parents through, either. Wait till you have your own, you'll see. That's when you'll know what it really feels like." .. "What what feels like?"..."Love," said Angela

    Tess Gerritsen
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