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Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen
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As other reviews have noted, readers who enjoyed books like Sarah's Key will take this one to heart. Using a mysterious piece of music as a bridge to connect a family from the past to one in the present, it moved swiftly and kept my interest from start to finish. Was it a coincidence that the pages numbered about the same as those memorialized on a plaque in Venice that inspired this story? History and mystery combined with just the right amount of chilling malevolence resulted in a moving, inspiring, and informative page-turner complete with a twisted ending and denouement that was faithful and true.
Other books by Tess Gerritsen will definitely be added to my TBR.

My GR friends know that I particularly love a twofer so I was delighted to learn that the author is a musician herself and was inspirited to compose Incendio which is a lovely accompaniment to the book as well as a moving tribute to those who perished and those who were willing to put their own lives at risk. You can listen by clicking the link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYZy7...
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March 5, 2017 – Finished Reading
March 6, 2017 – Shelved as: group-challenge
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message 1: by Doug (new)

Doug Bradshaw Sounds like one I'd enjoy. Have you read any of Sarah Dunat's books. She one of my favorites.


message 2: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Lovely, C! I'm adding this one .


message 3: by Kathleen (new) - added it

Kathleen Nice review, Cathrine. This is on my list.


Phrynne It's a lovely book but it is not Gerritson's normal genre. Most of her books are pretty bloodthirsty mysteries. They are very good too!!!


Diane S ☔ Good review, C. Enjoyed the video.


Carla Johnson-Hicks I read this book and really enjoyed it. All of Tess Gerritsen's books are not like this one though. She writes a lot of thrillers.


Cathrine ☯️ Phrynne wrote: "It's a lovely book but it is not Gerritson's normal genre. Most of her books are pretty bloodthirsty mysteries. They are very good too!!!"

Ooh, I don't know then. Just how bloodthirsty? Like in a sick, disturbing way?


Cathrine ☯️ Cathrine ☯ wrote: "Phrynne wrote: "It's a lovely book but it is not Gerritson's normal genre. Most of her books are pretty bloodthirsty mysteries. They are very good too!!!"

Ooh, I don't know then. Just how bloodthi..."


You know, now that I think of it there was a TV series R&I and I tried it once or twice and thought it too gruesome. Maybe I'll pass on that.


Mary Beth *Traveling Sister* Catherine I love this author but havent read this one yet. Thanks for your review and the reminder.


message 10: by Jennifer (new) - added it

Jennifer A most unique twofer! This one is already on my list. Thanks, as always, for your awesome review.


message 11: by Jen (new)

Jen Great review - now am going over to youtube!


message 12: by Susanne (new)

Susanne  Strong Lovely review Cathrine!


message 13: by Deanna (new)

Deanna Great review!!


Cathrine ☯️ Thanks from the bottom of my book my friends. ☺︎


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