Playing with Fire

Tess Gerritsen (¬†wrote 9 romance novels between 1987-1996, and her latest thriller this year could have been the title of one of those. It is Playing with Fire (2015). You know, some people would prefer to think¬†that the past has ceased to exist. They are wrong. It interpenetrates with the present and future in ways which show such distinctions to be artefacts of human consciousness. In this thrilling tale,¬†a beautiful violinist is haunted by an old piece of music she finds in a strange antique shop in Rome. The first time Julia Ansdell picks up ‘The Incendio Waltz’, she knows it‚Äôs a strikingly unusual composition. But while playing the piece, Julia blacks out and awakens to find her young daughter implicated in acts of surprising violence. When she travels to Venice to find the previous owner of the music, she uncovers a dark secret that involves dangerously powerful people‚ÄĒa family who would stop at nothing to keep Julia from bringing the truth to light. Julia will have to absorb the full horror and devastation of what happened to one family in the past if Lily is to be cured. Find out if she has the courage and skill to face the incendiary¬†truth.

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288 pages in Bantam Press

First published 2015

ISBN  978-0593075296


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Tess Gerritsen

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