Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire

eBook - 2016
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What if your child wanted you dead? Julia doesn't understand what is happening to her daughter, but she thinks she knows what's causing it. She is terrified for Lily, and for herself, but what scares her more is that no one believes her. If she is going to help Lily, she will have to find the answers alone, embarking on a search that will take her to the shadowy back streets of Venice. There, Julia uncovers a heartbreaking, long-buried tale of tragedy and devastation - a discovery that puts her in serious danger. Some people will do anything in their power to keep the truth silent . . .
Publisher: [London] : Transworld Digital, 2016.
ISBN: 9781473525498


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Jul 04, 2019

This is the third time I took this book off the shelf in the library but this time I decided to give it a go. It was not exactly as I expected it to be. I was thinking this would be a "Ninth Gate" sort of story and will admit that I was a bit disappointed at the turn it took. But that only lasted a page or two.

This book kept me turning the pages and holding my breath. I am looking forward to reading more from Tess Gerritsen.

Mar 12, 2019

Loved this book! A story around love, the holocaust, music and the gestures that made heroes. Story goes from the 40’s to present, but very easy to follow. Stick with it.....seems a little strange at first but gets better.

May 19, 2017

Loved it!

Jan 20, 2017

I probably would have loved this story more if I played the violin.

Jul 07, 2016

This was a different book for Tess Gerritsen and I really enjoyed it. Quite different from the doctor perspective that her books are known for. There were two story lines.......past and present. The past was during World War II in Italy and how the Jews were treated at that time. It was worth the read.

Jun 19, 2016

While being known for more of a mystery/doctor type book, this book is more about music and the holocaust...and as a music person myself, it intrigued me and at the same time, never saw coming the medical mystery that gets solved near the end.

Feb 06, 2016

This book was just OK for me. The two stories being told were interesting but the link tying them together was pretty weak. Easy to read in a day.

Feb 04, 2016

Gripping! It weaves through time seamlessly. It was compelling from the first chapter to the last. A must read!

Feb 01, 2016

This novel is a quick read as it is short - 233 pages. The storyline is compelling told from the perspective of two characters, one, an Italian male musician, living during WWII, and the other, an American female musician. Gerritsen turns her story with the female musician into a psychological thriller so its hard to know what is "true". The other story of the Italian musician is based on fact as to the fate of Jewish Italians in WWII. Gerritsen brings these two unlikely elements together for a page turning story. Quite different from her Rizzoli and Isles novels.

Jlderdall Jan 27, 2016

Excellent book! Compelling story, really well written. Had goose bumps at the end.

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Jun 19, 2016

A book about a mother who thinks her child is not right somehow, a Jewish violinist who is in love with a Catholic cellist, and the music that binds them together from a place called Venice.


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Jun 19, 2016

"Beware of the ignorant. They're the most dangerous enemy of all, because they are everywhere." Professor Balboni

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