Playing With Fire By Tess Gerritsen

Please join us in reading Playing With Fire by Tess Gerritsen for our suggested monthly read!

We will be reviewing Playing With Fire along with our book club discussion questions for March 31st, 2018.
Summary of Playing With Fire by Tess Gerritsen

In a shadowy antiques shop in Rome, violinist Julia Ansdell happens upon a curious piece of music—the Incendio waltz—and is immediately entranced by its unusual composition. Full of passion, torment, and chilling beauty, and seemingly unknown to the world, the waltz, its mournful minor key, its feverish arpeggios, appear to dance with a strange life of their own. Julia is determined to master the complex work and make its melody heard.

Back home in Boston, from the moment Julia’s bow moves across the strings, drawing the waltz’s fiery notes into the air, something strange is stirred—and Julia’s world comes under threat. The music has a terrifying and inexplicable effect on her young daughter, who seems violently transformed. Convinced that the hypnotic strains of Incendio are weaving a malevolent spell, Julia sets out to discover the man and the meaning behind the score.

Her quest beckons Julia to the ancient city of Venice, where she uncovers a dark, decades-old secret involving a dangerously powerful family that will stop at nothing to keep Julia from bringing the truth to light.

Praises for Playing With Fire:

Providence Journal says “One of the best and most original thrillers of the year.”

LA Times says “readers drop everything to immerse themselves in its propulsive dual narrative.”

Kirkus Reviews says “Clear your schedule for this one—you won’t want to put it down until you’re finished.”

I am looking forward to reading this exciting thriller!

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4 thoughts on “Playing With Fire By Tess Gerritsen

  1. Sounds like an interesting book! I am from Italy and always get a sense of nostalgia when books are placed in settings where I have been many times. I love reading about Venice and Rome!

  2. How intriguing. I wonder how the author will be able to convey the passion and torment of the Incendio to the readers. It’s like food…I can only experience so much by reading it. Can’t wait to here you perspective.

    1. Hi Lonna I have read all of Tess Gerritsen’s novels!! She has an amazing way of immediately drawing the reader into the story and holding you there. I found this book to be …using your thought…intriguing to say the least and one of her best.. I will be doing the review on this one.

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