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Review: Playing With Fire By Tess Gerritsen

A thrilling tale of a woman trying to survive the terrible violence inflicted by her possessed child.

Plot: The first time Julia Ansdell picks up The Incendio Waltz, she knows it’s 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. And when she travels to Venice to find the previous owner of the music, she uncovers a dark secret that involves dangerously powerful people—a family who would stop at nothing to keep Julia from bringing the truth to light.

Remarks: Tess Gerritsen is one of the best thriller writers at the moment. The story started off a bit basic, but in true Tess Gerristen style, there is a major plot twist that will ensure you won’t put the book down for a second. The story is set in two time frames which made me really need to concentrate in the beginning, however, the story brought together the two times beautifully. Tess has a way with words. Her stories always seem to be balanced and have a good flow to them and that was the case with ‘Playing With Fire’. The story isn’t the best I’ve read from her, however, this is another great story from the author.

Rating: 4/5

Published By: Penguin Random House

Playing With Fire is out now at all good book stores.

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