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Playing with Fire
Playing with Fire | Tess Gerritsen
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Meghan1
Playing with Fire | Tess Gerritsen
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I ripped through this in a day and a half. So good!

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Texreader
Playing with Fire | Tess Gerritsen
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Ebook on sale today. I really liked this book but especially the audio version due to the lovely violin pieces in it.

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bookaholic1
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Julia Ansdell happens upon a piece of music THE INCENDIO WALTZ. When she plays it things start happening with her daughter. She ends up searching for the composer, and comes across a knowing more about herself and the composer as well.
Great read if I say do say so myself

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suzie.reads
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Well I started it yesterday and finished it today so how good I found it speaks for itself really.
This is such a good book I really couldn't put it down Gerristen wrote a really good one here. It has a really interesting and deep storyline involving world war two.
Highly recommended 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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suzie.reads
Playing with Fire | Tess Gerritsen
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Well the weather is horrendous so definitely a cosy day in starting my new book. Love Tess Gerritsen 😍

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xicanti
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My first dip into Gerritsen's work was a success! PLAYING WITH FIRE hooked me quick and always left me eager to read on. The linked narratives--one set in the present, the other before and during WWII--play off each other to great effect, with genuine emotion and desperate tension laced through both. I did feel like part of the contemporary resolution could've packed a bit more punch, but the rest of the story absolutely delivers.

Andrew65 Love her writing. 2y
xicanti @Andrew65 I'm excited to read more from her. She writes the kind of prose that's so clear it practically reads itself. 2y
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xicanti
Playing with Fire | Tess Gerritsen
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Supper involved gnocchi and zucchini cooked in a mixture of butter and bacon grease, then tossed in red pesto. It doesn't look like much, but it was delish.

Samplergal You had me at bacon.... 2y
xicanti @Samplergal I made sure to use a lump of grease with little crumbles of bacon preserved in it. 2y
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xicanti
Playing with Fire | Tess Gerritsen
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Cheesecake Kit Kats are the BEST.

quietjenn I did not know that that was a thing! Now, I neeeeeed! 2y
NatalieR Why am I just now learning about this??? Cheesecake in a candy bar? YES!! 2y
ladym30 That looks so good! 2y
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sloanghost I MUST find all these secret kit kats 2y
sloanghost What if instead of buddy reading we started buddy *eating* 2y
AnansiGirl Cheesecake Kit Kat? Must find this magical candy bar! 🍰🍫😃 2y
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xicanti
Playing with Fire | Tess Gerritsen
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Pre-mammogram migas and my first Tess Gerritsen novel.

BookishTrish Good luck! 2y
umbrellagirl Good luck! I just had my first one last month. 2y
Samplergal I always reward myself when I get my mammogram. Good luck. 👍🏽 2y
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xicanti @BookishTrish @umbrellagirl @Samplergal thanks, everyone. It's my first, so I'm even more freaked out because I don't entirely know what to expect. 2y
Samplergal Squishy. 😉If you‘re large it‘s better. Usually it‘s pretty easy. The technicians are really nice I have found. They will make you less nervous. Good luck. 2y
JoScho You will be amazed at how much they can actually smush them. Good luck and enjoy your first Tess Gerritsen 💕 2y
AlaMich I have never found them that bad. For me, they‘re uncomfortable for sure, but they‘re over quickly. You‘ll be fine! Just wait til you have your first colonoscopy.... 😉 2y
xicanti @Samplergal yeah, the tech was really nice. 2y
xicanti @JoScho I'm loving it so far! She's super readable. 2y
xicanti @AlaMich the first three squishes were uncomfortable but not painful, but the fourth one hurt a bit and the one she had to redo was ghastly. I hope that was just because it was a do-over and it'll be fine again the next time I need a mammogram. 2y
AlaMich @xicanti Yes, and you will know what to expect, which is half the battle I think. 😊 2y
Samplergal @xicanti ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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xicanti
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I basically borrowed the whole library as a form of no-spend retail therapy.

This was necessary because my day started with a trip to the doctor that resulted in two horrifically expensive prescriptions and a referral for a mammogram. None of this was a surprise.

It's a toss-up whether I'm more angry or scared. I'm glad so much Yotsuba was on the shelf, because I trust her to help me out with this.

cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts. ❤ 2y
Swe_Eva Oh, boo for your day. Sending good thoughts and hope the reads are good too. 2y
QuietlyLaura Thinking about you. 💙 Yotsuba will definitely help! I love her bravery and curiosity. 2y
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readordierachel Sorry you were hit with all of that. Hope the book therapy helps. 💕 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 2y
AlaMich I‘m sending positive energy your way!! 💫 2y
Kaye ♥️ 2y
twohectobooks Sending positive thoughts! 2y
JoScho ❤️ 2y
radhikeey 💞🍀 2y
TricksyTails Sending positive vibes to you. ♥️♥️♥️ Yotsuba will help lift your spirits but if you need more support, please feel free to email me. Love and hugs to you. 2y
xicanti @TricksyTails ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Myhusbandhatesreading
Playing with Fire | Tess Gerritsen
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Two stories both tied together by an old mysterious waltz, present day and WWII era. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Ubookquitous I loved this book! 2y
Monica5 Loved it! 2y
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Myhusbandhatesreading
Playing with Fire | Tess Gerritsen
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Next read

Andrew65 Love Tess Gerritsen 2y
Myhusbandhatesreading @Andrew65 I was going to check out some more of her books also since I liked this one so much. 2y
Andrew65 Only read the first three of her Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles Series but loved them and want to continue, the first book is a great introduction 2y
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KerryLibME
Playing with Fire | Tess Gerritsen
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I just discovered the 2017 Book Riot fandom book challenge! I love it so much I am going to do it next year, even though it‘s a year late (unless anyone has seen one for 2018?) https://bookriot.com/2017/01/16/a-fandom-reading-challenge/

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Chelleo
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#book haul from the campus bookstore.

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DivineDiana
Playing with Fire | Tess Gerritsen
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A violin, a hypnotic Gypsy waltz, and the power of music play an integral part in this haunting story of love and loss. The author is also a violinist (and a medical doctor!) who wrote a waltz to accompany the story. I listened to the audio so I was able to hear this beautiful music!

TrishB I have this on my tbr and have never been tempted to it until your review! 2y
DivineDiana @TrishB Wonderful! I hope you can listen to the audio!🎻 2y
MarticaMustRead Yes! Loved this, it had a bit of everything. I recommend this you one all the time at my library. 2y
DivineDiana @MarticaMustRead Did you listen to Incendio, the captivating waltz? (edited) 2y
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DivineDiana
Playing with Fire | Tess Gerritsen
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Current Playaway! It has a Halloween feel! #hallowreads It's an #octobermustread because I have started, committed and invested in finding out what happens!

Texreader I really liked this one. Hope you do too 2y
DivineDiana @Texreader I am enjoying it! It is so nice to hear the violin on the audio! 2y
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Star.lord
Playing with Fire | Tess Gerritsen
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Read this book for two challenges. One #popsugarreadingchallenge and the other one is #litsyatoz.

Terrifyingly dark yet profoundly moving book set in two different time.

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Texreader
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Help Litsians! I'm doing about 12 hours of driving this week for my job and looking for an awesome 12-hour-ish audiobook that will not only keep me awake but is really good. You can see from this post I love James Rollins' books. These were just too short. I did like this Gerritson book with a dose of history in it. So, any suggestions for historical action or mystery action adventure audiobooks?

jpmcwisemorgan Harry Potter!!! Jim Dale does a great job with them. 3y
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Megabooks Not sure if this is 12 hours and I'm not sure any of these are your style, but I've enjoyed them all on audio. 3y
Texreader @jpmcwisemorgan Yes I want to give them a try!! Thanks! 3y
Texreader @Ebooksandcooks You are awesome! I'm going to start checking them out. 3y
BookishBelle I don't know how long they are bc I read the physical books but Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli and Isles series is really good!! 3y
jpmcwisemorgan @Texreader the first ones are very long but the later ones will hold you for awhile. 3y
LiteraryinLititz My favorites are Agatha Christie mysteries, specifically ones narrated by David Suchet. His voices are so good that you forget only one person is reading the book. 3y
LiteraryinLititz Also the audio book of Schroder is really good. 3y
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Pippilotta
Totenlied: Thriller | Tess Gerritsen
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Mit der Zeit hat es etwas an Fahrt verloren... Trotzdem verdient das Buch meiner Ansicht nach eine Empfehlung: Ein solider amerikanischer Thriller, auf interessante Art und Weise verwoben mit einer Liebesgeschichte, die zu Zeiten des Nationalsozialismus in Italien spielt. Sehr fundiert recherchiert, auf jeden Fall lesenswert.

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Pippilotta
Totenlied: Thriller | Tess Gerritsen
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Spannend von der ersten Seite an. Und damit perfekt für meine abendliche Zugfahrt in die Heimat :)

Querbeetleserin Komm gut nach Hause 😊 3y
Pippilotta @Querbeetleserin Danke, werd ich bestimmt ;) 3y
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SouthernSkylark
Playing with Fire | Tess Gerritsen
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This a bit of departure from Tess Gerritsen's usual crime that I read, but it was an unputdownable - I read it in 8 hours. I loved the two parallel stories. Lorenzo's story is set in an increasingly violent and fascist Italy during the second world war and Julia's in modern day America. Their lives collide through time through a piece of unpublished music called Incendio ... there are some heartbreaking moments.

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Gerritsen is a solid thriller writer but this book has an identity issue. It can't decide if it wants to be a supernatural thriller, an international conspiracy thriller, or the story of a family torn apart by the Holocaust in Venice during WWII. With no identity, nothing comes together and there's no coherent through line.

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SavidgeReads
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I have got so behind with this, will catch up properly when back from hols. First read of trip to Italy is Playing With Fire. I love Gerritsen full stop this felt oddly slight and oddly full all at once. It's her most bonkersly brilliant thriller at the same time. And a standalone. Much to mull over. Good escapist holiday read though.

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Texreader
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I thought this was an excellent book. The audio was very well done with the violin parts played at the right moments. Great mystery for a long drive. I know it's a good story when I keep playing it even after reaching my destination.

Suzze I don't do audio, but now I'm thinking about the violin parts. That is very cool. 3y
Texreader @Suzze I don't do audio either except for long drives. Or when the book is really good and I can't wait to hear how it ends. 3y
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Libretto_Reviews
Playing with Fire | Tess Gerritsen

New read for this rainy day. Even if the plot of this book has not totally convinced me yet, I want to trust Tess Gerritsen based on her previous books ( Rizzoli & Isles series) and give it a try.

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Chuquizuta
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I'll be knee deep in reading this weekend !!!