I ripped through this in a day and a half. So good!
Ebook on sale today. I really liked this book but especially the audio version due to the lovely violin pieces in it.
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
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 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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.
Cheesecake Kit Kats are the BEST.
Pre-mammogram migas and my first Tess Gerritsen novel.
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.
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/
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.