An alcoholic and her randy ghost
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I've read several books by Tess Gerritsen, Rizzoli & Isles as well as a medical thriller and a historical (medical) thriller. All were really good. Something I sadly cannot say about "The Shape of Night". After the first few chapters I was reminded of "Remember Me" by Mary Higgins Clark, a book I enjoyed very much, even thou... I've read several books by Tess Gerritsen, Rizzoli & Isles as well as a medical thriller and a historical (medical) thriller. All were really good. Something I sadly cannot say about "The Shape of Night". After the first few chapters I was reminded of "Remember Me" by Mary Higgins Clark, a book I enjoyed very much, even though it contains supernatural stuff. But then Gerritsen throws in "Fifty Shades of Grey" as well, and that is so not my cup of tea of all. I couldn't relate to the main character Ava, so I didn't care for her very much. And lastly, the author doesn't make enough out of the turn the story takes towards the ending.
The Shape of Night
A woman trying to outrun her past is drawn to a coastal village in Maine-and to a string of unsolved murders-in this novel of romance and psychological suspense from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen.
"Suspenseful, sexy, and soulful."-J. R. Ward, bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series
After an unspeakable tragedy in Boston, Ava Collette flees to a remote village in Maine, where she rents an old house named Brodie's Watch.
In that isolated seaside mansion, Ava finally feels at peace . . . until she glimpses the long-dead sea captain who still resides there.
Rumor has it that Captain Jeremiah Brodie has haunted the house for more than a century. One night, Ava confronts the apparition, who feels all too real, and who welcomes her into his world-and into his arms. Even as Ava questions her own sanity, she eagerly looks forward to the captain's ghostly visits. But she soon learns that the house she loves comes with a terrible secret, a secret that those in the village don't want to reveal: Every woman who has ever lived in Brodie's Watch has also died there. Is the ghost of Captain Brodie responsible, or is a flesh-and-blood killer at work? A killer who is even now circling closer to Ava?
Praise for The Shape of Night
"Gerritsen is at her atmospheric best in this spine-tingling tale of a lone woman, an old house, and all the secrets everyone tries to hide."-Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"With a twisty mix of dangerous passion, obsession, and suspense, Tess Gerritsen reinvents the Gothic novel, giving it a razor-sharp, modern edge."-Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author of Untouchable
"Curl up in your favorite reading chair and let Tess Gerritsen whisk you away to a coastal town reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier's best settings. You are in for a dark and sexy night, and you will be up very late with Tess's twisted, haunting tale."-Iris Johansen, #1 New York Times bestselling author
New York Times bestselling author
Tess Gerritsen earned international acclaim for her first novel of suspense,
. She introduced Detective Jane Rizzoli in
The Surgeon (2001) and Dr. Maura Isles in
The Apprentice (2002) and has gone on to write numerous other titles in the celebrated Rizzoli & Isles series, most recently
The Mephisto Club,
The Silent Girl,
Last to Die,
Die Again, and
I Know a Secret. Her latest standalone thrillers are
Playing with Fire and
The Shape of Night. A physician, Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine.