By Tess Gerritsen
A gripping standalone mystery by way of the New York Times bestselling writer of the Rizzoli & Isles series
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In a shadowy antiques store in Rome, violinist Julia Ansdell occurs upon a curious piece of music—the Incendio
waltz—and is straight away entranced by means of its strange composition. jam-packed with ardour, torment, and chilling attractiveness, and possible unknown to the realm, the waltz, its mournful minor key, its feverish arpeggios, seem to dance with an odd lifetime of their very own. Julia is set to grasp the advanced paintings and make its melody heard.
again domestic in Boston, from the instant Julia’s bow strikes around the strings, drawing the waltz’s fiery notes into the air, whatever unusual is stirred—and Julia’s global comes below danger. The track has a terrifying and inexplicable influence on her younger daughter, who turns out violently remodeled. confident that the hypnotic lines of Incendio
are weaving a malevolent spell, Julia units out to find the fellow and the which means at the back of the score.
Her quest beckons Julia to the traditional urban of Venice, the place she uncovers a gloomy, decades-old mystery concerning a dangerously robust kin that may cease at not anything to maintain Julia from bringing the reality to light.Praise for Playing with Fire
“Compelling . . . I defy you to learn the 1st bankruptcy and never singe your palms interpreting the rest.”—David Baldacci
“One of the simplest and most unusual thrillers of the year.”—Providence Journal
“[A] novel brimming with emotion, literary description, and mental suspense.”—The Huffington Post
“Will make readers drop every little thing to immerse themselves in its propulsive twin narrative.”—Los Angeles TimesFrom the Hardcover edition.