Playing with Fire
What if your child wanted you dead? Julia doesn't understand what is happening to her daughter, but she thinks she knows what's causing it. She is terrified for Lily, and for herself, but what scares her more is that no one believes her. If she is going to help Lily, she will have to find the answers alone, embarking on a search that will take her to the shadowy back streets of Venice. There, Julia uncovers a heartbreaking, long-buried tale of tragedy and devastation - a discovery that puts her in serious danger. Some people will do anything in their power to keep the truth silent...
The haunting new standalone novel from Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author of the Rizzoli Isles series.
"I defy you to read the first chapter and not singe your fingers reading all the rest. It's that compelling. It's that good." DAVID BALDACCI "Tess Gerritsen is at the top of her game. Compelling and satisfying, this eerie, suspenseful novel had me turning the pages until the early hours." Paula Daly "Deeply creepy, seriously clever." Sharon Bolton
Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen is also a physician, and she brings to her novels her first-hand knowledge of emergency and autopsy rooms. Her thrillers starring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the hit TV series Rizzoli Isles. But Tess's interests span far more than medicine and crime. As an anthropology student at Stanford University, she catalogued centuries-old human remains, and she continues to travel the world, driven by her fascination with ancient cultures and bizarre natural phenomena.