The Shape of the Night
Penguin Random House Australia
We’ve all done things we’re ashamed of . . .
When Ava arrives at Brodie’s Watch, she thinks she has found the perfect place to hide from her past. Something terrible happened, something she is deeply ashamed of, and all she wants is to forget.
But the old house on the hill both welcomes and repels her and Ava quickly begins to suspect she is not alone. Either that or she is losing her mind.
The house is full of secrets, but is the creeping sense of danger coming from within its walls, or from somewhere else entirely…
This really is the perfect Halloween or anytime, suspenseful read that pays homage to the gothic era of horror stories.
The tension is incredible! After the first one hundred or so pages I had to stop and read the rest in the day time – I was so apprehensive about what was next; the power of words on the page. What a great read.
I love a little paranormal in my reading to mix things up a little. This book was thrilling! Tess Gerritsen is an excellent storyteller – I can imagine her sitting round a camp fire telling this story late at night. Fabulously spooky.
I’m not surprised that you found this irresistibly suspenseful, Carol. Gerritsen really knows how to ramp up the tension, I’m more familiar with her Rizzoli series, but I can imagine this is quite the ride.
This is not like any of her other books and I think this has upset a few readers expectations but it is darkly written, full of tension and mystery and has left me thinking about the themes …
Enjoyed your review Carol 🙂
Thanks Tracey 🙏🏻🙏🏻
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