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  • Published: 1 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787631656
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $32.99
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The Shape of Night




The haunting new standalone novel from Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series.

'This will haunt you. Riveting!' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR
If the walls could talk . . . they'd tell her to leave. Now.
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?

'Beguiling! 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
'A close-knit community, a gothic house, and a shadowy stranger inside . . . I love Tess's writing and The Shape of Night is as compulsive as it gets.' Lesley Kara
'Written with verve.' i magazine

  • Pub date: 1 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787631656
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Tess Gerritsen

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.

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Praise for The Shape of Night

“A captivating and seductive tale exploring the dark embrace of grief and guilt, reminding us that nothing can haunt us as insidiously as our personal demons. This is the incomparable Gerritsen at her finest!”

SYLVIA DAY

“Beguiling! 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

“A close-knit community, a gothic house, and a shadowy stranger inside . . . I love Tess's writing and The Shape Of Night is as compulsive as it gets.”

Lesley Kara, author of THE RUMOUR

“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. As the chills run down your spine, and the creeping sense of danger curls your toes, don’t say I didn’t warn you: you are in for a dark and sexy night, and you will be up very late with Tess’ twisted, haunting tale.”

IRIS JOHANSEN

“Reminiscent of the best of du Maurier, this modern gothic is eerie, tantalizing, spine-tingling, and sensual . . . an altogether delicious read.”

SANDRA BROWN

“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

“The Shape of Night is one helluva thrill ride with twists and turns I didn’t see coming. I honestly could not put the book down . . . This is one of Gerritsen’s best mysteries ever.”

LISA JACKSON

“This book reminds me why I love reading. I wish this were a series so I could spend more time in Tucker's Cove. Tess Gerritsen is a writer I look up to!”

J.R. WARD

“This riveting Gothic thriller explores the limits of love, guilt, and punishment.”

KIRKUS

“This will haunt you. Riveting!”

Shari Lapena, bestselling author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

“The Shape of Night is reading gold—thought-provoking, loaded with suspense, with an ending to knock your socks off.”

Catherine Coulter

“Well paced and written with verve.”

i

“Gerritsen creates an atmospheric scene with the mansion and the Maine coastline, and readers will almost feel the breeze and hear the waves crashing against the rocks. The main story of Ava, who may — or may not — be descending into madness, is compelling, and a clever twist or two steers the narrative in unexpected ways…another winner for Gerritsen.”

AP


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