The Shape of Night

The Shape of Night

A Novel

Book - 2019
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"A woman trying to outrun her past is drawn to a quiet coastal town in Maine--and to a string of unsolved murders--in this haunting tale of romantic suspense from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781984820952
1984820958
Branch Call Number: Fiction Gerritsen
Characteristics: 268 pages ; 25 cm

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cms1956
Nov 19, 2019

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up this book. Unfortunately it does not measure up to the authors previous works. I was disappointed and I hope her next book will be better received by her fans.

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pattif152
Nov 14, 2019

Rather disappointing: given the author's earlier work, I was expecting a thriller with a surprise ending. This is a rather bizarre S&M ghost story with a predictable ending. None of it made sense to me. I respect an author's desire to explore different genres. Using a nom de plume would prevent faithful readers of her earlier work (Rizzoli & Isles) from being unpleasantly surprised.

RomanceAddict Nov 02, 2019

Review excerpt: "'The Shape of Night' by Tess Gerritsen is a ridiculous book. I had hoped that it would transcend into glorious F+ grade territory, but sadly, despite all of its WTFery, it doesn’t. I also thought it might be romantic suspense, but it’s not. 'The Shape of Night' is a thriller with erotic and paranormal elements (BDSM ghost sex, for real) but it fails to stick the landing on the thriller portion, it isn’t particularly erotic, and the paranormal world building doesn’t make sense. It was supremely disappointing."

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2greyts
Oct 31, 2019

NOT at all “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir”. Nor what I expected from Tess Gerritsen. Nothing to enjoy here, unless you’re into S & M, shallow characters and fairly good architectural description.

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susfuh
Oct 20, 2019

I have enjoyed reading most of the other books by Tess Gerritsen especially the Rizzoli and Isle series. I did not enjoy reading this one. Not fond of stories with a ghost that saves the day. More of a book for teenagers. In my opinion not one of her better reads.

debwalker Sep 26, 2019

A ghost story set in coastal Maine

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