La vita di Ava Collette, scrittrice di libri di cucina, è stata sconvolta da un’indicibile tragedia. Per ritrovare pace e serenità, Ava ha deciso di lasciare Boston e trasferirsi a Brodie’s Watch, una magnifica casa in una tranquilla cittadina sulla costa del Maine. Qui, ne è certa, finirà di scrivere il manuale sulla cucina del New England a cui lavora da mesi e troverà il modo di superare il passato. Tutto sembra andare alla perfezione, ma Ava ha la costante sensazione di non essere sola. Finché i suoi dubbi non trovano conferma: una notte si sveglia di soprassalto e si trova faccia a faccia con un’apparizione che la turba profondamente. Davanti a lei c’è un uomo, ma non dovrebbe esserci perché il suo aspetto è quello di una persona morta molti, molti anni prima, un ufficiale di marina che, a quanto si mormora in paese, non ha mai lasciato quella casa. Da quel momento Ava impiegherà le sue giornate indagando su quell’uomo, sparito improvvisamente nel nulla… mentre di notte si lascerà affascinare e infine sedurre dalle sue visite spettrali, in un susseguirsi di eventi che la faranno dubitare della propria sanità mentale.
Ma è più vicina alla realtà di quanto possa sospettare: esiste un segreto, che la gente di quel posto sperduto si bisbiglia all’orecchio, e che Ava dovrà svelare in fretta, prima che il numero delle vittime aumenti... includendo anche lei.
- ISBN: 8830453099
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 320
Ava Collette, a cookbook author, has rented a home in a coastal town in Maine in order to get some distance from her past and her life in Boston. She tells everyone that she needs the space and quiet in order to focus on her book about New England Cuisine. The old beautiful house she has rented is n Leggi tutto
I'm not really sure how to review this book, while quick and easy to read, it wasn't really what I was expecting. We have Ava who, in the wake of a personal tragedy, leaves Boston to take a rental for the summer in coastal Maine, where she's determined to finish the book she is writing. She is able
The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen is a 2019 Ballantine Publication. A creepy paranormal mystery with a Gothic undertone? Count me in! An isolated old mansion, a fragile house guest, an unsolved mystery, a few erotic encounters and an unusual ghost/entity in residence, and you have all the makings Leggi tutto
I enjoyed Gerritsen’s prior series, Rizzoli and Isles, so I was willing to give this standalone a try. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that paranormal, gothic mysteries are not my normal cup of tea but I need to step outside my favorites every now and then. Ava is a food writer, looking to work on h Leggi tutto
EXCERPT: Even now I still dream about Brodie's Watch, and the nightmare is always the same. I am standing in the gravel driveway and the house looms before me like a ghost ship adrift in the fog. Around my feet mist curls and slithers and it coats my skin in icy rime. I hear waves rolling in from th Leggi tutto
I love Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli & Isles series so was looking forward to read this, especially when it sounded like a foray into a very different type of novel - a gothic paranormal mystery. Unfortunately it didn’t quite work for me. I’m not sure whether it was the handsome ghost who was into BDSM, Leggi tutto
3.5 rounded up to 4 stars. Ava Collette is a food writer who rents a house in a small coastal Maine town. She has promised her publisher a book of historic recipes. She decides getting away from her home in Boston will help her write. She experiments by making a dish from each recipe. There are 2 ca Leggi tutto
After reading a number of Rizzoli & Isles novels by Tess Gerritsen, I was drawn to her latest piece, a standalone, to see if it held as much excitement for me. Definitely full of mystery, this book will leave those who have loved the aforementioned series with many questions and potential concerns i Leggi tutto
This story was just not what I was expecting. I’ve read Tess Gerritsen in the past and remembered her novels as thrilling. This “ghost story” was far from it - the pace was very slow and I just wanted to get to the end. Unfortunately I do not recommend this one. There is some light BDSM to be aware Leggi tutto
Tess Gerritsen is an author that’s an automatic go to for me – without knowing anything about it, I’ll read it. But I’m seriously wondering if The Shape of Night was written by someone else, it’s that different from anything the author has written before. A one hundred and fifty year old ghost; a wo Leggi tutto
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