Saturday, 20 February 2016

Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Random House UK, Transworld Publishers and NetGalley.
Playing with Fire
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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 . . .

Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Playing with Fire “Our daughter is trying to kill me. I’m not the one who needs therapy.”

I was quite disappointed by this story.

I felt quite sorry for Julia, having your 3-year-old try to kill you would be really quite disturbing, and having nobody believe you would be infuriating too! She did sound a little nuts when she was telling people that her toddler was trying to kill her though!

The storyline in this was all over the pace, we had Julia who was worried about her 3-year-old, Lily, and then other chapters about the composer of a piece of music in 1938, and these chapters were really quite boring for me.

The ending to this was also quite disappointing. (highlight to view spoiler - We never did get an answer as to why Lily attacked her mother? Did the author just forget this storyline? Surely we aren’t really expected to believe that a piece of music drove her to attacked her own mother and kill her cat?)

6 out of 10

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