The Shape of Night

A Novel

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Publisher Description

A woman trying to outrun her past is drawn to a coastal village in Maine—and to a string of unsolved murders—in this novel of romance and psychological suspense from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen.

“Suspenseful, sexy, and soulful.”—J. R. Ward, bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series

After an unspeakable tragedy in Boston, Ava Collette flees to a remote village in Maine, where she rents an old house named Brodie’s Watch.

In that isolated seaside mansion, Ava finally feels at peace . . . until she glimpses the long-dead sea captain who still resides there.

Rumor has it that Captain Jeremiah Brodie has haunted the house for more than a century. One night, Ava confronts the apparition, who feels all too real, and who welcomes her into his world—and into his arms. Even as Ava questions her own sanity, she eagerly looks forward to the captain’s ghostly visits. But she soon learns that the house she loves comes with a terrible secret, a secret that those in the village don’t want to reveal: Every woman who has ever lived in Brodie’s Watch has also died there. Is the ghost of Captain Brodie responsible, or is a flesh-and-blood killer at work? A killer who is even now circling closer to Ava?

Praise for The Shape of Night

“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, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“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, New York Times bestselling author of Untouchable
“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. You are in for a dark and sexy night, and you will be up very late with Tess’s twisted, haunting tale.”—Iris Johansen, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Mysteries & Thrillers
October 1
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Paradise Broke ,

Gerritson is unstoppable!

I have read most of Tess Gerritson’s books and she never disappoints me. I couldn’t put this book down. With he twists and turns she will keep you on the edge of your seat.

lisa66az ,

Always a surprise ...

As always, I’m captivated by the skill with which Tess Gerritson entices you to become enthralled in her story. She leads your
Imagination, painting her characters as people you actually see yourself engaging with and wanting to know.

This book is no different, and although it seems as though it may be sexually risqué and not the type of book you’re looking for, I can assure you it’s not a typical BDSM novel. It’s so much more than that, and you’ll be glad you kept reading until the very end. Its twists and plot development keep you turning the pages, anticipating what she has in store for her characters. Truly worth the read!! Enjoy ... she never fails to reward her followers’ curiosity.

jemr55 ,


Awful unless you like stories about having sex with a ghost.

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