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The Shape of Night

(2019)
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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

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Reminiscent of the best of du Maurier, this modern gothic is eerie, tantalizing, spine-tingling, and sensual. . . . An altogether delicious read." - Sandra Brown

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

"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." - Sylvia Day

"This is one of Gerritsen’s best mysteries ever, with Ava Collette an unlikely heroine you’ll never easily forget. Pick up a copy—you might be left breathless and reeling, but you won’t be disappointed." - Lisa Jackson

"This book reminds me why I love reading. Tess Gerritsen is a writer I look up to!" - J R Ward


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Used availability for Tess Gerritsen's The Shape of Night

Hardback Editions

January 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Shape of Night
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 1-64358-448-0 / 978-1-64358-448-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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October 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Shape of Night
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 1-78763-164-8 / 978-1-78763-164-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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October 2019 : Hardback
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Title: The Shape of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 1-984820-95-8 / 978-1-984820-95-2
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Shape of Night
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 0-85750-453-3 / 978-0-85750-453-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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July 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Shape of Night
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 0-85750-431-2 / 978-0-85750-431-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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June 2020 : Paperback
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Title: The Shape of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 1-984820-97-4 / 978-1-984820-97-6
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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June 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Shape of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 0-593-15986-1 / 978-0-593-15986-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA
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October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Shape of Night
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 1-78763-165-6 / 978-1-78763-165-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Audio Editions

June 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Shape of Night
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 1-72136-805-1 / 978-1-72136-805-1
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Shape of Night
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 1-72136-807-8 / 978-1-72136-807-5
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Shape of Night
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Shape of Night
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Shape of Night
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Shape of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 1-72136-804-3 / 978-1-72136-804-4
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Shape of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 1-72136-808-6 / 978-1-72136-808-2
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Unknown Title
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 1-72136-806-X / 978-1-72136-806-8
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Shape of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Shape of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Shape of Night: The spine-tingling thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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October 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Shape of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA