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Book Reviews of Veil of Night

Veil of Night
Veil of Night
Author: Linda Howard
ISBN-13: 9780345506894
ISBN-10: 0345506898
Publication Date: 8/10/2010
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 92 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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11 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Veil of Night on
Helpful Score: 7
I loved this book! Thank you Ms. Howard for going back to what you do best, murder mysteries with laugh out loud humor. I was a little wary buying this book. But the first chapter had me hooked. "Six weddings in five days. HOLY SHIT". What an opening. This a good read. Fast paced, several laugh out load moments and some steamy sex. Exactly the way I like my Linda Howard.
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Helpful Score: 3
Awesome book! Loved the blend of humor, romance, and suspense. First Linda Howard I have read and I was very impressed. I will definitely be looking for more.
junefriday avatar reviewed Veil of Night on + 46 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I'm a reluctant Linda Howard fan. This was good entertainment and would make a decent movie. Hero and heroine are both likeable and Howard does capture chemistry well. Editing mistakes were annoying. Some things were over-explained or repeated while other motivations were rushed. Although a different take, it was a bit too much to use the wedding planning venue when Nora Roberts is in the middle of a similarly-set series.
jilld avatar reviewed Veil of Night on + 156 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Grade = C+

Jaclyn Wilde literally runs into Eric Wilder while dealing with a traffic violation at city hall. They end up later at a bar and have a night of very passionate sex. The next day Eric is called in to investigate the homicide of a young woman. It turns out Jaclyn is the main suspect, seeing as the victim was a young bride and Jaclyn her wedding planner. Jaclyn had been slapped in the face because the "bridezilla" was anything but pleased with Jaclyn's service. Eric has to clear Jaclyn's name and can't play favorites especially because of their former relationship.

Veil of Night starts off strong. It has a fast, interesting beginning. Unfortunately, things slowly deteriorate from there. First off, let me state for the record that I cannot be impartial when writing this review. I have been a long time fan of Linda Howard. She is one of my favorite all time authors, however I have been less than enthusiastic with her recent releases. This one included.

The problem for me is that I have come to expect a really superb romance, with a strong romantic thread between the hero and heroine. Veil of Night does not deliver in this aspect. While Jaclyn is a fine heroine and Eric a definite hero, the romance is left to the wayside as Howard allows the murder and the details to detract from the main relationship. I can't help but compare Howard's recent work with her former and it just can't compare.

I would say that if reading Howard for the first time, there is still something about her writing that can lend itself to intrigue. The characters invite confidence and an easy manner that will draw readers in. The mystery is somewhat ordinary and hard core mystery fans will most likely think that part of the story is weak. Overall, I am not impressed. I just can't help compare Veil of Night to her other work and it just doesn't stand up. It makes me so sad. I just don't want to give up on her books, but what can I do? I don't think I can hang in there any longer.
mamawaite avatar reviewed Veil of Night on + 175 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Now this was the Linda Howard I know and love. I loved the characters in this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
Just a FYI. This book is available in paperback. ISBN 97803455069, unless you wanted a hardcover version?
neoga avatar reviewed Veil of Night on + 55 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great Read! I've been a fan of Linda Howard for some time, altho hadn't read too much of her lately. I'm glad I picked this one up it made me remember why I like Ms. Howard. It's a good and fairly quick read. Some real laugh out loud scenes. If you're looking for erotic this one isn't it, but it does have a few spice scenes.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of Linda Howard's classic style of humor, murder, romance, sex, and suspense novels that she does so well. Definately one for the beach, as long as chocolate and coffee adicts have some within reach. As for the running joke ... Maybe Eric will finally buy a cuppa without any excitement.
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This was very good just like all of Linda Howard's books. The story line is not the same old stuff.
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I enjoyed the book and the suspense of findoug out who the killer was. It was a very enjoyable reading experience.
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This was an easy book to read and one that you didn't want to put down. Great read.
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