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Treacherous Is the Night

(Verity Kent #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  641 ratings  ·  154 reviews
In 1919 England, in the shadow of The Great War, many look to the spirit world for answers. But it will take an all too earthbound intrigue to draw in the discerning heroine of Anna Lee Huber’s latest mystery . . .

It’s not that Verity Kent doesn’t sympathize with those eager to make contact with lost loved ones. After all, she once believed herself a war widow. But now t
Published September 25th 2018 by Kensington
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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: "....Mrs Kent, I am ordering you to stay out of this matter. Should I discover you disregarded this warning or should you attempt to visit us here again, I will not hesitate to contact Scotland Yard." His eyes gleamed with the pleasure it would give him to see me arrested. "Is that clear?"

"Except that I'm no longer a member of the service, as you so helpfully reminded me. So you have no authority to order me to do anything," I replied as I closed the door. Perhaps it would have been wis
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've given this a B+ at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars.

Treacherous is the Night is the second book in Anna Lee Huber’s latest series of post-WW1 historical mysteries featuring former secret service agent Verity Kent.  The events of this story unfold just a few weeks after those of the previous book, This Side of Murder, and if you’ve not read that, look away now, because there is a massive spoiler for the twist in that story in the next paragraph of this review.

For fifteen months, Verity believed hers
Gail C.
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advance digital copy of Treacherous Is the Night by Anna Lee Huber in exchange for an unbiased review. The second in a series featuring former Secret Service Agent Verity Kent in the time immediately following World War I. this books stands alone. Although there are a few references to the first book in the series, having not read it in no way lessened the enjoyment of this novel.

As the book opens, Verity gives the reader a gl
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Treacherous Is the Night is the second book in Verity Kent series by Anna Lee Huber. In this book Verity travels to Belgium and France with Sydney to investigate a mystery concerning one of La Dame Blanche (Belgian underground intelligence) agents with whom she worked during WW1 and whom she considers a friend. It appears that this friend is now in peril and may need Verity's help.

In the first book we didn't know a lot about Verity's role with Secret Service during the war but in this book we fi
The Lit Bitch
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Full disclosure, I’ve been a huge fan of Anna Lee Huber for years. I absolutely love all of her books and I can’t get enough of the heroines, mysteries, and of course the covers! The Verity Kent series is no different.

I read the first book in the Verity Kent series earlier this year and I loved it! It was an interesting start to a different type of heroine for Huber. I was eager to see what else was in store for Verity in this latest book in the series.

In 1919 England, in the shadow of The Great
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
Dollycas’s Thoughts

In this follow up to This Side of Murder, Ex-Secret Service Agent Verity Kent is doing her best to reconnect with the husband she believed was killed in the war. His surprising return happened in the last book just as she started to have feelings for another man. It is difficult to curb those new feelings when the man seems to pop up everywhere as he did to a séance her friend had dragged her too.

In This Side of Murder a Quija board upset Verity greatly and this time a séance
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5+ stars!!

Ms. Huber has penned another fabulous mystery in this series. She has demonstrated great skill as she writes in a new setting that is roughly 90 years later than her popular Lady Darby series. Many authors are not able to adapt from one setting to another as successfully as she.

With lyrical prose that appeals to the senses, Ms. Huber adeptly draws her readers into the setting of post-war Europe that is filled with danger and intrigue. The shadow of the Great War continues to haunt Ve
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Strong second book in the Verity Kent series.

In the last book, Verity discovered that her husband Sidney, whom she’d been told over a year earlier was dead, was still very much alive. After the ripples from that discovery and its associated investigation start dying down, Verity and Sidney are left to see if their marriage is salvagable. After only a few days as newlyweds, they were separated for nearly five years, with only sporadic visits and too many secrets between them. Both had been change
After my intro to Verity and her Post WWI world in This Side of Murder, I was eager to press forward with the next installment in this complex and intriguing though exceptionally engaging historical murder mystery series.

Treacherous is the Night is book two and follows closely on the heels of book one. It builds from the previous events and doesn't make a good one to grab out of order.

In fact, this book's very blurb provides a spoiler for book one that can't be helped, dear readers, so just kno
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Though it is 1919 and despite the horrendous war and the after effects of it, the position of women seemed roughly unchanged. They took up the challenge,motor to every known occupation available, filled in all the gaps admirably but when the war was over they were expected to go back to their routine lives of home and family.

To those like Verity who worked behind the scenes and without anyone's knowledge in extremely desperate circumstances all for the good of the country, this must have been a
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, e-books, historical
Verity Kent attended a seance and the medium revealed items that occur during the time she was working for the Secret Service. Her efforts to talk with the medium were not successful. With her husband, Sidney at her side. They leave for war-torn Belgium. There she meets friends that help her in war. She feels her friend, the midwife, Emilie
is in trouble and no one knows where she is now. Following the clues, they take a treasure hunt through Belgium seeing all the damage caused by the war but n
Barbara Rogers
Series: Verity Kent #2
Publication Date: 9/25/18

This is a captivating, suspenseful and beautifully written tale set in the aftermath of WWI. It moves quickly and is filled with twists and turns. There is so much rich period detail that is so well done that you feel as if you are there. This author does a lot of research and I always learn something new when I read her work. The characters are so well written that you would like to introduce yourself and make them your friend. I particularly like
4.5 stars. I liked the first book in this series, but Treacherous Is the Night took it to another level! The first one was a bit more cozy mystery, with the classic English house party setup, but this one felt much deeper. Most of the historical mystery series I read are lighter than this, and while I love the sparkliness and humor they have to offer, I also loved the darker, more serious feel of this book, and the issues it explored.

After I finished the first book, I was rather skeptical of Sid
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-and-5-stars
I don't really know how to review this without spoiling the first book. Anyway, I thought it was even better than the first one. I think I just found a new historical mystery series to squee over.
I really enjoyed the second book in Huber's Verity Kent series in which Verity Kent finds herself embroiled in an intrigue related to her time as a Secret Service agent during the war. Verity learns that a former contact may be in danger and that someone has been sharing secrets that should not have been made public, spurring Verity to make a trip to Belgium to discover more. Accompanying Verity is her husband, Sidney, who has recently returned to her after being thought dead for 15 months (read ...more
Calculated risks!

Verity and Sidney Kent may be united but four years of thinking your husband dead means you led a different life. No longer the woman who had a husband to consider, rather a woman grieving and determined to live life, take chances and trying to bury the sorrow.
So it's no wonder Verity and Sidney are experiencing alienation, confusion with seemingly no way of going forward.
Add to this Verity being dragged to a seance where the medium exposes facts that are not to be revealed und
Verity who was a strong woman in the first book has turned into a doormat here who takes on the guilt and blame of everything and everyone when she shouldn't. Her husband Sydney turns out to be the biggest chauvinistic asshole ever. And Verity just takes it and rationalizes everything....I would have dumped him and at this point in time, she wouldn't have been blamed for doing so. The mystery plot in this book is slim and takes a back seat to the problems of Verity and Sydney which shouldn't hav ...more
Kate Baxter
This is the second book in the Verity Kent mystery series which follows six weeks after the conclusion of, "This Side of Murder". In the first book, the Great War has recently ended. Verity's stint in the British Secret Service has come to an end. Yet, those skills honed in service are vital to solving the riddles and mysteries found in book two.

Without giving too much away, I must say that author Anna Lee Huber brings her characters to life so fully that one could easily imagine that these per
Sep 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an interesting post-war mystery. I had a difficult time with the heroine though. Verity was just a little too bitter and prickly for me. I understand why she's that way - she had a difficult job during the war, believed herself to be a widow, coped with it as best she could manage with her work and alcohol, then found out her husband was alive. And that he had more than his own share of troubles and baggage. But the amount of personal problems and internal conflict almost bogged down the ...more
Carole (in Canada)
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Murder/Mystery historical/World War 1


Another intriguing post-World War I mystery by the ever talented Anna Lee Huber and book 2 in the Verity Kent mystery series. I strongly recommend you read book 1, 'This Side of Murder', as the mystery and story behind her dead husband, Sidney, is revealed in that book.

I eagerly anticipated reading 'Treacherous is the Night', as I wanted to, not only be back in the life of Verity Kent, but I wanted to know if Ms. Huber could bring me round to liking Sidney Kent! I
Dawn Michelle
My eyes are killing me and I have had a headache for TWO days, but I will say it was GLORIOUS to actually R E A D this book [on my computer with the font HUGE - which is disconcerting when you have to go back to regular font - everything looks so tiny]. Oh how I have missed that.

I enjoyed this book much more than the first one, though I understand the first one [in the sense of why Verity was the way she was] a lot more because of things that come out in this book and that was a nice added bonu
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a big fan of Ms. Huber's Lady Darby series, but had not read the first book in the Verity Kent series. I didn't feel lost at all reading this one. Though the immediate post-WWI time period is not one I tend to read, Ms. Huber has the ability to make anything interesting! In this story Verity agrees, grudgingly, to attend a seance with a friend. The medium "channels" a woman Verity worked with in the Secret Service during the war, but Verity isn't convinced the woman is dead. When the medium ...more
Literary Soirée
“Treacherous Is the Night” by Anna Lee Huber is a thrilling mystery set during 1919 England just after the war, when many who are grieving seek solace from spiritualists. Atmospheric and engaging, it features Verity Kent, once a member of the Secret Service who sets out to uncover the truth about the supposed death of a female spy. Then the medium who channels the lost spy is murdered, and Verity is blocked by her former spook colleagues in discovering what truly happened — and finds her own lif ...more
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own.

Treacherous Is The Night is the second book in the Verity Kent series and takes place in 1919 Enland after WWI. Verity Kent, a former Secret Service spy, has just discovered that her husband, Sidney is alive - though estranged after years of separation due to the war. Aside from her personal task to reconcile with Sidney, she soon is confronted with the murder of a séance medium - who channeled a woman she use
Margaret Sankey
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Huber sets this series not during WWI, where her heroine undertook dangerous missions for British intelligence in Belgium, but in the aftermath--as disgruntled refugees blame the British for their destroyed villages and prison time, badly behaved tourists flock to grim battlefields, demobilized soldiers and agents attempt to adjust to civilian life and the heroine and her veteran husband find that a desire to return to normalcy clashes badly with the way in which they and society changed over th ...more
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Note: This is my very first copy of a book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.
I did not read the first book in the series nor was I familiar with the author. But I will definitely read it now. And read more of Anna Lee Huber’s works. I saw reviews who recommend you read the first one to understand this book. I disagree as I was able to follow the story and put the main characters in perspective very early on.
To be honest, I could not put the book down and finished in one day. It was w
Clephiro (The Book Coven)
Picking up where This Side of Murder left off, Verity is adjusting to having her husband back from the dead and dealing with the leftover feelings she has for Max.

In this book, Verity receives information from a psychic that leads her to believe that an old war friend may be in danger. Of course, Verity must then set off to Europe to find her friend. Honestly, the whole mystery in this book didn't work for me, and most of it seemed like it was just overly complicated.

I love the historical settin
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Treacherous In The Night is the second book in the Verity Kent Mystery series.

I find this historical mystery to be a very enjoyable, well researched and written series. Ms. Huber gives the reader an interesting look at post-WWI Europe.

The story begins a few months after the conclusion of This Side Of Murder. Verity and Sidney are still walking on egg-shells around each other. Verity hasn’t completely forgiven Sidney for letting her believe he was dead for 15 months. She wants to make their marri
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Treacherous is the Night is an amazing piece of historical fiction.  Not only does it provide insight into the changing role of women after WWI, it doesn’t shy from discussing the effects of time in the trenches on soldiers or from portraying the callous “patriotism” of those not directly involved in the war.  The effects of war play a central roles in this espionage/mystery. On the one hand, there is the strain on Verity and Sidney’s marriage. (Verity had believed Sidney dead until only recentl ...more
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
It is 1919, and the shadows of World War I still loom in this superb second installment in the Verity Kent Mystery Series. TREACHEROUS IS THE NIGHT follows Verity and her “resurrected” husband Sydney as they face ghosts from the war in an attempt to save their marriage and decipher the message that one of Verity’s friends from her time in the Secret Service is trying to send. Readers follow along on the pair’s complex quest to find Emile, survive the dangers presented, and solve a murder mystery ...more
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Anna Lee Huber is the Daphne award-winning author of the national bestselling Lady Darby Mysteries, the Verity Kent Mysteries, the Gothic Myths series, and the forthcoming anthology The Jacobite’s Watch. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she majored in music and minored in psychology. She currently resides in Indiana with her family and is hard ...more

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