Treacherous Is the Night
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 ...more
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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 ...more
As the book opens, Verity gives the reader a gl ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
After the miraculous return of Verity’s husband, Sidney, from the dead, the two of them are working - not all that successfully - on revitalizing and repairing their marriage. When one of her friends invites her to a seance, Verity reluctantly attends, only to leave furious and puzzled when the medium conjures the ‘spirit’ of a fellow spy that Verity worked with during the war. When her mission to question the med ...more
Verity and her husband have a slightly awkward conversation. Immediately afterwards the narration spends to pages on explaining how her relationship has changed because of what they saw in the war and what happened after the war. That their relationship will never be the same as it was before. That they both still have to work through all those issues but that both have problems opening up to the other because they feel they ...more
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