Veil of Night

  • by Linda Howard
  • Narrated by Clarinda Ross
  • 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jaclyn Wilde is a wedding planner who loves her job—usually. But helping Carrie Edwards with her Big Day has been an unrelenting nightmare. Carrie is a bridezilla of mythic nastiness, a diva whose tantrums are just about as crazy as her demands. But the unpleasant task at hand turns seriously criminal when Carrie is brutally murdered and everyone involved with the ceremony is accusing one another of doing the deed.
The problem is, most everyone—from the cake maker and the florist to the wedding-gown retailer and the bridesmaids’ dressmaker—had his or her own reason for wanting the bride dead, including Jaclyn. And while those who felt Carrie’s wrath are now smiling at her demise, Jaclyn refuses to celebrate tragedy, especially since she finds herself in the shadow of suspicion.
Assigned to the case, Detective Eric Wilder finds that there’s too much evidence pointing toward too many suspects. Compounding his problems is Jaclyn, with whom he shared one deeply passionate night before Carrie’s death. Being a prime suspect means that Jaclyn is hands-off just when Eric would rather be hands-on. As the heat intensifies between Eric and Jaclyn, a cold-blooded murderer moves dangerously close. And this time the target is not a bride but one particularly irresistible wedding planner, unaware of a killer’s vow.

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Not Quite Loved It...

I'm a fan of Linda Howard and I'll give just about anything she writes at least one read/listen. While I did enjoy this book, I was somewhat disappointed. Linda Howard is one of those writers who can both invoke laughter and outrage at the characters she creates...and there were spots of that in this story.

I'd so been looking forward to the release of this book...based on the story line, I'd built up my expectations for another DYING TO PLEASE with Susan Ericksen...sadly I didn't get it. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the narration was not horrible, but it wasn't Susan Ericksen either.

As I said earlier Linda Howard can really invoke feelings of outrage at some of her male characters, I was really looking forward to being outraged at this bride...but there were not many scenes in which that outrage was felt.

I would have REALLY enjoyed more mysterious in this book...I wanted to be guessing who-dun-it...but all in all I loved all of the characters, the storyline, and I still love Linda Howard...so 4 stars!
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- Kiffyb23

Was Joyce Bean busy?

Talk about missing the point. I think the delivery would have better with a speech enhanced Kindle. This is a funny, tongue-in-cheek mystery, along the lines of Blair Mallory. This is a area Linda Howard does extremely well and this book is no exception. The narration was just wrong, not bad, just wrong. Clarinda Ross was perfect for Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly but totally missed the mark here. This book needed someone like Joyce Bean or Susan Ericksen.

With that said, I decided to just rate the book, which is Linda Howard all the way, well written characters and a good plot line. You know who-done-it and why early on, but still it's a fun ride.
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- L. Claude

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2010
  • Publisher: Random House Audio