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 Hubers latest mystery . . . Its not that Verity Kent doesnt sympathize with those eager to make contact with lost loved ones. After all, she once believed herself a war widow. But now that shes discovered Sidney is very much alive, Verity is having enough trouble connecting with her estranged husband, never mind the dead. Still, at a friends behest, Verity attends a sance, where she encounters the man who still looms between her and Sidneyand a medium who channels a woman Verity once worked with in the Secret Service. Refusing to believe her former fellow spy is dead, Verity is determined to uncover the source of the spiritualists top secret revelation.Then the medium is murderedand Veritys investigation is suddenly thwarted. Even Secret Service agents she once trusted turn their backs on her. Undaunte...
|Title||:||Treacherous Is the Night|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||588 pages|
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Treacherous Is the Night Reviews
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 ...more
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
“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
Although the Great War is over, no one is over the Great War in Anna Lee Huber’s Treacherous is the Night. Every family has been affected by the huge number of fatalities and the return of badly wounded soldiers. Civilians carry the memories of deprivation and on the continent all live daily in the midst of destruction and rebuilding. For Verity Kent, the end of the war means reunion with a husband long thought dead and the end of her dangerous stint as a spy. Verity is dragged back into the aft ...more
I received an ARC from the publisher, Thank you! All opinions expressed are mine. This is Book #2 of Verity Kent, she discovers her husband, Sydney is alive, after 15 months of thinking he was dead!! After being newlyweds only a few days & then having 5 years apart they are working their way back to each other as very much changed individuals. More of Verity’s exploits with the Secret Service are discovered during this book. Her fears for a contact, that also became a friend during the war, ...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
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
I really liked this book! I loved all the intricacies of secrets and codes post-war. I liked how Verity was a great heroine in her own right, while her husband, Sidney, seemed to me more like her sidekick. I even liked how their marital issues were a conflict in this book. I will be happy to read more about Verity!