Wednesday, March 25, 2009

2009 Book 16: Cover of Night

Book #:128

Book Title:Cover of Night

Author:Linda Howard

Publisher:Ballantine Books

Pub. Date:2006


Started:March 21, 2009

Finished:March 24, 2009

Time to Read:4 Days

Back Cover / Inside Flap:"In the charming rural town of Trail Stop, Idaho, accessible to the outside world only by a single road, young widow Cate Nightingale leaves peacefully with her four-year-old twin boys, running a bed-and-breakfast. Though the overnight guests are few and far between - occasional hunters and lake fishermen - Cate always manages to make ends meet with the help of the local jack-of-all-trades, Calvin Harris, who can handle everything from carpentry to plumbing. But Calvin is not what he seems, and Cate's luck is about to run out.

One morning, the B and B's only guest inexplicably vanishes, leaving behind his personal effects. A few days later, Cate is shocked when armed men storm the house, demanding the mystery man's belongings. Fearing for her children's lives, Cate agrees to cooperate - until Calvin saves the day, forcing the intruders to scatter into the surrounding woods.

The nightmare, however, is just beginning. Cate, Calvin and their entire community find themselves cut off and alone with no means to call for help as the threat gathers intensity and first blood is drawn.

With their fellow residents trapped and the entire town held hostage, Cate and Calvin have no choice but to take the fight to their enemies under the cover of night. While reticent Cal becomes a fearless protector, Cate makes the most daring move of her life...into the very heart of danger."


Review:The pacing of this book is interesting - a bit inconsistent at times, but yet with a story that is intriguing and that leaves the reader with no idea what to expect next, it works rather well. The characters of Cate and Calvin are perfectly just have to root for them to succeed and to get together on the way besides. The children are an interesting dilemma as they seem to be an afterthought throughout, but yet their inclusion is necessary for the story line. The town is fairly well described/formed, but I could have used a little more on that end. All in all, interesting and fun. Enjoy!

If you have read or are planning to read this book, please make sure to stop back by and leave me a comment to let me know your own thoughts!

From my library to yours,


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