Treacherous Is the Night (Verity Kent, #2) by Anna Lee Huber

Treacherous Is the Night (Verity Kent, #2)

"My favorite new mystery series!" --Alyssa Maxwell, USA Today bestselling authorIn 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...


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TitleTreacherous Is the Night (Verity Kent, #2)
ISBN9781496713179
Author
Release DateSep 25th, 2018
PublisherKensington Publishing Corporation
GenreMystery, Historical, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Fiction
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Reviews Treacherous Is the Night (Verity Kent, #2)

  • Gail C.
    1970-01-01
    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 nove...
  • Milena
    1970-01-01
    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 Se...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    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....
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Betty
    1970-01-01
    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 Bel...
  • Mystica
    1970-01-01
    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 f...
  • Kate Baxter
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Melodie
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Mai
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Caz
    1970-01-01
    Review to follow at AAR.
  • Margaret Sankey
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Carol
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Crittermom
    1970-01-01
    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 m...
  • Jackie
    1970-01-01
    Note: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.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 w...
  • Lindsey
    1970-01-01
    Wow, another thrilling adventure for Verity. I loved all the intrigue and suspense. It was an exciting historical escape. Loved every page!
  • GG
    1970-01-01
    Anna Lee Huber's latest Verity Kent mystery “Treacherous Is the Night” is a dark and wondrous tale. It has a little bit of everything – mysterious clues, secret rooms, strangers you can't trust, lovers you can't love. Not to mention breadcrumbs. Verity is every bit as tenacious and loyal as she was in her first book “This Side of Murder,” maybe more so. The deeper I read into the book, the harder it was to put down. So I didn't. Verity ...
  • Sheila
    1970-01-01
    First, thank you Anna Lee Huber for the Advance Reader’s Edition of Treacherous is the Night, the second Verity Kent Mystery. The story picks up shortly after the events in This Side of Murder. Verity and Sydney are trying to reconnect and repair their marriage. Verity, at a friend’s request, attends a seance, and the medium, Madame Zozza, channels a woman from Belgium that Verity worked undercover with during the War. Subsequent events take ...
  • Pat Dupuy
    1970-01-01
    What a wonderful second entry in this series! It is hard to understand that both world wars separated husbands and wives for years. Imagine getting married days before your husband goes off to war and seeing him for a few days at a time once or twice a year until the war's end. This is Verity Kent's reality until she receives word of her husband Sidney's death. And then her husband comes back from the dead 15 months later. She resents his not con...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    I received this book as a prize, I don't remember if it was in exchange for an honest review, but I'm happy to write one. And I honestly enjoyed it. It was well written, the characters were fleshed out and real, the plot was interesting. My only trouble with the plotting was Verity's insistence on going to Belgium, but even that was explained. I am constantly reminded of other books, though. This reminded me, in a good way, of the Amory Ames book...
  • Lauren
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars (wavering on rounding up or down). This book had a very different feel to it than the first in the series. There is a lot more internal contemplation for much of the story, before kicking into gear with the action later on. As others have noted, Max is disappointingly absent for nearly all of the story. I get that we need to re-establish Verity and Sidney's relationship, but I much preferred Max to Sidney. Verity's flashbacks to her war...
  • Helen Howerton
    1970-01-01
    Treacherous is the Night is all about secrets – secrets from during the Great War, secrets lingering after the war, but especially the secrets hovering between Verity and Sidney Kent. Which ones will be revealed and settled first? Will some of them turn out to be unsolvable? One really, really needs to have read the first book in the series, written by Anna Lee Huber, to know what’s driving much of the plot of this one. (And you should, anywa...
  • Ellen
    1970-01-01
    Thank you Kensington Books for the opportunity to read and review Treacherous Is the Night. All thoughts and opinions are my own.After listening to the first Verity Kent book, This Side of Murder, I was excited to learn more about Sydney, Verity, and the path their relationship would taket. Now, if you haven't read the first book I would recommend doing so as I believe it really sets the stage for book two. And Verity's next adventure delves into...
  • Gail
    1970-01-01
    This second Verity Kent entry picks up a few weeks after the series debut, which reunited Sydney and Verity after Sydney's presumed death during WWI. Both are having trouble adjusting to married life and each is hiding painful secrets from their war experiences. The resulting lack of trust is eroding their marriage When Verity is drawn into a mystery surrounding her involvement in the La Dame Blanche, a Belgium intelligence network, Sydney joins ...
  • Homerun2
    1970-01-01
    This second Verity Kent mystery is evocative of and sensitive to the post World War One atmosphere in Europe and the anguish of many of the returning soldiers. Part romance, part mystery and part war story, it's a great read.Former intelligence operative Verity Kent believed her husband Sidney died in battle. She lost herself in wartime work to forget, and was impervious to danger because after his death she didn't care whether she lived or died....
  • Robin
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed this second in series but maybe not quite as much as the first. This one resolved the love triangle from the first one (a “dead” husband and a new interest) and had Verity back home in London after her first adventure at Umbersea Island. While this one provided some in-depth looks at WW1/Secret Service and a locale change to Belgium, it was not quite as interesting as meeting Verity and solving the subsequent mystery of the first. H...
  • Susan Parks
    1970-01-01
    I received a complementary copy of this book through Good Reads in return for my honest review. I really enjoyed this book. The first book in the series was a nice introduction, a solid 3 - 3.5 star book, with a good mystery, husband returned from the dead, etc. This book was really good, examining the aftermath of Sidney's return from his (faked) death, a good mystery, and a deeper dive into Verity's war time activities as a member of the Secret...
  • Jessica
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC thanks to netgalley. Treacherous is the night is about a woman named Verity Kent who used to work for the secret service. Verity discovers one night while attending a séance that a woman she worked on missions with in the past, who she only knows as "Emilie", is in serious danger and sets off on a mission to save her. Never have I fallen in love with a character any more than Verity. She is beautiful, smart, brave, and determin...
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    It's 1919, and although the Great War is finished, many memories of the horrors linger. Spiritualism surges in popularity as people try to connect with lost loved ones, and even skeptical Verity Kent is coerced into attending a seance. This session triggers an alarming series of events, threatening people Verity cares about, and raising suspicion about who is to be trusted. An excellent addition to this new historical mystery series.
  • Lynne Harrison
    1970-01-01
    I read an electronic galley proof of this novel. I found the plotting kept me moving forward, trying to anticipate the resolution of the threats to Verity and Sidney, to answer, with Verity the questions posed by the seance she attended and the revelation of information covered by the Official Secrets Act. Verity and Sidney, with little assistance from the Secret Service must decipher the clues left for her and track down the midwife she worked w...