Sunday, 12 September 2010

CRIME REVIEW: Veil of Night - Linda Howard

Release Date: 12/09/10


Jaclyn Wilde is a wedding planner who loves her job - until the bride whose wedding she's organising is brutally killed, with everyone involved pointing fingers at everyone else. Jaclyn, at least, isn't a suspect, but only because she has an alibi. The others, from the cake-maker to the florist to the wedding-gown seller, are practically dancing in the streets because Carrie Edwards, a bridezilla of mythic nastiness, has met her end. Eric Wilder is the detective assigned to the case. There's too much evidence implicating too many people and compounding his problems is Jaclyn Wilde who keeps interfering with him, distracting him and somehow fouling up everything. To top things off, somehow she becomes the focus of the killer, and he finds himself with a completely different problem.


Whilst a lot of murder stories are hinging more towards the darker edge of the macabre, its always interesting when you get a lighter tale such as the one presented by Linda Howard. This tale centres around a wedding planner who ends up being the focus of a murder investigation when the Bridezilla from Hell (and that’s putting it mildly) is murdered. The plot is not only light but fun, the characters crisp and definitely people that you’d love to hang out with the overall effect, whilst at times comical, give the reader that they can dip into and savour for the story as it wends its merry way. It’s great fun, it has some magical moments although my one piece of advice is never go out for coffee is Linda’s about. LOL

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