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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Have to say it for Anne Stuart, she’s just unparalleled, Night Fall was first published somewhere around 1995, and to imagine that she wrote a romantic story with a character who is black thru and thru but still gets the readers to go AWW is beyond mind-blowing. I have read quite a few books by the author and have always been impressed by the darkness she embodies in her hero, and if like me you are reading this in 2021, this story is gonna make you so angry and see red.
Cassidy knows her father the famous novelist Sean O’Rourke, nothing and no one holds precedence over his wants and desires, the less said about his 5 wives or 3 children the better. But family is family and despite her inhibitions, Cass walks to her father’s lair which also houses the murderer Richard Tiernan. It is Anne Stuart and so of course, there’s not gonna be anything sweet and sugary about the romance. The push and pull between Richard and Cassidy were simply delicious.
But what was it about the twisted depiction of parenthood in this story, OH GOD, having your own father more or less acting as a pimp for his last walk of fame is ugh, puke-worthy! The twists and turns are definitely engaging but again if you are one of those readers that hates the hero actually using his fists to subdue the heroine, (it does happen in one scene in this) pls stay away from this creepy and disturbing thriller.
I have always loved reading Anne Stuart’s books and this one is no exception. Intense and thrilling, Night Fall is romantic suspense at best.
This is my fate…to die for unspeakable crimes. All I ask is that a stranger give herself to me and to my secrets.
Richard Tiernan has been sentenced to death. With an ulterior motive and a heart full of dark truths, he agrees to tell all to an ailing writer whose greed and ambition are so strong that he will even give his own daughter to Richard in return for one last Pulitzer-winning story.
I want Cassidy Roarke. I need her. But she has to prove she’s worthy. That she can be trusted.
Cassidy’s spent her life struggling to earn her father’s respect and love. Now his health is failing, and her feelings for him are even more complex. Loyalty is a sacrifice. Daughters can be broken by their fathers. She has to help when he calls. He’s bailed Richard Tiernan out of prison just long enough to coax the shocking facts out of him. What happened that night? What did Tiernan really do to his family?
Her father will sell his soul to the Devil before he dies. So be it.
Richard Tiernan may take them both to Hell.
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