Jaclyn Wilde is a wedding planner who loves her job—usually. But helping Carrie Edwards with her Big Day has been an unrelenting nightmare. Carrie is a bridezilla of mythic nastiness, a diva whose tantrums are just about as crazy as her demands. But the unpleasant task at hand turns seriously criminal when Carrie is brutally murdered and everyone involved with the ceremony is accusing one another of doing the deed.
The problem is, most everyone—from the cake maker and the florist to the wedding-gown retailer and the bridesmaids’ dressmaker—had his or her own reason for wanting the bride dead, including Jaclyn. And while those who felt Carrie’s wrath are now smiling at her demise, Jaclyn refuses to celebrate tragedy, especially since she finds herself in the shadow of suspicion.
Assigned to the case, Detective Eric Wilder finds that there’s too much evidence pointing toward too many suspects. Compounding his problems is Jaclyn, with whom he shared one deeply passionate night before Carrie’s death. Being a prime suspect means that Jaclyn is hands-off just when Eric would rather be hands-on. As the heat intensifies between Eric and Jaclyn, a cold-blooded murderer moves dangerously close. And this time the target is not a bride but one particularly irresistible wedding planner, unaware of a killer’s vow.
This was a fun book from beginning to end, a must read.
What happened Linda?!
I've been in love with Linda Howard books for the last ten years but veil of night fell way short of her usual mark for me. I knew who the killer was as soon as they they were introduced, not a good thing...and the plot itself was sort of predictable. I'm used to being kept on the edge of my seat while reading Howard's novels so I was disappointed by this one. There were only two real romance scenes and not nearly enough sexual tension going on through out the whole story.
For a different author I this would be an okay book, but from Howard I expected way more.
Another great one by Linda Howard. Hot sex and snappy dialog with Ms Howard's fun brand of humor thrown in make this book another fun read. The murder mystery isn's too hard to figure out but the characters make it worthwhile listening.