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Book Review: Cover of Night July 11, 2008

Posted by battysgirl in Friends & Family.
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Cover of Night

Linda Howard

Date: June 27, 2006 —   $7.99 —  Book

Two and three quarter (of a possible four, of course)

 

 

 

 

 

From AudioFile
In Trail Stop, Idaho, there’s no cell phone service, the residents get only fuzzy TV reception, and there’s just one way in and out of town. When a group of dangerous men takes the town hostage–positioning snipers in the surrounding hills and cutting phone lines and any hope of escape–bed-and-breakfast owner Cate Nightingale and handyman Cal Harris rally the locals to band together to fend off the siege. Dick Hill and Joyce Bean’s excellent performances transform predictable plotting into entertaining listening. Hill makes one-dimensional characters substantial, and Bean makes annoyingly precocious 4-year-olds tolerable. Thanks to Bean and Hill, listeners should enjoy Howard’s latest. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine– Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
Product Description
In the charming rural town of Trail Stop, Idaho, accessible to the outside world by only a single road, young widow Cate Nightingale lives 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&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.

From Batty’s Girl

This book was so crazy over the top, but it was still quite enjoyable.  I think it could have been much better, there could have been more chemistry (or slower chemistry maybe, since the book throws them together)… I like the story, the premise, and its SO MUCH better than Killing Time, but it was still silly when not trying to be!

As an aside, I absolutely LOVED the way this audio book was read by both a male and female performer.  It really added to my enjoyment of it!

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