Come, Gentle Night
Natalie Marsh #5
by Stephanie Black
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Pub Date 01 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2022
After her entanglement in several homicide investigations, psychologist Natalie Marsh is determined to avoid further trouble. But when her intern needs help monitoring and calming family drama for the duration of a party, Natalie steps up. After all, acting as a peacemaker at a fundraising gala seems relatively risk-free in comparison to her past escapades—what could happen at a dance? When an argument between feuding guests becomes assault, Natalie realizes the situation is more complicated than she anticipated, with one man at the center of it all: Rowan Montrose.
Four years ago, Rowan’s brother was convicted of murdering his wife. But Rowan believes there’s more to the story, suspecting that the real murderer is walking free. His romantic interest in the younger sister of a police detective renders him more determined than ever to clear the family name. Familiar with Natalie’s reputation, he seeks out her assistance. Natalie tries to decline—she’s no private detective—but as frightening incidents unfold, it’s clear she’s in the middle of this whether she wants to be or not, and breaking through the layers of deception that hide the truth may have lethal consequences.
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"The mystery itself is an outstanding web of secrets and complex relationships that weave together to create a stunning enigma for Natalie to resolve. Overall, Come, Gentle Night is an excellent and absorbing mystery that continues Natalie’s journey into the world of the detective with a story that will absorb and mystify readers whilst it keeps them on the edge of their seats." -5-Star Readers' Favorite Review
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Just when you figure it out you find out there’s another twist
This book will capture you! This book starts out so calmly and then turns on a dime to bring in repercussions from a death from a few years back. Soon the police are pulled in with claims of police bias because of that case. Natalie, a psychologist, is pulled in not only because of client involvement but co-worker and friend involvement. Soon it becomes obvious that what appears to be just resentment accompanied with some anger, is something much, much larger with physical attacks, secrets, misdirection, missing information, and even more deaths. This book is impossible to put down as each page seems to deepen and increase the complexity of the story. A great book and great read. Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the copy. This is my review and all thoughts are my own.
Ohmyword, so much going on with this story!
Natalie and Gideon indeed get their "entanglement with the police" punch-cards punched once again despite the situation not having anything directly to do with them. But involved they get in several situations and by the time they figure out how severe they are, it's too late to back out.
In true Stephanie Black fashion, there's a lot of action and a lot of whodonit guessing. Every time I thought I had it, I really didn't. The emotional investment kept me on the edge at all times, and I had to read carefully to make sure I didn't miss any clues.
I hope we see more of Natalie and Gideon getting embroiled in things they shouldn't again.
I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley and this is my honest opinion.
COME, GENTLE NIGHT by STEPHANIE BLACK is a real page turner, full of twists and turns, with a plot that will really keep you guessing.
Jemma Bartholomew’s life changes when she meets and falls for Rowan Montrose at a fund raising at Daffodil House. She is fiercely protective of this man she has just met and suggests that he gets hold of Dr Natalie Marsh, a psychiatrist who has helped the police in murder cases before, to help his brother Brett who has been accused of killing his wife Serena.
The scene is set for a great deal of excitement ….and I am not going to tell you any more for fear of spoiling things for you!
I found Come, Gentle Night a most enjoyable and exciting read and I highly recommend the novel to anyone who enjoys a good thriller.
I was given a free copy of the book by NetGalley from Covenant Communications. The opinions in this review are completely my own.
This series. These books. They are just so darn good. Black just has a way of writing that pulls you in from the very beginning and then you're sucked in the whole time. It really was a great read. And I couldn't remember a ton from the other books, but it didn't hinder anything in this one. It definitely still read as an independent book if the other ones haven't been read yet.
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