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Una llamada a medianoche despierta a la recien casada Sarah Fontaine. En lugar de oir la voz de su marido desde Londres, oye la voz de un desconocido llamado Nick O'Hara que le decia que Geoffrey habia muerto en el incendio de un hotel en Berlin. ...more
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Published 1987 by Harlequín Ibérica
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Gary
Feb 18, 2016 Gary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the writing of Tess Gerritsen and have read virtually everything she has ever released so it was inevitable that I would get round to reading this book. I enjoyed it and it was fairly well written but if I am honest it's wasn't at the same high standard of most of her other books. Not sure if it's one of her early books written before she established herself but there was something not quite right.
Simon Dance, alias Geoffrey Fontaine, fakes his death in a hotel fire in Berlin. His wife o
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Karen
Aug 04, 2009 Karen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was an OK read but not one of her best. There were a few twists and turns but they weren't really surprises and it seemed a bit Mills & Boon'ish in places, I found the main female character quite annoying after the first few chapters.
Kate Rogers
Aug 22, 2010 Kate Rogers rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't get very far with this book as it is, quite frankly, the most sloppily written load of old tosh I have ever wasted my time on.

Informing a woman of her husband's death by telephone? Ordering her to attend an interview the following morning? Cobblestoned London streets? 'Serving girls' in London pubs? I suppose one should feel grateful she stopped short of using the word 'wench'! To say nothing of the first flowers of early spring jostling along with cottage gardens rioting with cornflow
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Marianne
Jul 07, 2014 Marianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Call After Midnight is the third stand-alone novel by popular author, Tess Gerritsen. The action starts with Simon Dance, alias Geoffrey Fontaine, faking his own death in a hotel-room fire in Berlin. When his wife of two months, Sarah, is notified of the death in a late-night call by State Department employee Nick O’Hara, she is convinced it is a mistake. By the time Nick O’Hara has shared with her the facts he has learned, Sarah realises she really did not know her husband at all. A haunting ph ...more
Burçak Kılıç
May 03, 2012 Burçak Kılıç rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bir Rizzoli&Isles serisi gibi olmasa da ben kitabı beğendim.
Gayet akıcı ve gizemliydi.
Sarah gece yarısından sonra kocasının ölüm haberini alır ve kendini kötü adamlar, CIA ve daha türlü entrikanın içinde bulur. Nick'i sevdim. Kocasından nefret ettim ve acıdım Sarah'a..
Bence güzel bir kitap romantic-suspence sevenlere öneririm :)))
Jolien
Review first published on my blog The Fictional Reader

I bought a copy of this in a secondhand shop in Dublin because a) it was super cheap and b) I love Tess Gerritsen’s mysteries. And it seemed to be about 300-330 pages at first. Until I realized that the last 60 or so pages are previews of two of her other books.

This book only has like 250 pages! For a mystery book, I feel like that’s difficult. In my opinion, a mystery needs time to develop and build the tension, and this book lacked in that
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Dimitar Jovanovski
I must say that Tess Gerritsen is one of my favourite authors and “Rizzoli and Isles” is one of the best series I’ve read in crime fiction genre.

“Call after midnight” is one of her earlier romantic thrillers, actually the first book she has written. I would say it’s a fast paced and entertaining espionage thriller, with a touch of romance. It's not particularly gritty or realistic but it's quite good fun but still, far from the Rizzoli and Isles series. I am used on her complex stories, gruesome
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Anna R
Nov 24, 2011 Anna R rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a1read
That was my second Tess Gerritsen novel, but I must say, that the first one was so much better. Call After Midnight is one of her first novel and unfortunately we can see that in the book. The intrigue and plot are not so bad themselves, but characters and their love to each other is unbelievable. So after your husband die, you see another men twice - one at his office and later at the funeral and you already have feelings for him? I don't think so. Still, it's a very fast read, great when you a ...more
Jenny  (hades2) (Chocolate Chunky Munkie)
An ok read, nothing special. Not one of her best.
Fiary
Jun 06, 2009 Fiary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gimana rasanya, jika suatu malam seorang staf kedutaan menelpon dan mengabari bahwa suami yang kita cintai, tewas dalam suatu kebakaran ? Rasanya dunia hancur ! Kehilangan seseorang yang kita cintai, apalagi rumah tangga baru dibina selama 2 bulan, tentunya ranjang pengantin masih hangat-hangatnya, suasana bulan madu masih terasa, tapi kini yang ada hanya kekosongan…

Gimana rasanya, jika suatu saat ditelpon oleh orang yang kita rindukan dan baru saja kita makamkan, dan meminta kita untuk datang k
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Sandi Willis
Sep 18, 2015 Sandi Willis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started listening to this book as a patron at the library said there was a lot of skipping on the first CD. As I listened to the CD I became more involved in the story so I checked it out to finish it, which I did in one night! I couldn't sleep until I found out what happened to Sarah Fontaine's husband. The story begins with a man being attacked in his hotel room. From there we find State Department employee Nick O'Hara calling to tell Sarah Fontaine that her husband of two months died in a B ...more
Holly McIntyre
Having read some of Gerritsen's recent novels, I picked up this unabridged audiobook from the library for a road trip.

The suspense/thriller part of the plot was good, as I expected, but I was confused by what seemed to be anachronisms: referring to the "KGB" and "East Germany", using pay phones not cell phones. The pseudo-soft-core "romantic" scenes were just plain annoying. Looking the book up on Amazon I found that Call after Midnight was originally published as a Harlequin novel in 1987! -- m
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Deepa Rao
I was not aware that Tess Gerritsen had also written 'romance' novels. I assumed this would be another of her wonderful suspense / thriller novels and read it with that expectation. Although the story is good and held a lot of promise had she developed it into a serious suspense, it did not live up to my expectations.
Tuba Inan
Tess Gerritsen kitaplarını gözüm kapalı okurum.Her zaman akıcıdır ve merakta bırakır sizi.Ama en iyilerinden değildi bu kitap.Ha okuttu mu kendisini,akıcımıydı buna sözüm yok.Ama yazdığı kitapların en iyilerinden değildi bence.
E. Chainey (Bookowski)
Martı bunu tekrar bassa yakınlarda.
Erica Stinson
Jul 02, 2015 Erica Stinson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought that the book was pretty suspenseful and well written. I really enjoyed the story and it was a nice quick read for the weekend. As always, I really do enjoy my Tess Gerritsen novels
Linda
May 28, 2017 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you follow my reviews you'll know that I love Tess Gerritsen. This book is an early one for her. I really liked it but it's not on the same par as the books that she has written since this 1987 book. This one seems like more of a romance mixed in with the mystery, murder, and intrigue of her usual books. It's still a ton better than many other mystery books, though.

Well-known for her Rizzoli & Isles mysteries, this one is a stand-alone pre-Rizzoli & Isles.

The story starts with a phon
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Murathan Kızılırmak
Simon dance'a suikast düzenleyen eski dostunun adamını öldürmesiyle hikaye başlıyor. Asıl ana karakter Simon dance ' ın karısı kendinden ayrı bir hayatı olan kocasını ögrendikten sonra kadın tüm hayatını sorgulamaya başlıyor ve öldü sandiğı kocasının peşinden şehir şehir geziyor.
Aksiyonu hissediyorsunuz hoşuma gitmişti. Tavsiye edilir .
Onur
Feb 18, 2017 Onur rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great novel by Tess Gerritsen. As a fan of detective stories and Rizzoli & Isles TV series I know that is not her best job, and heard of her other books are much better than that but as I had many options, I've decided to choose one of her first books to see her improvement in writing as well. As a result I liked that book and wondering to read more book by Tess.
Helen
Once again I find myself preferring Gerritsen's mystery writing to her romance. It's all too neatly packaged for me.
Val
May 12, 2017 Val rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Different type of novel from Gerritsen. Kept you on your toes throughout. More a spy/suspense story than a straight murder/mystery. Thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend.
Elke Vekeman
Deze Tess Gerritsen vond ik ook heel spannend, maar soms moeilijk om volgen qua personages en net iets minder goed qua spanning en eindresultaat. Daarom geef ik hem drie sterren.
Laura
Sep 29, 2016 Laura rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is entirely lacking in subtlety, with the plot and characters being one dimensional and cliched. I could roll my eyes through the multiple descriptions of our leading lady, Plain Jane. I could even tolerate Plain Jane and the State Department Misery-Guts falling for each other within about two meetings, despite him being the one to inform her of her husband's death, and despite the fact that she's chasing her dead husband to Europe. I could just about live with the State Department Mis ...more
wendi wigham
Feb 28, 2017 wendi wigham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Good Read

Read this in one session as I had the time, the pace continues throughout, but lacks the compulsion of her previous offerings.
Not the usual fare from Tess Gerritsen, less raw violence, more emotion.
If I hadn't known the author, I would never have guessed it came from the same pen as The Surgeon or The Apprentice.
Fiary
Jun 06, 2009 Fiary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gimana rasanya, jika suatu malam seorang staf kedutaan menelpon dan mengabari bahwa suami yang kita cintai, tewas dalam suatu kebakaran ? Rasanya dunia hancur ! Kehilangan seseorang yang kita cintai, apalagi rumah tangga baru dibina selama 2 bulan, tentunya ranjang pengantin masih hangat-hangatnya, suasana bulan madu masih terasa, tapi kini yang ada hanya kekosongan…

Gimana rasanya, jika suatu saat ditelpon oleh orang yang kita rindukan dan baru saja kita makamkan, dan meminta kita untuk datang k
...more
Petie McCarty
Oct 01, 2016 Petie McCarty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4-1/2 stars... Listened to this as an unabridged audiobook. This was an early, but still really good Tess Gerritsen thriller. I would easily listen to this one again. The plotting, pacing, and characterization were really well done; the climax could have stretched the suspense out a bit more. Thought it to be a hair rushed after the perfectly paced rest of the story. Female narrator made little change between character voices and all sounded female, so it was difficult in some spots to tell who ...more
The Cats Mother
While not quite as eye-rollingly awful as her first book, this is still a long way from the brilliance of her Rizzoli & Isles books: it first came out in 1987 but has been re-published with a shiny cover and lots of quotes about what a great author she is - well she is now, but was obviously still learning...
Our heroine Sarah is a mousy microbiology researcher (this has no relevance to the plot, as you might expect, but just shows how lonely and boring her life is) with horn-rimmed spectacle
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Melanie
Mar 29, 2015 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sarah kann glücklicher nicht sein. Ist sie doch frisch verheiratet, mit dem gutaussehenden Geoffrey Fontaine. Doch lange soll dieses Glück nicht halten, denn ein Anruf, kurz nach Mitternacht lässt ihr Leben aus dem Ruder laufen.
Der Botschafter Nick O'Hara ist am Apparat, um ihr mitzuteilen, dass ihr Mann tot in einem Hotel gefunden wurde. Für Sarah bricht natürlich eine Welt zusammen, doch als sie hört, wo er gestorben sein soll, wird sie wieder voller Hoffnung geflutet. Das konnte einfach nicht
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Brenda
Dec 31, 2010 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-read, thriller
Sarah Fontaine was a devoted worker in her career of choice, and when she received a phone call in the middle of the night, telling her that her husband of two months, Geoffrey, was dead, and his body was found in a seedy hotel in Berlin, she was shocked and astounded, but most of all she was confused. Geoffrey had been in London, what was he doing in Berlin…and why was the US State Department calling with the news? Nick O’Hara, the State Department’s representative, wanted to see her the follow ...more
Alden
Nov 05, 2012 Alden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Call After Midnight, Tess Gerritsen let the readers find out (or should I say 'confuses' the readers) whether Geoffrey Fontaine is actually dead or alive. The story starts with a phone call where Sarah Fontaine, the main protagonist, was called by Nicholas O'Hara, a policeman from the US State Department, to say that Geoffrey Fontaine, her husband, has died in a hotel fire in Berlin. Events then lead on from there and even though Sarah still believes that her husband is still alive, everyone ...more
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Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D.

While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller
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