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Break the Night

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  122 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
A silent scream, a bloodstained knife...

A century past, the faceless killer had strolled out of the London fog and into history, the most infamous murderer who ever lived. And only reporter J. R. Damien knew he had never died, could never die. It was impossible, and yet it was true--Saucy Jack was back, plying his trade in the back alleys of Venice, California.. . .

And Sau
Paperback, Silhouette Shadows #9, 256 pages
Published May 1st 1993 by Silhouette
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Oct 28, 2010 Crista rated it really liked it
I read this one just in time for Halloween!

This is Anne Stuart, so anything with her name on it is almost guaranteed to be brilliant. Break the Night, while not my favorite Anne Stuart novel, certainly was brilliant!

This is a story about a serial killer. He is killing prostitutes in the same manner that Jack the Ripper did so many years ago. Our heroine is brought into the madness because she is an artist who specializes in making masks. Each of the prostitutes who are found murdered are weari
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Feb 07, 2008 Ana T. rated it really liked it
Anne Stuart is one of my favourite authors and last week I read 2 of her series books.

BREAK THE NIGHT I started it because Rosario mentioned it on her blog and coincidentally I had just received it from a friend.

I checked Anne Stuart's site and just couldn't resist picking it up:

Break the Night (1993) was Anne’s take on Jack the Ripper for the beginning of the short-lived Silhouette Shadows line.

I pulled back on Break the Night, for the simple reason that I knew I couldn’t carry off my original
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Mortelle randonnée !

Cette île du golfe du Mexique n'est rien de moins qu'hostile.

A peine y a-t-elle mis les pieds qu'Annie prend conscience de sa folie. James McKinley la terrorise. Et à le voir soudain si froid, si implacable, le regard dévastateur, elle lui trouve l'air d'un ange de l'enfer.

Qui a assassiné son père, Win Sutherland ? C'est la question qu'elle veut poser à James. Car tous deux travaillaient pour la CIA.

Annie en a l'intuition. Comme elle sait que McKinley détient la clé de l'é
More than 100 years after Jack the Ripper's murders in Whitechapel, Jack was in Venice, California, plying his trade in the back alleys. J.R. Damien, an expert on the infamous murders, dreams of the new murders as they happen. He also warns artist Lizzie Stride that she may be the next victim. Lizzie's masks have been left at the scene of each murder. She also shares a name with one of the original Ripper victims.

I usually like most fiction that deals with Jack the Ripper, but this book wasn't t
Apr 12, 2016 Tanisha rated it really liked it
Well written and plotted. It could be seen that Anne has researched a lot on 'Jack the ripper' to write this book. Villain was choosen
But there are few things about which I am not so sure like if the villain was shape shifter or just very good in taking different disguises. Also why at the end, he thought the heroine was Mary.
This may be because, the past life of both the leads were explored well but not the villain. This made the book a bit unclear on few points and left us to make assumptions
Jun 26, 2008 Betty rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: fans of dark romance mysteries
Shelves: mystery, romance
I love Anne Stuart and have been fascinated with the Jack the Ripper case, since I was ten years old. So, I was looking forward to see what she would do with it all.

While the book had great atmosphere and an intriguing concept, it couldn't keep the tension and excitement up through the whole story. It's still an entertaining read (nice for a rainy day).

Not one of Stuart's best, but it has it's enjoyable moments.
Jenn Doyle
Sep 05, 2011 Jenn Doyle rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys a good paranormal romance/thriller
Would rate this about a 4.3. Had a great storyline entwining the Jack the Ripper mystery with reincarnated lives. Really liked both the heroine & her guy in this one. It reminded me a bit of the movie Dead Again because of the past lives not having finished & still impacting the current lives. It's an older book, but definitely worth the read if you can find it :)
Angela Wade
3.5 First half was golden; second half was a dud. I give Stuart props, though, for tackling a complicated plot!
Any book about Jack The Ripper tends to make me happy and this one had some really cool ideas about masks, reincarnation and jack people some sort of supernatural creature.
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Anne Stuart is a grandmaster of the genre, winner of Romance Writers of America's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, survivor of more than thirty-five years in the romance business, and still just keeps getting better.

Her first novel was Barrett's Hill, a gothic romance published by Ballantine in 1974 when Anne had just turned 25. Since then she's written more gothics, regencies, romantic sus
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