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Bei Einbruch der Nacht : : [Psychothriller]

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  748 ratings  ·  93 reviews
This no-limits, no-holds-barred thriller takes readers to the heart of erotic obsession, where a woman falls in love with a convicted murderer and will do anything to have him--even after she learns the truth about his wife's death and his children's disappearance.
Published (first published March 1st 1995)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

This is one of the darkest books I've ever read, but I completely and totally loved it! Uber-intense, every minute of it, the main guy is just amazing with his level of ruthlessness <3 Love it!


Some of my fav quotes:


"He was going to use her. Sacrifice her, if need be, for his needs. Not for one moment was he going to consider her future, her well-being. In the darkest time of his life, he had seen her picture and with it had come light. If he had to burn her out, he would do so, and not count
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Crista
This is not a book for everyone. It's dark, dangerous, and is borderline unhealthy at times. It defines why Anne Stuart is unique and dares to go "where few will go".

Richard Tiernan is a convicted serial killer, out on bail, awaiting the outcome of an appeal. He is sentenced to die for the murder of his wife, children, and the suspected death of his mistress.

Sean O'Roarke is a nationally reknowned author who has just posted Richard's bail in exchange for his cooperation in a book detailing his
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Kelly
No one does a tortured hero like Anne Stuart. It was dark and at times disturbing, but I absolutely loved it!

Eastofoz
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Didi
Anne Stuart writes fantastic RS. She slowly lets things reveal themselves. You think you've figured something out only to be knocked back on your ass. It's like the layers of an onion, transparent, but Falsely so. I liked this book. It had a very dark vibe going for it. The hero, Richard was a tormented man accused of murdering his wife and two young children. He's appealed his ruling while awaiting the death sentence but is currently out on bail to help provide for a book being written about hi ...more
Rhapsody
Nov 10, 2007 Rhapsody rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery-romance readers/fans of romances with convicts
This was my first romance novel dealing with a convict. Richard Tiernan was found guilty of the murders of his pregnant wife and two young children and sentenced to death. Sean O'Rourke, a famous writer, posts his bail while an appeal is going through. He wants to write Richard's story, whatever that is, and Richard has his own mysterious agenda.

The main character is Cassidy, Sean's daughter. Between her selfish father and alcoholic mother (they've been divorced every since she was a kid and Sea
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~Ya~
3.5-stars
This book has
-> a heroine who wasn't smart.
-> a hero who confused the heck out of me.
-> an unbelievable storyline that gave me many roll-my-eyes moments.
-> one disturbing plotline that made me sick to my stomach.

I wasn't sure how I should rate this novel because there were many elements in there I disliked. The first 75% of the book was just okay, but then Ms. Stuart took the story to the darkest side that fully grabbed my attention. I think this is a good pick for fans of A
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A. Bookzilla.
I'm a fan of Anne Stuart's writing. It started with the madness of the ICE series and I don't think it will ever stop. While Richard Tiernan (and what a name for a male lead that is!) is most definitely not Bastien Toussaint, he was still your typical Anne Stuart not-exactly-hero and I loved him.

There are three things you need to know about this book.

1. If you're not up for playing a guessing game throughout, the revelations spoon-fed to you, so few crumbs left it will leave you both frustrated
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Rashika (is tired)
This is definitely one of the more darker books Anne has written. It takes a while to get into and you're bound to have your ups and downs with it (especially if you're like me and believe that infidelity is a huge no-no.. but yeah that wasn't that big of an issue) but the thing is, Anne doesn't make excuses. She just presents it. And somehow, you gobble it up. Of course, I am slightly biased since I am such a huge fan but I wouldn't be such a huge fan if Anne didn't write such wonderful books. ...more
Sharon

Hum, can't stick to black or white with Anne. Now I see she's writing paranormals under the name Christina Douglas. I think Karla knows what she's talking about when she said, "makes me think that she writes with the assistance of erratic sleep patterns, brightly colored pills, and/or a fridge full of box wine"...

Well I really enjoyed this story of hers in spite of some issues. Would have given it a full 5* rating, but for me, she never fails to fall short with her heroes. For some odd reason I
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Maldivianbookreviewer
I Liked:

1- The compelling story telling done by Ms. Stuart on this one. From the prologue itself, this story drew me in, trapping me within the complexity of the story as it unfolded and made me read till late into the night so that I could find out what had really happened that fateful night when Diana Scott Tiernan had been stabbed to death in her own home. Kudos to Ms. Stuart for the amazing story she has told in this one!

2- Richard Tiernan. His character is one that draws the reader right fr
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Fani
Nice but not great. Interesting plot that kept me reading without getting bored, but I found the love between the hero and heroine unbelievable. I couldn't feel the attraction between them and when she says she loves him it came completely out of the blue, without conviction. As the hero himself told her later, "Love isn't great sex, and jumping to conclusions, and believing the worst, and running away when things get nasty." Which is exactly what the heroine had done. So, sorry if I did not bel ...more
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Nightfall was my introduction to the book world of Anne Stuart, and I'm now a fan. From the very first page through the last page, I lived in this world of dark, psychotic madness, sucked in so deep that I was unable to let go. I had to keep turning pages, desperately trying to find out the truth about Richard Tiernan, convicted (he confessed) of taking a butcher knife and brutally murdering his pregnant wife, and suspected in the deaths of his two young children who have disappeared as well as ...more
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Cindi
Finally! A suspense fiction that was truly suspenseful! Anne Stuart's characters are deftly described and very true to life; the psychology of their lives is intense and gritty and awful but I kept on reading like a traffic accident rubbernecker - I couldn't help it even when the ugliest topics were broached. Many good books today are so formulatic that when I read the back cover I can't tell if I already read it or its another with the same premise because there is nothing new under the sun, ri ...more
Martina Nix Govoni
Ci sono i bad boys e poi ci sono gli uomini della Stuart, quelli con i quali la maggior parte delle volte pare di far un patto con in diavolo, quelli dai quali sai che dovresti scappare a gambe levate appena li incontri, manipolatori all'inverosimile, quelli che chiedono di tutto e di più, ti fanno a pezzi e paradossalmente, tuo malgrado, te ne innamori.
Richard Tiernan è veramente diabolico nei suoi piani, anche quando capisci perché lo fa, perché decide di sconvolgere la vita di Cassidy, non ri
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Bernice
Great galloping lima beans, Batman, that was intense! Normally, when a book has me riveted, I stick to it until the very last page, ignoring hunger, neck cramps and a hail of bullets. But with “Nightfall”, I had to pull back a few times, go online and read something mindless about the Kardashians. Ms. Stuart has never shied away from darkness in her characters and in her stories and in this one, she comes out with guns blazing. I won’t sum up the story here, but to those who have, please get it ...more
Jane Stewart
I liked it because it was different, but the author has done better.

This book was published ten years before the Ice series, but had a similar feeling. In the Ice series, government agents are assigned to or plan to kill women whom they end up falling in love with. In Night Fall, a convicted murderer Richard is out on bail during an appeal process. Richard is a guest in Sean’s home. Sean convinces his daughter Cassidy to stay with them for awhile. Cassidy meets Richard and they have several conv
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♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Anne Stuart is an amazing writer. She can draw you in to any thriller novel she writes!

Even though I was completely drawn into this story & couldn't put it down, I guessed most of it. It was a great story, but I didn't like the people. Crazy as it seems, I couldn't stand any of these people. The secrets drove me nuts. Just too drawn out & stupid. Every one of the characters were messed up in some way & they had to blend cohesively? The authors description of the characters & the
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Susanna
Conoscevo Anne Stuart soltanto per i suoi storici di cui ho amato in particolare la serie dei " Rohan" quindi per me e' stata una sorpresa scoprire che nel genere contemporaneo e' ancora più brava perchè ha un'incredibile abilità nel creare personaggi maschili pieni di ombre, mistero, " scary", ma al tempo stesso terribilmente magnetici che si può solo amarli .
In questo libro ho trovato magistrale l'abilità con cui l'autrice riesce ad avvolgere il lettore in una trama la cui forza e' la pression
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Adwina Ralston Cumberbatch
bagusssss

bner2 berbeda bgt ama Romantic Suspense yang lain
heronya bner2 bikin gw ragu atas ketidak bersalahan dy atas ngebunuh istrinya sendiri
dy sendiri bertingkah kayak pelaku sebenarnya
manipulatif, licik ga berperasaan, dan suka ngancem
gile hero2 Anne Stuart bner2 bias
di satu sisi mrk kejam, tapi di sisi lain mrk sangat jujur dan ngga nutup2in kegelapan dalam hati mrk
(another plus for Anne Stuart)

scene fav gw di buku ini adalah pas Richard ngegandeng Cassie dengan paksa.. cuma di saat itu aja
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Carol Storm
I enjoyed this book thoroughly, but be warned: NIGHT FALL is as different from a typical romance novel as "The End" by the Doors is from "She Loves You" by the Beatles.

You've probably got the plot from other reviews -- strait-laced career woman Cassie, manipulated by her father into spending time with convicted killer Richard Tiernan, ends up falling madly in love with her dark lover. I have to say that I adored Cassie, but Richard really got on my nerves at times. Not that he was a killer, but
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Missy
Confession. I used to read a LOT of romance novels. I had boxes and boxes of them. Then I got bored of the general romance formula and would only read a few authors here and there. Anne Stuart is the only one that I still look for and that I still read almost religiously. Anne also has her own formulas, and I tend to like her historical novels a little more (with the "main stubborn and hard-headed couple and the side-kick best friends" formula). But she also does the "dangerous and slightly cree ...more
Dana Loo
Bello, bello, bello!!! La Stuart non si smentisce.Un suspense di grande impatto emozionale...
Lucia
Avvertenze:
Si sconsiglia vivamente la lettura di codesta "recenzione" a coloro che si accostano ai libri con animo serio poco incline alle ridicole tangenti a cui, spesso il mio di animo, mi porta a perdermi specie quando il testo mi ispira particolarmente, come in questo preciso caso. Fine avvertenze.

Anne Stuart con questo libro mi ha fatto molto divertire, sin da subito, sollazzo ad opera quasi intetrale del suo personaggio principale. Si, il torvo assassino mi ha fatto scompisciare, sto tiz
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Marika Charalambous
4.5 rating and review at: http://mysterysequels.com/nightfall-b...

The book is dark. Extremely so, in fact. Cassidy, the daughter of Sean O’Roarke (a well known and popular writer), is a grown up woman with an abused past behind her. She still loves her parents, however she’s learned to be independent in her life, in her cocoon of safety and blandness. After all she’s been through in her childhood (beating and emotional abuse from both her parents), bland and boring was a welcome change.

Richard T
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Jackie
Stuart is a master at creating a truly taunt, tense atmosphere in her romantic suspense works, and this early example (originally pubbed in 1995) is no exception. Cassidy Roarke is called home to NYC by her famous novelist father to help him with his latest project, a work of nonfiction about Richard Tiernan, convicted of murdering his wife and children although out on bail pending his appeal. Growing up with her charismatic but selfish father and her equally inattentive alcoholic mother, Cassid ...more
Floriana Amoruso
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Buio è un romanzo difficile da dimenticare, un suspense, un thriller, un giallo che ti incolla al divano, ovunque, fino all'ultima pagina, lasciandoti col fiato sospeso fino alla fine perché che se ne dica, hai voglia di scoprire cosa si nasconde dietro la facciata, la maschera che Richard ha innalzato davanti al mondo intero. Vuoi conoscere perché la sua mente ha elaborato un piano così malvagio, nonostante tutto... eh sì perché nonostante tutto si percep
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Sherryc
While this is one of Stuart's older books, it has all the elements that make her ICE series extraordinarily good. She has an intelligent heroine, a dark, dislikeable anti-hero, a plot that twists and turns with every chapter, and an overwhelming attraction between them that both H/h know to be unhealthy but seem unable to resist. Hero has been convicted of the murder of his wife, in one scene he tells heroine he didn't do it; in another scene he confesses to her that he actually did stab and kil ...more
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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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“I want your innocence. I want your blind, unquestioning devotion to
your father, your acceptance of who and what he is. I want you to look at
me the way you look at him, knowing the worst. I want you to trust me,
even when your brain tells you you shouldn't, I want you to ignore
common sense and your lifelong need to protect yourself. I want you to
give yourself to me, body and soul.”
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