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Bei Einbruch der Nacht

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  1,067 Ratings  ·  126 Reviews
Cassidy erfüllt ihrem schwerkranken Vater eine außergewöhnliche Bitte. Weil er, ein Bestsellerautor, einen Roman über einen spektakulären juristischen Fall schreiben möchte, läßt sie sich mit dem zum Tode verurteilten Richard Tiernan ein. Tiernan wurde des Mordes an seiner Frau für schuldig befunden und nur gegen eine hohe Kaution auf freiem Fuß gelassen. Trotz lähmender A ...more
Paperback, 380 pages
Published 1998 by Bastei Lübbe (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
"I don't mean a goddamn thing to your father except as the means to an end. You know why he won't let you see the manuscript? He doesn't want you to know the truth. That he's writing my story. How I spent my adult life killing women who were foolish enough to fall in love with me."

Read for my "Fall" into a good book Halloween bingo square.
Its way past my bedtime but I wanted to write this up before I crashed so that I can move on from this eerie and disturbing story. You know those experiences
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
Apr 22, 2014 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No one does a tortured hero like Anne Stuart. It was dark and at times disturbing, but I absolutely loved it!

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
Alex is The Romance Fox
Anne Stuart is the master at writing dark, sexy, suspenseful romances. No one creates such vivid characters of men like her. Men with dark souls...think Luke Bardell from Ritual Sins, , Coltrane from Shadows at Sunset, , Thomas Griffin from Still Lake , - ruthless, manipulative, who will use women for their own gain. They characters are flawed, vulnerable, dangerous and so v ...more
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Jennifer Leighton
***4 1/2 stars!***

Stayed up late last night to finish this. I had to. Couldn't stop!

Wow. I see why this book won the RT Award for Best Contemporary Romantic Suspense. It absolutely deserved it. I don't think I've ever been more terrified of a hero, or more unsure of his worthiness to even be called that. Anne Stuart is known for her antiheroes, and this book is a perfect example of why.

She had me on the edge of my seat and kept me guessing. Was he innocent, or was he guilty? Brilliantly done!
Nov 10, 2007 Rhapsody rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery-romance readers/fans of romances with convicts
Shelves: romance, fiction
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
A. Bookzilla.
Oct 10, 2013 A. Bookzilla. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 26, 2014 -Ya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 eye-rolling 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 An
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover and KA Addict ❤️
Another fab Anne Stuart book, review to come....
Fani *loves angst*
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
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

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
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
Normally I'm a sucker for Stuarts anti-heroes, but I just can't seem to get into this story right now. So I'm shelving it for now......
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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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
♡ 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
May 06, 2009 Cindi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Anime sospese fra le righe
....."I sentimenti che proverete durante la storia sono infiniti, ma quello che ho sentito di più è stata la pesantezza e il batti cuore fino all’ultimo. Una pesantezza positiva, di mistero e pericolo che ti fa ragionare su ciò che succede senza mai capire davvero niente. Il batti cuore per i numerevoli sentimenti che i protagonisti ti faranno provare, troppi forse? Nah."....

4.5 stars. While I am satisfied with the ending (it said quite a bit), I would love an epilogue. In a couple of ways, this book had me asking, "What would a parent do for the love of a child?"
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
This was a very dark novel. Her first mainstream romantic thriller and I fell for it, hard.
Psychologically wise: menacing. Richard Tiernan was a very dark hero, no remorse, no dignity, no morality left in his body after the bloody murder of his wife and two children. He was succumbed to a dark hypnotic path of staying barely alive for a sole purpose of a stranger and a secret. Here comes her deadly heroine named Cassidy Rourke, a sacrificial lamb for a grander scheme of his father's greed and am
Amarilli Settantatre

Non aspettatevi scene splatter o sangue a profusione. Questa è sì una storia di sangue e morte in senso stretto, ma il fascino è dato da ciò che non si vede, da ciò che è sempre fuori scena, dal non detto ma intuito.
La protagonista è normale, pure fuori peso, con una vita anonima, passata a sfuggire genitori ricchi, ma anche ingombranti e alcolizzati: si definisce una “sopravvissuta” ma, pur senza avere qualità da eroina, è l’unica che riesce a stare con i piedi pe
Nov 08, 2011 Bernice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
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
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
Nov 08, 2013 Susanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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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