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A Night with No Stars
by Sally Spedding (Goodreads Author)
Who butchered the sexy, manipulative Sonia Jones fourteen years ago in 1987? Who subjected her to that grotesque post-mortem then allowed the ravens of Raven stone Hall to devour her body? What had she done to deserve such an end? And how can the trusting optimistic Lucy Mitchell, planning to fulfil her own and her late father s dream of a rural life in Rhayader, pick her ...more
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Allison & Busby
(first published December 1st 2004)
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Sally Spedding’s chiller-thriller, A Night with No Stars (2004) is set in the mountains of Mid-Wales. I know these mountains. I know the way the Welsh talk English in Rhayader, I know the language of the chapel and the attitudes of suspicion that abound in the country as whole toward the English, the Saesneg. Sally Spedding captures the cadences of speech. She captures the beauty of the landscape—in bad weather a very bleak beauty. I have rarely seen it as bleak as it is in this novel. Spedding ...more
This was an okay book. I was sometimes confused because it had so many points of view, and it didn't use traditional quotation marks for dialogue. I saw some of the twists coming a mile away, but didn't guess the ending. I don't really understand why she named this novel "A Night with No Stars." There wasn't really anything in there about it. Other than that it was rainy and foggy most of the time, there really isn't an explanation for it, especially since most of the action was during the day. ...more