A Certain Darkness Pdf is a Historical Fiction novel By Anna Lee Huber. Set in Downton Abbey-era post-World War I England, this action-packed series from the USA Today bestselling author of the Lady Darby Mysteries is a treat for fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Susan Ella MacNeal.
A Certain Darkness Summary
March 1920: Life has turned unsettlingly quiet for former British Intelligence agent Verity Kent and her husband, Sidney. But even that false calm is about to end. As threats remain, the French authorities soon request Sidney’s help with a suspect who claims to have proof of treason—shortly before she is assassinated. And Verity, too, is called to investigate a mystery.
The murder of a Belgian lawyer aboard a train seems at first to be a simple case of revenge. But the victim was connected to British Intelligence, and possessed papers detailing the sinking of a gold-laden German ship during the war.
As Verity and Sidney dig deeper, they discover their cases are intertwined—and a lethal adversary persists. Officially, the Great War may be over, but this is a battle of nerves and wits they cannot afford to lose…
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About Anna Lee Huber Author of A Certain Darkness Pdf Book
Anna lee Huber Author of A certain Darkness Pdf is the USA Today bestselling & Daphne award-winning author of the Lady Darby Mysteries, the Verity Kent Mysteries, the Gothic Myths series, and the anthology The Deadly Hours. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she majored in music and minored in psychology. She currently resides in Indiana with her family and is hard at work on her next novel. Visit her online at www.annaleehuber.com.
A Certain Darkness pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- Publisher : Kensington (August 30, 2022)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1496728513
- ISBN-13 : 978-1496728517
- Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.83 x 8.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #23,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #368 in Historical Mystery
- #1,336 in Women Sleuths (Books)
- #1,490 in Cozy Mysteries (Books)
- Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars 223 ratings
A Certain Darkness Book Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Series Just Keeps Getting Better
Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2022
Anna Lee Huber’s sixth instalment in the Verity Kent series, A Certain Darkness, is another wonderful read. We are back into the deep mystery that has been underpinning the previous books and intertwined with the basic mystery of this book. A Certain Darkness spends quite a bit of time helping readers understand World War I and the repercussions that reverberated through the world, especially Britain, Belgium, Netherlands, and France at its conclusion. The history and characters drive this story. I love Verity and her humanity, smarts, and strength. She is a wonderful character and Huber’s writing makes her be someone I want to be friends with. I have to be honest that I haven’t really liked Sidney Kent, Verity’s husband. In the earlier books, he had my grudging respect, but in A Certain Darkness, Huber manages to move Sidney to a favoured character status alongside his lovely and intelligent wife, Verity. Their working relationship and marriage seem stronger and better in this story. I highly recommend this novel. I know some may not like the historical explanations, but they made the book even better for me. Go read Verity Kent and A Certain Darkness now.
Valerie A KaderTop Contributor: Historical Fiction Books
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping!
Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2022
I love historical mysteries! I’ve read the earlier books in this series and liked them. This one had an intriguing premise – Sydney & Verity are called to France by a jailed murder suspect who refuses to talk with anyone except Sydney. The heroine, Verity, was exceptional as always – pretty, classy, intrepid, and loyal. The hero, Sydney, was also compelling – handsome, aristocratic, and brave. They had good chemistry as usual, but little sizzle. The storyline was complex and unpredictable. Overall, a very good book, and I look forward to the next book in the series!
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs a different narrator!
Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2022
Only a few chapters into the sixth book but so far nothing has happened that makes me want to keep reading. I will finish the book out of sheer tenacity. As for the audiobook- well expletives are not allowed here. Heather Wild’s sing song tones are incredibly irritating! I find myself re-doing the lines with more normal inflections as I just can’t believe they have to be said that way! How can I unhear this book???!!!
K. HowardTop Contributor: Coloring
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than ever!
Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2022
A Certain Darkness is the 6th book in the intriguing Verity Kent series by Anna Lee Huber. You’d be hard pressed to find another historical mystery series better than this one! I started with book 3, and I’ve given all of them 5 stars. I do suggest reading from the beginning. I didn’t, and it took me a while to fill in the holes of what I missed in the first two books. If I ever get close to close to clearing my nearly insurmountable to-be-read pile, I will definitely treat myself to the books I missed.
The Great War is over, but in March 1920 the after-effects are still very palpable. Former British Intelligence agent Verity Kent and her husband Sidney are still working their way through the trauma of being separated during the war when it was believed Sidney had died. However, things appear to be calmer now; of course, this being Verity and Sidney, that state doesn’t last long! French authorities request Sidney’s help with a former acquaintance of his who claims to have proof of treason during the war. Shortly after Sidney and Verity speak to the woman, she is assassinated. Verity is also tasked with an investigation into the murder of a Belgian attorney on a train. The man was connected to British Intelligence and is rumored to have information concerning the sinking of German ship carrying gold during the war. Their investigations are beginning to appear connected. The Great War is over, but apparently repercussions exist…
The publication of a new Verity Kent book is always a cause of celebration for me. The stories have it all: mystery, the effects of war, espionage, spies, action and romance, all wrapped up in one exciting package. This book is no exception. Both Verity and Sidney have been through hell and back. Verity worked for British Intelligence during the war, and she uncovered traitorous activity that put her in danger. She also struggled with Sidney being killed, only to discover that he actually wasn’t, and dealing with the truth of the situation. Sidney dealt with his deception of being dead and how it hurt Verity; he was also dealing with PTSD from his service. They are growing closer than ever, but fate continues to batter them about. This case was especially intriguing; it seemed their cases were totally separate at first, but were soon revealed to be intertwined in ways they never imagined. Verity’s faith in her former Intelligence boss and cohorts are shaken during this case, and secrets uncovered push Sidney’s PTSD to the forefront. Shady characters Smith and Willoughby from previous books make an appearance here, and it’s still hard to determine whose side they are on. The mysterious villain Ardmore lurks in he background, wreaking even more havoc. The espionage and mystery are exciting as ever, but it’s Verity and Sidney’s relationship that really makes this a perfect series for me and keeps me coming back for more.
I received an ARC of this book courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions expressed are entirely mine, and I have not received any compensation for my review.