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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 375 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA Books; Book Club Edition edition (2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0739456474
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739456477
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.2 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,389,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Once read; I had to wait anxiously for her next book.
Ima Reader
She mixes a strong sense of story line, suspense and detail with just the right touch of romantic tension.
kdan
She keeps it flowing and interesting throughout the book.
Sherri

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Elaine C McTyer VINE VOICE on July 26, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
U. S. Deputy Marshall Juliet Longstreet returns, this time as the heroine in her own book. Juliet is a dedicated, determined woman who has dedicated her life to law enforcement. One of the people she has put away, Bobby Tatro, has been released from prison. His last words to her was a threat to get her when he got out. Not that she is terribly worried about it, threats like this go with the job. Unfortunately, this time is the one time it is for real.

Ethan Brooker is Special Ops, he has finally come to terms with his wife's murder, a year ago. The murderer was finally captured in the last book in this series. He worked with Juliet on that one too. Afterwards he disappeared again. Now he turns up in her life after finding her picture at the site of a kidnapping in Columbia. Ethan has moved on but he has not forgotten Juliet.

Juliet, Ethan, Bobby and several other political figures are being manipulated by an unknown person or group. Several grudges are held against both Juliet and Ethan. While trying to capture and torture Juliet, her niece is attacked by Bobby.

Both Juliet and Ethan seem to be pushed in a certain direction. As things heat up, between them, they also heat up in the investigation. Someone seems to know too much about both Juliet and Ethan. When both wind up in Vermont at the Longstreet farm everything breaks loose, Ethan is not sure he can even trust old friends. However between the two of them and the rest of Juliets family everything comes to resolution.

Very good book. Exciting, full of suspense, one of Negger's best books. If you like a good gripping read, this is it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AK on August 16, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
When one of the men she put in jail gets out, Juliet Longstreet finds herself right in the middle of danger, not an unusual position for her, considering her job, but the fact that her present situation endangers her niece, is unacceptable. Working with a man she could love if he could get past the ghosts that haunt his memories, she tries to keep from becoming the prize in a game of revenge more twisted than she knows. The true villain is not who she thinks it is, and that could cost her, Wendy, and Ethan dearly.

*** Though this story does not rely heavily on knowledge of the prior book in the series, there are spots where that would make the reading easier and perhaps the confusion that arises at some points could be avoided altogether. However, longtime fans of Ms. Neggers will undoubtedly be thrilled with the results of her work. ***

Amanda Killgore, Freelance Reviewer.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Not Telling on May 21, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I guess the other reviewers don't know about the better romance authors out there. This book was ridiculously lacking in passion and love. It wasn't intense at all, like some people said. I wanted to like this book, but it was so boring! I could not relate to any of these characters because their feelings were never described. And there was so many other characters that were not important to the main plot. Juliet and Ethan were a bit...cold to each other. I could not feel any spark between them.

Then one day he stays over her house. And the next morning she wakes up to the phone ringing, and remembers all the sex they had.

They had sex? Really? I don't remember that happening. Why didn't Carla write about this?

The book wasn't horrible, but it was definitely not something to rave about, like I thought it would be when I read the reviews.
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Format: Hardcover
Dark Sky continues on with the ongoing story introduced to me in Cold Ridge but this time focuses on fav characters of coffee guzzling/hard headed Juliet Longstreet and strong, silent/focused Ethan Booker. The story line allows the reader to find out more about Longstreet and Booker who were introduced in Night's Landing and whose characters are continued on by Negger in Abandon. This book is a five star for the romantic hearted readers who hope the best for these to characters.

The temper of the story line is quick witted, fast but tempered with Neggar's usual stunning visuality of words to draw the reader into the scenic view of the story setting - in this case Vermont and New York.

Negger quickly focuses her readers to the known character traits of her central characters - the heroine - Juliet Longstreet ;quirky and dry - witted, hardheaded and driven but highly likeable. And the hero - Ethan Booker; mysterious, highly disaplined but equally hardheaded and driven as Longstreet.

This novel by Neggar will be a favourite of fans who love linking story lines. Through 'Dark Sky' once again Neggers is able to continue to allow readers to be kept up to date with fav characters while introducing new ones. For new readers however, the story line at times is mystifying and the plot disjointed. Looking at this from a new readers point of view or Non Negger fans, the plot may not strong enough to sustain ongoing interest in the reader without going to the last page.

But, reading as an ongoing fan who is familiar with the story line, Dark Sky is a great read. Keeping my interest and finding the story line clear and still highly entertaining.

One definitely for Carla Negger fans and a must try for new readers wanting to read a novel which is entertaining and humourous.
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More About the Author

Carla Neggers has been spinning stories ever since she climbed a tree with pad and pen at age eleven. Now she is the New York Times bestselling author of almost 70 novels, with millions of books sold in over 30 countries. Her popular Sharpe & Donovan romantic suspense series featuring FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan launched with Saint's Gate in 2011 and has been praised as "a breathtaking reading experience" (Providence Journal) and "gripping and suspenseful" (Nashua Telegraph). In 2012, her Swift River Valley series debuted with Secrets of the Lost Summer, which garnered a starred review from Booklist and a Top Pick from RT Book Reviews and shot onto the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.

Growing up in rural Massachusetts with a Dutch father, a Southern mother and six brothers and sisters, Carla developed an eye for detail and a love of a good story. Her imagination, curiosity and sense of adventure are key to creating the complex relationships, fast-paced plots and deep sense of place in her books.

When she isn't writing, Carla loves to travel, hike, garden and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband, Joe, are frequent travelers to Ireland and divide their time between Boston and their hilltop home in Vermont, not far from Quechee Gorge.

For more information and to contact Carla, visit her Web site: www.CarlaNeggers.com and join the conversation at www.facebook.com/carlaneggers and www.twitter.com/carlaneggers.

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