Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Velvet Was the Night

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

fiction crime thriller dark mysterious tense medium-paced

304 pages | first published 2021

Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a riveting noir about a daydreaming secretary, a lonesome enforcer, and the mystery of a missing woman that brings them together. 1970s, Mexico City. Maite is a secretary who li...
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Moods

mysterious 81%
dark 73%
tense 53%
adventurous 40%
informative 13%
challenging 7%
emotional 7%
reflective 5%
sad 4%
funny 1%
hopeful 0%
inspiring 0%

Pace

medium 57%
slow 29%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Plot: 30% | Character: 17%

Strong character development?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 26% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 44% | No: 37% | Yes: 16% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 81% | No: 9% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 14% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.6