Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Velvet Was the Night

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

304 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction crime historical mystery dark mysterious tense medium-paced

Description

1970s Mexico City: while student protests and political unrest consume the city, Maite seeks escape from her humdrum life in the stories of passion and danger filling the latest issue of Secret Romance. She is deeply envious of her neighbour, a be...

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Community Reviews Summary of 3,456 reviews

Moods

mysterious 82%
dark 70%
tense 56%
adventurous 46%
informative 15%
emotional 10%
challenging 7%
reflective 7%
sad 7%
funny 4%
hopeful 1%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 27%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 54% | Plot: 32% | Character: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 44% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 26%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 45% | No: 33% | Yes: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 76% | No: 13% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 15%

Average rating

3.57

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