Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Velvet Was The Night

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Expected publication date: August 17, 2021
From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a “delicious, twisted treat for lovers of noir” about a daydreaming secretary, a lonesome enforcer, and the mystery of a missing woman they’re both desperate to find.

1970s, Mexico City. Maite is a secretary who lives for one thing: the latest issue of Secret Romance. While student protests and political unrest consume the city, Maite escapes into stories of passion and danger.

Her next-door neighbor, Leonora, a beautiful art student, seems to live a life of intrigue and romance that Maite envies. When Leonora disappears under suspicious circumstances, Maite finds herself searching for the missing woman—and journeying deeper into Leonora’s secret life of student radicals and dissidents.

Meanwhile, someone else is also looking for Leonora at the behest of his boss, a shadowy figure who commands goon squads dedicated to squashing political activists. Elvis is an eccentric criminal who longs to escape his own life: He loathes violence and loves old movies and rock ’n’ roll. But as Elvis searches for the missing woman, he comes to observe Maite from a distance—and grows more and more obsessed with this woman who shares his love of music and the unspoken loneliness of his heart.

Now as Maite and Elvis come closer to discovering the truth behind Leonora’s disappearance, they can no longer escape the danger that threatens to consume their lives, with hitmen, government agents, and Russian spies all aiming to protect Leonora’s secrets—at gunpoint.

Velvet Was the Night is an edgy, simmering historical novel for lovers of smoky noirs and anti-heroes. - from Goodreads

I'm really interested by the noir feeling of this book!


  1. I really need to read a book by this author this year. I've heard so many great things about her books. This one sounds and looks really amazing!

  2. This cover is so arresting -- every time I see it, I always just look at it for a few seconds before my brain gets back into gear:)

  3. Oh man, that synopsis has such a vibe. This one sounds super interesting.

  4. The 70s, oh yeah! Hope this lives up to your expectations.

  5. I love the noir sound of this too. And it's by Silvia Moreno- Garcia? Plus a 70's setting???? :):)

  6. I’m excited for this one too! I’m super interested in the setting and the “noir.”

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  7. That cover is amazing!! I love that it's set in the 1970s.

  8. This one sounds really good. I enjoyed the last book I read from this author so I definitely plan to read this one as well.

  9. Wow- that's an awesome cover. I read Mexican Gothic, so I will have to check this one out!

  10. This sounds super intriguing! I haven't read Mexican Gothic yet, but I already want to read this one too.

    1. Mexican Gothic was so good, I have high hopes for this one!


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