The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Knew Too Much sweeps readers back to 1930s California--where the most dazzling of illusions can't hide the darkest secrets...After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over.Working at an herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town: Hollywood movers and shakers always in need of hangover cures and tonics. One such customer is Jake Truett, a recently widowed businessman in town for a therapeutic rest. But unbeknownst to Adelaide, his exhaustion is just a cover.In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem. Behind facades of glamour and power hide drug dealers, gangsters, and grifters. Into this make-believe world comes psychic to the stars Madame Zolanda. Adelaide and Jake know better than to fall for her kind of con. But when the medium becomes a victim of her own dire prediction and is killed, they'll be drawn into a murky world of duplicity and misdirection.Neither Adelaide or Jake can predict that in the shadowy underground they'll find connections to the woman Adelaide used to be--and uncover the specter of a killer who's been real all along......
|Title||:||The Other Lady Vanishes (Burning Cove #2)|
|Number of Pages||:||340 pages|
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The Other Lady Vanishes (Burning Cove #2) Reviews
I received this book for free from Netgalley in order to prepare an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review."He knew that Adelaide was not telling him everything but he also sensed that she was not lying to him. Fair enough. She had a right to her secrets. He was keeping a few from her."
FINAL DECISION: More mystery than romance, I liked the story but I really wish we got to know the characters more than on a surface level.
THE STORY: In 1930s Califor ...more
(5/5) The Other Lady Vanishes is one of the most well written books I’ve read in a while. As a TV fanatic for PLL and Riverdale, I’m used to lose ends not being tied up and questions left unanswered. Quick does an AMAZING job getting to the bottom of every last detail and making sure no questions are left unanswered. You even figure out the meaning behind the title at the end! (I find that amusing as that doesn’t happen often in books so major props!) This next bestseller is the perfect combinat ...more
The story begins as Adelaide Blake escapes a private sanitarium. Her time there was dark and Quick shared a chilling story while shedding light on experimental drugs and the practice of sending unwanted family members off to mental hospitals. Both threads were chilling and led to murder, blackmail, and betrayal.
Adelaide, the daughter of botanists, is working at a local herbal tea shop. The owner has allowed her to create special blends of tea that calm your nerves or energize you. They've become ...more
It opens with murder and a daring escape. A promising start.
Adelaide has a lot on her plate - reinvention, hiding, building a new life and taking control.
Jake Truett was supposed to be mysterious but came off as bland.
The murder methods were interesting and varied.
The romance was too convenient, almost mechanical. Book loses half a star here.
Luther Pell and Raina completely overshadowed the lead pair. They had crackling chemistry, nice quips, added anticipation and excitement to the sto ...more
One of the things I most enjoy about Amanda Quick's novels is the formulaic predictability: When I select to spend a Friday evening with one of these books, I know what I'm getting and know I will enjoy it thoroughly.
The first book in this new Burning Cove series (The Girl Who Knew Too Much) showed evidence of the author shifting into new patterns of writing and plot crafting, and I wasn't sure those shifts would produce as strong a series as her earlier British romance mysteries. With this sec ...more
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What a fun ride it was reading The Other Lady Vanishes! Stylish and exciting, Amanda Quick definitely delivered with this second book in her 1930s era Burning Cove series.
‘They were partners, at least for a while, bound together by a web of murder, drugs, and blackmail.’
I really enjoyed book one, The Girl Who Knew Too Much, and thought it was a pretty cool time period for a novel to be set in. I haven’t read too many taking place in America in the 1930s ...more
Quite an interesting plot with AQ's typical male and female leads. Didn't have as much of the glitz and glamour of the golden age of Hollywood as I would've liked, but the "technology" of the day such as payphone booths, long distance operators and open-top automobiles provided the right ambience.
Reading Adelaide and Jake's story reminded me that Amanda Quick/Jayne Anne Krentz/Jayne Castle always manages to include story lines that highlight power imbalances and injustices in society based on gender, social class, and sexual orientation.
Set in the era of the Hollywood studio system, The Other Lady Vanishes is an enjoyable romp in the tradition of a lighthearted homage to Gaslight and similar movies.