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
Sweet and a bit suspenseful, The Other Lady Vanishes is a fun read with a murder mystery twist. This is a page turner for me as I tried to figure out what was going on. I wanted to figure out Adelaide's story as well as who committed the murder. As the secrets are slowly revealed, I'm disappointed - disappointed in humans. Ms. Quick captures several of the 7 deadly sins in her characters. Pride, greed, envy, lust and wrath are the prominent ones and they come out so ugly. The villains in this st ...more
Thank you Berkley Publishing for this ARC. This is a fun, quick read. A good mix of suspense, romance and a wonderful historical setting. This is book two in a series, but can easily be read as a stand alone. Adelaide is a tearoom waitress with a very big secret. She meets Jake who has secrets of his own. They are both unsuspecting their secrets will collide. Very enjoyable and a great little escape.
The whole escape from the insane asylum thing was interesting but I found the romance a bit underwhelming which is a bad sign when it comes to Amanda's books, her characters usually manage to grip me from the very start.
On the other hand, Raina and Luther make a big appearance and they are supporting characters. I assume their book is the next? Speaking of Raina, I have to sound bitchy once again and say that I was let down by her character as well. In the prequel she was this butt kicking and m ...more
I would have liked a little more romance in the romance vs plot ratio, but I found this pretty enjoyable. And the cover is absolutely striking.
**Read for the Happily Ever After square in Ripped Bodice Bingo (and because the library coughed up my hold at the right time)**
Amanda Quick's second foray into the world of the 1930s is even better than the first. I was caught up the mystery from the beginning, and even when I thought all was told there was yet a little more to getting the whole story. There were twists and turns, and each time I thought "what about this?" the answer came. I loved the descriptions of the time period, from the dress to the cars to the suggestion of drug abuse and Hollywood stars. The relationship between Adelaide and Jake progressed slow ...more
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
From the moment I saw the beautiful citrus colors and Art Deco geometric pattern on the cover of The Other Lady Vanishes, I wanted to dive in. After I read the synopsis and realized I would be reading not only a Romance, but also a Mystery? Well, let’s say I swooned a bit.
The Other Lady Vanishes is filled with intrigue and romance, captivating readers from the start: “The screams of the patients on ward five told Adelaide Blake that time had run out” (1). The book starts with an escape fro ...more
This is the second book in this series that I have read and I enjoyed this as much as the first. This book focuses on a young woman that escapes from an insane asylum where she was held against her will. The book has many twists and turns and an ending that does not disappoint. An excellent way to add to this series. Thank you to Penguin/Random House and their first to read program for the advanced copy.