Amanda Quick is at her mysterious and suspenseful best with
her book THE OTHER LADY VANISHES. It was action packed and
full of romance. THE OTHER LADY VANISHES had me hooked from
line. I kept wondering what lady was going to vanish and
what would happen to them. THE OTHER LADY VANISHES was full
of intrigue, suspense, and romance. Burning Cove in
Depression era California comes alive under Quick's writing.
Adelaide Brockton is a recent citizen of Burning Cove.
Working at a local tea shop she worries about what people
will think of her once they find out about her past. Jake
was in an import/export family business and comes into the
tea shop every day. He's also Adelaide's neighbor. They
feel a pull between them. When psychic to the stars Zolanda
comes into the shop and invites Adelaide to her show Jake
invites himself along. As her finale, Zolanda
predicts someone's death. When Adelaide gets home she
thinks someone has been in her house and Jake comes over and
they spend the night
keeping watch. In the morning Adelaide's suspicions are
realized when the prediction comes true and Adelaide and
Jake find a body. They start their own investigation into
the murder. Jake and Adelaide must out wit a killer to stay
alive. As they become closer, secrets are revealed and
feelings become stronger.
I kept wondering when the lady would vanish and who it
would be and was surprised by who was actually pulling the
strings of the whole thing. Once I read the final couple of
chapters, I realized why it was called THE OTHER LADY
VANISHES. It had been a long time since I'd read an Amanda
Quick book and I wasn't sure how the switch from the 1800s
historical to the 1930s would appeal to me, but I wasn't
disappointed. I'm looking forward to reading all the other
books in the series. Book two in the Burning
was a delight and worth reading again and again.
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...