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The Other Lady Vanishes

The Other Lady Vanishes, May 2018
Burning Cove #2
by Amanda Quick

Berkley
368 pages
ISBN: 039958532X
EAN: 9780399585326
Kindle: B074S5CT81
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"Amanda Quick is at her mysterious and suspenseful best"

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The Other Lady Vanishes
Amanda Quick

Reviewed by Kim Roller
Posted May 13, 2018

Romance Historical | Romance Suspense

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 the opening 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 Truett 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 Cove series was a delight and worth reading again and again.

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SUMMARY

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...


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