Welcome back to Burning Cove! Former trapeze artist Amalie Vaughn has arrived hoping to start
over by sinking all her money into a mansion and trying to turn it into a
B and B. Only the mansion is cursed and though she might not believe
it a guest is murdered by his robot invention during a presentation
making the rumors fly again. Financially Amalie finds herself walking a
TIGHTROPE wondering if she will
fall or make it.
Matthias Jones is on the trail of a stolen cipher machine and it brings
him to his only suspect Dr. Norman Pickwell. Now Pickwell is dead and
the machine is nowhere to be found. Gossip always whirls around a
small town and those on the mysterious Matthias are everywhere.
Amalie needs for the B and B to work out and Matthias needs to find
the killer and the machine. So working together just might be the best
thing to happen to either of them.
TIGHTROPE will have you feeling
you are walking on a tightrope from beginning to end. The world in the
30s and 40s is an intriguing time to those of us whose parents lived it
and reading this offering gives a glimpse in that time period. As a
Jones' family fan (I have been a fan of Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz
for a long time), I liked seeing this generation and knowing each branch
had someone who was good at getting the right things done.
I loved how the intrepid Amalie just kept picking up the pieces and
moving on. The idea of having tours of the famous or infamous rooms
in the B and B came in a moment of desperation but it seemed to work.
There is the room where the psychic who threw herself from the
rooftop, slept; Dr. Pickwell's room; the famous actor Vincent Hyde, who
is staying at the B and B and is helping with his willingness to give out
autographs after the tours. Her thinking is if you cannot quiet down the
curses, use them to earn money to stay afloat.
A number of past characters show up to help out. We again get to see
Luther Pell with his mob ties, that just might be in question; Raina Kirk
who is a private investigator and romantically linked to Luther; Oliver
Ward owner of Burning Cove's biggest hotel; and his wife the Herald's
crime beat reporter, Irene. These people are part of the amazing
Burning Cove community, but there are also newcomers who arrive to
find homes or to cause trouble, but which ones are the guilty parties.
This Burning Cove series is
so much fun for readers to read, it gives a taste of the glamorous life of
stars and their struggles to stay on top. It also gives an insight to those
who want to begin again while finding out that a few truths just won't
stay hidden no matter what they do.
TIGHTROPE by Amanda Quick will
have you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end and then
author Amanda Quick offers a final twist with who the main bad guy
turns out to be.
An unconventional woman and a man shrouded in mystery
walk a tightrope of desire as they race against a killer to
find a top secret invention before it's too
Former trapeze artist Amalie Vaughn moved
to Burning Cove to reinvent herself, but things are not
going well. After spending her entire inheritance on a
mansion with the intention of turning it into a
bed-and-breakfast, she learns too late that the villa is
said to be cursed. When the first guest, Dr. Norman
Pickwell, is murdered by his robot invention during a
sold-out demonstration, rumors circulate that the curse is
In the chaotic aftermath of the spectacle,
Amalie watches as a stranger from the audience disappears
behind the curtain. When Matthias Jones reappears, he is
slipping a gun into a concealed holster. It looks like the
gossip that is swirling around him is trueâ€”Matthias
evidently does have connections to the criminal
Matthias is on the trail of a
groundbreaking prototype cipher machine. He suspects that
Pickwell stole the device and planned to sell it. But now
Pickwell is dead and the machine has vanished. When
Matthias's investigation leads him to Amalie's front door,
the attraction between them is intense, but she knows it is
also dangerous. Amalie and Matthias must decide if they can
trust each other and the passion that binds them, because
time is running out.