I first thought that I would start off this review
stating that reading Amanda Quick is a guilty pleasure of
mine. Then, I thought that I'm not at all guilty about
it, vice versa to be honest. However, Quick's books are
definitely a pleasure to read.
THE OTHER LADY VANISHES is the second book in the
Burning Cove series, but there
are no problems
reading this one without having read the first book.
Sure, there are people from the first book that shows up
in this story as well, but the main story, about Adelaide
Blake, is definitely a standalone one.
Adelaide Blake shows up in Burning Cove, California and
gets a job in a herbal tea shop. Like many other people
in the town, Adelaide has secrets. Two months before
she escaped from a private sanitarium. She is now trying
to lie low and hopes that the men that are responsible
for her stay at the sanitarium won't find her. However,
she soon realizes that her past may have caught up with
THE OTHER LADY VANISHES is a fabulous story about a woman
on the run from her past. I found the book to be perfect
for the mood I was in. I wanted something easy-going to
read, but not too simple. I wanted to read about
interesting and strong women and I definitely got it with
this book. Amanda Quick has a knack for creating women
that are strong and multilayered. The story may be a bit
predictable, but it didn't bother me that much. Reading
an Amanda Quick book is such an enjoyable thing and
Adelaide is such a fabulous character. Of course, there
is romance in the book and if that's your thing, then you
will love this book. I wish I could write about some of
my favorite moments in the book, but that would give away
too much of the story. But, I will end this review by
saying that the ending is marvelous. I loved it!
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...