The Other Lady Vanishes

The Other Lady Vanishes

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"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 nor 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399585326
Branch Call Number: FIC Quick
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 24 cm

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foxglovaz
Nov 20, 2018

82% completed, and struggling to finish. Very disappointed, as Amanda Quick books are some of my favorites, frequently re-read, because of the well-written and lively banter and engaging characters. The hero and heroine in this volume leave me flat; I don't really care if they solve the mystery or resolve their love life, and that means this is a 'one and (almost) done' read. Whichever name she is writing under, Krentz, Castle, or Quick, she previously has had little trouble making stories, even those with plots as convoluted as this one, worth the time invested in reading, but I can't say the same for this one. Maybe the end will surprise me and turn the whole experience around. Here's hoping!

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Gulkh
Aug 19, 2018

Couldn't finish it. Found the plot to be overtly convoluted. I have no patience for dull and slow moving storylines. The one thing the author mentioned dozen of times was how Jake was in the export import business. Okay, we get it *insert eyeroll* Lots of repetition too. By the middle of the book I neither cared nor felt invested enough in any of the characters to read ahead. Hard pass from me.

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hadlock
Jul 21, 2018

Not her best book. Pay attention to the dust jacket so that you know this is set in the 1930s or the first reference to the Great War will puzzle you. Adelaide is an appealing multifaceted character; Jack, not so much. There is a boatload of secrets in the story. It takes to almost the last page to understand them all. The romance is not all that believable. But the author resists the urge she often surrenders to in other books: the incessant repeating and claiming of a feature of the character of the heroine or the hero during the story.

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talk2terih
Jun 20, 2018

Quick/Krentz does what she does very well. She packs this tale with history, mystery, and suspense. The story moves swiftly, the characters are interesting, and fit nicely into their time period. Enjoyable light read on the high end of its genre.

JessicaGma Jun 19, 2018

Much like the first, it's a thriller packed with action, red herrings, and bad guys turning on each other. I liked the interplay between Jack and Adelaide, so it's a solid second entry into the Burning Cove series

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lReaderl
Jun 18, 2018

This read was better than I expected, definitely interesting with the secondary characters. Wish we got more background info on them. Did not feel like it was written in the time period listed.

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