The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick

The Other Lady Vanishes

Amanda Quick

In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem. Behind facades of glamour and power hide drug dealers, gangsters, and grifters. 

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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're 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...

Advance Galley Reviews

I really enjoyed this sequel to The Girl Who Knew Too Much. Amanda Quick creates a film noir atmosphere as her characters attempt to solve a series of murders. It's definitely a page turner!

2.5 to 3 stars out of 5 Lackluster and meh

I really liked this book. I had previously read the first book in the Burning Cove series via First to Read, so I was super excited when I saw this one was available. Amanda Quick is a fantastic writer, and both titles in this series have been fun and mysterious with plenty of twists and turns. Both of the main characters, Adelaide and Jake, were well-developed and had fascinating backstories. I would absolutely recommend this series to anyone who likes mysteries, romance, and historical fiction.

Yet another wonderful read by Amanda Quick. In her usual enthralling style she has created a wonderful entry into the Burning Cove series set in the 1930's. Twists, turns and mysteries abound. The Other Lady Vanishes can be read as a stand alone. Highly recommend it!

SO. FUN! I started reading and only took one break before I finished. It twisted and turned and was full of fun and excitement. The characters were all likeable, and fortunately it didn't include any of the annoying "old timey" language. It takes place in the 1930's/1940's. We know that. We don't need and "gal"s or weird slang to "set the scene". I especially love how the title becomes clear at the very end. Highly recommended!

The Other Lady Vanishes is the next in the Burning Cove series set during the golden age of Hollywood before WW2. Adelaide Brockton née Blake has escaped from the Rushwood Asylum to work in a tea room in Burning Cove where naturally all the beautiful people come for her herbal remedies. Adelaide is drawn to the “sensitive” Jake Truett who ostensibly comes to Burning Cove to rest and recover after the suicide of his wife. The two are thrown together after stage psychic, Madam Zolonda, makes a prediction of blood and death that unexpectedly comes true. A host of villains, a hallucinogenic drug and a twisty plot make for a fun read.


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