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The New York Times best-selling author of The Girl Who Knew Too Much sweeps readers back to 1930s California where even the brightest razzle dazzle can't always hide the darkest secrets.

Author Amanda Quick returns to the exclusive seaside community of Burning Cove, where more than one person with a dark past has gone to reinvent themselves. But some secrets are just too deadly to stay hidden, and some pasts can never stay buried.

©2018 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2018 Recorded Books

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excellent

loved it- another good yarn from the author
would recommend and looking firward to next

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  • Renetta
  • 21-05-18

Old fashion.

I dont even know if I would have enjoyed the story if the narrator wasn't so bad. Bad acting 101.

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  • 12-05-18

Always a great read.

I have never been disappointed in an Amanda Quick book. This one is even better than the last one set in this era. Loved it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-08-18

Great fun

I really enjoyed this second book in series set in the 1930's. This mystery thriller is great escape listening, some drama but nothing too dark. Love this historical period. The reader adds a lot.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-08-18

Another win for Amanda Quick fans!

I'm really liking this Burning Cove series, at least I hope it will be a series and not just two books. Set in the 30s in a small California town called Burning Cove, close enough to LA that its more upscale hotels and clubs attract the Hollywood heavy hitters. Both books have started with the story of a young woman who has to flee for her life and create herself anew to survive. This was the Golden Age of cinema, with the escapism of watching beautiful and wealthy people living exciting and romantic lives being an antidote to the grimness of real, Depression era life for the average American.

The Other Lady Vanishes (and you don't find out the meaning/significance of the title until very nearly the end of the book...and it's a good one) begins with a young woman whose husband had her committed to an insane asylum where she was forced to be a test subject for a halucinogenic drug being developed there, while her husband looted her considerable inheritance to save his own family's business. All very melodramatic and convoluted and so perfectly right that it would have been a smash as a film in that era.

I've been reading Jayne Ann Krentz, in all her guises, for many years. In fact, she was one of only two fairly atypical "romance" authors that I serendipitously discovered while shopping for romance books to send to a friend in England. The other was Jennifer Crusie. I loved both their books on first reading and was soon buying everything by either of them I could find. Fortunately, JAK has been prolific and reliable for all these years. If you're not sure about this new series, give it a try, keeping in mine the era and what made a good story then, and now. I'd love to see either of these books (The Girl Who Knew Too Much was the other) made into films. They each have several strong female characters and men who will love them and protect them, if ever they should need protection. They're pretty successful of surviving even very dangerous situations through quick thinking and the courage to keep going. Really, really great reads/listens. And, incidentally, this reader, Nina Alvamar, is very much better than the one for the first book.

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  • 31-07-18

The Other Lady Vanished

The Other Lady Vanished is not one Jayne Castle's better books. In fact it might be the worst.

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  • Pamela
  • 26-07-18

Love Amanda Quick but...

I should have read this one since the narrator ruined the story for me. Even though I got all the way to the end it was a real slog. Save your credit buy the book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-07-18

Loved it!!!

Once again Ms. Quick has given us a winner. I always look forward to her books. A great read!

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  • tricia
  • 07-07-18

Another wonderful addition to my library!!!

I really enjoyed this book, especially the new era Ms. Quick has set this story in. As usual, the wait for this book did not disappoint!!! Great writing and loved the plot twists. 1

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-06-18

Story flows

I enjoyed the book, surprised and delighted with the ending. The flow and excellent writing format of this book reminds me of what locked me in as a Jayne Ann Krentz fan years ago.

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  • Original_Patricia
  • 29-05-18

So worth the all night reading hangover

Don't start this book in the afternoon or evening as that might adversely affect your ability to go to bed/sleep that night.

Book 2 in the Burning Cove series has us once again in the 1930's. Once again we have a mysterious lady new to town becoming involved in the investigation of a sensational murder/accidental death. It was truly wonderful returning to the world of Burning Cove although this time we were introduced to a mostly new set of characters. I personally doubt that AQ can write a bad story. The biggest surprise to me with the number of books she has written is how she keeps creating such new plots.