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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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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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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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Long and disappointing!

I have been reading Amanda Quick books for years and never thought I would not like one. This plot was tedious and did not hold my attention most of the time.

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Great find!

big fan of this narrator. i love this series. can't wait for the 4th book.

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JAK as Amanda Quick is back!!

to be honest the leading man was a bit dull, but the heroin made up for that. She was strong and resourceful. she was kind and most importantly not stupidity stubborn or whinny. the plot was a bit predictable towards the end but still told well. I liked this book and highly recommend it.

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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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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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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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  • 06-07-18

excellent

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

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  • 05-24-18

Okayish

An old fashioned style murder mystery, damsel in distress thing, with all the usual elements, but some unexpected spicy bits that seemed not to really belong here. Starts out good but begins to drag with too much talk, talk, talk to tie it all up. The narrator gets less annoying as she warms to the task. Okay if you want to fill in some lazy time but not really a ‘page turner’ at any stretch. This author hopefully improved with so many novels to her name.