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The sins of Adam Hardesty's past have been discovered. And if he does not hunt down his blackmailer quickly, his secrets will be revealed to all.

...But there is an obstacle in his way: sensation novelist Caroline Fordyce. She knows that Adam's quest for justice could shatter her own reputation - and mire her family in lethal scandal. And she fears what he may find. Together they will navigate the shadow side of London, venturing into an underworld of cutthroats, connivers, and illusionists. And as the mystery grows ever deeper and the danger circles ever closer, they must guard not only their secrets but their lives....

©2005 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Classic Amanda Quick

Setting: London, England Late Victorian period
Genre: Romance/Mystery
Caroline Fordyce is the author of sensational novels published in serial form in the newspaper. But she is a woman with a scandal in her past. Adam Hardesty confronts Caroline, thinking she was somehow involved with the murder of a psychic medium and the theft of a diary that holds many of the secrets of his life. They decide to join forces to look for the diary and find out who killed the psychic.
I have to say that I really did not like Caroline for about the first 1/3 - 1/2 of the novel. She is insecure and strident. Adam is pretty one dimensional as well. The plot is interesting - at least average.
Louisa Jane Underwood, while not my least favorite reader, still doesn’t land in the top 10. There isn’t quite enough differentiation among the characters. However, she does a good job with the male voice.
Overall, this was an okay listen.

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Read the book skip the audio

I have read this book and liked it so much I thought it would be a good listen. Boy was I wrong! The voices, both male and female, are just awful. I could only get about half way through before becoming so irritated I quit.

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Overdramatic much?

The story was okay. Predictable. Often frustrating with the stupidity of the heroine. Sad in the hero not protecting the heroine’s virtue, instead, taking her in a dingy old room and then pretending surprise and scolding her for being a virgin. How could he not know; she wasn’t a widow, lived with her aunts, and acted ridiculously innocent the whole time.

But the worst was the reader. Everything the hero, and men in general, said was with great force, like he was perpetually making a point. No subtlety, no humor. Everything. Was such. A big. Deal. I tried talking like that with my kids and they laughed me out of the room. Little buggers.

I finished it, but cannot recommend.

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Loved book!!

Loved book, narrator had great character voices! good mystery and romance too. Liked the twists in the story too.

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Regarding the narrator...

After reading other reviews, I decided to listen to this with the speed of 1.15. that made a significant difference. narration that was plodding at 1.00, had a nice cadence at 1.15. Other than that I found the mystery of this Amanda Quick novel to be interesting.

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Overly dramatic

This was overly dramatic while also managing to be excessively slow. Things were rehashed a dozen times in an obnoxiously dramatic way without the story going anywhere at all. The narrator was pretty good although the male voices weren’t good at all. I couldn’t get into this book. The two MCs were two of the most annoying characters I’ve come across.

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In this genre; loved it

author is skilled at story telling and I love that this story, turns its head on the societal insanity towards women. I adore both the main characters and am so pleased that the villian although evil intentioned, was pitiable.

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Don't like narrator.

story is reasonably entertaining. The narrator gave everyone irratating voices. At one point, I had to force myself to finish listening.

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loved it. short sweet and sassy...

Just the way I like all my heroines! lived the enigmatic tall dark and dangerous not so rogue and the intrigue twisted into the story. must read... erm, listen! excellent performance to compliment the story.

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Engaging story

I love Amanda Quick's novels. She manages to write strong female characters who live in historical settings. This book is no exception.

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