The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick

The Other Lady Vanishes

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 hangove...

Details The Other Lady Vanishes

TitleThe Other Lady Vanishes
Release DateMay 8th, 2018
GenreRomance, Mystery, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Fiction

Reviews The Other Lady Vanishes

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    I first thought that I would start off this review stating that reading Amanda Quick is a guilty pleasure of mine. Then, I thought that I'm not at all guilty about it, vice versa to be honest. However, Quick's books are definitely a pleasure to read.THE OTHER LADY VANISHES is the second book in the Burning Cove series, but there are no problems reading this one without having read the first book. Sure, there are people from the first book that s...
  • Anna's Herding Cats
    Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (posting to blog 5/8/18)Amazon:'s Amanda Quick. You know it's gonna be fantastic. And it was. It really was. The Gist: Some seriously shady shit is going down and Adelaide seems to be at the middle of it. Which is how she's found herself escaping from an insane asylum. And jumping straight into all kinds of crazing including a psychic with dire predictions, a hero with "exhausted ...
  • ☕ Kimberly
    The story begins as Adelaide Blake escapes a private sanitarium. Her time there was dark and Quick shared a chilling story while shedding light on experimental drugs and the practice of sending unwanted family members off to mental hospitals. Both threads were chilling and led to murder, blackmail, and betrayal.Adelaide, the daughter of botanists, is working at a local herbal tea shop. The owner has allowed her to create special blends of tea ...
  • Ceki
    The whole escape from the insane asylum thing was interesting but I found the romance a bit underwhelming which is a bad sign when it comes to Amanda's books, her characters usually manage to grip me from the very start.On the other hand, Raina and Luther make a big appearance and they are supporting characters. I assume their book is the next? Speaking of Raina, I have to sound bitchy once again and say that I was let down by her character as we...
  • Kimberly
    Reviewed for Wit and Sin Return to the dazzling world of Burning Cove, a place of fantasy and glamour…and also secrets and death. I fell in love with the world of Burning Cove in The Girl Who Knew Too Much and my enchantment with the town only deepened in The Other Lady Vanishes . The setting drew me in from the first; the flash of 1930s Hollywood stars meeting dirty secrets, blackmail, and murder is a potent combination. When you add in two ...
  • Sheryl
    I've not read anything by this author before and wasn't aware that it's part of a series. It was done quite well as a stand-alone. It was like watching a black and white noir film, Ms. Quick did an excellent job with the dialog and setting for the pre-war era. I look forward to reading the next book in ”Burning Bush” series. It was a fast read, with a great plot. I would like to thank ”First-To-Read” for the opportunity to read and review...
  • Milena
    The Other Lady Vanishes is a rather enjoyable historical mystery set in 1930s California and the world of Hollywood's rich and famous. This book is the second book in Burning Cove series, which I didn't know when I started reading it, but it can be read as a stand-alone. I didn't feel lost for not reading the first book. I loved the setting and the time period, I liked the characters a lot, and the mystery was quite interesting, if a little predi...
  • Kathy
    Amanda Quick's second foray into the world of the 1930s is even better than the first. I was caught up the mystery from the beginning, and even when I thought all was told there was yet a little more to getting the whole story. There were twists and turns, and each time I thought "what about this?" the answer came. I loved the descriptions of the time period, from the dress to the cars to the suggestion of drug abuse and Hollywood stars. The rela...
  • Aleen ~Lampshade Reader
    Originally posted on lampshadereader.comThanks to Penguin First-to-Read program for a copy of this book.Back in Burning Cove and it seems as dangerous as ever. The Other Lady Vanishes is another riveting mystery set in the 1930s. This time focusing on the seemingly doomed character of Adelaide Blake. I really did find myself drawn to the whole escape from the insane asylum thing. Quick’s way of grabbing the reader’s attention from the first c...
  • JoAn
    The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick created a "book hangover" for me. So as soon as I finished it, I immediately went to the first page and read it again. I've been reading Ms. Krentz's books for over 30 years under all of her names and am rarely disappointed. This book was no exception.Adelaide Blake is a strong and capable heroine who I quickly enjoyed getting to know. Her knowledge of herbs and teas in Burning Cove has made her a place at ...
  • Michele
    See the full review at HarlequinJunkie.comWhat a fun ride it was reading The Other Lady Vanishes! Stylish and exciting, Amanda Quick definitely delivered with this second book in her 1930s era Burning Cove series. ‘They were partners, at least for a while, bound together by a web of murder, drugs, and blackmail.’I really enjoyed book one, The Girl Who Knew Too Much, and thought it was a pretty cool time period for a novel to be set in. I have...
  • Paraphrodite
    4 stars.Quite an interesting plot with AQ's typical male and female leads. Didn't have as much of the glitz and glamour of the golden age of Hollywood as I would've liked, but the "technology" of the day such as payphone booths, long distance operators and open-top automobiles provided the right ambience.
  • Barb Lie
    The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick is the 2nd book in her Burning Cove series. This story takes place during the 1930’s in the small town of Burning Cove, California. Some of the characters we met in the first book have secondary roles, as we return to Burning Cove.We meet Adelaide Blake, our heroine, from the start where she is in the process of trying to escape from an insane asylum. Adelaide knows she must run for her life, and someone ...
  • ♆ BookAddict ✒ La Crimson Femme
    Sweet and a bit suspenseful, The Other Lady Vanishes is a fun read with a murder mystery twist. This is a page turner for me as I tried to figure out what was going on. I wanted to figure out Adelaide's story as well as who committed the murder. As the secrets are slowly revealed, I'm disappointed - disappointed in humans. Ms. Quick captures several of the 7 deadly sins in her characters. Pride, greed, envy, lust and wrath are the prominent ones ...
  • Adele Boynton
    It seems the author woke up in the last 5% of the book and tried to pack in the mystery and drama that were missing in the first 95%.
  • Diane Perry
    Thank you Berkley Publishing for this ARC. This is a fun, quick read. A good mix of suspense, romance and a wonderful historical setting. This is book two in a series, but can easily be read as a stand alone. Adelaide is a tearoom waitress with a very big secret. She meets Jake who has secrets of his own. They are both unsuspecting their secrets will collide. Very enjoyable and a great little escape.
  • Mindy Tysinger
    This is the second book in this series that I have read and I enjoyed this as much as the first. This book focuses on a young woman that escapes from an insane asylum where she was held against her will. The book has many twists and turns and an ending that does not disappoint. An excellent way to add to this series. Thank you to Penguin/Random House and their first to read program for the advanced copy.
  • Amy
    *The 3rd star is a "benefit of the doubt" star.*I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway.I have to start out by saying that I am not the type of person who should be reading uncorrected proofs (which is what my copy is). I discovered how much misspellings, missing words, typos, weird word choices (such as describing chest hair as "crispy") and other editing mistakes affect me while I'm reading. (They annoy me. A LOT.)I should also admit ...
  • Sharon
    Gothic atmosphere melds with a 1930s California setting in Quick's latest delightfully entertaining novel. Adelaide Blake has escaped an insane asylum and hidden herself in a little coastal town where she is attempting to live quietly- but the murder of a fake psychic, the attention of a handsome man who asks too many questions, and the reappearance of someone from her past complicate her attempt at a new life.With all the charm of the golden age...
  • Janie
    One of the things I most enjoy about Amanda Quick's novels is the formulaic predictability: When I select to spend a Friday evening with one of these books, I know what I'm getting and know I will enjoy it thoroughly. The first book in this new Burning Cove series (The Girl Who Knew Too Much) showed evidence of the author shifting into new patterns of writing and plot crafting, and I wasn't sure those shifts would produce as strong a series as he...
  • Kalyn
    "The Other Lady Vanishes" is an excellent second installment in Quick's Burning Cove series. The book follows Adelaide, a tea room waitress who is establishing a life for herself in Burning Cove after escaping from being forcibly held in a sanatorium. She crosses paths with Jake Truett, a man recovering from a tragic loss but who's past is a murky mystery, just as those chasing her finally find her. This book is quickly paced, taking the reader u...
  • Sheila Melo
    I received this book for free from Netgalley in order to prepare an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review."He knew that Adelaide was not telling him everything but he also sensed that she was not lying to him. Fair enough. She had a right to her secrets. He was keeping a few from her."FINAL DECISION: More mystery than romance, I liked the story but I really wish we got to know the characters more t...
  • Natalie
    (5/5) The Other Lady Vanishes is one of the most well written books I’ve read in a while. As a TV fanatic for PLL and Riverdale, I’m used to lose ends not being tied up and questions left unanswered. Quick does an AMAZING job getting to the bottom of every last detail and making sure no questions are left unanswered. You even figure out the meaning behind the title at the end! (I find that amusing as that doesn’t happen often in books so ma...
  • Bev
    I had hoped when I read The Girl Who Knew Too Much last year that this would become a series and while I am not sure if we have a series, there is now a second book set in Burning Cove, California in the 1930’s. You know how sometimes the second book in the series might not be as good as the first? Well, in this case the opposite is true. I think I liked it even more than the first book. The good news is this can be read as a standalone if you ...
  • Eileen (BookCatPin)
    Last year I read and loved The Girl Who Knew Too Much. It was a standalone that ended on a satisfying note so I wasn't expecting more. So imagine my surprise when I saw a sequel. The Other Lady Vanishes is a book I didn't know I needed!The Other Lady Vanishes was a real page-turner. The suspense carried the story really well. Alongside the characters I was eager for some answers but also wary of what I'd find. Besides the fast pacing, Ms. Amanda ...
  • Laura
    ***ARC Provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley***Amanda Quick is a favorite of mine for a reason. I know that, no matter the plot, or the characters, of the setting, I am going to enjoy all 3 elements of any story she writes. The plot will be engaging enough that I am entertained and interested in the story, the characters will be just a little quirky, but charming for their slight eccentricities, and the setting will be a part of the ...
  • Sep
    My word! The eternal nightmare in which someone, who is NOT insane, is locked in an insane asylum. The book opens with Adelaide half way through her escape from said prison. The screams of the inmates, fear at being discovered, and a frantic search for a missing file create over the top tension. Adelaide's adventures in solving several murders and why she was stuck in the asylum to begin with take up the rest of the book. The hero,a widower named...
  • Sharon Leali
    The Other Lady Vanishes is a step back to the golden age of Hollywood. And what a step it is! Adelaide who works at a Tea Shop and Jake who claims mental exhaustion and needs no excitement, might not be exactly who they say they are. They might find more intrigue than they had planned while visiting Burning Cove and isn’t it a coincidence that they have each other as an alibi when a body shows up? There is so much happening and fun twists in th...
  • Melanie
    Great time period and a good read! I always enjoy her books, and I really like the new series.