The Other Lady Vanishes (Burning Cove, #2) by Amanda Quick

The Other Lady Vanishes (Burning Cove, #2)

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 hangov...

Details The Other Lady Vanishes (Burning Cove, #2)

TitleThe Other Lady Vanishes (Burning Cove, #2)
Release DateMay 8th, 2018
GenreRomance, Mystery, Historical, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense, Fiction, Suspense

Reviews The Other Lady Vanishes (Burning Cove, #2)

  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ☕ 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.An escape from an insane asylum, Hollywood starlets, a psychic predicting her own death and a mysterious handsome stranger. Intrigued? If you are than you need to pick up The Other Lady Vanishes as it contains everything on that list. Adelaide Blake has escaped to Burning Cove after being held capt...
  • Gawelleb
    Le romantic suspens est en passe de devenir mon genre préféré! J'ai adoré celui-ci pour son petit côté old school, son héroïne "pas si naïve que ça mais tout de même", l'intrigue tarabiscotée qui arrive à nous surprendre .. et l'époque !!!
  • Lakshmi C
    3.5 starsIt opens with murder and a daring escape. A promising start.Adelaide has a lot on her plate - reinvention, hiding, building a new life and taking control.Jake Truett was supposed to be mysterious but came off as bland.The murder methods were interesting and varied.The romance was too convenient, almost mechanical. Book loses half a star here.Luther Pell and Raina completely overshadowed the lead pair. They had crackling chemistry, nice q...
  • Lisa
    This one was just okay. It moved at a steady but very slow pace and I never really felt the passion between the main characters. It was also strangely written, with bafflingly stilted dialogue between people who refused to speak in contractions, and a ton of repetition. We must have been told a hundred times that Jake was in the Import Export business. And every time the mental hospital was mentioned it got a full recitation of the name; The Rush...
  • 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...
  • Chris Conley
    Love, love, love these books. How Jayne Ann Krentz transforms herself into Amanda Quick has always been a mystery to me.
  • 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.
  • 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%.
  • 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 ...
  • Olga Godim
    As satisfying as many of this author’s novels: romantic suspense at its best. I truly enjoyed reading it. The protagonists Adelaide and Jake are both people with a past. Both are mature and cautious, both battle their own demons. Neither trusts easily. Eventually, both find succor in each other’s arms, and fortunately, it is not a case of insta-lust. By the time of their first kiss, somewhere in the middle of the book, the readers root for bo...
  • Jess
    I would have liked a little more romance in the romance vs plot ratio, but I found this pretty enjoyable. And the cover is absolutely striking.**Read for the Happily Ever After square in Ripped Bodice Bingo (and because the library coughed up my hold at the right time)**
  • 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...