'Til Death Do Us Part
Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and ...more
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Returning to historical after indulging primarily in Contemporary Romance can do one of two things...if can send you fleeing back to where you were happy with bikers, FBI Agents etc. or it can rekindle you love of the times past and think to be more open to the Historical draw.
Luckily, with Amanda Quick, the second happened. Her writing is thorough, inventive and always has a moment of humor and sass. The main women are strong in nature, knowing clearly how ...more
So yes, I was pretty damn excited for 'Til Death Do Us Part, so much so that I blocked my entire friggin' day for this. No dates with my boyfriend. No family time. None. It was just me, my Kindle, and a cup of hot cocoa.
Let me repeat that: I was so fucking excited for this release.
And boy was I disappointed.
The first w ...more
Q1)(view spoiler)[ If the Villan's dad Knew that his offspring was criminally insane and was previously admitted to an mental alsyem,WHY DID HE LEAVE HIS WHOLE FORTUNE TO THAT INDIVIDUAL instead of allowing someone else,he trusted,to control the finance ? (hide spoiler)]
Q2)(view spoiler)[There was a chapter where the villainess,Anna goes into a room,hand shaking,keys ratteling all ..and discovers an alter dedicated to the heroine who her husband was obsessed ...more
Narration by Louise Jane Underwood
Part historical romance and part suspense thriller, ‘Til Death Do Us Part is sure to appeal to a diverse audiobook loving audience. This being my first experience with Amanda Quick, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I really enjoyed her talent of mixing an intriguing mystery – and somewhat morose story – with a romance undercurrent (though perhaps the lesser of the two focuses). Further enhanc ...more
This book came to me on an author recommendation from a friend; as we browsed the romance section in Barnes and Noble, she started gushing to me about Quick’s characters and plotting. As we wandered from the romance over to the discount books, I picked up ‘Til Death Do Us Part, read the blurb, and waggled it at my friend, not even noting the author name.
“This sounds good.”
“That’s who I was talking about!” exclaimed she. “Amanda Quick!”
Oh. Maybe it was t ...more
What worked :
The book had a creepy tone which stayed consistent till the end. The deranged killer sent his victims gifts when he began stalking them. But these gifts were mourning items which are given to families after they've lost a loved one. The idea of an unseen hunter added ...more
Amanda Quick’s latest historical mystery is sure to please her many fans, but I’m rather glad she doesn’t publish more than one novel a year as there’s no denying that her books are formulaic. If you enjoy the formula, then they will no doubt work for you and if you don’t… well, you’ll probably have worked that out by now and be reading something else!
I’ve not read a vast number of her books, but I’ve read the last few, and while I’ve enjoyed them, I can’t say that they were especially
Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.
Ooo yall! I love me some Amanda Quick. And 'Til Death Do Us Part was thrilling! It held me from page one with a decadent mixture of danger, mystery and intrigue. I loved the characters and their adventures, was kept guessing until the end and simply had a fantastic time falling into the world Quick created.
The quick of it is that Trent's baby sister has been using the services of an introductions agency to meet new people and ...more
Serial killers are my least fave mystery trope. SOoo that doesn't help the story for me either.
Trent is a famous mystery writer and Calista is helping her sister meet other people (including men).
He is super protective of his sister, so he goes in with accusations ready, only to walk away feeling kinda off kilter. Calista wasn't what he was expecting. So he goes to see her again and inadvertently finds out abou ...more
Amanda Quick is a masterful storyteller with delightfully unique characters and her historical mysteries always offer unexpected twists. I delight in gathering the clues and holding my breath when the hero and heroine face down danger. In ‘Til Death Do Us Part, Quick surprised me with the reveal and I friggin’ love when that happens.
Quick has a way with her characters and such was the case with Calista Langley and Trent Hastings. Calista and her ...more
In this story, our Main Characters are Calista Langley and Trent Hastings. Calista would make me an excellent friend and Trent is my newest book boyfriend. ;-)
Calista runs an "introduction" agency, and Trent is the author of the Clive Stone, Detective series. Through researching his books, Trent has learned some inte ...more
Unfortunately, 'T ...more
Note: I received this advanced reader’s copy via netgalley by Berkley Publishing in exchange for an honest review
I’ve read every single Amanda Quick novel – finding her work at an early age, I immersed myself into her spitfire heroines and Victorian romance novels that were never cut and dry, but also featured a fun murder mystery (well if you wanna call that fun). Although her novels have a habit of following a similar formula, I can say this novel was no ...more
He finds out that Calista is not a charlatan, and nobody takes advantage of his sister, but Calista has troubles of her own. Someone is stalking ...more
I enjoyed this book a lot. I liked Calista and Trent separately and ...more
This was so dang good, I couldn't wait to get back to it. You know that feeling, when you've got a good book waiting for you as soon as you take care of real life?
The mystery, which included stalking and serial killing in Victorian London, ended up being a melodramatic soap opera! The thing is, it didn't fall apart until the last 15% of the book. The last 3 or 4 chapters were just ridiculous, cramming a random bunch of murderous lunatics in at the last sec ...more
Fans of Quick's other novels may enjoy this new series, but I was hoping for more.
Gothic darkness, Victorian sensibilities, and murder most foul!
I want to tell you more, but the publishing gods have decreed that I must keep mum...for now.
The author of over 40 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense, often with a psychic and paranormal twist, in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.
She earned a B.A. in History from the Uni ...more