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The Other Lady Vanishes

(Burning Cove #2)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  4,514 ratings  ·  593 reviews
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
Hardcover, 340 pages
Published May 8th 2018 by Berkley
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Max It takes place in the same town as The Girl Who Knew Too Much, but Oliver and Irene don't feature at all in this book. You may like the background on …moreIt takes place in the same town as The Girl Who Knew Too Much, but Oliver and Irene don't feature at all in this book. You may like the background on Raina and Luther, but you can definitely read this as a standalone.(less)
Cavak The Girl Who Knew Too Much. They share a location, time setting, and a few minor homages. Although it is early, there appears to be small tie-ins to h…moreThe Girl Who Knew Too Much. They share a location, time setting, and a few minor homages. Although it is early, there appears to be small tie-ins to her upcoming third book of the series, Tightrope.

Still, so far you can read any of the books as standalones. The main characters and the plots are different from one another and don't seem deeply interconnected yet.(less)

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Kat Valentine
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another fabulous read from the amazingly talented Amanda Quick!!! I adore her romance mysteries and her burning cove series has all her trade mark suspense and great action.Jake and Adelaide make a great couple and their chemistry is a slow sensual burn. I always love her characters,even the villian's. As in true Amanda Quick fashion it's a true whodunit right to the very end and just when you think it's all wrapped up, out of the shadows comes the master mind to throw you for a loop ! I've been ...more
Katie B
The strength of this one was much more the romance than the mystery and suspense elements of the plot. I didn't like this one as much as I did the first novel in the series, but I am interested in reading the third book. These are pretty light, easy reads and I do like the whole 1930s town near Hollywood setting.

This is the second book in the Burning Cove series but can easily be read as a standalone. However, some characters from the first book make appearances in this one so your reading expe
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 shows up in this story as well, but the main story,
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (posting to blog 5/8/18)

It'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 nerves", spies, blackmail. I mean. There's a lot g
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-reads
Well that...was not great. I should give up on Amanda Quick books, but I keep giving them chances even though the years have proven that her books just don't do it for me. The characters felt one-dimensional, the romance was very bland, the mystery and intrigue were sub-par, and the one redeeming quality that I found in the book was its fast pacing. It was slightly good for passing the time, but it just did not cut it.
Jacob Proffitt
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, steamy, romance
This is second in a series but you can comfortably start here if you like. Further, starting here probably won't spoil the first one much. I still recommend reading them in order, but that's a personal preference for going in order.

This is much like the first as the setting and many characters are carried over. The mystery plot isn't quite as good. It centers around a remarkable, fictional drug that has some real-world analogs, but only barely. Since nothing like it exists in reality, the story
Dec 02, 2017 rated it liked it
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 well. In the prequel she was this butt kicking and m
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 this e-galley.
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 the Refresh tea shoppe. She has a "normal" life an
3.5 Overly convoluted but good. The twist at the end actually surprised me.
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 Rushbrook Sanitarium. We were told over and over that ...more
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 that calm your nerves or energize you. They've become
The second book in the Burning Cove series by Amanda Quick. Adelaide Blake is imprisoned in a sanitarium and the night she escapes she discovers a murder. But she ends up in a small coastal town of Burning Cove, California. She lives quietly working at a tea shop and meets Jake Truett, a widowed businessman. When psychic to the stars, Madame Zolanda invites her to a show she invites Jake to accompany her. At the show Madame Zolanda predicts a horrible death. Adelaide and Jake work together to di ...more
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 engaging protagonists and an intriguing mystery
Under the Covers Book Blog
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it

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 captive in an asylum,
K.J. Charles
1930s Hollywood romsus. My first of this author. Well constructed plot (somewhat at the expense of the romance to my mind but YMMV) but I kind of preferred the hero of the secondary romance. Hopefully he gets a book. Atmospheric setting with an authentically Hitchcock feel in terms of abused blondes, McGuffins and implausible psychotropic.
Lakshmi C
Jun 12, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

It 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 quips, added anticipation and excitement to the sto
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
The plot of this book drew me in. Adelaide escapes from an insane asylum and starts a new life in Burning Cove, meeting Jake Truett along the way. Then all the drama from her past life comes up to haunt her again. I was very excited to read this book and I wanted to like it so badly. However, although the plot was interesting, the writing was often painful to read. To be completely honest I've read fanfiction written by teenage girls that was better written than this book. The dialogue was often ...more
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: physical-arcs
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 predictable. This book has a lot going for it: a dazzli
Adele Boynton
May 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
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%.
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another really nice murder mystery from the master :) Review coming.
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 relationship between Adelaide and Jake progressed slow ...more
Aug 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
When Adelaide couldn't decide what to wear, I skimmed not just paragraphs but chapters. I quit at chapter 42 when "it was a matter of national security."
A mad house, a drug ring, a psychic to the stars, blackmail, and secrets pepper this installment of the smoldering Burning Cove historical romantic suspense series set in the 1930's. I eagerly sought out the older books in this series to catch up on the earlier stories because I knew they were not to be missed.

The Other Lady Vanishes is book two in the Burning Cove series. Each book standsalone quite well and I can say from experience that they stand up well to being read out of order as I start
Aleen ~Lampshade Reader
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Thanks 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 chapter really never fails to impress. The
Chris Conley
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, love these books. How Jayne Ann Krentz transforms herself into Amanda Quick has always been a mystery to me.
Gizella Tóth
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The previous one was a bit better. :)
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
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.
Feb 06, 2018 rated it liked it
*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 that I was hoping that Raina Kirk, who was introdu
Feb 22, 2018 rated it liked it
This mystery/action thriller grips you right from the start with action, suspense and mystery. Adelaide is on the run from an insane asylum, where she has been locked up by evil-doing men. She has taken up a profession in a tea room on the California coast. Meanwhile she has a quack doctor, a sham psychic, and a fake husband on her tail; the last is trying to prevent her from inheriting her parents' money. It's all very mysterious and makes for a rollicking good story, if a bit wild and far-fetc ...more
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Pseudonym of Jayne Ann Krentz

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

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