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 hango...

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, Fiction, Romantic Suspense

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

  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bea Charmed
    3.5 Overly convoluted but good. The twist at the end actually surprised me.
  • ☕️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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Ari
    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.
  • 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...
  • Pamela(AllHoney)
    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 hor...
  • 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...
  • 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%.
  • 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...
  • Kara-karina
    3.5/5 Another really nice murder mystery from the master :) Review coming.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Gizella Tóth
    4.5*The previous one was a bit better. :)
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Chloë
    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 bet...
  • Jac
    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."
  • 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 ...