Sunday, May 17, 2015

Review: Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick

Title: Garden of Lies
Author: Amanda Quick

Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: April 21, 2015
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ASIN: B00O2BS780

The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest women in Ursula Kern’s employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end—and Ursula is convinced it was not due to natural causes.

Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern is off her head to meddle in such dangerous business. Nevertheless, he seems sensible enough to Ursula, though she does find herself unnerved by his self-possession and unreadable green-gold eyes…

If this mysterious widowed beauty insists on stirring the pot, Slater intends to remain close by as they venture into the dark side of polite society. Together they must reveal the identity of a killer—and to achieve their goal they may need to reveal their deepest secrets to each other as well…

My rating:

Well, what can someone say about an Amanda Quick novel besides the fact that is an Amanda Quick novel?

There's romance, suspense, intrigue, murder, drama, love, a tad of humor, lovely characters, the usual setting of London with its dangerous, winding streets drenched in fog...All mixed together in a tight, nicely-woven plot with a great pace.

There was not a false step along the way, although I must admit I'm growing a bit weary of AQ heroines that are all so stubborn and convinced they're the only one to be right. Luckily for me, Ursula wasn't so bad. At least she knew when she was out of her depths and let the expert do what the experts usually do. And Slater Roxton, in this case, certainly was an expert. In everything. *wink wink*

Loved it. And I wouldn't mind reading more adventures with Slater and Ursula at the helm.


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