Long time readers of Amanda Quick will love this latest historical thriller / mystery title and those new to her will add Quick to their auto-buy list. In ‘Til Death Do Us Part we are taken on a dark adventure as we seek a serial killer. Quick introduces us to historical places, items, and attitudes.
I quite liked the hero and heroine of this tale. That’s typical for me when it comes to Quick titles. Her characters are unique, quirky and have lots of personal opinions. Both the hero and the heroine of this tale have been out of the school room for some time. The heroine, Calista Langley, has raised her brother and now owns a company that helps connect people. It’s not a dating / matchmaking service per se, but a way for people to meet other like-minded people and build lifetime connections. In some cases, it does lead to marriage.
Our hero, Trent Hastings, is a scarred but a lovely soul. His sister is one of Calista's clients. He is also a mystery author with a heavy fan base. He writes books in serial format. So all his fans are waiting for the next chapter in his latest book and they all have an opinion on where he should and shouldn’t take it. On the side, he also does some investigations of his own and has friends in both high and low places. I found him to be kind and the type of guy who wants to help others. In that vein, he takes on Calista’s case. She’s been getting morbid items delivered and the murderer is a serial killer. The killer has been able to enter her bedroom and Calista is quite scarred. Trent uses his connections to help ferret out the killer before the killer is able to finish his/her killing cycle. In each instance, the killer sends gifts and then murders the girl. I wasn't able to figure out who the killer was till revealed.
If you love mystery stories, you must get this book. It’s totally transporting. I’ve been reading Amanda Quick since high school and she’s an auto-read for me. I hope you will give her a try and become part of the Amanda Quick reading family.
Quick also writes under other author names such as Jayne Ann Krents (contemporary) and Jayne Castle (futuristic).
The author of the New York Times bestseller Garden of Lies returns to Victorian London in an all-new novel of deadly obsession.
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 gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning—a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials.
Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn’t trust her. Scarred by his past, he’s learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve.
But as Trent and Calista comb through files of rejected clients in hopes of identifying her tormentor, it becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s own secret past—and that only her death will satisfy the stalker...