Synopses & Reviews
A lady with a secret past.
A man in search of a killer.
They thought they had nothing in common-
until their first kiss.
Jayne Ann Krentz, writing as Amanda Quick, offers a new Arcane Society novel--a tale filled with dark secrets set amid the luxurious settings of late-Victorian London, where a young woman has been forced to fake her own suicide and discovers her own thrilling attraction to danger.
From New York Times bestselling author of Amanda Quickcomes a delightful romp filled with breathtaking suspense, dazzling wit, and steamy Victorian passion
The first kiss occurred in a dimly-lit hallway on the upper floor of Elwin Hastings s grand house. Louisa Bryce never saw it coming. Of course, handsome, wealthy Anthony Stalbridge couldn t possibly have had romantic intentions. The kiss was merely meant to distract the armed guard about to catch the two unlikely sleuths. After all, the only thing these two interlopers have in common is a passionate interest in uncovering the dastardly secrets of Mr. Hastings a prominent member of Society whom they suspect of murder.
Brought together by their desire for the truth, Anthony and Louisa finally discover the incriminating evidence they re looking for. But bringing Hastings to justice will be more perilous than they anticipate, especially since their thrilling attraction to danger and, it turns out, to each other might very well get in the way "
About the Author
Quick is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, the author-under various pen names-of more than forty New York Times bestsellers. There are more than 25 million copies of her books in print.