Wait Until Midnight

Wait Until Midnight

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by Amanda Quick
     
 

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Murdered psychics, mysterious sances, and a man with a dangerous past. Welcome to a world of shadows, fog and gaslights Victorian London. Adam Hardesty intends to do whatever it takes to protect his family's secrets, but his inconvenient attraction to Caroline Fordyce, a scandalous author of lurid "sensation" novels complicates his life in ways he never imagined.See more details below

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Murdered psychics, mysterious sances, and a man with a dangerous past. Welcome to a world of shadows, fog and gaslights Victorian London. Adam Hardesty intends to do whatever it takes to protect his family's secrets, but his inconvenient attraction to Caroline Fordyce, a scandalous author of lurid "sensation" novels complicates his life in ways he never imagined.

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Publishers Weekly
Those who have enjoyed Quick's popular Regency mysteries featuring Lavinia Lake and Tobias March (Late for the Wedding) may find some pleasure in this Victorian romance/mystery, but others, particularly fans of Quick's earlier works (Mistress, etc.), will feel shortchanged by its weak plotting. Caroline Fordyce, who writes a popular fiction serial, and mysterious gentleman Adam Hardesty make a likable couple, but since virtually no obstacles stand in the way of their union, there's little suspense in watching them come together after only a few heated kisses. Both skeptics, the pair become involved in the Victorian craze for mediums and all things spiritualist after Adam stumbles across a murdered medium and finds a list of names, with Caroline's figured prominently. Alas, there are only two viable suspects, and Quick's sleight of hand is scant. Her characters are given to chunks of exposition that reveal the mechanics of the plot. (For example, a medium delivers a convenient monologue in an empty room.) Despite these flaws, this book remains a pleasant enough diversion, even if it pales in comparison to the author's best work. Some readers may have hoped that Quick's recent change of publishers heralded a renewed energy in her writing, but this novel feels like more of the same. Agent, Steve Axelrod. (Feb.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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"Quick approaches a new project as if novel writing were a just-discovered pleasure she can't wait to share."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101214794
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/25/2005
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
38,007
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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"Quick approaches a new project as if novel writing were a just-discovered pleasure she can't wait to share."—Publishers Weekly

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