The River Knows

4/27/2008 07:44:00 AM / Posted by Kris /

The River KnowsThe River Knows by Amanda Quick
The first kiss occurred in a dimly lit hallway on the upper floor of Elwin Hastings's grand house. Louisa never saw it coming.... Of course, Anthony Stalbridge couldn't possibly have had romantic intentions. The kiss was an act of desperation meant to distract the armed guard from catching the pair in a place they did not belong. After all, Louisa Bryce, in her dull maroon gown and gold-rimmed spectacles, was no man's idea of an alluring female. The only thing the two interlopers have in common is a passionate interest in the private affairs of Mr. Hastings—a prominent member of Society whom they both suspect of hiding terrible secrets. Now, brought together by their ruse, Anthony and Louisa are united in their efforts to find the truth. Each has a reason for the quest. Anthony's fiancée was said to have thrown herself into the Thames—but Anthony has his own suspicions. Louisa—whose own identity is shrouded in layers of mystery—is convinced that Hastings has a connection to a notorious brothel. When Anthony successfully cracks Hastings's hidden safe—and discovers incriminating evidence—it appears that both their instincts were correct. Yet Hastings is hiding far more than jewels and ledger books. Bringing him to justice will be more perilous than they anticipate—and their partnership will be more heated than either one expects. For it is not only Anthony's curiosity that Louisa arouses, and the two share something else: a thrilling attraction to danger. . . .

This was a nice book. I enjoy her historicals, she adds mystery that i like but i really enjoy her characters. They are not the usual simpering misses. This character is hiding herself because she killed someone, definitely not your typical historical heroine. I like that the hero sees past her dowdy clothes and icy demeanor to find out who she truly is. They both have their own agendas and meet while trying to break into the same man's safe and personal stuff. Makes for a fun story. I enjoyed it a lot.



Comment by nath on 4/28/2008 7:49 PM

I actually never read her books :( Is this part of a series?

Comment by Kris on 4/28/2008 8:26 PM

No this is not part of a series. FYI just in case you did not know, Amanda Quick is also Jayne Ann Krentz. But she writes historicals under the name Amanda Quick and she writes futuristic under Jayne Castle.

Comment by Kris on 4/28/2008 8:27 PM

I do not read alot of the long time big name romance writers but she is one that I do read.

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