Saturday, August 19, 2006

Book Review: Lie By Moonlight

I think I mentioned once before in an Amanda Quick review that if you've read one Amanda Quick book, you've pretty much read them all.

This book doesn't do much to dispell that notion.

Set in Victorian England, the heroine in this book is a teacher who is hired to teach four teenage girls at an old, secluded castle. She isn't there long before she begins to suspect that the mysteriously absent benefactor of the "school" intended to educate the girls in order to turn them into high class courtesans. So she plans a daring escape with the girls and ends up unexpectedly being aided by the hero, a private investigation who is at the castle to investigate the benefactor.

The characters are standard Quick. The hero is somewhat unconventionly in that she actually has an occupation and wants to accompany the hero in his investigation. And the hero is a rags to riches type who is handsome and wealthy and a private investigator. Quick doesn't like to change things up too much.

But despite the common elements, the books wasn't a bad read. The dialogue was pleasant even if the story was rather underdeveloped and simple.

Lindsey's Grade: B-

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