Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick

Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons on April 21, 2015 Genres: Victorian Romance Pages: 359 Source: Courtesy review copy Buy at Amazon • Buy at Barnes & Noble • Goodreads The New York Times bestselling author of Otherwise Engaged and The Mystery Woman presents an all-new novel of intrigue and murder set against the backdrop of Victorian London… The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest women in Ursula Kern’s employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end—and Ursula is convinced it was not due to natural causes. Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern is off her head to meddle in such dangerous business. Nevertheless, he seems sensible enough to Ursula, though she does find herself unnerved by his self-possession and unreadable green-gold eyes… If this mysterious widowed beauty insists on stirring the pot, Slater intends to remain close by as they venture into the dark side of polite society. Together they must reveal the identity of a killer—and to achieve their goal they may need to reveal their deepest secrets to each other as well… This book started off with an incredible beginning! But pretty much after that it completely slowed down. It picked up again, but it took a while. Quick version is that Slater Roxton is...

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