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Don't Look Back

Lavinia Lake & Tobias March, book 2

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Publisher: Bantam

4.0
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Language:English | Number of Pages: 416 | Format: Mass Market Paperback | In other languages: (other languages) Chi traditional , Spanish

Isbn-10: 0553583395 | Isbn-13: 9780553583397 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Hardcover

Category: Fiction & Literature , Romance

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Book Description
In this most entrancing tale of mystery and romance by the New York Times bestselling author AMANDA QUICK, lovers and partners-in-crime investigators Lavinia Lake and Tobias March continue their exciting newfound relationship, with its delicious mix of risky business, rising passion, and now--murder.

As if a head for business and a nose for trouble aren’t enough to distinguish fiercely independent Lavinia Lake from the other women of London’s fashionable Claremont Lane, there is one more feature to set her apart. Lavinia is also well versed in the practice of mesmerism, an extraordinary gift that far surpasses mere charm and physical appeal. Nobody knows this better than the usually coolheaded Tobias March, who seems to have fallen hopelessly under her spell. Fortunately for all, however, Lavinia uses her powers for good. And ever since a tragedy involving one of her subjects, she has even retired them in favor of her work with Lake and March, a joint venture providing “discreet private inquiries for individuals of quality.” Celeste Hudson, the stunningly beautiful young wife of a family friend and fellow mesmerist, would surely count herself among such individuals--were she still alive, that is. While mythology’s Medusa could turn men to stone, lovely Celeste was more accustomed to turning them to jelly. In fact, unbeknownst to her husband, Howard, the ambitious Celeste was planning to use her talents to forge a new future in Society--one that would not include him. Sadly, her plans were cut short when she was murdered. Only a gentleman’s cravat wound around her lovely neck remained for evidence--small compensation for the strange and priceless bracelet that may have been snatched from her wrist as she drew her last breath.

As a result, Lake and March are soon in Howard Hudson’s employ on the trail of the killer. But Tobias is convinced the dashing widower is more interested in tracking down the missing relic. If so, Howard is not alone. Any number of ruthless types are after the very same antiquity, whose centerpiece is an unusual blue cameo of inestimable value and supposed legendary powers--powers of immeasurable worth to anyone in Howard’s line of work.

Together, Lake and March undertake a tantalizing investigation that leads them from the glittering ballrooms of the ton to London’s seediest taverns to a mesmerist whose therapies include treating ladies suffering from “hysteria” is a a most unconventional method--and, not least of all, to the darkest reaches of men’s psyches. Along the way, Don’t Look Back becomes a completely mesmerizing read as the irrepressible Lavinia and Tobias mix business with pleasure....


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  • 3

    前作:<<若隱若現>>,續作:<<遲來的婚禮>>

    這一本是<<遲來的婚禮>>前作,主角還是同一對,主要的基調還是在罪犯的偵查,輔助的基調則是催眠術的功能,整體有3.5顆星評價。

    就劇情來說,罪犯是誰並不難猜,只是最後物品藏在哪有點意想不到,但看到作者最後的解釋,覺得還說得過去。至於男女主角的感情,我覺得還滿穩定的,而且僕人還滿知情識趣的,讓男女主角的感情可以持續增溫。我反倒比較好奇這系列的第一本<<若隱若現>>,很想知道男女主角到底是如何相識、相戀,只可惜附近的租書店沒有,新竹市圖書館也沒有,所以目前只能成為懸念。

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  • 4

    Nota: 8

    Segundo de la serie de Lavinia y Tobias. En general la serie es muy original (no es nada habitual que la historia principal gire en torno a los mismos personajes). De nuevo los elementos misteriosos y policíacos se dan cita en esta novela haciéndola realmente agradable.

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  • 5

    This is another one of the books in Amanda Quick's 3 book series about Tobias March and Lavinia Lake. I loved these books! Just the right amount of romance and suspense!

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  • 4

    若隱若現續集~

    擅長催眠術的倫敦淑女雷薇妮積極開創秘密調查的新事業,攝政時期英國的女人從事這個行業不但令人吃驚,還有點招人非議。但倔強獨立的薇妮可不是典型的上流社會寡婦,這個事實令她神秘莫測的夥伴麥拓斌時而著迷,時而沮喪。薇妮和拓斌的關係充滿激情又劍拔弩張;拓斌決心保護薇妮,薇妮卻決心與她的事業夥伴平起平坐。
    年輕貌美的妻子慘遭謀殺,據說擁有神奇魔力的稀世骨董手鐲”藍色梅杜莎”隨之消失,催眠術士賀浩華醫師不得不向昔日好友的女兒薇妮求助。拓斌不願接辦這個案子,薇妮卻覺得義不容辭。在追查兇手的過程中,他們必須應付微賤的骨董商,秘密組織,不道德的繼承人和煙花女子。當一個瘋子欲置薇妮於死地時,只有拓斌 ...continue

    擅長催眠術的倫敦淑女雷薇妮積極開創秘密調查的新事業,攝政時期英國的女人從事這個行業不但令人吃驚,還有點招人非議。但倔強獨立的薇妮可不是典型的上流社會寡婦,這個事實令她神秘莫測的夥伴麥拓斌時而著迷,時而沮喪。薇妮和拓斌的關係充滿激情又劍拔弩張;拓斌決心保護薇妮,薇妮卻決心與她的事業夥伴平起平坐。
    年輕貌美的妻子慘遭謀殺,據說擁有神奇魔力的稀世骨董手鐲”藍色梅杜莎”隨之消失,催眠術士賀浩華醫師不得不向昔日好友的女兒薇妮求助。拓斌不願接辦這個案子,薇妮卻覺得義不容辭。在追查兇手的過程中,他們必須應付微賤的骨董商,秘密組織,不道德的繼承人和煙花女子。當一個瘋子欲置薇妮於死地時,只有拓斌有希望拯救她

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  • 4

    The second installment of the March & Lake murder/mystery series is a very enjoyable read. I didn't realize it was the second book, but it wasn't hard to figure much out about what has already transpired. The story gave an interesting look into how we perceive our old friends (and their motives) ...continue

    The second installment of the March & Lake murder/mystery series is a very enjoyable read. I didn't realize it was the second book, but it wasn't hard to figure much out about what has already transpired. The story gave an interesting look into how we perceive our old friends (and their motives) and how they look to others. I was interested in the historical research that was done. All in all, a great mystery with a dash of Romance thrown in.

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  • 3

    "2ª parte de la viuda

    En vista del exito obtenido con la viuda y el investigador Amanda Quick vuelve a hilbanar la trama de otro caso en donde los protagonistas se dejan abrigar por personajes secundarios mas importantes,con dosis de erotismo incluido,y sin llegar a ningun compromiso inmediato, a la espera de los sigu ...continue

    En vista del exito obtenido con la viuda y el investigador Amanda Quick vuelve a hilbanar la trama de otro caso en donde los protagonistas se dejan abrigar por personajes secundarios mas importantes,con dosis de erotismo incluido,y sin llegar a ningun compromiso inmediato, a la espera de los siguientes libros.Por ese motivo le he bajado la nota,pues repite como el gazpacho.

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  • 4

    劇情還好,但拓斌和薇妮這一對情人設定得很有趣。
    但配角出現太多,有點混亂。
    醋栗的那段及花園共舞那段都不錯。
    我沒看過「若隱若現」這一篇,希望有機會能租到。

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