Book Feature - Tightrope by Amanda Quick
HBL Note: This book might win for my favorite book cover of the year, so far! I was smitten from the moment it arrived on my doorstep. This was one of my favorite surprise book mail days! I would give anything to have a dress like this for my next 1920s party. Luckily, I happened to have a last-minute opening in my blog schedule so I seized on the opportunity to share this book with you. Plus, I asked if the author would be able to do a Q&A within a week and she got back to me in just a few days. Scroll down to read more about this beautiful book.
From the publisher:
An unconventional woman and a man shrouded in mystery walk a tightrope of desire as they race against a killer to find a top secret invention in this novel from New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick.
Former trapeze artist Amalie Vaughn moved to Burning Cove to reinvent herself, but things are not going well. After spending her entire inheritance on a mansion with the intention of turning it into a bed-and-breakfast, she learns too late that the villa is said to be cursed. When the first guest, Dr. Norman Pickwell, is murdered by his robot invention during a sold-out demonstration, rumors circulate that the curse is real.
In the chaotic aftermath of the spectacle, Amalie watches as a stranger from the audience disappears behind the curtain. When Matthias Jones reappears, he is slipping a gun into a concealed holster. It looks like the gossip that is swirling around him is true—Matthias evidently does have connections to the criminal underworld.
Matthias is on the trail of a groundbreaking prototype cipher machine. He suspects that Pickwell stole the device and planned to sell it. But now Pickwell is dead and the machine has vanished. When Matthias’s investigation leads him to Amalie’s front door, the attraction between them is intense, but she knows it is also dangerous. Amalie and Matthias must decide if they can trust each other and the passion that binds them, because time is running out.