2007, GP Putnam’s Sons
Nothing pleases me more than to have an Amanda Quick to read. What really rocks my boat is to find one I hadn’t read before. “The River Knows” by Amanda Quick is a delightful Victorian Who-Done-It. The quirky heroine Louisa has changed her name and carved out a new life for herself as a journalist disguised as a lady’s companion. The quest for truth is what brings her into contact with Anthony Stalbridge who is in the middle of a mystery himself. What compounds the association is that it turns out they are questing after the same bad guy. What is delightful is that they fall in love.
With all the twists and turns that a good murder mystery takes this book will keep you glued and at the edge of your seat until the end.
Her heroines are delightful and the men they love endearing, obstinate, but endearing. You won’t take long to finish this book; it’s that good.