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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling 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.
©2015 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2015 Recorded Books
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2 out of 5 stars
By Sally S on 04-22-15

Miserable narration

What would have made Garden of Lies better?

The narrator makes the heroine sound like a whiny teenager. It's so bad that her accent sounds like pseudo English. Do the authors ever screen the narrators...someone should have! I honestly don't think I will be able to finish this book with the "fingernails on a blackboard" voice. I'm very, very disappointed

Has Garden of Lies turned you off from other books in this genre?

I will certainly screen any of the authors other books much more carefully. I am a strong fan of these series, but not if done by this narrator.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Louise Jane Underwood?


What character would you cut from Garden of Lies?

The narrator

Any additional comments?

Have it redone.

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15 of 15 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Sherry on 05-24-15

narration overly dramatic

My apologies to Ms Quick, I usually love her stories but this narration really made it awful. Ms Underwood read the entire text as if it were a dramatic declaration!!!!!!!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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2 out of 5 stars
By Jayltee on 05-02-16

Grating narration

The first third of the book was extremely promising in terms of the story. It went steadily downhill until some of the most drawn out scenes of the villain explaining every detail of their behaviour I've ever encountered.

The narrator genuinely ruined it- I've hoped that she'll get better but no luck. The heroine sounded shrill and annoying and the hero like a twit. Zero spark. Such a shame too because other narrators of this author's work have elevated story lines rather than ruined them

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