The Quick

The Quick

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"Lauren Owen's thrilling first novel introduces an utterly beguiling world. London, 1893: James Norbury is a shy would-be poet, newly down from Oxford and confounded by the sinister, labyrinthine city at his doorstep. Taking up lodging with a dissolute young aristocrat, he is introduced to the drawing rooms of high society and finds love in an unexpected quarter. On the cusp of achieving a happiness long denied to him, he vanishes without a trace. In Yorkshire, his sister Charlotte - only in her twenties but already resigned to life as a rural spinster - sets out to find her brother. Her search for answers leads her to one of the country's pre-eminent and mysterious institutions: The Aegolius Club, whose members include the richest, most ambitious men in England. Trying to save James - and herself - from the Club's designs, Charlotte uncovers a secret world at the city's margins populated by unforgettable characters: a female rope walker turned vigilante, a street urchin with a deadly secret, and the chilling "Dr. Knife." As emotionally involving as it is suspenseful, The Quick will establish its young author as one of contemporary fiction's most dazzling talents"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, ²014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780804165495
Characteristics: 15 audio discs (approximately 19 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Slater, Simon


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Aug 27, 2018

I liked this book more than I thought I would. I didn't realize it was a "vampire" book when I checked it out, or I probably wouldn't have gotten it. Although I like the original Dracula novel, I can't get into the romantic vampire genre of today. This book was much more than that, however, and had very interesting characters and an exciting story.


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