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Welcome to Burning Cove, California, where 1930s Hollywood glamour conceals a ruthless killer.... Vivian Brazier never thought life as an art photographer would include shooting headshots for aspiring male actors or nightly wake-up calls to snap photos of grisly crime scenes. Although she is set on making a career of transforming her photography into a new art form, she knows her current work is what's paying the bills. After shooting crime scene photos of a famous actress--the latest victim of the murderer the press has dubbed the "Dagger Killer"--Vivian notices eerie similarities to the crime scenes of previous Dagger Killer victims, details that only another photographer would notice... The kind of details that lead Vivian to become a target herself. Nick Sundridge has always been able to "see" things that others can't, forcing him to cope with disturbing dreams and visions. His talent--or as he puts it, his curse--along with his dark past make him a recluse but a brilliant investigator. As the only one with the ability to help, Nick is sent to protect Vivian. Together, they discover the Dagger Killer has ties to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood royalty and high society. It is a cutthroat world of allure and deception that Vivian and Nick must traverse--all in order to uncover the killer who will stop at nothing to add them to the gallery of victims.
Publisher: [Waterville, ME] : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781432878566
Branch Call Number: Lg Print Fiction Qui
Characteristics: 441 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
large print (16 point)


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Jul 08, 2020

Two chapters in, it was obvious that it would be all too similar to most of her recent books. Crazed killer included.

Jun 05, 2020

recommended by Kristine Rusch

IndyPL_MaryG Jun 01, 2020

In "Close Up" Amanda Quick returns to Burning Cove with another romantic thriller.
Vivian Brazier is a photographer who wants to be an artist. She pays the bills with
photojournalistic shots which she keeps on the downlow lest they ruin her artistic
reputation. In the process of making a living she gets herself into to sights of a serial
killer. With her usual flair for action and characters that the reader roots for, Ms. Quick
has created another winner in this 4th title in the Burning Cove series.


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