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Wait Until Midnight

Wait Until Midnight - Amanda Quick This is one of those books that isn't terribly stretching on an intellectual plane and you have a pretty fair idea of what's going to happen almost as soon as the main protagonists are introduced. But, you know what, it's still just a good fun read.It's a murder mystery mixed with romance, which is rather fun. The main protagonosts are Adam, who was born on the poor side of town, but is now an accepted member of the social elite and Caroline, who writes serialised sensational novels for a newspaper as Mrs Fordyce, but has, in fact, invented the late Mr Fordyce in order to cover a scandal in her past.The murder is of a spirit medium and is muddled up with an attempt to blackmail Adam and his family with their past. So there's lots of tosh & poppycock about psychic abilities and the spirit world. It's all a bit shady and underhand and there are some pretty dodgy characters populating the mystery side of the story. the romantic side of the story is not terribly intrusive (certainly some of her other, purer romances run at a higher temperature than this one does) and they sort of move the story on. It's a fun trip, fairly quick read in which you know the ending will be a happy one, you're just not entirely sure of the route that they're going to take to arrive at the happy ending. That's part of the feeling of security, you know any tension will be resolved eventually. So it's a slightly guilty, candyfloss four stars.