ARC for Grabs – The Quick by Lauren Owen

July 11, 2014

This is identified as a hot summer debut  and right now has 25 holds on 4 copies. I have the ARC if I can tempt you.  Please comment and I’ll see you get it. Thanks!

The quick : a novel

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 twentiesbut 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 inEngland. 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.

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2 Responses to “ARC for Grabs – The Quick by Lauren Owen”

  1. Melinna Malan-Nicely Says:

    This sounds quite interesting.

  2. Darren Says:

    On its way!


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