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The Girl Who Knew Too Much

The Girl Who Knew Too Much, May 2017
by Amanda Quick

Berkley
ISBN: 0399174478
EAN: 9780399174476
Kindle: B01KGZVR32
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"A delightful romantic mystery set in Southern California in the dazzling 1930s."

Fresh Fiction Review

The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Amanda Quick

Reviewed by Tanzey Cutter
Posted May 7, 2017

Romance Historical | Romance Suspense

Small town reporter Irene Glasson, working for the low-rate scandal sheet Hollywood Whispers, chases a tantalizing gossip story to Southern California, where she meets Oliver Ward, a once-renowned magician who now owns the Burning Cove Hotel. The town of Burning Cove appears to be a charming, glamourous paradise, but there are dark and dangerous undertones. When Irene discovers the body of a beautiful actress at the bottom of the hotel pool, she's intent on investigating the murder, no matter how much Oliver protests. Then more murders occur. What's a curious g girl reporter to do but investigate?

Irene is an intriguing woman with many secrets and Oliver, who has plenty of secrets of his own, vows to be the man who uncovers those secrets. He just has to keep Irene alive long enough to do so, since there are several entities, from the past and the present, working hard at silencing Irene forever. Both Irene and Oliver have had to reinvent new lives for themselves, but neither feels content with their new incarnations. The fear of being located haunts Irene every day. Could this murder investigation be the catalyst that reveals her location and true identity? Not if Oliver has anything to say about it and can prevent it. It's a shaky precipice on which they both stand.

THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH is another delightful romantic mystery from expert storyteller Amanda Quick. Irene and Oliver's romance is secondary to the murder mystery, but Quick blends it all with her usual expertise. Though THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH is a departure from the norm, Quick works her magic yet again and brings to life a cast of characters in a captivating locale and the glitzy era of 1930s Hollywood. I've found that one can never go wrong deciding to read a historical romance by the incomparable Amanda Quick, no matter where she sets the locale.

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SUMMARY

Amanda Quick, the bestselling author of ’Til Death Do Us Part, transports readers to 1930s California, where glamour and seduction spawn a multitude of sins…

When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It’s where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool…

The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn’t resist—especially since she’s just a rookie at a third-rate gossip rag. But now Irene’s investigation into the drowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment.

Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to a master of deception. Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician—until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can’t let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago…

With Oliver’s help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past—always just out of sight—could drag them both under…


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