Jun 222017
 
The Girl Who Knew Too Much

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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…

Hott Review:

You really need to do more research before accepting a new job…

I really enjoyed The Girl Who Knew Too Much. It was very interesting and sets up a series quite well. Plus, the characters are interesting, their different professions and what brought them to Burning Cove make for a wonderful story alone.

I found the mystery to be great, and loved how magic and misdirection played into the story!!

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Author: Amanda Quick
Source: I pre-ordered The Girl Who Knew Too Much last November for it’s May release…
Publisher & Date: 0399174478 (ISBN13: 9780399174476)
Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 0399174478 (ISBN13: 9780399174476)
Pages: 352
Grade: B+
Ages: 16+
Steam: Adult | A bit ssteamy in places but nothing too explicit
Setting: 1930s Burning Cove, California

Author Bio:

Amanda Quick | Jayne Castle | Jayne Ann KrentzThe author of over 40 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense, often with a psychic and paranormal twist, in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.

She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries.

Ms. Krentz is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.

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