The Girl Who Knew Too Much

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The Girl Who Knew Too Much

Amanda Quick is known for her historical and Victorian romances but with the latest novel The Girl Who Knew Too Much she boldly throws herself into the 1930s era. I've always enjoyed her brand of writing and this latest one is no exception. From the beginning she gives us a quick twist and a page grabbing tale. While reading it I often was reminded of the play Chicago or the Film Noir genre of movies. Her characters always make me smile and I love reading about how they come together as a couple and how they escape the escapades they find themselves in. The Girl Who Knew Too Much is another fun chapter in Amanda Quick's writing career and I can't wait to see where she goes next though I'm hoping for another look at the 1930s because I really enjoyed her foray into this time period.

Irene Glasson is a rookie investigator in 1930s Hollywood, though she works for a very small paper she gives her job everything she has to give it. When a red hot tip about up and coming Nick Tremayne ends up landing her in the middle of a murder she finds herself up against masters of illusion and suspicion as she tries to solve the crime. Oliver Ward was a world famous magician but an accident during a performance sidelined his career. Now he runs a glamorous hotel known for keeping the secrets of the exclusive clientele that frequents the establishment. Irene's appearance threatens to turn his whole world upside down and expose the secrets well hidden in the past. Yet Oliver finds himself drawn to Irene and the secrets she is hiding about her own past.


Book Blurb for The Girl Who Knew Too Much

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…


Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2017 4.50