Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick

Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: May 16th 2017 by Piatkus
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.

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…

My Thoughts…

The Girl Who Knew Too Much is a romantic murder mystery set in the 1930’s.     There were two intertwining storylines surrounding Irene.   The first is her fleeing the murder of her boss and ending up in Hollywood with the second murder being finding her “source” dead in the pool at an inclusive hotel getaway for the big Hollywood stars.       These storylines could almost be separate stories if they did not involve one very savvy, smart, and strong willed woman, Irene.    

The mystery was not hard to solve as to who killed the actress in the pool, nor was there much guessing as to who would kill Irene’s boss.  The romance was a little more intriguing.     There wasn’t hot, steamy sparks flying between Irene and Oliver but there was an underlining pull between them.     I could see that things could progress but both Oliver and Irene had their own reasons for not being open to starting a relationship.       

This is a fun read that was quick.      I recommend picking up your own copy. 

Thank you Jessica Mangicaro, Marketing Assistant, Berkley and NetGalley for a copy of the book for a honest review.  

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