The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick

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...transports readers back to the 1930s, showing the grimy truth behind Hollywood’s glamorous facades and proving that she is a titan of historical romantic thrillers.
-Publishers Weekly

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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…
 

About Amanda Quick

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Quick is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, the author-under various pen names-of more than forty New York Times bestsellers. There are more than 25 million copies of her books in print.
 
Published May 9, 2017 by Berkley. 368 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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All: 10 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 3

Kirkus

Below average
on Feb 21 2017

...romance being Quick/Krentz’s default mode, Oliver must deploy his sleight-of-hand on Irene. A passably entertaining whodunit with very few surprises.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Jun 19 2017

...transports readers back to the 1930s, showing the grimy truth behind Hollywood’s glamorous facades and proving that she is a titan of historical romantic thrillers.

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NY Journal of Books

Above average
Reviewed by Michael Thomas Barry on May 08 2017

There are several confusing storylines and trying to keep track of it all is not always easy. Some of the villains you know right away and some are surprising. Nonetheless, The Girl Who Knew Too Much is a fun, spunky, read that contains plenty of simmering sexual chemistry, which will most definitely satiate the most ardent fans of Amanda Quick.

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Dear Author

Above average
Reviewed by Sirius on May 09 2017

I have to admit that there was one thing I missed in this book so very much – humor. Of course this is not a light-hearted book in the same way as Amanda Quick’s early books were, and I did not expect humor and laughter on every page or even every other page, but I would have loved to see more humorous touches .

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Good
Reviewed by Jackie K Cooper on May 12 2017

Amanda Quick writes readable books and that is meant as a high compliment. She knows her audience and she makes sure she delivers the kind of story they want. THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH will fill their every need.

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Good
Reviewed by Kathe Robin on May 30 2017

Though romance takes a back seat to murder, the surprising twists and engaging characters will surely have fans raving.

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Cocktails and Books

Above average
Reviewed by FELICIA on Apr 23 2017

I loved the backdrop and Irene and Oliver’s characters. The interaction between the two was fun and I enjoyed them and how they worked together to earn each other’s trust.

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Good
Reviewed by Valerie on Feb 01 2017

...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.

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Excellent
Reviewed by John Charles on Apr 01 2017

...a plot that neatly marries high-stakes suspense and a glamorous, old Hollywood setting, and you have a blockbuster that will not only delight historical-romance readers but also entice historical-mystery fans to join in on the fun.

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Above average
Reviewed by B. J. Sedlock on May 01 2017

I thought the scene where the villain’s motives are revealed was presented in a somewhat clumsy, protracted manner, but I’m sure Quick’s fans and lovers of romantic suspense will enjoy the characters and atmosphere.

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