The Girl Who Knew Too Much

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

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In 1930s California, glamour and seduction spawn a multitude of sins in this New York Times bestseller from the author of Tightrope. At the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel on the coast of California, rookie reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool.... The dead woman had something Irene wanted: a red-hot secret about an up-and-coming leading man--a scoop that may have gotten her killed. As Irene searches for the truth about the drowning, she's drawn to a master of deception. Once a world-famous magician whose career was mysteriously cut short, Oliver Ward is 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 107 x 170 x 33mm | 204g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 051515637X
  • 9780515156379
  • 222,666

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Praise for The Girl Who Knew Too Much "The action-packed plot is kick-started at page one...Quick has a great time with the 1930s Hollywood-glamour atmosphere."--The Seattle Times "There are fierce forces at play in every page of The Girl Who Knew Too Much, and you won't be able to put down this captivating mystery until the last page is fervently turned. What's not to love about a scandalous historical tale set in the glamorous years of 1930s Hollywood?"--Redbook "Quick is often named as one of the inventors of the romantic mystery, and she writes the genre effortlessly--the love story and the mystery are beautifully intertwined here."--The Washington Post "[Quick's] fascinating plots draw her readers along like lambs to a slaughter...a master storyteller."--The Huffington Post "A fun, spunky, read that contains plenty of simmering sexual chemistry, which will most definitely satiate the most ardent fans of Amanda Quick."--New York Journal of Books "A fascinating look into the bygone days of the glamorous era of Hollywood."--Fresh Fiction "All of the key ingredients--wit-infused writing, sharply etched characters, and plenty of simmering sexual chemistry--that readers have come to expect from Quick snap into perfect alignment in this stellar novel. Put that together with 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."--Booklist (starred review) "This swiftly moving romance brims with surprising plot twists, delicious sensuality, and a delightfully classy 1930s California setting. An adventurous romp that will have readers hungry for more."--Library Journal (starred review) "Quick's ambitious novel, set during the golden age of Hollywood, sparkles with wit and clever plotting."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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About Amanda Quick

Amanda Quick is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, the author of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers. She writes historical romance novels under the Quick name, contemporary romantic suspense novels under the Krentz name, and futuristic romance novels under the pseudonym Jayne Castle. There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print.
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7,217 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 27% (1,916)
4 38% (2,720)
3 27% (1,957)
2 7% (488)
1 2% (136)
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