Thursday, April 20, 2017

Book Review: The Girl Who Knew Too Much

The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Published By: Berkley Books
Publication Date: May 9, 2017
Page Count: 352
Source: ARC Kindly Provided by Publisher
Adult - Historical Fiction

Mystery and romance - my favorite combination! Amanda Quick's most recent book is filled with both. Set in the 1930's Hollywood era, Irene flees one mystery on the East coast and lands in LA, stumbling upon yet another mystery. The problem that caused her to run ended up following her West. Irene sometimes doesn't know if the events that occur are due to her current situation, or possibly because of why she fled. 

 Oliver, a former magician turned hotel proprietor to the rich and famous, steps in to help with damage control. He forms a bond with Irene and together they try to solve the murder that occurred at his hotel. However, he is also hiding secrets from his past. 

This novel kept me guessing up until the end. I thought it was fairly fast paced so the book didn't get tedious at all. I liked the main characters and the secondary characters were also entertaining. I always appreciate a strong female lead character, especially at a time when women were not really appreciated for being strong in personality. 

 I've only read a few of Amanda Quick's books so I'm happy to say I'm becoming a fan of her work. Historical fiction is also another genre I enjoy. If you are a fan of mystery, romance or historical fiction, I suggest you give this book a read!



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…
 

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