The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Burning Cove, #1) by Amanda Quick

The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Burning Cove, #1)

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...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 got...

Details The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Burning Cove, #1)

TitleThe Girl Who Knew Too Much (Burning Cove, #1)
Release DateFeb 27th, 2018
PublisherBerkley Books
GenreRomance, Mystery, Historical, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense, Fiction, Suspense

Reviews The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Burning Cove, #1)

  • Pouting Always
    After her boss is murdered unexpectedly and leaves her with a mysterious notebook Anna flees New York and heads out to LA. Anna hides out there by changing her name to Irene and getting a job at a third rate gossip magazine to keep a low profile. While on an assignment for the magazine Irene goes to meet an aspiring movie star who has some information on a famous actor. Unfortunately when Irene arrives at the spa where she's meeting the actress, ...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Irene Glasson has come to California to escape a dangerous killer. She reinvents herself from personal secretary into an up-and-coming journalist for a small time gossip paper. While she’s on the hunt for a story she finds herself embroiled in another murder mystery, but this time she’s got Oliver Ward on her side. They work as partners to catch a murderer, all the while a simmering attraction brews between them!I was surprised by how much I ...
  • Christina ~ Brunette Reader
    3,5 Stars Set in the 1930s, a first for Amanda Quick, against the backdrop of a luxury hotel on the West Coast, buen retiro for the Hollywood jet-set, and revolving around a woman on the run hiding a compromising notebook, a former magician and a killer on the loose, in the hands of a skilled author in her element with this genre The Girl Who Knew Too Much made for a solid mystery with strong romantic undertones.Nicely conveying the glamour of th...
  • Anna's Herding Cats
    Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.Amazon: peek into the glamorous and oh so scandalous world of 1930s Hollywood? Amanda Quick? A retired magician and a heroine on the run? Yes, please! The Girl Who Knew Too Much captured me completely.This was a little different than most I've read from Quick since it's set in Hollywood in the 1930s but I ended up really enjoying the setting. The glamour, scandal, grit, the mystery ...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    I have to admit that I'm quite besotted with this cover. I like how different it is, the crisscrossing of colorful squares over the image of the girl and I love the combination of the colors. Now, you should not choose a book just because of the cover, but I'm the first one to raise my hand to admit that I do it over and over again. But, I'm a bit cautious when it comes to historical romance because it's just not often my type of book. However, I...
  • Caz
    I've given this a C- for narration and a D+ for content at AudioGals, so I'm leaving it at 2 stars.Anyone who has read or listened to even a small number of Amanda Quick’s historical mysteries will have realised that her books tend to be somewhat formulaic. I’m not saying that’s necessarily a bad thing; Ms. Quick’s particular formula – independent heroine meets mysterious, slightly dangerous hero and they solve a mystery while falling i...
  • ☕ Kimberly
    Amanda Quick (Jayne Anne Krentz) always manages to pull me into her stories and THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH offered an interesting cast of characters. Irene Glasson is hiding a secret, and Oliver Ward is determined to discover it. As the two begin to investigate, they find themselves facing down danger and finding passion. I connected with Irene and admired her spunk and quick wits. She is tenacious and once she gets a hold of a story she just doe...
  • Faith
    This book read like a parody of a bad B-movie. Maybe that was intentional, but it certainly is not a writing style that I enjoy. Everything was explained rather than just showing actions and letting the reader draw their own conclusions. "She hesitated. Something told her that she had to know what was inside the velvet bag. Perhaps the contents will explain what had happened that night." The dialogue felt stilted and artificial. Also, details see...
  • Ari
    ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This seems to happen to me quite often: I enjoy a story, no matter how many flaws I find in it.I read Amanda Quick years ago, just one book by her, and I wasn’t a fan of her writing so I never went back. When I read the synopsis for The Girl Who Knew Too Much I was too tempted to resist. I love these kind of stories, and the fact that it was taking place in the 1930s, with Hollywood a...
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  • Krissys
    The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick    Author: Amanda QuickTitle: The Girl Who Knew Too MuchSeries:Cover Rating:Book Rating:Buy This Book:    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 ...
  • ♥Booklish Reviews♥
    Release Date: May 9th, 2017NOTE: This is a spoiler-free review, and I will try my best to keep it that way.... This book is very different from anything I have read in Quick's previous works. (I'm a big fan of her 90's material, which centers on love).And I'll admit I was a bit nervous after seeing such positive reviews because I'm usually that person."THAT PERSON": The one who doesn't like the book everyone loves.... But for the first time in a ...
  • eatbookseatworlds
    Like many recent Amanda Quick books, I feel like this one had so much potential, but much of that potential was wasted in the execution. A lot of that comes from the fact that besides the interesting time period twist, much of the story and the characters left me with a "blah" feeling. The dialogue, unfolding of the plot, and the character development was all pretty color-by-numbers. Irene tried to be interesting, but her too-quick trust/attracti...
  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)
    I received this for free on GoodReads. A multi-layered mystery set in 1930s Hollywood. The writing is nothing fancy, but solid and the plot and pacing are great. I would have liked to get a better feel for the Hollywood glamour. I also didn't like that when things got hairy, the "boys" seemed to take over and the "girl" took a bit of a backseat. Still, very entertaining and engaging. This will make a good beach read this summer.
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    3.5 stars. A little bit of a different read from Quick...good but not great.
  • Sheila Melo
    “You must not trust anyone — not the police, not the F.B.I. Above all, never trust a lover.”FINAL DECISION: My favorite Amanda Quick book in a long time. The move to 1930s California has given new energy and freshness to what is often a familiar romantic suspense storyline. I hope we will be reading more in this time period.THE STORY: 1930s California is a place where people can reinvent themselves. Irene Glasson has come here on the run fr...
  • Lacey
    I didn't love this book but I liked it. It was really enjoyable.I thought it was predictable at first and I was sure I figured everything out on chapter 7 or 8 which made me feel disappointed and it may be the reason why the middle felt a bit slow for me, because I was just waiting for the big reveal thinking that I already knew everything and that it wouldn't be a big surprise. I was wrong! I'm happy I was! although I did figure some things out,...
  • Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
    4.5 stars Amanda Quick may have abandoned Victorian England for 1930s Hollywood, but her ability to spin a gripping, suspenseful tale is still very much in evidence in her latest novel, The Girl Who Knew Too Much. The plot emphasizes mystery over romance without forsaking the latter. I thoroughly enjoyed it (and I think I detect hints of a potential sequel, yay!)Irene (formerly Anna) is a typical Quick heroine: quick-witted, self-reliant, curious...
  • Toni
    3.5 Light Mystery StarsI'm not a chiller, thriller, (except MJ), or heavy mystery reader, but this was kind of dropped in my lap. So, living the adventurous life I do, LOL, I figured what the heck. Our heroine, it's set in the 1930's so that term is still acceptable, starts out discovering her glamorous employer has been murdered and robbed. Naturally she had time to leave a note, a secret book with valuable info, and plenty of cash. Oh, and she ...
  • Jo (Mixed Book Bag)
    I worried when I realized that The Girl Who Know Too Much was set in the 1930's, a big jump form Quick's usual time frame and focus. I did not need to worry. The jump is seamless and the focus on a mystery kept my attention. I loved both Irene and Oliver. Both had secrets and both were great together. Burning Cove is a great setting - a place full of secrets and interesting characters. with a scene at the end of the book Quick let us know that th...
  • Anna
    *Received an ARC copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Review to come closer to release date.
  • Kate Douglas
    This is something new from Amanda Quick, a historical romantic suspense set in 1930s southern California, which obviously means Hollywood, right? Except it’s not—this story is set at the Burning Cove Hotel, playground of the rich and famous—and one young woman on the run from a murder she did not commit.I am an unabashed fan of Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle. No matter the name she’s writing under, Ms. Krentz knows how to tell...
  • Sharyn
    The Girl Who Knew Too Much is set in 1930s Hollywood, with the glitz and glamour of the rich & famous and all-powerful movie studios that can make or break the next big star. Anna Harris has fled upstate New York, with a killer on her heels, and heads to LA to escape and hide. She changes her name to Irene and gets a job as a gossip reporter for a small society rag. Working on a story about up and coming star Nick Tremayne, Irene gets involved in...
  • Lisa
    There were things that I liked about this book and things that didn’t. Things that were new and others that were rehashed. So it all evens out to a mediocre rating.Let’s start with the good. I was glad to see JAK moving on to a new time period. As all her long-time fans have been saying for years, her previous works in her chosen three time periods had gotten very stale indeed. So branching out into the Golden Age of Cinema offered a great op...
  • AnnMarie
    The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick is a story that can be read as a stand-alone although I am sure that there will be a future book to come if the ending is anything to go by. Anna Harris is very happy with her job working as a private assistant to a wealthy woman. She is happy that is, until she finds her boss brutally murdered at her home. The woman managed to scrawl a message using her own blood before dying….RUN!That is just what An...
  • Gina
    There are books that I 1 star that I'm not mad about. I just didn't like them for some reason. Then, there are books like this one who get an angry 1 star. I'm mad I read this bad book. This first of a new mystery series by Amanda Quick checked every single box for me. Multiple murder mystery. Cool time period = 1930's old Hollywood. Strong female lead with a touch of romance along with the danger. Great author whose books I regularly give 4 and ...
  • Anita
    Actual Rating: 3.5 StarsNot Amanda Quick's best work, though had a lot of potential, as I'm not sure I've read anything by her in this time period--1930s California, I think. The premise is intriguing, and as is par for Amanda Quick, it doesn't take long to get into the story. Characters are great, even if standard Amanda Quick.Unfortunately, there might have been too many POVs and switching back and forth of POVs, and the ending felt a bit rushe...
  • Carol
    Set in the 1930s, This was a different time period for an author I associate with the Regency and Victorian periods, but the story pulled me right in to a time of Hollywood glitz and intrigue. There were several stories running throughout, but woven skillfully so I had no trouble keeping track of them. Murder, blackmail, romance, and magic combined to make a great story. I hope the author plans to visit Burning Cove again.
  • Jess
    This read less as a romance than a historical mystery to me, though there is a strong romantic element. I liked it, though! I am a sucker for Hollywood stories and for that period in history, so I enjoyed it just for that. And the romantic element was good.
  • Paraphrodite
    3.5 - 4 stars.I liked it. It's always interesting reading about the underbelly of the glitz and glamour of the golden age of Hollywood. I'll be interested to find if there are follow-up stories on Luther and Raina - I think they'd make a great couple.