The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Knew Too Much sweeps readers back to 1930s California--where the most dazzling of illusions can't hide the darkest secrets...
After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over.
Working at an herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town: Hollywood movers and shakers always in need of hangover cures and tonics. One such customer is Jake Truett, a recently widowed businessman in town for a therapeutic rest. But unbeknownst to Adelaide, his exhaustion is just a cover.
In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem. Behind facades of glamour and power hide drug dealers, gangsters, and grifters. Into this make-believe world comes psychic to the stars Madame Zolanda. Adelaide and Jake know better than to fall for her kind of con. But when the medium becomes a victim of her own dire prediction and is killed, they'll be drawn into a murky world of duplicity and misdirection.
Neither Adelaide or Jake can predict that in the shadowy underground they'll find connections to the woman Adelaide used to be--and uncover the specter of a killer who's been real all along...
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)
Amanda Quick is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, the author, under various pen names, of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers; there are more than 35 million copies of her books in print. She is also the author of the Ladies of Lantern Street and Arcane Society series.