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For as long as Magnolia Steele can remember, the past has had its hooks in her. Her time as a Broadway actress in New York City was an escape that ended in public humiliation, but now that she's back home in Franklin, Tennessee, she's feeling the grip of the two incidents that stole her innocence. The first was the disappearance of her father when she was a teen, who left home for a meeting and never came back. The other incident...well, her memories have returned, but it's best left where it belongs - in the past.

Hoping for closure, Magnolia decides to look into her daddy's cold case. Though the town gossips are convinced he ran away with his client's wife and money, she has always suspected foul play. Talking to a few of his old acquaintances seems harmless enough - until the man she's arranged to meet turns up dead. There's evidence someone murdered him to keep him quiet, and she realizes that whatever conspiracy her father was mixed up in is far from over; it's entering its second act.

©2016 Denise Grover Swank (P)2016 Tantor

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another excellent book

I absolutely love the banter between Magnolia and Colt. I laugh out loud so much as I listened to this book as an audiobook. In this book Magnolia is discoving what happened to her dad, and realising what a bad person her brother Roy is. I love all the mystery, it is so exciting. Magnolia starts finding out what happened to her dad and why. Ms Ava seems an interesting character, I'm eager to learn more her. And Magnolia's poor mother, I love how she is starting to open up until she thinks magnolia is meddling in things she shouldn't be. And lastly the mystery text person, it is so hard to work out should is, can't wait to find out more in the next book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-05-2017

Loved It!

I confess that, after reading reviews about the first book, I skipped it and started with #2. That said- I absolutely loved it.

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  • Lizabeth Dribin
  • 24-11-2016

Where is the ending?

What did you love best about Act Two?

Fun, easy to listen to and engaging.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed and was engaged by the characters.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, I want to know the rest of the story.

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This book does not have an adequate ending. It's clear that to know the rest of the story you need to listen to the next book which isn't written yet. I listen to a lot of series books but most have an adequate ending and move to another story with the same characters.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-12-2020

Entertaining Read

This was an entertaining read and left me wanting more. Every twist and turn made me sure I knew where it was going and then led in a different direction. I can't wait for the next book in the series.

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  • Toniann Comello
  • 11-07-2019

thrilling, entertaining and can't stop indulging

obsessed with this series..I'm reading it for the 3rd time... gets better each time. you won't be disappointed

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-08-2018

great for audio

I think this series is a good one for audio. The narrator sounds just like I pictures Magnolia to sound. Its easy to distinguish her different character voices. the storyline is interesting and easy to keep up with.

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  • Beatrice
  • 30-12-2017

More Questions

Every time Magnolia gets answers she sldo gets more questions. This is like a soap opera and I'm enjoying every word.

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  • Cynthia
  • 02-05-2017

Horrible narration

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The storyline was fun, and I liked the characters, but the narrator's faux southern accents were atrocious.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-03-2017

LOVED IT

love the storyline and the complexity of the different story lines. I enjoy the almost love affair and the guessing of who the bad guy from her past is. I am almost sure I know who it is, but I'll keep reading for that gotcha moment. can't wait

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  • Ang
  • 07-03-2017

Great as usual!!

The book really keeps you guessing. I try to figure out ahead of time and still get it wrong.

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  • Larry
  • 04-01-2017

Can't wait for the next book to come out!

Her books are very addictive, the first book started a little slow, but quickly got better. The second book was finished in less than 2 days, couldn't stop listening.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-2019

great

yet another great book, as soon as I start reading it I cant put it down. I love the way you write

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  • Zeu
  • 19-04-2019

Can Denise Grover Swank do any wrong?

I love all her books. This one is such a page turner. I've already bought part 3. About to start listening to it now.

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 09-06-2017

The strong arms of the law !!

Another good storyline in this series. Even though there's acliff hanger finish it was a complete story in itself and the ending is more a continuity than cliff hanger whither angst. Well written with a good pace throughout I really enjoyed the story and look forward to book three. Highly recommended but read in sequence .

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