Center Stage: Magnolia Steele Mystery #1 by Denise Grover Swank

Center Stage: Magnolia Steele Mystery #1

byDenise Grover Swank

Kobo ebook | March 15, 2016

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The first book in the Magnolia Steele Mystery series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank.

Ten years ago, Magnolia Steele fled Franklin, Tennessee after an incident that left her with hazy memories and a horror of the place where she had been born and bred. Though her abrupt departure destroyed most of her treasured relationships, she vowed never to return . . . until she has no choice. When Magnolia’s breakout acting role in a Broadway musical ends in disgrace, there’s only one place she can go. She finds herself on her momma’s porch, suitcase in hand.

Drama follows Magnolia around like a long lost friend. She reluctantly agrees to help her momma’s catering company at a party for a country music star, only to find herself face-to-face with a sleazy music agent from her past. After a very public spat, Magnolia not only finds him dead but herself center stage in the police’s investigation. Now she must scramble to prove her innocence, relying on the help of acquaintances old and new.

But the longer Magnolia stays in Franklin, the more she remembers about the big bad incident that chased her away. The past might not be finished with her yet, and what she doesn’t remember could be her biggest danger.

Title:Center Stage: Magnolia Steele Mystery #1Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 15, 2016Publisher:DGSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1939996414

ISBN - 13:9781939996411

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from need more stars WOW! I just want to start with I don't know how Denise has done it but this book just wow. I wanted to read the end halfway through. I wanted all the information at one time. I couldn't put it down. This book reads fast. I made notes lets hope I cover the basics. We meet magnolia at the beginning broken. Her Broadway career a flop. Head held low she is back home waiting on her Mama to take her in. I am still waiting on the back story for dear ol' mom. If things can't get any worse our Maggie finds she has added to her list of things this small town is going to remember. A dead body. One thing is for sure is in a small town people never forget the past. They just talk about it differently as the years go by. I can't believe her brother Roy. I think he has something to do with the past as well. I'm trying to decide on Colt. Did he have something to do with the murder? Is he wanting to be a friend? MY thought is he undercover for something(maybe brother related) and wants to help Magnolia with the murder thing. Maddie the exbestfriend. She is a number. I have mixed emotions on her. I think there are three stories from the past we need to figure out. The cop Brady. He lived in the same town as her just in different circle can he be trusted? I really have hope he will be a good cop boyfriend in the next book. HINT. I hope to see after the brat past Emily will truly be a friend. I'm glad she has found Belinda. She seems to be a person I would want as a friend. I'm going to end with this book really did hold me until the end. It did hold my emotions and left me wonder what next? I did go through the end wondering if there was a hint that it was the end. I will have a book hang over for the next week. I know I haven't covered everything but I hope I covered the basics as to why you need this book in your life.
Date published: 2016-03-06