Act Two for Murder - Denise Grover Swank

Act Two for Murder

By Denise Grover Swank

  • Release Date: 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 253 Ratings


The second book in the four book USA Today bestselling Magnolia Steele Mystery series.
Magnolia may have escaped arrest for murder, but her troubles are far from behind her. She’s still haunted by two things from her past—her father’s disappearance when she was a teen, and the other...well, her memories of a serial killer have returned, but it’s best left where it belongs—in the past.

Needing closure, Magnolia decides to look into her father’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.

If Magnolia keeps digging, she’s not sure she can trust her own mother to help her, let alone her new friends and the police detective who’s eager to woo her, but after years of running, she’s ready to stand her ground.


  • Ahhh

    By Waughtal
    I cannot wait to start in book 3!
  • Great Story

    By J Trout
    Could-not-put-it-down novel. Oops — need to get #3 in the series ASAP.
  • Amazing

    By Hushpuppy53
    This series is not only captivating it’s addicting! It keeps you wanting more and more!
  • Great Series

    By grooviemomma
    Builds well on the first installation. Aside from the required summary of the first book, as is needed in all series, it moves along well. The characters are engaging and the mystery sucked me in until the wee hours every night until I finished.
  • Another incredible book!

    By BrownBadge
    Wow! This is an incredible book. I loved it and didn't want it to end. I'm looking forward to the next one in the series. The writing is spectacular and the characters continue to have depth. Is a mystery within a mystery, so I encourage you to read all in the series, to get the best impact of the story. I still haven't been able to figure out who did it before the end of the books. It's so worth your time to read. This is a clean story.
  • Act two!!!

    By Bonvonbom
    Seriously in love with this series!!! Such suspense! Cannot wait for February to be here! If you love rose garner! You will love magnolia❤️
  • Couldn't stop reading!

    By Jackkirb
    Slightly spooky (I'm a wimp), but I love magnolia and I love this series. February is too far away! This series may be tied with the Rose Gardner series.
  • Act Two

    By Leanne Angela
    It was awesome!! I cannot believe I have to wait until February, 2017!!!!

    By Butterfly0330
    I just finished Act 2 and have already preordered Call Back!!!!! I have read ALL the Rose Gardner series and the only thing I can say is I wish she typed faster!!!!!! Her books transport you into them and they truly are must reads..
  • Trust no one

    By Laura-01
    Once again Denise has done it again!! I absolutely love Magnolia. After Magnolia returns back from NY humiliated and friendless she has found some new friends and a very small circle that she can trust....but can she risk to trust them at all? From the very beginning this book was a page turner and fast paced. It was very difficult to put this book down when "mommy duty" called and all in all honesty I wanted to dive back into the book to see what secrets were being uncovered. Denise does such an amazing job writing and describing scenes which allows the readers to feel like they are in a crowded smoky bar or at a concert surrounded by concertgoers or in a dark room...... I am loving the person that Magnolia is starting to grow into and I absolutely cannot wait to see what happens in Call Back. I am highly anticipating the next book!!!