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"excellent romantic suspense"

She is an interior designer who incorporates the principles of feng shui and other New Age ideas when she redesigns a house. Zoe Luce is so popular in Whispering Springs that the wealthy Davis Mason hires her to redo his home. When she walks into the master bedroom she senses that somebody very recently was murdered there and she thinks it was Davis' missing wife. Not wanting to work for a killer, Zoe hires private investigator Ethan Truax to discover what happened to her client's wife. It doesn't take long For Ethan to discover that Davis did indeed murder his wife and he offers to protect Zoe before Davis kills her too. He gets there in time to incapacitate Davis.

Zoe and Ethan's relationship is far from over. Somebody knows that Zoe escaped from Candles Lake Manor after being wrongfully committed there by her dead husband's family. Zoe knows that she will somehow flush out the killer who destroyed her life and bring him to justice if Ethan can protect her from the blackmailers and those who will harm her.

Jayne Ann Krentz can always be counted on to write an excellent work of romantic suspense and she doesn't disappoint her audience in LIGHT IN SHADOW. The heroine and hero bumble along into a relationship that neither wants to let go of but one in which both are afraid to admit their true feelings. This endears them to the audience who will find them very likable and unpredictable as they jump from the frying pan into the fire as there are two distinct subplots linked by this attractive duo.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 23, 2002

SUMMARY

Zoe Luce is a successful interior designer in the Arizona town of Whispering Springs who's developed an unusual career specialty-helping recently divorced clients redesign their homes, to help them forget the past and start anew. But Zoe knows that some things can't be covered up with a coat of paint. And when she senses that one of her clients may be hiding a dark secret, she enlists P.I. Ethan Truax to find the truth.

Working together, they solve the mystery . . . and barely escape with their lives. But Ethan's exquisite detection skills are starting to backfire on Zoe: she never wanted to let him find out about her former life; she never wanted to reveal her powerful, inexplicable gift for sensing the history hidden within a house's walls; she never wanted him to know that "Zoe Luce" doesn't really exist. She never wanted to fall in love with him.

Now, no matter how much she resists, Ethan may be her only hope-because the people she's been running from have found her. And just when Zoe dares to dream of a normal life and a future with the man she loves, her own past starts to shadow her every step-and threatens to take her back into a nightmare.

 

Light in Shadow
("A Whispering Springs Novel #1")
by Jayne Ann Krentz

Putnam
January 1, 2003
Available: January 1, 2003
ISBN #0399149384
EAN #9780399149382
368 pages
Hardcover
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Other Books by
Jayne Ann Krentz

Fired Up
Running Hot
Sizzle and Burn
White Lies
Falling Awake
No Going Back
Dangerous Affair
Truth Or Dare
The Private Eye
Light In Shadow
One More Time
Together In Eclipse Bay
Deep Waters
Witchcraft
Family Man
Smoke In Mirrors
Uneasy Alliance
Sweet Starfire and Crystal Flame
Worth the Risk
The Ties That Bind
Bedazzled
Summer In Eclipse Bay
Family Passions
Smoke in Mirrors
Lost and Found
Dawn in Eclipse Bay
Man With A Past
Soft Focus
Eclipse Bay
Wildest Hearts
Shield's Lady
Sweet Starfire


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