But when she journeys to Shelbyville, Washington, to clear out her aunt's house - trying to ignore the locals' comments about the "witch" and the "crazy lady" - Raine's highly developed sensitivity leads her to a horrifying discovery: a young woman, bound and terrified, in a basement storage locker. The victim has survived, and the culprit is on the loose. Without warning, a new man enters Raine's life - investigator Zack Jones. Surprisingly, Zack isn't repelled by her powers: in fact, he has his own. While Raine hears voices, Zack sees visions, and within hours of their meeting, Raine experiences an intense, thrilling intimacy - mental, emotional, and physical - that she never dared to expect.
There's one complication, however: Zack Jones is working for the Arcane Society. This secret organization, dedicated to the study of paranormal phenomena, shattered Raine's family with an act of betrayal long ago, and she's not about to trust them now. As a killer makes her his target, and a cabal of psychic criminals known as Nightshade operates in the shadows surrounding them, Raine and Zack must rely not only on their powerful abilities but on each other as well.
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©2008 Jayne Ann Krentz; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
"[Burr] seamlessly moves from character to character with a deliberate cadence that is interesting, unique, and highly entertaining. Most enjoyable!" (AudioFile)
I think I keep buying Krentz novels because I loved her early work. The key characters in this novel supposedly have high level paranormal powers, which are talked about frequently, but when demonstrated they are very ho hum. Krentz's heroes have been so formulaic with the arcane novels that they're indistinguishable. I could live with that - but they're so mild mannered most of the time that they edge on boring, so I don't understand the repetition. The key to the supposed chemistry between the hero and heroine seems to be "we're both so wierd, there's no one else we could match with".
On the plus side, the narrator is good!
I enjoyed this book. It held my attention through to whole book. The only drawback is the narrator's voice sounds like a munchkin when she talks in the voice of a man. It is horrible!
Home for the Holidays
The story was fine - same formula as the first two books. Nothing new, just the ending of the series.
There were too many unnecessary pauses. I thought the reader was pausing for emphasis, but really it was just a lot of empty space in between sentences.
I don't like her male voices. Some of them sound elderly when they shouldn't or "whiny" but I got used to it. Liked the production of the second book better with a male and female voice. The extra long pauses after a few lines was THE REAL PROBLEM.
NO! But there might be one. Unless they bring together all the couples they introduced to work together on a much deeper mystery (and get rid of all the Soft Porn - you know make them married with kids instead), I will probably not even consider another book By Jayne Ann Krentz. Apparently she is pandering to women who haven't got a real sex life.
You really need to rate these books like people rate movies. This one is at least an "R" rating for explicit sexual content. No wonder youth fiction is so big now. Who wants to listen to this crap over and over and over and over.
I had read the book, but I am on a bus for. 3 hours per day and enjoy listening to books.
The story line is good.
The male voice was very feminine. Took the romance out of it for me.
No, because of the man's voice.
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