Zoe is an interior designer with a unique sense of style. But even more uncanny is her sense of what's going on under the surface, the secrets a house can hold. At the moment, though, Zoe isn't concerned about a client's space. She's more worried about what's going on in her own house in Whispering Springs, Arizona, where she lives with her new husband, private investigator Ethan Truax.
After a whirlwind courtship and a dangerous adventure, they've gambled on commitment, hoping that their powerful attraction can help them learn to live together despite their utterly opposite personalities. But newlywed life is suddenly interrupted when a shadowy figure from Zoe's past shows up in Whispering Springs, and her closest friend is put at terrible risk. For Zoe and Arcadia Ames share a shocking secret. And as they seek to protect the truth, they must join together and, with Ethan's help, accept a very dangerous dare.
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I wasn't really convinced by the summary of the book, but I was pleasantly surprised by the recording. I especially enjoyed the banter between Zoe and Ethan. It seemed very real. I'm not sure I bought the whole psychic designer bit... (I don't think the plot needed that.) Overall, it was a fun listen. I liked the interaction with the disheveled neighbor at Casa de Oro in particular. Great narrator. Fun characters, but not my favorite JAK novel.
I like both stories in the series 1.Light in Shadow 2.Truth or Dare. What I didn't like was that the narrator on book 1 was different from book 2. The character's voices completely changed and so the portrayal was off. Especially Arcadia and Ethan's Characters were changed. Arcadia sounded like she was 20 instead of a sophisticated woman as portrayed in book 1.
Zoey and Ethan are both strong and interesting characters.
My main complaint is that there are 2 books in this series and Joyce Bean narrated the first 1st book and created the characters in my mind by her performance then Amanda Cobb narrated the 2nd book and changed the character portrayal completely.
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This book is a sequel to Light and Dark. I wish that the same narrator had read both of them. In this performance, Ethan isn't laconic and low key, as he always appeared to me in the books. And, the primary female characters, Zoe and Arcadia, were just too perky.
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