Light in Shadow

Narrated by: Joyce Bean
Series: Whispering Springs, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (304 ratings)

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Publisher's 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 about the past and start anew. But Zoe knows that some things can't be covered up with a new 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 with 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.

©2004 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Tightly written and packed with twists and shockers at every turn, this top-notch thriller keeps readers on the edge of their seats till the explosive ending." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Bean's narration clearly highlights the turmoil behind Zoe's quest and easily differentiates the large cast. This novel will captivate Krentz fans, as well as those who like romantic suspense." ( AudioFile)

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Very nice romance/mystery

I ran out of Nora Roberts books and only just now discovered Krentz. I really have enjoyed the 3 books I have listened to thus far. I am happy to have found these!

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Always love her books.

A great read with interesting characters. Many twists and turns that make you/ want to keep reading and not put down until the end. Always will buy hey books.

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JAK at her best!!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it had romance, humor, suspense, and some very
likeable characters. I listened to it in one day,
and it helped to distract me from the pandemic disaster of the coronavirus. There’s a sequel to this book with many of the major characters called “Truth or Dare” and I can’t wait to get started on it! BONUS!! It’s on Audible Escape! By the way, Audible Escape has many new titles (better quality, better authors) so it’s totally worth it:))

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WOW!!! LOVE THIS AUTHOR!!!

This is a first by this author for me. Jayne Ann Krentz is a great talent and storyteller! I truly hope this series continues beyond the two releases that are now available. Joyce Bean is also a new narrator for me. I have to say that she did a wonderful job portraying the characters in this story. I'm about to begin the second book in the series and I see that the narrator has changed! Ugh!!! I hope that isn't a mistake. I'll review the second book in a few hours. I know the story will be equally as good...I just hope the narrator doesn't disappoint.

This is so worth the credit!

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Hardest book I have ever forced myself to finish.

One of my favorite authors crashed with this one. I glad she improved with age.