Light in Shadow

by Jayne Ann Krentz

Putnam, December, 2002.
Paperback, 368 pages.
ISBN: 0399149384
Subgenre: Contemporary

Light in Shadow by Jayne Ann Krentz Interior decorator Zoe Luce has come to Whispering Springs, Arizona to escape a terrible secret: she and a friend escaped from an exclusive mental institution where -- for a large price -- one can hide inconvenient relatives. Zoe accused her brother in law of murdering her husband, and the family conspired to have her committed. Free of the horrors of the institution where she was a prisoner, she has set out to make a new life for herself. Zoe herself is psychic, and can hear emotions from any room she is in. After getting the strong feeling that a client has murdered his wife, Zoe hires private investigator Ethan Truax to find out the truth. Ethan hates psychics and all they represent; he's been burned in love before. But he finds Zoe very attractive. When her past catches up with her, Zoe is forced to confide in Ethan in order to save her life; but can Ethan forgive her deception about her true identity?

Jayne Ann Krentz creates characters that sparkle with life and passion. Zoe is a passionate and intelligent woman with a very unusual gift, and Ethan has had more bad luck in the romance department than is fair; but neither person has given up on love or on life. And that is perhaps the secret of bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz's phenomenal success. She weaves suspense, romance, humor and thrills into a unique story that somehow always leaves one with a feeling of hope and optimism. And who can't use a dose of that?

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This review was published in the December - January, 2003 of The Internet Writing Journal.

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