Sunday, October 18, 2009

White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz

This is the first book of the Arcane Society novels that I’ve read and I’ve enjoyed it enough that I will look for others.

“Level-ten parasensitive Clare Lancaster (a human lie detector) has resigned herself to the fact that she may never find a suitable mate”…(ha! Of course, we know better.)

Clare, having lost her job, is free to visit when her father calls…and her adventure begins. She meets Jake Salter, her father’s new business consultant, and immediately feels a powerful attraction even as she senses that he isn’t being altogether truthful (but not outright lying). She can live with that-she’s made peace with her unusual gift by realizing that some lies are harmless (for example, small social lies -hmm, this is delicious J), and only gets upset when she detects that the lie is meant to cover up something dangerous or evil.

With Jake’s help, they plunge into an investigation of murder and more, making the world a safer place and finding love too. So if you like a bit of paranormal sleuthing (on a subtler level than “Ghostbusters”) and romance, you’ll enjoy this book. I know I did-so much so that I’m ready for another Arcane Society novel.

This is my seventh book review for the 2000 Support Your Local Library Challenge.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I will have to give it a try - I have read some of Jayne Ann Krentz's books but not all of them. I normally enjoy her books so this one I will look for.

Micki said...

Sounds like a good book!

Diane J. Evans said...

Miri -- I loved your entry into Amy's Bloggers Quilt Fest -- you made a log cabin design look like a wonderful plaid with clever placement of color. Very distinctive and very creative!


Diann said...

I'll have to keep my eye out for this book. thanks for the review!