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Start your review of Truth or Dare Whispering Springs, 2. Aug 27, Sep rated it really liked it. Three women with tragic pasts, three men ready to protect them. A darling senior citizen P. Bad guys abound. My kind of book. May 30, Kate McMurry rated it really liked it Shelves: male-protagonist , romantic-suspense , paranormal-romance , paranormal-mystery , male-point-of-view. It does not stand alone. You need to read Book 1, Light in Shadow, first. If you have not read that book, this review will be a spoiler for it. The story picks up immediately after the events of Book 1, which is only a few weeks after the opening events of Book 1 and occurs in the same place, Whispering Springs, Arizona.
It is a fictional small city which is a typical artsy-c Review of audiobook, narrated by Joyce Bean This novel is Book 2 of the Whispering Springs duology. It is a fictional small city which is a typical artsy-craftsy, New Agey, tourist destination similar in spirit to nearby Sedona.
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Zoe Luce is now Zoe Truax. In Book 1, she married Ethan Truax in Las Vegas when he suggested marriage as a protection against her in-laws having legal power to force her to return to the Candle Lake Manor Psychiatric Hospital, an evil insane asylum that she escaped from a year before. During Book 1, Zoe and Ethan triumphed over the villains running the asylum, bringing about its utter destruction, and they discovered that the person who murdered Zoe's husband, Preston Cleland, was not the in-law Zoe had suspected, the CEO of the Cleland family's corporation, but instead, his deranged wife.
Arcadia is still using an assumed identity and hiding from her on-the-lam, criminal husband, who has vowed to murder her, but since Zoe no longer has to worry that her evil in-laws can ever imprison her again, she has been able to regain her true identity. In the pursuit of her career as an interior decorator, Zoe experiences some weird, scary "spider web" type vibrations emanating from a room she is decorating.
She also experiences the same unsettling sensations in Arcadia's office at her store, which is a shop that sells expensive, handmade jewelry and silver, hand-cast knickknacks to tourists.
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Zoe is afraid to mention this situation to Ethan because she can't figure out any reason for the feelings. There doesn't seem to be any evildoer that she can discover who might be responsible for these disturbing psychic vibes. This causes Zoe to fear that she might, after all, be going crazy, rather than having a true, psychic gift. She loves Ethan too much to saddle him with a crazy wife, but if she has to give him up she will be devastated.
Meanwhile, strange events occurring in Whispering Springs lead Zoe, Arcadia, Ethan and two other important male subcharacters from Book 1, Harry and Singleton, to believe that Arcadia's murderous husband has somehow managed to track down Arcadia and is sneaking into town to murder her. Ethan Truax continues to be a strong, sympathetic romance hero, and Zoe continues to be an equally strong, sympathetic romance heroine. Arcadia and her love interest, Harry, a bodyguard and fixer by trade who is described as a "human skeleton" because he is so thin, are fun characters individually, with a unique, quirky romance.
Ethan's sister-in-law Bonnie, and his adorably precocious nephews, aged six and eight, continue to be a lively part of the story, and Bonnie and Singleton, a hulking, bald computer whiz who runs a rare bookstore, are another cute couple. As in Book 1, there are multiple villains in this book because, as always, JAK has both a main suspense plot and several, complementary suspense subplots.
The suspense plots are well done, but what I most enjoyed are the main romance between Ethan and Zoe and the colorfully eccentric, secondary romances. I have read this particular book in Kindle format in the past, and this past week, I experienced it a second time in audiobook format. Unfortunately, Ms. Bean is only a 3-star narrator by my preferences. She does children and all ages of women's voices well, but she is merely adequate when voicing male characters because she cannot effectively deepen her voice. View 2 comments. May 22, Lizzy rated it liked it Shelves: fantasy-dystopian , read , part-of-series , stars-3 , contemporary , quick-krentz-castle.
I was wrong. Harry, Singleton and Bonnie and her boys along with smaller but important supporting characters help form a very cohesive story. We get some suspense, although this book is as maybe more about relationships, not a classic thriller suspense story. I recommend it, especially if you are looking for a few hours of entartainment with a good book. Zoe uses psychic energy to solve mysteries. Not interested? It's OK.
This is one of those that you either love or you're just ho-hum about. I keep "inheriting" books from this series from a family friend who is an avid reader of everything, but mostly of compact, hand-held, paperback romance novels. Nov 08, Carrie rated it really liked it Shelves: read , suspense , contemporary , mystery , humorous , paranormal-elements , pi-security-service. The ending was satisfying, but liked that Krentz didn't try to tie up every issue or subplot in a neat little bow.
So often in romance novels we don't get any in depth look at the leading couple from a previous book, so it was especially gratifying to me to get a second book that still has significant focus on just such a pair. I like Ethan and Zoe and was happy to spend more time with them. As I've noticed before, Krentz 3. As I've noticed before, Krentz rarely lets the tension build overmuch.
If a reader prefers dark, gritty suspense, these books will likely seem somewhat tame. On the other hand, if a reader is in the mood relax with a mystery, these should do well. Mar 27, Lyndi W. Now that's a more satisfying ending. I still have a bit of a problem with how Krentz does her "wrap up" dialogue, it feels a little silly. But it fits with this duology - there was quite a bit of dry wit that I appreciated.
I find I enjoy a duology like this - suspense, drama, romance, humor. Not enough books to get soap opera-ish, but more than just one book that tends to leave you wanting just a bit more.
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Loved it!!! Great sequel to Light in Shadow! I only wish there were more books about Ethan and Zoe lol. Still interesting but not as much as the previous one, I'd say. The biggest conflict was solved very quickly and was very anti climatic, to be honest, especially after all the problems caused in both books. Sex : Not frequent.
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Mostly fade to black. Hero : PI Heroine : Can feel emotion in the walls. Nice plot with a satisfying ending. Good characters, good writing, nice complexity. They are now redecorating Ethan's pink elephant and thinking about what to do with their hasty marriage.
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There are more side stories in this book, especially with Arcadia, Zoe's best friend and fellow asylum inmate. I quite enjoy all the little tangents.
One of the best part of the book was the talk young Jeff had with Singleton about not remembering what his dad looked like, it was quite heartbre Truth or Dare continues with PI Ethan and his 4th wife, Interior Designer Zoe from Light in Shadow. One of the best part of the book was the talk young Jeff had with Singleton about not remembering what his dad looked like, it was quite heartbreaking.
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Joyce Bean did a very good job with the reading. Another good offering from JAK. Oct 13, Lara rated it really liked it Shelves: z I first read this book several years ago and found I had forgotten many of the details.
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