Book Reviews of Smoke in Mirrors

Smoke in Mirrors
Smoke in Mirrors
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
ISBN-13: 9780399147920
ISBN-10: 0399147926
Publication Date: 1/7/2002
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 50 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a good mystery with some romance thrown in to make it interesting. It kept you guessing and reading solve the mystery.
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Wonderful characters. Heart will flutter and spine will tingle. Quick and witty....what else could you want?
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This book was pure pleasure - interesting characters - full of suspense and romance
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Helpful Score: 1
Brillant story telling. Jayne Ann can not be beat.
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Really good reading - - romance, mystery and some chuckles!
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Another great romatic thriller from Jayne Ann Krentz!
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great book...
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A murder, mystery and romance...what more could you ask for from Jayne Krentz!
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Excellent story - one of my favorites by this author!
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If you like Jayne Ann Krentz, this book is for you. Million dollars, Mirror House & lies.
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I ABSOLUTLEY LOVED THIS BOOK!!! THE AUTHOR IS GREAT AND SO IS THE PLOT, THE WRITING IS ABSOLUTLEY FANTASTIC. IT KEEPS THE READER GUESSING AND IS HOT AND INTENSE. MY FAVORITE READ SO FAR!!! WOULD RECOMMEND TO ALL.
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Another great book by Jayne Ann Krentz!

From the cover:

Leo, If you're reading this, I'm dead.

A con artist and seductress, Meredith Spooner lived fast and died young. Now it appears that Meredith's last scam is coming back to haunt her friend Leonora Hutton. An email has just arrived in which Meredith-in fear for her life, but as feisty as ever-explains that well over a million dollars in embezzled funds is waiting for Leonora in an offshore account.....and a safe-deposit key is on the way.
Leonora wants nothing to do with the tainted money, taken from an endowment fund at a small college. She's already been accused of being in on the theft by Thomas Walker-who,apparently was a victim of Meredith's knack for both scams and seductions. Eager to prove him wrong and escape this mess, Leonora sets out to collect the cash and hand it over.
But there are two other items in the safe deposit box. One is a book about Mirror House,where Meredith engineered her final deception-a mansion filled with antique looking-glasses that produce a dizzying infinity of reflections. The other is a set of newspaper stories about a thiry-year old murder that occured there, a murder unsolved to this day.
Now Leonora has an offer for Thomas Walker.
She'll hand over the money if he helps her figure out whats happening. In her email, Meredith described Walker as "a man you can trust." But in a funhouse-mirror world of illusion and distortion, Leonora may be out of her league....
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A con artist and seductress, Meredith Spooner lived fast - and died young. But her final scam - embezzling more than a million dollars from a college endowment fund - is coming back to haunt Leonora Hutton. The tainted money is stashed away in an offshore account for Leonora. And while she wants nothing to do with the cash, she discovers two other items in the safe-deposit box; a book about Mirror House - the place where Meredith engineered her final deception - and a set of newspaper stories about an unsolved murder that occurred there 30 years ago.

Now Leonora has an offer for Thomas Walker, another victim of Meredith's scams and seductions. She'll hand over the money - if he helps her figure out what's going on. Meredith had described Thomas as "a man you can trust". But in a fun-house mirror world of illusion and distortion, Leonora may be out of her league.

This is classic Jayne Ann Krentz - suspense, clever, fun, with some romance thrown in.
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A con artist and seductress, Meredith Spooner lived fast and died young. But her final scam, embezzling more than a million dollars from a college endowment fund, is coming back to haunt Leonora Hutton. The tainted money is stashed away in an offshore account for Leonora. And while she wants nothing to do with the cash, she discovers two other items in the safe-deposit box: a book about Mirror House, the place where Meredith engineered her final deception, and a set of newspaper stories about an unsolved murder that occurred there thirty years ago. Together, Leonora and Thomas Walker must figure out what is going on.
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good story
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Leonora Hutton's half-sister embezzled $1.5 million from the Bethany Walker Fund and then died. Thomas Walker is tracking down the money.
Leonora and Thomas find themselves working together to discover the money and how Leonora's sister and Bethany Walker died. I loved this book. It is a mystery and a romance.
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I'VE NEVER READ A BOOK BY THIS AUTHOR I DIDN'T LIKE!!!
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Sparks fly between a sexually repressed college librarian and a handyman venture capitalist while they attempt to hunt down a killer who possesses the ability to make murder look like suicide in this tepid romantic thriller from veteran author Krentz (aka Amanda Quick, Stephanie James, Jayne Castle). The news of Meredith Spooner's death comes as no surprise to her half-sister, Leonora Hutton; after all, Meredith was a con artist who was adept at making enemies. But when Thomas Walker, a victim of Meredith's most recent scam, confronts Leonora, demanding that she help him find the $1.5 million that Meredith filched from the Bethany Walker memorial fund and intimating that Meredith may have been murdered, Leonora drops her reference desk position in California to do some amateur sleuthing in Wing Cove, Wash. With the help of Thomas's brainy brother, Deke, she lands a position in Mirror House, an eerie, mirror-lined mansion that houses Eubanks College's alumni office as well as a large collection of rare books. While investigating the connection between Meredith's death and two other suspicious deaths, Leonora romances Thomas with the help of her matchmaking grandmother and a disgruntled advice columnist and pairs Deke with his sexy yoga instructor. A few half-hearted attempts on Thomas's life, orchestrated by a fraudulent stress therapist, add some zing to this one-dimensional read, but events spiral too quickly toward an unexpected and unbelievable conclusion. Once a college librarian herself, Krentz (Dawn in Eclipse Bay; Slightly Shady) ably depicts the competitive atmosphere of the academic arena, but this awkward pairing of dark melodrama and frothy romance fails to impress.
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Leonora's fried is dead but leaves a strange legacy, a con that involved a million dollars, and strange danger...
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Leonora Hutton was a former friend of Meredith Spooner, who ended up a serial seductress and con woman. When she is killed, and her final scam ends up involving Leonora, she finds not only more than a million dollars in an offshore account, but a book about Mirror House, and a set of newspaper stories about a long-unsolved murder. In order to save her good name, and possibly her life, Leonora must go to Mirror House and try to solve both the murder of her old friend and one that occured 30 years ago
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A con artist and seductress, Meredith Spooner lived fast-and died young. But her final scam-embezzling more than a million dollars from a college endowment fund-is coming back to haunt Leonora Hutton. The tainted money is stashed away in an offshore account for Leonora. And while she wants nothing to do with the cash, she discovers two other items in the safe-deposit box:a book about Mirror House-the place where Meredith engineered her final deception-and a set of newspaper stories about an unsolved murder that occured there 30 years ago...
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Romance/suspence novel. I have not rated as I have not read this book. Was given to me and I do not read romance novels. This was New York Times Bestseller.