Book Reviews of Truth or Dare (Whispering Springs, Bk 2)

Truth or Dare  (Whispering Springs, Bk 2)
Truth or Dare - Whispering Springs, Bk 2
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
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ISBN-13: 9780515138306
ISBN-10: 0515138304
Publication Date: 9/28/2004
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 184 ratings
Publisher: Jove
Book Type: Paperback
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Jayne Ann Krentz returns to the town of Whispering Springs. Now Zoe Luce and Ethan Truax are thrust once again into the heart of deception, where daring to tell the truth may be more deadly than lies.... This is a very good read.
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Another good book by Jayne Krentz. Someone is stalking interior designed Zoe Luce and knows all about her....
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Typical Jayne Ann Krentz - good from start to finish
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Super story! Krentz always delivers the best and this one is no exception. Welcome back to Whispering Springs, where interior designer Zoe and her P.I. husband, Ethan live. Zoe can sense emotions coming from the walls of buildings she enters, which can be difficult for an interior designer.
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Zoe is an interior designer with a unique sense of style. But even more uncanny is her sense of what's going on under the surface, the secrets a house can hold.

At the moment, though, Zoe isn't concerned about a client's space. She's more worried about what's going on in her own house in Whispering Springs, Arizona, where she lives with her new husband, private investigator Ethan Truax. After a whirlwind courtship, and a dangerous adventure, they've gambled on commitment, hoping that their powerful attraction can help them learn to live together despite their utterly opposite personalities.

But newlywed life is suddenly interrupted when a shadowy figure from Zoe's past shows up in Whispering Springs, and her closest friend is put at terrible risk. For Zoe and Arcadia Ames share a shocking secret. And as they seek to protect the truth, they must join together, and with Ethan's help, accept a very dan-gerous dare.
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Another great book by Jayne Ann Krentz. Love her writing.
Welcome back to Whispering Springs, where these old walls can talk and psychic interier designer Zoe Luce is listening in this latest suspense with a romantic twist.
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Fun mystery
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When we last saw the Whispering Hills gang, it was just a month early. Ethan Truax, PI, had married Zoe Luce to stop Zoe's brother-in-law from trying to pop her back in to the high-priced Candle Lake Manor Psychiatric Hospital. The bluff had worked and the mystery - who killed Zoe's husband - was solved. Zoe's fellow escapee from Crystal Lake - Arcadia was now living with Harry, Ethan's PI friend. Neither Zoe or Arcadia had mental problems, but Crystal Lake specialised in hiding rich people's "embarrassments" - for enough money they quietly keep the problemsome relative away from prying eyes. However, in Arcadia's case, she was actually hiding from a husband, and deliberately checked herself into Crystal Lake. Grant Loring tried to kill her. She figured her husband would never look for her at an institute for the mentally ill.

Arcadia suddenly fears, Grant's still alive - not dead from a skiing accident as reported - and that he has now decided to come after his wife who has too much information on him. She fears her "new" identity has been compromised.

The whole gang, for one reason or another is uneasy. It's November, the month Ethan's brother was murdered, leaving Ethan, Bonnie, his sister-in-law, and his two nephews dealing with the grief. Ethan also is concerned about his marriage. He jumped at the chance to use the excuse of protecting Zoe, when he really wanted to marry her. Now, he fears she may be having second thoughts. Zoe is having seconds thoughts, but not because of love. She loves Ethan, but he refuses to believe Zoe is psychic, just chalks up her "gift" to good intuition. She feels if he cannot accept WHAT she is how can he love her? This is a sticking point, especially when she starts running into "spider webs" of dark emotions somehow connected to Crystal Lake. But those worries, take a back seat when someone tries to kill Ethan. Is it connected to his brother's death? Connected to Zoe's stay at Crystal Lake? Or the con man that Ethan exposed?

This book is a enjoyable read, with some really fine JAK's humour. On the whole, she once again has too many story lines going all at once - to hide there is not much of a mystery (Smoke and Mirrors problem). The romance between Zoe and Ethan is pushed aside as it become the "Gang's" Story. Maybe it's a transitional period for JAK. That passion for writing romance seem to have lost that brilliant spark.

This is enjoyable, diverting, and will please fans. This book just seems to anti-climatic after the first brilliant Whispering Springs tale which I adored.
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I enjoyed this book very much. Typical character development and fast moving plot of Krentz books.
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Typical Krentz, twisty turny suspense with a two great protagonists and their men. Arcadia Ames and Zoe Truax are in deep trouble. Their past is finally catching up with them and PI Ethan Truax is helping to safe guard them while investigating the mystery.
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Good read.
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Entertaining romantic suspense in fine Krentz style. Read the Whispering Springs Book 1 first.
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Quick read
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Zoe Luce has finally found a home in Whispering Springs Arizona with her new husband, a private investigator named Ethan Traux. But soon Zoe discovers that someone is stalking her or the friend she met in the psychiatric hospital that her ex-husband's family admitted her to after his death. Great book with plenty of mystery.
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Suspense/whodunnit with a private detective married to a psychic interior decorator (yes, you read that right). Krentz manages to lose points on this because the book is about 50 pages too long. She doesn't want to seem to let go of the characters until every plot thread is not only fastened down, but double-knotted, woven in, and slapped with a bit of fabric glue to boot.
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I good read. Some plots inside of plots.
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Romance, mystery & the occult - an entertaining book and a quick read.
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Another sexy romp; but a good story with it.
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Book Description:

The sexy, suspenseful sequel to Light in Shadow Zoe is an interior designer with a unique sense of style. But even more uncanny is her sense of what's going on under the surface, the secrets a house can hold. At the moment, though, Zoe isn't concerned about a client's space. She's more worried about what's going on in her own house in Whispering Springs, Arizona, where she lives with her new husband, private investigator Ethan Truax. After a whirlwind courtship, and a dangerous adventure, they've gambled on commitment, hoping that their powerful attraction can help them learn to live together despite their utterly opposite personalities. But newlywed life is suddenly interrupted when a shadowy figure from Zoe's past shows up in Whispering Springs, and her closest friend is put at terrible risk. For Zoe and Arcadia Ames share a shocking secret. And as they seek to protect the truth, they must join together, and with Ethan's help, accept a very dangerous dare.
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Great Book, Great Author
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Zoe Luce, psychic interior decorator, has finally settled down to domestic life in Whispering Springs, Ariz., with private investigator Ethan Truax after their tempestuous courtship in Krentz's previous romantic thriller, Light in Shadow. However, sinister cobwebs of energy confront her when she enters certain rooms, threatening to make her lose her tenuous grip on sanity. Meanwhile, Arcadia Ames, Zoe's old friend from Candle Lake Manor Psychiatric Hospital, fears the husband she sacrificed her identity to escape has finally tracked her down. Krentz never fully explains exactly why Grant, Arcadia's husband, wants her dead, relying instead on facts revealed in Light in Shadow. Indeed, from beginning to end, this sequel feels more like an appendix to the last book than a novel in its own right, as Krentz forgoes a strong central plot to focus on the kind of warm and fuzzy details about Zoe and her Whispering Springs friends that most novels relegate to the epilogue. She fattens the story with pizza dinners, heartfelt talks and proffered slices of lemon meringue pie, but scrimps when the action picks up and offers limp, far-fetched conclusions to the book's various subplots. Though no one will begrudge the goodhearted characters from Whispering Springs their tasty tidbits, in her rush to get to the happy endings, Krentz leaves readers hungry for a more substantial story.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEW
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I enjoyed the book very much.
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Engaging characters in this exciting thriller/romance.
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Another story about Whispering Springs, Zoe Luce, and Ethan Truax. It's a love story with mystery and excitement.
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Great read!
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Fun mystery as usual from this author.
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welcome back to whispering springs,where 'these old walls can talk.and psyhic interior designer zoe luce is listening.
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I picked up this novel, not realizing that it was the second in a set, but the author inserts the previous book's info so smoothly that you don't actually need to have read book #1 to fully enjoy this tale. It's a well-written mystery story, with just enough hint of the unusual to add some spice. A good evening's read.

From inside cover:
Interior designer Zoe Luce has found peace and contentment in Whispering Springs, Arizona. She's settling into newlywed life with private investigator Ethan Truax. Few know of her ability to sense the dark secrets hidden within the walls of a house, and she wants to keep it tht way--even from Ethan.
And the threat that brought Zoe and Ethan together is finally over, or so Zoe believes. But someone is stalking Zoe--someone who knows all about her and who shadows her every move...
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As usual Jayne Krentz puts out a good read!
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The sexy, suspenseful sequel to Light in Shadow Zoe is an interior designer with a unique sense of style. But even more uncanny is her sense of what's going on under the surface, the secrets a house can hold. At the moment, though, Zoe isn't concerned about a client's space. She's more worried about what's going on in her own house in Whispering Springs, Arizona, where she lives with her new husband, private investigator Ethan Truax. After a whirlwind courtship, and a dangerous adventure, they've gambled on commitment, hoping that their powerful attraction can help them learn to live together despite their utterly opposite personalities. But newlywed life is suddenly interrupted when a shadowy figure from Zoe's past shows up in Whispering Springs, and her closest friend is put at terrible risk. For Zoe and Arcadia Ames share a shocking secret. And as they seek to protect the truth, they must join together, and with Ethan's help, accept a very dangerous dare.
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Zoe has the uncanny ability to see the dark secrets hidden within the walls of a house. She has a new business and a new husband - noone, even her husband, knows just what she can do. But someone is stalking her. Great characters; a great plot. Quick to read, it will hold your interest until the surprise ending. Very enjoyable.
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This is pretty much a detective book.
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Nice sequal to Light in Shadow.....I just love her series! She writes great paranormal romance!
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Excellent story
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good story.