White Lies - Arcane Society Bk 2 Author:Jayne Ann Krentz The New York Times-bestselling author of Falling Awake and All Night Long takes her fans beyond the everyday boundaries of the mind-and the heart-in a compulsively readable new novel of paranormal power, deception, and danger . . . — Petite, thirtysomething Clare Lancaster is a Level Ten para-sensitive - and a "human lie detector." Over... more » the years, she's come to accept that someone with her extraordinary talents is likely to have trouble in the relationship department. And she's even resigned herself to the fact that everyone, to one degree or another, hides behind a façade. . . .
And now it seems that meeting the half sister and family whom she never knew until seven months ago was a mistake. Her father summons her from California to play a role in his business empire, and Clare doesn't intend on making the same mistake twice. But after meeting Jake Salter, Archer Lancaster's "financial consultant," Clare is convinced that things aren't what they seem. Salter's careful conversation seems to walk a delicate line between truth and deception, revealing and resisting. Something sparks and sizzles between them-something more than the usual electricity between a man and a woman.
Caught in a dizzying storm of secrets, lies, and half-truths, Jake and Clare will plunge into an investigation that demands every bit of their special gifts-together they must overcome their mutual distrust in order to unravel a web of conspiracy and murder.« less
This is a murder mystery with a little bit of paranormal thrown in. It is fast paced, and clues and bits or the story are revealed a little at a time. The chemistry between the two main characters is good.
I usually don't read this genre (supernatural romance) but my mother gave me this book and said I'd like it...well, she was right! Krentz' writing is fast paced yet descriptive, her characters were likable and the plot really flowed! You won't want to put this one down.
Clare Lancaster is a human lie detector and any falsehood, no matter how subtle or well hidden, sets her blood racing. When Clare finds the body of Brad McAllister, the golden child of Stone Canyon, Arizona, the posh residents turn a suspicious eye in her direction.
This book was hard to get through. Clare is a contradiction and really hard to like. She is untrusting, skeptical and stubborn as hell. The second Jake starts talking to her she spills her guts. That didn't ring true for me after the way she is portrayed. Plus the way she treats everyone else makes her really hard to sympathize with. Jake is all alpha and has a dark side, I'm all for that, but his "you will do this, you will do that" instead of asking was too much. I liked the other character, Clare's sister and Dad try so hard to help her and be a part of her life, but she shuts them out. Plus there is a bunch of Arcane history that was hard to get through. The "relationship" between Clare and Jake was too forced, I didn't get any love from them.
As usual Jayne Ann Krentz has penned a winner! Jake and Clare are spectacular characters. She is a very strong psychic lie detector and feisty as hell. He is a very strong psychic hunter. You would think that they would clash like oil and water but oh no. The attraction is instant and the sex is explosive. The mystery of who killed Brad McAllister really keeps the story moving as there are lots of potential suspects. The attempts on both Jake's and Clare's lives indicate that they are getting close to figuring it out.
I really enjoyed the psychic aspects of this novel. The entire Arcane Society series is filled with wonderful characters who embark on interesting quests and find the mate of their dreams. HEA is always the outcome but the journey getting there is the fun part.