I enjoyed this one, the current book in the Arcane Soceity series, always intrigued by the idea of paranormal powers and secret societies for good andI enjoyed this one, the current book in the Arcane Soceity series, always intrigued by the idea of paranormal powers and secret societies for good and evil - a bit cliched, but done well is enjoyable.
Chloe is a dreamlight reader, and a Private Investigator. Jack Winters is a direct descendent of Nicholas Winters an alchemist from the 17th century who somehow managed to alter his DNA using the Burning Lamp (really have to suspend disbelief for this one!), and some of his direct male descendents will inherit this gene and go mad unless they can find a woman who can manipulate the Burning Lamp - Chloe is that woman.
The next book takes place in the late 19th century under Krentz's pseudonym Amanda Quick - the two main characters from that book are mentioned in this one, we already know Adelaide Pyne will help Griffin Winters with the Burning Lamp and suceed as Chloe does, but I guess what we don't know is the back story and how else it fits into the Arcane series.
It was interesting to see a possible pointer towards Fallon Jones's future romance with a new resident of Scargill Cove where he has his offices - now that's one story I hope Krentz hurries up and writes!...more
5th book I've read by Robb recently, out of sequence to the others, but enjoyable none the less. One thing I like is the fun she has with the future a5th book I've read by Robb recently, out of sequence to the others, but enjoyable none the less. One thing I like is the fun she has with the future aspects of the novels, as well as the relationship between Eve and Roarke, and the supporting characters are well fleshed out. Thoroughly enjoyable, even if it's usually fairly easy to spot who really did the deed....more
I really liked this, I wasn't sure when I started it if I was going to, but I was drawn into the first half of the novel (written under the Nora RoberI really liked this, I wasn't sure when I started it if I was going to, but I was drawn into the first half of the novel (written under the Nora Roberts name) straight away and became hooked on Laine & Max's story. The book flowed, Laine Tavish an antiques store owner in small town USA, finds her life disrupted (badly) when an old friend walks into the store, she doesn't recognise him at first, not until he's been knocked down outside her shop and he's dying does she realise he's her father's best friend, Wally, but she's not seen him since she was about 10. Her father Big Jack O'Hara is a small time crook and a conman, and Laine has been hiding her past for years now, taking her step father's name and trying to lead a normal life. Until big Jack and Wally get in too deep with a diamond heist, until she meets and falls in love with Max, the investigator sent to track the diamonds down, until her life, livelihood and friends are threatened, then Laine's life will never be the same again.
Flip forward 50 years, and Samantha Gannon, Max and Laine's granddaughter has just published her first book, about how her grandparents got involved with finding the lost diamonds from a heist in 2003 and how some of the diamonds are still missing. Sam returns home from a book tour, to find her housesitter Andrea has been brutally murdered at her house - enter Lieutenant Eve Dallas from the NYPDSA and a murder mystery around who killed Andrea, who killed the maid Tina Cobb, who thinks they're entitlted to the missing diamonds and will stop at nothing to find them?
A satisfying mix of two styles written by the same author under two names, Nora Roberts and J D Robb. First time I've read either, think I'll be reading more:-)...more
Susanna Kearsley writing at Emma Cole - a brilliant novel about courage, bravery, love and hope. Kate Murray is a journalist, approached by an old manSusanna Kearsley writing at Emma Cole - a brilliant novel about courage, bravery, love and hope. Kate Murray is a journalist, approached by an old man on the steps of St Paul's she doesn't have the time to listen to the tale he wants to tell her of a murder done years ago and no justice done. Then the old man, Andrew Deacon walks away from her and is knocked down by a hit and run driver. Kate's whole life changes and she becomes caught up in Deacon's story and what it means for her on a personal level.
Excellent novel, really hope Kearsley writes another Emma Cole novel starring Kate Murray!...more
I really enjoyed this book, a good long read to lose yourself in. I loved the way that Kate slowly found out about the world of her old cousin Agnes aI really enjoyed this book, a good long read to lose yourself in. I loved the way that Kate slowly found out about the world of her old cousin Agnes and the hunt for Agnes's child, there was plenty of time to become well acquainted with the characters, and though the book was a long one, it never felt as though it was over long. I thought Hore showed how well the characters related to each other and how grief and can affect people's relationships with each other.