‘Lightning in a Mirror’ May Be Jayne Ann Krentz’s Masterpiece [REVIEW]

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In Lightning in a Mirror, the third and final installment of Jayne Ann Krentz’s suspenseful Fogg Lake trilogy (after All the Colors of Night), a woman discovers that dating in the modern world is complicated. In fact, it can be deadly.


Sometimes we find ourselves looking in very unlikely places to find our other half. Using a dating agency—whether online or in person—can help us meet the love of our life, but it may just as easily introduce us to someone dangerous.

Olivia LeClair finds herself in such a situation when a participant from a speed dating event tries to kill her. Talk about a close call! Krentz describes this scene with all the sinister details and nail-biting tension that are the hallmarks of a great suspense novel.

Olivia is doubtful she will ever meet Mr. Right. Little does she know, Harlan Rancourt, the missing heir to the Foundation her firm works for, is about to ask for her help in finding a lab which was destroyed years ago.

Why has Harlan returned now after having been presumed dead for so long? And what is his true motive? Does he intend to run the Foundation like a mob organization the way his father had? Most of all, should Olivia dare trust him? Don’t worry, as you read Lightning in a Mirror, Krentz answers all these questions and more.

This is one of the many reasons I enjoy reading Jayne Ann Krentz’s books. She always makes me work to solve the mystery presented in her novels, so I am constantly wondering what situations will happen next or which clues I should remember from scene to scene. But that’s what great thriller writers do, much like Agatha Christie did with her popular bestsellers readers still love to try and solve. They never give too much away too soon!

Krentz carefully crafts a complex plot populated by unique, eccentric characters to propel this riveting story. I believe that while readers seek to decipher each clue, they will enjoy the ride as much as I did. Lightning in a Mirror is a captivating, tightly written masterpiece which delivers candid insights into the human psyche that will ultimately take your breath away.

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Jayne Ann Krentz is the author of more than 50 New York Times bestsellers, including Dawn in Eclipse Bay.

She has written contemporary romantic suspense novels under that name and futuristic and historical romance novels under the pseudonyms Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick, respectively. There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print.

She lives in Seattle.

For more information, visit JayneAnnKrentz.com, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, and BookBub.

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By Jayne Ann Krentz
320 pp. Berkley. $28.

Purchase Lightning in a Mirror direct from Jathan & Heather Books or from one of these other fine online retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Half Price Books, Hudson Booksellers, IndieBound, Powell’s, or Walmart.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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