Tuesday, December 29, 2020

ARC Review: All the Colors of Night by Jayne Ann Krentz

All the Colors of Night

Jayne Ann Krentz
Series: Fogg Lake
Publication: Berkley (January 5, 2021)

Description: Two psychics plunge into a dark world of deadly secrets in this second installment of the Fogg Lake trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz.

North Chastain possesses a paranormal talent that gives him the ability to track down the most dangerous psychic criminals. When his father suddenly falls into a coma-like state, North is convinced it was caused by a deadly artifact that traces back to the days of a secret government program known only as the Bluestone Project. North knows his only hope of saving his father is to find the artifact. He is good when it comes to tracking down killers, but to locate the relic he’s going to need help from a psychic who knows the shadowy world of obsessive collectors, deceptive dealers and ruthless raiders.…

With her reputation in ruins after a false accusation, antiques expert Sierra Raines is looking for a fresh start. She turns to the murky backwaters of the paranormal artifacts trade, finding and transporting valuable objects with a psychic provenance. When North Chastain approaches her for help, Sierra takes him on as a client, though not without reservations. North represents the mysterious Foundation, the secretive organization established to police the underworld populated by psychic criminals and those, like Sierra, who make a living in the shadows of that world.

North and Sierra soon find themselves at the scene of the Incident, which occurred decades ago in Fogg Lake. The town and its residents were forever changed by the disaster in the nearby Bluestone Project labs. The pair unearths shocking truths about what happened that fateful night, but they are playing with fire—someone in town knows what they’ve discovered and will do anything to make sure the secrets stay buried.

My Thoughts: Sierra Raines is a go-between whose job is to deliver paranormal artifacts from sellers to buyers. This is a new career for her; she has tried quite a number of careers in her search for her true calling. She's lucky she has a paranormal ability of her own because the collectors she works with are often paranoid and dangerous.

North Chastain has a paranormal talent of his own which he is gradually losing. He fears for his sanity. When his father is hit with some sort of paranormal device that is threatening his life, North needs Sierra to help him find the device in the hopes that it will also save his father's life.

The two face all sorts of dangers from people who don't want them to succeed in their search. While working together, they also fall in love which comes as a surprise to both of them since neither thought there was a possibility of that.

This story is the second in the Fogg Lake series but stands alone quite well. In fact, the story is part of a grouping of stories that are set in the same world though in different time periods Many characters in this book have larger roles in others in the grouping of books. 

I liked the witty dialog and banter between Sierra and North. The story was fast-paced and exciting.

Favorite Quote:
"Yes," North got to his feet. "But before I tell you about it, we should talk about last night."

"Never in the history of the world has a conversation that starts out with 'we should talk about last night' ended well."

I received this one in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

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