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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,152 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jayne Ann Krentz Narrator: Jayne Atkinson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 1999 ISBN: 9780743546935
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Alexa Chambers has a flair for style, an eye for art -- and a reputation in tatters. An expert in Art Deco, she blew the whistle on an employer who was selling fakes to wealthy clients. Her payoff? No job and no prospects. Now she runs a shop in her hometown of Avalon, Arizona -- a hot spot for crystal devotees and sunset gazers. But gutsy, energetic Alexa has no intention of sitting still. She's ready to take risks to rebuild her career...and she secretly consults on an exquisite deco collection being installed at the new Avalon Resorts. Her scheme might just work -- if she can steer clear of the resort's owner, the enigmatic and possibly dangerous J. L. Trask.

Alexa was a scared teenager the last time she saw Trask, the man who accused her stepfather of murder. Insisting his dad's fatal car crash had been no accident, Trask vowed one day he'd come back to Avalon for revenge. Now, twelve years later, their meeting is inevitable. Their attraction is immediate. And their chances of bliss are infinitesimal.

Trask wants to piece together the past with Alexa's help -- and get closer to this dazzling deco diva. Alexa wants to protect her family -- and figure out Trask's real motivations. But when a killer emerges from the shadows, they have no choice but to team up to solve a deadly crime from long ago. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] thriller fraught with tension both sexual and suspenseful.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “ In the eye of the romance reader, Jayne Ann Krentz remains one of the great authors of the decade. ”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “[A] fun-filled and sensational tale by the incomparable Jayne Ann Krentz. Ms. Krentz is batting a thousand.”     

    RT Reviews

  • “Krentz weaves her magic in this exciting and passionate tale. She leads us into a maze of puzzles and adventures which we don't want to end. Read, absorb, and enjoy.”

    Rendezvous

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianna | 1/15/2014

    " i love this book. it's one of my favorites by her. it's love, revenge and murder all wrapped into one great heart-racing novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 12/29/2013

    " Lack conflict. Good premise tho. Author need more experience building plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 11/16/2013

    " Alexa and Trask's story was completely wonderful. It was disterbing with the cult-like center but that really made the book. All the elements were there; romance, danger, wit, and likeable leads. I found this book to be a wonderful read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley♥Alexis | 11/13/2013

    " Im usually a fan but this book was nothing special. It wasn't a bad book at all, it just wasn't captivating. I've been reading a bunch of really great books this week so maybe i've risen my standards a bit. If you're new to Krentz i'd say avoid this one because she has better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harriet | 10/31/2013

    " Great book, pretty light read but I enjoyed it. Has some paranormal in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 S | 10/28/2013

    " Okay story. A resort, Art Deco, a metaphysical retreat, murders, attempted murders, money trail and crazy fanatics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl Tribble | 8/19/2013

    " Standard JAK. Comfort read if you're a fan, recommended if you like modern-day romances, not much of a mystery if you're a serious mystery reader. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 7/22/2013

    " This book doesn't stand up in the rereads. The characters don't have the usual spark of a jak contemporary. What was inspiring about this book was the art deco themes, I did some additional research, since the book reminded me I like this art period. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miki | 6/4/2013

    " Rad it again, and yep, I was right. Dull. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 E_bookpushers | 10/6/2012

    " I could see the seeds in this of her later novel DEEP WATERS. I like the past history this one contained between the hero/heroine but I think I liked DEEP WATERS better overall. This was a digital re-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lychee | 7/18/2012

    " Always comforting to find a writer whose books will hit the right spot. I wish I'd had access to her books when I was in high school since her female protagonists often have very interesting jobs -- might have given me more ideas about what I wanted to be when I grew up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ms bookjunkie | 4/21/2012

    " *warm fuzzies* Totally stands the test of time for me. *happy sigh* "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mariyam | 4/2/2012

    " I have been re-reading this for the first time since it first came out. Its okay. I found it not as humourous or as punchy as JAK's early bests but much better than the current very repetitive Arcane Society novels... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Polly Forns | 2/5/2012

    " Slowest and most predictable book I've read in ages. Put me right to sleep every night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette Meier | 10/20/2011

    " Nice story - similar in style to some others, but had it's own unique mystery to it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 7/17/2011

    " Early Krentz. Again, too much talk in the resolution. And it lacked the humor I have come to expect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 5/20/2011

    " Lack conflict. Good premise tho. Author need more experience building plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 3/30/2011

    " Early Krentz. Again, too much talk in the resolution. And it lacked the humor I have come to expect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianna | 5/28/2010

    " i love this book. it's one of my favorites by her. it's love, revenge and murder all wrapped into one great heart-racing novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 5/15/2010

    " Alexa and Trask's story was completely wonderful. It was disterbing with the cult-like center but that really made the book. All the elements were there; romance, danger, wit, and likeable leads. I found this book to be a wonderful read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia | 7/5/2008

    " I do everso love Jayne Ann Krentz.

    Little bit of mystery, little bit of romance, lots of eccentric secondary characters... what's not to love?

    "

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About the Author
Author Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Ann Krentz’s acclaimed New York Times betstsellers include Light in Shadow, Smoke in Mirrors, Lost and Found, Soft Focus, Eye of the Beholder, Flash, and Grand Passion. She writes contemporary romantic suspense novels under her own name, futuristic novels as Jayne Castle, and historical romance novels under the pseudonym Amanda Quick. She holds a degree in library science from San Jose State University and previously worked as a librarian at Duke University.

About the Narrator

Jayne Atkinson was born in Bournemouth, UK, though her family relocated to the US in her early life. She graduated from Northwestern University in 1981 with a BA in Communications before attending Yale Drama School. Her Broadway credits also include The Rainmaker (Tony nomination), Our Town, Enchanted April (Tony nomination, Drama Desk nomination; Outer Critics Circle Award) and Blithe Spirit. She has also appeared off-Broadway in a number of productions, including The Art of Success (Drama Desk nomination) and The Skriker (Drama Desk nomination). On television she is known for her guest appearances on the hit series The X-Files, Law and Order, Gossip Girl, and White Collar. Most recently, she has had roles in the series Secretary of State and the Netfilix original series House of Cards. She is married to actor Michel Gill, whom she met during a 1989 production of The Heiress at Long Wharf Theatre. Together they have one son.