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I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
It is easy to tell that The Vanishing is the first book because there are times when this is just an information dump. A lot of time is spent giving us parts of the history of Fogg lake, the characters and organisations involved in their lives. As someone who is no a big reader of paranormal stories, I actually appreciated the information dump because it helped me get a grasp on what was going on.
The story mystery wise was really good. Catalina’s best friend and business partner Olivia is kidnapped and with the help Slater from paranormal organisation called the Foundation, they work together to find Olivia which inevitably leads back to Catalina’s home town of Fogg Lake. The mystery was definitely my favourite part of the story and Fogg Lake is an interesting place. Catalina and Slater spend an intense few days together and romance develops. I’m happy that there was romance and I liked it even though it isn’t particularly well developed. The romance is pretty straight forward.
I found The Vanishing entertaining and a good start to a new series. I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for future books from the Fogg Lake series.
This book is for JAK fans. I enjoyed it, but it is written to a formula. I had a sense of having been here before niggling at the back of my mind (which is really irritating) throughout. I liked the characters but I always do. But this time I am asking myself was it worth what I paid? I pre-ordered & wish I'd waited a few months.
I feel I should apologise because I have always tried to avoid bad reviews & have always enjoyed the characters that feel like old friends. But in truth this one did not quite hit the mark for me.
This is Jayne Ann Krentz doing what she does, a mystery, a few odd psychic people and a romance- rinse and repeat. This time there is no Jones, or no Harmony and sadly no dust bunnies :( instead we have Catalina and Olivia who come from Fogg Lake, with a strange history and unusual talent, and the strong but sensitive Slater, who is recovering from a bad experience. Whilst there is nothing new the story is told well, and is a fast paced and quick read. The thriller elements don't provide any wow moments but do have enough possible baddies to keep the intrigue and the pages turning. 3.5 stars.
As usual Jayne Ann Krentz wrote a great read. I do find that most of her books follow the same storyline, and normally this would annoy the hell out of me but for some unknown reason I just love her books under her own name and two (that I know off) pseudonyms. This book didn’t disappoint me even if it was predictable. The one thing that I wish she would do is carry on writing about Harmony and Arcane I miss the variety although they also follow the same type of storyline. Give us some more variety Jayne.