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Review: Lightning in a Mirror by Jayne Ann Krentz

★★★ ½ @jayneannkrentz.com @netgalley #LightninginaMirror #BookReview

This is the end! And what a fitting end to this trilogy. For those who haven't read the first two books, it is best to read those before picking this one up. Whilst Lightning in a Mirror can be read as a standalone, it is much better if there is background history to understand the citizens and place of Fogg Lake.


From the very beginning, I'm pulled into this story as Olivia kicks us off with an interesting dating event. I love how Olivia is straightforward and working to cull out the ones who won't meet her requirement at the get go. It is hilarious and honestly, if more people were direct in this manner, there would be less misunderstandings. With this first glimpse of Olivia, I know I'm going to like this character.


Harlan Rancourt! The one we've been wanting to see as his family is the big bad ugly! Turns out... Harlan is not his family. Specifically, he is not his father. This anti-hero comes from behind and completely blindsides everyone. I love it! He's the brooding alpha male who is patient and taciturn. What is that saying? Still waters run deep. This is Harlan.


Harlan and Olivia working together is a perfect match. Their interaction is sublime. I love how they play off of each other and their dry sense of humour does it for me. They don't mean to be funny, but they are.


I am a bit sad that this is the end. I'm still wondering where these "hot items" are coming from. I understand that the different scientists over the years are trying to discover where this is all coming from. I want to know more about "Here there be Monsters". I wonder what will come next in this universe. It seems it could go on forever like the X-files and not have a good conclusion. We will always be left wondering.


This paranormal romance is recommended to readers who enjoy mystical crystals, psychic powers, and vengeance for family members.


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