The Vanishing by Jayne Ann Krentz

January 6th, 2020 Kimberly Review 15 Comments

6th Jan
The Vanishing by Jayne Ann Krentz
The Vanishing
by Jayne Ann Krentz
Series: Fogg Lake #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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From New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz comes a new gripping romantic suspense trilogy fraught with danger and enigma.

Forty years ago in the small town of Fogg Lake, "The Incident" occurred: an explosion in the cave system that released unknown gases, causing peculiar effects on its residents, such as strange visions and ominous voices. Not wanting the government to get involved, they chalked it up to the hallucinogenic effects of mushrooms. Little did they know these effects would linger through the generations....

Residents Catalina Lark and Olivia Dayton have been best friends for years and own an investigation firm together, using what they call the "other sight" to help with their business. When Olivia goes missing, Cat frantically begins the search for her alone when the town does nothing about it. When scientist Slate Trevelyan shows up, she has no choice but to accept his help even though there's something about him she just can't trust. The duo discovers someone is hunting the two witnesses of a murder in Fogg Lake fourteen years ago—the very one Cat and Olivia witnessed as teens, one that they couldn't prove happened. Cat and Slate's search for Olivia takes them down a rabbit hole that is far more dangerous and mysterious than they ever expected, and with a killer in their midst, neither of them can foresee who will come out alive

paranormal ROMANCE SUSPENSE well written

Are you looking for your next romantic suspense novel? The Vanishing by Jayne Ann Krentz is the first in her new Fogg Lake trilogy. Elements of paranormal woo-woo, danger, suspense and plenty of heated swoons made this a page-turner.

Krentz is one of my favorite authors. She writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (Amanda Quick) and futuristic (Jayne Castle). I love the paranormal elements she brings to these worlds and my love began with the Arcane Society series. This new series reminds me of that world.

The story opens with two young girls, Catalina Lark and Olivia Dayton, spending the night in the caverns at Fogg Lake. A ritual for teens in this tight-knit community with its spotty electricity and shared secrets. Only the girls witness a murder and escape by entering one of the side caves. There they encounter weird energy. In the morning they return home and share their gruesome tale. Convinced the girls were hallucinating, nothing comes of it and soon even the girls believe.

Fast-forward and the girls, now women own a successful private investigation firm in Seattle. Both have a psychic talent but guard that secret. When Olivia goes missing, scientist Slate Trevelyan from the Foundation shows up. He was coming to ask for her assistance on a case, but it appears the two incidents are related and Olivia isn’t the only one in danger.

Secret government facilities, psychic testing and hot artifacts quickly pulled me into this captivating tale. Slater also has abilities and had some recent trouble which I found rather intriguing.

The chemistry between Catalina and Slater was present from the start and only intensified as they began working the case. Danger, nail-biting escapes and discoveries soon brought these two together. Secondary characters like the Uncles, villains, and townfolk of Fogg Lake added interest.

Krentz is skilled at creating fleshed out characters and at making the romance feel genuine. This story was no exception. I was quickly rooting for our couple as I became wrapped up in the case and their blossoming romance.

The storyline wrapped up nicely but the danger and story is far from over. Krentz gave us a hint of things to come and at the masterminds behind the crimes. I for one cannot wait for the next installment.

If you are looking for an addictive romantic suspense with some paranormal woo-woo, grab The Vanishing. You won’t be sorry.

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About Jayne Ann Krentz

The author of over 50 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print. She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries. Ms. Krentz is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.

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15 Responses to “The Vanishing by Jayne Ann Krentz”

  1. kindlemom1

    This is the second review today I have seen for this. I think you liked it more than the other person but it does sound interesting. I might have to consider getting it and trying it.

  2. Melliane

    It’s been years since I haven’t read one of her books. But I did enjoy many so I should read more

  3. czai

    I’m always up for a good thriller. I’m still not completely sold with the inclusion of a paranormal aspect but it really sounds like a suspenseful mystery.

    • Kimberly

      She has done this with her Arcane series and it has the same vibe, artifacts that possess strange abilities, intuition, prophecy, etc. I think it so cool. She introduced to me to my first paranormal book with her novel Second Sight (Arcane Society #1)