- Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Jove; Reprint edition (January 27, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0515145815
- ISBN-13: 978-0515145816
- Source: Library
Raine Tallentyre hears voices. No, she’s not crazy just psychic. (although some people think that the two go hand in hand ..they don’t)
Raine has the paranormal ability (certainly not the gift) of hearing the whisperings of the evil mind that hides behind the mask most killers wear. Although she tries her best to keep them at bay, at the lightest touch of something that evil has handled, Raine hears their mind whispers – it certainly is enough to drive some people crazy, or at least believe that they are.
Aunt Vella had heard voices, too. Unfortunately, the voices she heard sent her down a spiraling fall into a private facility, and suddenly into death. Raine has returned to Shelbeyville in Washington state to sell her aunt’s home, which will not be an easy feat as Vella was considered a crazy lady at the very least.
Although Raine has used her abilities to help Detective Bradley Mitchell solve several cold cases, she always kept her special skills far in the background. Until she pushed the romance envelope… that backfired on her. Seems Detective Mitchell was just fine with using her “gift” to bring himself some glory… hearing voices kind of creeped him out. So much for romance.
At this moment in time, Raine’s past, present and her future are going to collide as she discovers a serial killer’s victim trapped in her aunt’s basement – and a connection to the Arcane Society heads into town in the form of J&J investigator Zack Jones.
In Sizzle and Burn, placed in contemporary times, Jayne Ann Krentz has again given us some excellent characters to root for, laugh with and care about.
Raine has a connection to the Arcane Society, her father was a scientist working on a formula belonging to the founder of the Arcane Society – one that has unfortunate side effects. Ousted from the Arcane Society, his laboratory destroyed and soon after that his death by a suspicious car accident has left Raine with little love nor need for the Arcane Society.
Zack Jones, an investigator for the company firm of J&J (Jones & Jones-of course) and a member of the Arcane Society, brings his own baggage with him as he is sent to investigate a disappearance relative to the formula.
Sparks fly between Raine and Zack as they follow leads that take them not only to a serial killer, but to a surprising discovery that opens the door to passion, suspense, trickery and ultimately two very unique people celebrating their own special kind of abilities.