Monday, March 20, 2023

The Vanishing by Jayne Ann Krentz [Review]

The Vanishing (Fogg Lake #1) by Jayne Ann Krentz
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
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Date read: March 9, 2022

Fogg Lake
1. The Vanishing - Paperback | Kindle
2. All the Colors of Night
3. Lightning in a Mirror

Jayne Ann Krentz
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Decades ago in the small town of Fogg Lake, The Incident occurred: an explosion in the cave system that released unknown gases. The residents slept for two days. When they woke up they discovered that things had changed—they had changed. Some started having visions. Others heard ominous voices. And then, scientists from a mysterious government agency arrived. Determined not to become research subjects of strange experiments, the residents of Fogg Lake blamed their “hallucinations” on food poisoning, and the story worked. But now it has become apparent that the eerie effects of The Incident are showing up in the descendants of Fogg Lake.…

Catalina Lark and Olivia LeClair, best friends and co-owners of an investigation firm in Seattle, use what they call their “other sight” to help solve cases. When Olivia suddenly vanishes one night, Cat frantically begins the search for her friend. No one takes the disappearance seriously except Slater Arganbright, an agent from a shadowy organization known only as the Foundation, who shows up at her firm with a cryptic warning.

A ruthless killer is hunting the only witnesses to a murder that occurred in the Fogg Lake caves fifteen years ago—Catalina and Olivia. And someone intends to make both women vanish.
Thoughts on The Vanishing: A little danger mixed with a little psychic can-do and I AM IN. This time around, tiny Fogg Lake is front and center in what's going on. Well, actually Catalina and Slater are front and center. But the happenings at Fogg Lake play a big role.

But let's talk about Catalina and Slater before we dig into the other stuff. Catalina uses her gifts in an understated way to help people. She's wary about working with the Foundation (thanks to Slater's uncle and a previous case), but she knows she needs them (and Slater) when Olivia goes missing. Slater, on the other hand, is dealing with new abilities after a case went bad and he's kind of a mess.

Well, he thinks he's a mess. Catalina thinks otherwise and she trusts the guy with both herself and Olivia's safety.

A close knit town, a slew of intriguing abilities, a murder everyone was convinced didn't happen, a connection at the wrong time (but with the right people), and a who lot of fog. I must admit I'm pretty excited to see where this series goes.

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