Glass and love

Sharp Edges - Jayne Ann Krentz

Eugenia is a director of a top-notch glass museum. Cyrus is a PI with a deep dark secret. She wants to find out what happened to her late friend. She doesn’t believe the police report of a boating accident. He wants to find a man who betrayed him three years ago and killed his wife. They meet in the middle, and love happens the way it always does – unexpectedly and gloriously, despite their mutual initial distrust – amid the confusion, the mysterious murderer running loose, and a mass of unanswered questions. Finding the answers brings them closer together, as it always happens in this author’s novels.

The writing is simple and professional, the plot engrossing and fast-paced, and the characters are a stuff of dreams, the best a fiction writer could come up with. Realistic? No. But it was pleasurable to read about them.

The only aspect of this book I didn’t like was that Krentz’s villains talk too much, explaining all their nefarious deeds during the final confrontation, before they even think about pulling the trigger. Many mystery writers suffer from this malady, so it’s a small flaw in an otherwise extremely readable romantic thriller. The best name for this book is ‘brain candy’, or maybe a brain cake, and I’ve always been partial to sweet treats.