White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz description:
Relationships are challenging enough for most single over-thirty women. For level ten parasensitive Clare Lancaster, they’re a minefield. The elite few who know her secret call her a human lie detector, and any falsehood, no matter how subtle or well hidden, sets her blood racing. Over the years, Clare has come to accept that someone with her extraordinary talents is unlikely to find a suitable mate. And she’s even resigned herself to the fact that everyone, to one degree or another, hides behind a facade.
Including her recently deceased brother-in-law. When Clare finds the body of Brad McAllister, the golden child of Stone Canyon, Arizona, the posh residents turn a suspicious eye in her direction. As Archer Glazebrook’s daughter, Clare is shielded from the law, but not the gossip. It seems that meeting the half sister and family whom she did not know until seven months ago was a mistake. Now her father summons her from California to play a role in his business empire, and Clare doesn’t intend on making the same mistake twice. But after meeting Jake Salter, Archer’s “business consultant,” she is convinced that things aren’t what they seem. Salter’s careful conversation walks a delicate line between truth and deception, revealing and resisting. Something sparks and sizzles between them – something more than the usual electricity between a man and a woman.
Caught in a dizzying storm of secrets, lies, and half-truths, Jake and Clare will plunge into an investigation that demands every bit of their special gifts. Together, they must overcome their mutual distrust in order to unravel a web of conspiracy and murder.
This is the first book I read in this series and the one thing I like about the Arcane Society books is that you can read them in whatever order because although its all about the same society the main characters are different for each story… so it never gets old… the arcane society is a group of people that have extra abilities… in this case the woman can see when someone is lying and the degree of how bad a lie is… like a white lie or a ‘I’m blatantly lying to your face cause I probably really want to kill you’ lie… and since everyone lies she has had to learn to deal with the constant barrage of color lights thrown at her (cause it’s like an aura that gets brighter or whatnot, it’s explained in the book)… but it’s an adventure and love story and mystery all wrapped into 1… and with so many different sorts of abilities and at different levels it makes the characters very unique and adds a strange layer to the problems at hand… definitely something different that I would suggest checking out…