Lightning Lingers by Barbara Freethy

Lightning Lingers by Barbara FreethyLightning Lingers by Barbara Freethy
Series: Lightning Strikes #2
Published by Hyde Street Press on February 15th 2016
Pages: 319
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From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes the second book in a new romantic suspense trilogy: Lightning Strikes. In these connected novels, lightning leads to love, danger, and the unraveling of long-buried secrets that will change not only the past but also the future
Katherine Barrett, a dedicated young doctor, receives a terrified phone call from her younger brother, TJ. He is running away to Mexico to save himself and their family from an unnamed killer. He warns her not to come after him and not to go to the police, as there is no one she can trust. But Katherine realizes there might be someone she can trust
She turns to her former high school sweetheart Jake Monroe the man whose heart she broke a decade earlier. Katherine asks Jake to fly her into a remote and dangerous part of Mexico where no one else dares to go.
Jake had always thought that one day Katherine would realize she needed him, but he didn't expect it to go down this way. Still, he can't resist the beautiful brunette he has never been able to forget.
They set off on an adventure that will take them into the past, unravel a decade of secrets, and lead them into the heart of a lightning storm that will change the way they look at their families, the world, and each other.

Liked the blurb, but the story-telling less so, especially since I’d expected a greater intensity of angst, a harder, edgier time of action and breathlessness which didn’t quite materialise.

Jake and Katherine’s past could have made for an explosive reunion, but unfortunately, I simply ended up with more incredulity than when I started the book. Katherine’s cold ambitions gave me the shivers and her sudden turnaround (and seeming mental transplant) in the jungle after the plane crash, the lightning witchery and the paranormal elements made me more of a cynic than a believer.