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あらすじ・解説

I can tell when you’re lying. Every. Single. Time.

I’m Jinx. As a private investigator, being a walking, talking lie detector is a useful skill - but let’s face it, it’s not normal. You’d think it would make my job way too easy, but even with my weird skills, I still haven’t been able to track down my parents' killers.

When I’m hired to find a missing university student, I hope to find her propped up at a bar - yet my gut tells me there’s more to this case than a party girl gone wild. Firstly, she’s a bookish soul who’s as likely to go off the rails as Mother Theresa. Secondly, I’m not the only one on her trail; she’s also being tracked by the implacable and oh-so-sexy Inspector Stone.

Stone and I team up, and he shoves me into a realm where magic is real – a place where there are vampires and werewolves, dragons and trolls. And where my skills are more than just detecting lies…

Oh, and my dog? He’s a freaking hellhound who can manipulate the magical realms themselves.

I need to find the girl. I need to discover who killed my parents. And I need to find out more about the attractive but mysterious Zachary Stone…

©2021 Heather G Harris (P)2022 Heather G Harris

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • kixfan
  • 2022/04/06

Great start

Great start to the series. Really loved the characters and the story. Lots of action going on! Really enjoyed the narration as well. She has a calm soothing voice.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Antigone
  • 2022/01/14

Promising start to a new series

The author did a great job creating a fascinating magical system and characters that I am already invested in. I can’t wait to hear what happens next.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Cindy Dow
  • 2022/04/28

Such a fun series!

I first listened to Glimmer of the Other as a free download. I put it on speaker while puttering about the house -- let's just say I was glad the littles weren't around for that first chapter. Nothing explicit happens, but it might have sparked conversations they (me. It's definitely me that's not ready.) aren't ready for yet. That first chapter is as racy as it gets, though (again, nothing explicit happens. Jinx is a private investigator. PIs are frequently hired to see if spouses are cheating.)
Jinx discovers that she is part of a hidden world, which is one of my favorite urban fantasy tropes. How she goes about uncovering -and keeping - the secrets of that world while conducting her business as a PI lead to an entertaining story with several laugh-out-loud moments. Oh, and let me also give a nod to the narrator - I love an accent, and Alyse Gibbs' voice is delightful. I've just downloaded the final audiobook in the series, which makes me both happy, in that it is another Jinx story to listen to, and sad, in that it is the last. (Unless enough people review/send emails and the author is convinced to come up with a spin-off! What a fantastic idea!)

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • trufriends
  • 2022/03/21

liked

I liked the concept and it worked out better then I honestly thought it would be. Looking forward to see what is in store for these characters.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • M
  • 2022/02/26

Very enjoyable UF

This is one of the more enjoyable UFs I’ve read in a while, but it’s also a little frustrating. This clocks in around 6 hours, and I actually think it might be too short. The storytelling is very efficient and economical, but so much so that there’s not a lot of surprise left. If you meet a character, they’re going to be vitally important. Worldbuilding details are all vitally important. If Jinx needs knowledge of something, she just so happens to have experience with said thing in her past, so there’s rarely ever a need for her to research anything. When she learns magic for the first time, she picks it up immediately. There’s no trial and error. There doesn’t seem to be much limit in what she can do. Being unflappable is part of her personality, but she’s almost too levelheaded. In someone else’s hands, Jinx could have easily become a Mary Sue, but she’s got enough spunk and personality that she’s not. I think I would have liked a bit more depth, a bit more fleshing out of the world, and to have Jinx struggle more. It’s all a little too convenient at times. Despite all this, I immediately picked up book 2. It’s very entertaining and the narrator is solid. Plus it’s always nice to read a UF that’s not set in the States.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharon
  • 2022/02/22

Unique, complex and well written

I was very pleased and surprised at the depth and complexity of the magical world this author has created. There are elements to this magical world that I've never seen before, which is quite a trick to pull off to someone who's been reading fantasy and sci-fi for more than 50 years. This is a very unique and satisfying book. The book also has well developed characters, and the main female character is very easy to like and respect. The dialogue is witty without falling into cheap snark, and the main male and female leads have a tentative interest in each other that may or may not develop into a relationship. The relationship angle does not get in the way of the plotline of the story. The hellhound is fabulous, we'd all want one. Lots of different types of magical beings, and a complex plot happening in an unusual magical world. This book has all the good stuff.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Laura
  • 2022/02/10

Great Urban Fantasy Novel

This was my first experience with Heather G. Harris' work, and I enjoyed it very much. I thought the realm of magic that she created was inventive and interesting. I enjoyed the complex characters that populated the story. I was entertained by the different fantastical creatures that appeared in her tale. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. I recommend this book to others who enjoy this genre. Alyse Gibbs' narration was great and added to the story's entertainment. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily posted this review.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • J.Sipe
  • 2022/01/24

Love this urban fantasy story!

This audiobook took an already favorite of mine and made it so much more. The performance matched Jinx in all aspects! I could not be happier with how this story took flight, to hear the emotions this way was just perfect. So can not wait for the rest of the series to come to audio!!

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Carol
  • 2022/01/15

Didn’t Finish

It was an different story concept. If looking for something a little unusual in regards to urban fantasy this would be it. But I just couldn’t get into it and found it kind of slow and boring. I tried to hang in there to see if I would get to a interesting point but I couldn’t make myself do it. I couldn’t develop empathy for the characters; They just didn’t click with me. Ms. Gibbs did a good job of narration but due to my hearing issues I sometimes struggle with British accents. That’s not the fault of Ms. Gibbs however-she’s good.

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022/05/17

Fantastic!

Love this book! The book is funny, captivating and makes me really wish I could go to the other! Everything you could want from urban fantasy.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nisareen Khan
  • 2022/04/28

Exciting and compelling debut

Five years earlier, Jessica ‘Jinx’ Sharp lost her parents following a brutal home invasion. Since then she’s been working as security expert, PI and occasional object retriever along with her trusty Great Dane, Gato. The fact that she has a heightened sense of intuition means that she can tell when someone is lying - a feat that comes in handy in her job as a private investigator.

When Hester Sorrell, a university student suddenly goes missing, Jinx finds herself teaming up with the mysterious Inspector Zachary Stone to find her. It soon becomes apparent that there’s more to Hester’s disappearance than meets the eye when Jinx finds herself careening into a co-existing magical realm in which not only vampires, werewolves, trolls and dragons exist but her beloved dog is a hellhound..

Glimmer of the Other is the first engaging instalment of the highly entertaining Other World Series. I was anxious to get my hands on this book after reading the tantalising prequel, Glimmer of Dragons. Once again, the author drew me in effortlessly with her intrically woven plot and intriguing characters.

Told from the perspective of the main protagonist, the plot revolves around Jinx, a private investigator with a knack for determining when someone is telling lies. A seemingly routine case leads to her inadvertently discovering the truth about herself - she's a wizard with strong truth-seeking skills and a natural empath with the ability to compel/manipulate others against their will. Truth seekers are seen as handy tools and often enslaved due to their abilities. It's for this reason that her parents (prior to their death) had warned her to stay under the radar - something she had always managed to do until now. Several intriguing revelations come to light regarding Jinx's parents as well as their mysterious deaths which were merely touched upon in the prequel. I'm looking forward to seeing how this will play out in the next instalment.

Jinx herself, is a resilient, appealing, funny and feisty protagonist who readers will instantly connect with. Equally endearing is her trusty sidekick Gato, whose human mannerisms steal many a scene. The secondary characters were also compelling and added depth and layers to the author’s world.

This was by no means a light read. The world-building has been phenomenal throughout, making it apparent that a lot of thought has been put in. For example we have three realms - the Common Realm (normal world) the Other Realm (which is full of magical beings) and the Third Realm (a realm in which time can be manipulated through time travel) All supernatural beings adhere to The Verdict, a binding geas with strict rules and regulations which are enforced by the Connection. Those with the ability to travel between each realm are identified by the number of triangles tattooed on their forehead when they are in the Other. Those with three triangles are higher up the classification with the Connection. Each faction of supernatural beings has a representative within each symposium and in the Unity. They maintain the balance between the realms and ensure the Other remains hidden from the Common.

Magical beings are capable of being in the Other realm all the time. Others (such as witches, wizards, vampires, werewolves and seers) must leave the Other to recharge in the Common. When it's time to recharge, their skin begins to itch. If they fail to leave voluntarily, they are expelled by the Other which can be painful. Jinx is luckier than most in that she is bonded to a hell hound, a rare and sought after creature of the Other, who can go between realms without using a portal.

This has been a thrilling ride from start to finish and I was sorry to see it end. This series is a must read for any paranormal enthusiast. Now the painful wait until the next book...

Highly recommended for fans of urban fantasy, magical realms, wizards, vampires, werewolves, trolls, mermaids, dryads, seers, daemons, hellhounds, secret societies and mysteries etc

Alyse Gibbs has done a wonderful job in bringing the story and the characters to life with her clear and concise narration.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • A Williams
  • 2022/02/02

Excellent start to series

Loved it. Would have liked a little more romance but story and world building is brilliant. On to book 2 for me.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Fred Jones
  • 2022/01/24

A fantastic story

Wow, a real cracker of a story, inventive, entertaining and involving. Jinx is a PI who can hear lies, any lies. What starts as a job looking for a missing teenager, leads her to her origins and a world of the supernatural and legendary. Dragons, Vampires, werewolves and countless other legendary creatures. I loved Jinx a sassy, smart mouthed heroine with her pet hellhound. I enjoyed the relationship between her and Stone the Investigator. The author has created a very inventive and original story. I liked the fact that t is set in England for a change. The narration is super, with a easy to listen to voice that makes the story flow. I listened in one sitting and was totally engrossed in the story and was sad when it ended. I hope the rest of the series is out soon. Urban fantasy is its best.

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • mardie lowe
  • 2022/03/27

Great start to the series

The narrator does an excellent job with this story. She manages the many characters and does male and female voices equally well. I loved reading this series and have thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook. Highly recommended.