Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz [Review]

They knew his name, the man who tried to brutally attack twelve-year-old Madeline in her grandmother's hotel. They thought they knew his fate. He wouldn't be bothering them anymore...ever. Still their lives would never be the same.

Madeline has returned to Washington after her grandmother's mysterious death. And at the old, abandoned hotel—a place she never wanted to see again—a dying man’s last words convey a warning: the secrets she and Daphne believed buried forever have been discovered.

Now, after almost two decades, Madeline and Daphne will be reunited in friendship and in fear. Unable to trust the local police, Madeline summons Jack Rayner, the hotel chain’s new security expert. Despite the secrets and mysteries that surround him, Jack is the only one she trusts...and wants. 

Jack is no good at relationships but he does possess a specific skill set that includes a profoundly intimate understanding of warped and dangerous minds. With the assistance of Jack's brother, Abe, a high-tech magician, the four of them will form an uneasy alliance against a killer who will stop at nothing to hide the truth....

3 Suspenseful Stars
This is my first book by Jayne Ann Krentz. I was seduced by the cover and summary.  I love picking up new books and I love suspenseful reads.  Secret Sisters isn’t a romance book, but there is a love interest.  It kind of reads like K.A. Tucker’s Burying Water series. The plot is very developed and there are many twists and turns along the way.

The beginning starts off very dark and to my surprise that isn’t the tone for the rest of the book.  So, if you can’t stomach dark reads, you will be fine.  Years ago Madeline was almost kidnapped. She’s moving on with her life. The other girl involved is Daphne and they have lost ties with each other over the years.

Now, Madeline is dealing with her grandmother’s death and she has to handle her grandmother’s hotel.

Madeline and Daphne have a unique relationship. I have a sister so I thought Madeline would have this unnatural connection with Daphne, but they act more like best friends. I do like the relationship they have and it adds something to the story.

“You’d be amazed at what people will do when they think they’re doing it for the good of the family”

Jack is the guy that is helping Madeline through her mess. Both have issues with relationships and both don’t want a relationship with other, but the attraction is there. Like I said, the attraction is mild and is at the background, but the chemistry is cute and I like Jack. I found Jack very masculine and basically the guy that wants to save Madeline.

"I won't shatter"
"I know that... But I sure ...will fracture into a million little pieces if I [mess] this up"

The man that tried to kidnap Madeline is back and we never know who he is, but there are plenty of side stories to build it up and all is revealed in the end. It’s a shocker, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.   If you are into suspenseful reads, this one is for you.   

An ARC was provided

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The author of over 50 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.

She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries.
Ms. Krentz is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.

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