by Jayne Ann Krentz (Goodreads Author)
No one does romantic suspense better than Jayne Ann Krentz. Now, the New York Times bestselling author of Trust No One and River Road delivers a novel that twists and turns into a read that will leave you breathless.
Madeline and Daphne were once as close as sisters—until a secret tore them apart. Now it might take them to their graves.
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....
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Penguin Group
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
My Secret Sisters Review . . .
Just what I needed. A book that was romance but more and not formulatic. Sure at times it was predictable but it still kept you reeled in from start to finish. The hero and heroine were both strong and their romance was secondary to the mystery that was going on throughout the book.
Madeline and Daphne were best friends. More like sisters than friends but after one tragic night 18 years earlier they haven't seen nor talked since that night. Now 18 years later, Madeline has to face the mysterious death of her grandma, take on her inheritance of running the hotel chains and dealing with a not very talkative security expert.
With a twist of fate Madeline is brought back to the scene of her past. At first she goes at it alone but quickly realizes she needs help and is in way over her head. So she recruits her security adviser Jack and calls in her old best friend Daphne. Now the three of them and Jack's brother Abe work together to find out why people are trying to kill them and what is the big secret that got buried 18 years ago.
Their was suspense, mystery, friendship, second chances and romance what more could you ask for in a story. It was good paced and had a lot of twists and turns throughout the journey. I had it narrowed down to two of who could be the cause but I was left in the end surprised with the final twist.
The thing I liked about this story was it wasn't too deep or hard. It was suspenseful but still light. The romance aspect of the story was secondary and not the main focus but I loved the two couples. They all brought out the best in each other with work and personally.
Good story. Lots of suspense filled with twists and turns. Sweet Romance.
3.5 to 4 Twist and turn filled thumbs up!