Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz

Posted December 8, 2015 by B in Book Release, Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann KrentzSecret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz
Also by this author: When All The Girls Have Gone
Published by Berkley on December 8th 2015
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0399174486

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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....

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~b’s musings~

i was granted to opportunity to dive into the intriguing and talented world of jayne ann krentz in her newly released romantic suspense thriller, secret sisters. i am a sucker for the twists and turns of a gripping story and this one had its claws in me within the first few paragraphs. past becomes present, as the traumatic secret that drove them apart once more reunites them in a ferocious fight for survival. madeline and daphne must come to terms with the horror of such an eventful night in order to fill in the missing pieces that now threaten their future.

if you enjoy the unending roller coaster of a good mystery with the added mix of some sizzling chemistry, then this is a book you will not be able to put down. the flow is effortless, the characters are grounded and complicated, and the tempo is spot on.i feel i could go on and on, but that would neither do justice to the story nor allow for the excitement that comes in each surprising bend. however, i can say that i would highly recommend secret sisters to anyone looking for a well written novel full of suspense and just enough romance. i, for one, will be more properly exploring the newly discovered world of jayne ann krentz and her most dazzling pen.

as always, these are my thoughts based upon my preferences as a reader.


About Jayne Anne Krentz

The author of a string of New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ uses three different pen names for each of her three “worlds”.   As JAYNE ANN KRENTZ (her married name) she writes contemporary romantic-suspense.  She uses AMANDA QUICK for her novels of historical romantic-suspense.  JAYNE CASTLE (her birth name) is reserved these days for her stories of futuristic/paranormal romantic-suspense.

“I am often asked why I use a variety of pen names,” she says.  “The answer is that this way readers always know which of my three worlds they will be entering when they pick up one of my books.”

In addition to her fiction writing, she is the editor of, and a contributor to, a non-fiction essay collection, DANGEROUS MEN AND ADVENTUROUS WOMEN: ROMANCE WRITERS ON THE APPEAL OF THE ROMANCE published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.  Her commitment to her chosen genre has been strong from the very beginning of her career.  Each year at the annual convention of the Romance Writers of America she participates  in a special day-long workshop for librarians and speaks on the importance of the romance genre.

“The romance genre is the only genre where readers are guaranteed novels that place the heroine at the heart of the story,” Jayne says.  “These are books that celebrate women’s heroic virtues and values:  courage, honor, determination and a belief in the healing power of love.”

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.

She is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.

Rating Report
Overall: five-stars

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