Secret Sisters: Madeline and Jack, Daphne and Abe
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....
I used to read Jayne Ann Krentz a lot at one point she was one of my favorites and I've realized I haven’t picked up a book of hers in years, when I saw this one come up on NetGalley I decided to give it a whirl see if I still enjoy her books as much as I used to and I gotta say, why did I stop reading Jayne Ann Krentz?
This was a solid read for me. The mystery and danger pulled me in from the beginning and while interest waned a tiny bit in the middle it picked right back up again in no time. There's decent amount of suspense (disclosure: I don’t really read much suspense so someone more experienced in this genre may or may not disagree) there were a few twists and turns and when you think it's all figured out, it's not. There are some explosions, and near deaths, a double romance and a couple of twists as previously mentioned. I liked all of the characters, although Abe and Daphne weren't as well developed since they are more supporters but they get a decent amount of page time. I think, I wouldn’t mind a short novella taking us back through their roles so we can see this romance develop more thoroughly. I can't say I was disappointed with this read and after reading this it makes me want to go back and read some of my old JAK favorites. Maybe Family Man or Deep Waters. You can count on Krentz to deliver a good entertaining book.