Author: Jayne Anne Kretnz
Date of publication January 2015
It's no coincidence when Grace Elland finds a vodka bottle next to the lifeless body of her boss, motivational speaker Sprague Witherspoon. The bottle is a terrifying--and deliberate--reminder of the horrors of her past. Grace retreats to her hometown to regroup and tries to put everything she's learned about positive thinking into practice--a process that is seriously challenged on the world's worst blind date. Awkward doesn't begin to describe her evening with venture-capitalist Julius Arkwright.
She has nothing in common with a man who lives to make money, but the intense ex-Marine does have some skills that Grace can use--and he's the perfect man to help her when it becomes clear she is being stalked.
As Witherspoon's financial empire continues to crumble around them, taking a deadly toll, Julius will help Grace step into her past to uncover a devious plan to destroy not only Grace, but everyone around her...
Trust No One is the latest stand alone out by Ms. Krentz. Like River Road, her stand alone that came out last year, it really brought me back to her pre-parnormal book days. I really enjoyed this one. Grace finds her boss murdered in his bed. It brings back memories of the dead body she found when she was 16 years old. Seeing the vodka bottle next to the bed makes it seem more sinister. It's the same type of bottle that she found years before next to the other dead body. She shrugs it off as a coincidence until it seems that someone is stalking her. She meets millionaire, Julius on a bad blind date, but he ends up being the one who can protect her form harm.
For a mystery, this one was a hard one to work out on my own. There are a couple of twists that made it pretty intriguing. It was hard to piece together how the murders, missing money and a dead rat in the fridge (Personally, I was with Grace on her decision about that one!) all fit together. But, I really liked it and thought the solution made a lot of sense.
The romance was fun as well. Even though they were set up on an awkward blind date, Juluis and Grace end up realizing that there is an intense attraction. Grace is reluctant to get involved since she has never had a great track record with men. She always ends up fixing them. I thought Julius was good for her. The only thing that got old was the constant "Witherspoon" affirmations. It kind of made the book have too much of a goody-goody feel to it. I could have done with less of that.
I hope this is a new trend for this author. I am enjoying her straight Romantic Suspense books. I look forward to the next one!