Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Secret Sisters by Jayne Anne Krentz

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
Publisher: Berkley
Date of publication: December 2015

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...

Secret Sisters was a refreshing change from Ms. Krentz's paranormal series.  It's nice to see her get back to her roots.  In Secret Sisters, Madeline and Daphne were best friends when they were preteens.  When a stranger tries to kidnap Madeline, Their lives are changed forever.  Now, a mysterious death on her grandmother's island brings the women back together to try to 

I mostly enjoyed Secret Sisters.  I thought it had a solid mystery that kept me guessing.  The romance was a little on the fast and underwhelming side, so that was a little disappointing.  I did think that Madeline and Jack were good together, but I wanted to feel more of an attraction between them.  It just wasn't there for me.  I was also a little disappointing that we didn't really get to see Daphne and Abe hook up.  Instead, it was implied.  I think if you go into this more for the mystery, you will like it a lot more.  There are a lot of twists and suspects, so it will keep you on your toes. 

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