"Some secrets are worth killing for."
Reviewed by Rosie Bindra
Posted December 23, 2016
Madeline Chase and her best friend, Daphne Knight, both
their young innocence at the age of twelve when they were
attacked by a stranger. Carrying the secrets from that
night, Madeline has spent the last eighteen years of her
life trying to move on from that incident. With the death
her grandmother though, the past is finally coming back to
haunt Madeline, forcing her to return to the now abandoned
hotel on Copper Island. Turning to her grandmother's new
security expert for help, Madeline is ready to confront the
past and a killer who is determined to keep it buried.
Jack Rayner has spent a lot of time figuring out how
dangerous minds work, which makes him better at security
than it does at relationships, but helping Madeline find
who is targeting the people that have knowledge of the
attack from her past has more to do with how Jack feels
about her as a woman than it does about his desire to show
his employer he's good as what he does. With the help of
computer whiz brother Abe and Daphne, Jack and Madeline are
ready to hunt down the truth, even if it puts all four of
them in the cross-hairs of a killer.
While I've always enjoyed all of Jayne Ann Krentz's various
personalities, it's her romantic suspense books that
originally got me hooked on her writing, and I'm thrilled
she's come back to this genre, implausibly better than
In SECRET SISTERS, Krentz deftly handles two love stories
simultaneously while weaving a complex mystery full of
ambitions, family secrets and murder. One of the things I
find that Krentz does really well is giving readers
breadcrumbs that lead them in a certain direction and just
when the readers think they have it all figured out, she
twists the story and makes it all that much more
interesting. Though SECRET SISTERS is more suspense heavy
than Krentz's usual books, the engaging characters and dark
mystery make up for it tenfold.
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
Madeline and Daphne were once as close as sistersâ€”until a
secret tore them apart. Now it might take them to their
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 hotelâ€”a place
she never wanted to see againâ€”a dying manâ€™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
chainâ€™s new security expert. Despite the secrets and
mysteries that surround him, Jack is the only one she
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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