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I very much enjoyed this book though found the plot a little more clichéd than I'd expected. I couldn't stop turning the pages but it felt like Krentz took the easy way out on a few occasions in terms of both the plot and characters.
Having said that, the plot’s well paced and the action keeps coming.
We're pointed in the direction of the baddies from the early in the novel but it's the extent of their involvement and the secrets they're hiding that's in question. I did find the ending a bit convoluted but there were a few twists I didn't pick.
Fans of Krentz or romantic suspense will undoubtedly love this novel, which I enjoyed despite my whining!
Read the full review on my blog: http://www.debbish.com/books-literature/secret-sisters-by-jayne-ann-krentz/
JAK offering in the contemporary romantic suspense arena. I have read a lot of this authors work under her various pen names. Usually I really enjoy the books so I am disappointed when I say this is not one of her best.
The storyline felt too contrived and the characters a bit wooden. It wasn't awful but she can do better than this.
My main problem was that this book had too many endings. I am not sure that JAK could decide whodunit so kept going until they all did. It will still make a good read if you like Nora Roberts.
Very disappointed,poor story line nearly gave up after Chapter 4 because it was just had none of the usual JAK excitement and humoir, that usually keeps you in suspense right to the end . The excerpt from the latest Amanada Quick book at the end of Secret Sisters - Til Death Do Us Part -. looks-more like the JAK we all know and love and yes - lets have the dust bunnies back - what a great series that was - was hooked from page one..
Really no comparison to the last two books by JAK writting as Jayne Castle The Hot Zone and Sirens Call -
JAK has at last ditched the Arcane Society and started to write contemporary novels without the psychic stuff. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy all her stuff but it was getting a bit much. This is her third, I think, contemporary romantic suspense novel. Madeline Chase goes back to her Grandmother's old, abandoned hotel on Copper Island eighteen years after an attempted rape when she was just twelve years old. Called back by the old caretaker who attempts to warn her with his dying breath, the secrets that her Grandmother and old Tom have kept in all that time may have been discovered. She calls Jack Rayner the security expert for her late Grandmother's chain of hotels. Jack is useless at relationships and the social niceties, however, as a former FBI profiler he understands warped and dangerous minds. Madeline, Jack, his brother Abe and Daphne, Madeline's friend from eighteen years ago, form an alliance against a killer who is trying to hide the truth. Interesting and a good read which held me throughout. However, there are a lot of surmises that the 4 central characters make which of course miraculously lead them down the right track.
Wow - I've found a new fave author. This my first dip into Jayne Ann Krentz - love her so much. And this book has you turning chapter ends until the wee small hours. It's gripping and the hero is to totally die for. A must read for lovers of romantic suspense or indeed anybody searching for a pacey gripping story that thoroughly satisfies. Stellar. So glad I've found her and her backlist!
Disappointed, I have read and enjoyed many novels by this author, however this one seemed writing by numbers. The sense of dejavu, no originality in the plot or characters, we have encountered it all before in her other novels. Frankly I was bored and the numerous 'bad' guys in one family was ludicrous.