Series: Cutler Sutter & Salinas #3
Published by Berkley Genres: Romantic suspense
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Also by this author: Copper Beach, Dream Eyes, River Road, Secret Sisters, Eye of the Beholder, Lost and Found, Sharp Edges, When All the Girls Have Gone, Smoke in Mirrors, Falling Awake, Hidden Talents, All Night Long, The Vanishing, Sleep No More
Quinton Zane is back.
Jack Lancaster, consultant to the FBI, has always been drawn to the coldest of cold cases, the kind that law enforcement either considers unsolvable or else has chalked up to accidents or suicides. As a survivor of a fire, he finds himself uniquely compelled by arson cases. His almost preternatural ability to get inside the killer's head has garnered him a reputation in some circles—and complicated his personal life. The more cases Jack solves, the closer he slips into the darkness. His only solace is Winter Meadows, a meditation therapist. After particularly grisly cases, Winter can lead Jack back to peace.
But as long as Quinton Zane is alive, Jack will not be at peace for long. Having solidified his position as the power behind the throne of his biological family's hedge fund, Zane sets out to get rid of Anson Salinas's foster sons, starting with Jack.
I received a review copy of this book from the publisher.
Untouchable offers the high-octane romantic suspense I’ve come to expect from Jayne Ann Krentz, but less of the humor and snappy dialog that are also her hallmarks. The plot moves briskly, introducing complications from the very beginning. As the third book in a trilogy involving three brothers and the tragedy that left them orphans, I anticipated answers and closure to the mystery that has haunted all three, and Krentz gave me both.
Neither the hero and the heroine struck me as particularly original; both are reminiscent of main characters from a number of Krentz’s other books. She also rehashes some themes from earlier books: lucid dreaming; a talent for hypnosis bordering on the psychic; a talent for sifting through a myriad of data and perceiving patterns (rather like Fallon Jones’s chaos talent.) In fact, reading Untouchable felt a bit like encountering the ghosts of other novels. The inclusion of Eclipse Bay and Arizona Snow, which both appear in several other series and stand-alones, only enhanced that effect.
None of the familiar elements diminished my enjoyment of the book to any great extent. Krentz may be formulaic, but she knows how to tell a story. More than that, she knows her brand and what her readers expect, and she delivers. Untouchable may not be Krentz at the very top of her game, but it’s an entertaining ride all the way.
I read the book for #ARCtober2018, but didn’t post until closer to the publication date.
I read one of her books in the past year I think and it was forgettable. I know she’s popular and romantic suspense is a favorite genre. Somehow it didn’t work for me. I may try her again at some point. Is she more series or standalone? What books of hers do you recommend? Anne – Books of My Heart
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Some of her books are series, some are standalone. They are fun, quick to read, but I’ll grant you they are not always memorable. I’m fine with that; there are times when a quick, somewhat formulaic, but enjoyable read is just what I’m in the mood for. Personally, I like her Arcane Society novels, written under all three of her pen names (Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick, and Jayne Castle), but that’s because they have a very strong psychic-paranormal theme, and I enjoy that sort of thing.
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
I’m looking forward to this one though I’m sad to see that it isn’t one of her best. I figure it’ll be nice to pick this one up after the Christmas madness.