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You can count on Jayne Ann Krentz for an enjoyable read (writing under any of her names).
Jane Ann Krentz does odd characters well. Jack’s main reason for living is to track down the man who killed his mother. To stay busy, he researches cold cases and writes books. He is seriously attracted to Winter Meadows, a former child of the foster care system who used her skills as a hypnotist to get out of sticky situations mostly touched off by men. You get the picture. Winter is attracted to Jack from the first. The bad guy attempts to kill Winter, and the game is on.
I was glad they finally got the bad guy.
The finale of the "Sons of Anson Salinas" series doesn't disappoint. We finally get to meet Jack Lancaster, the brother mentioned in the other books. He investigates cold cases. His heroine is Winter Meadows who makes a living as a meditation instructor but is an accomplished hypnotist. The Quinton Zane cult story line comes to a conclusion in this book. I like series that bring back characters from earlier books, it's like meeting old friends.
I wish I could say I enjoyed it like I have most of the many many books previously written by Ms. Krentz. However, the plot line was quite thin and it reminded me of being in school and forced to write a 3 page essay. If you printed really big letters and double spaced the sentences the page was filled, but not with great quality. I am not sure if the author changed publishers, but I immediately noticed the quality of the book itself was sub-par. The paper quality was so thin you could see the dark ink coming through from the opposite side. There did not appear to be a proof reader, or editor, as one particular error was glaring. Within a 3 page sequence, the main character went from making a pot of coffee, to the next page she was "sipping her tea" and then the 3rd page (all within same time frame) she went back to making another cup of coffee. What?????? I also noticed the mix-up between male and female pronouns which is not typical of a well proofed novel. Wished it had been better!
So-so book, I expected better from a Jayne Ann Krentz book, nothing to write home about!
I was given a review copy and asked for my opinion. It is a great book and a powerful ending to what has been a great trilogy. I would recommend it to anyone that have read the first two. Happy reading!