Wednesday, January 10, 2018

4 stars-- Promise Not to Tell (Cutler, Sutter & Salinas #2) by Jayne Ann Krentz

Krentz always hits the spot and Promise Not To Tell...seriously delivered!
The Gist: Decades ago as children Virginia and Cabot were rescued from a cult. And all these years later there's a real possibility that the man behind their near deaths and their mother's murders has resurfaced and they're in his sights once again.
I loved Cabot and Virginia. Cabot has a strong sense of right and justice. Virginia a caring and fierce spirit. Both are smart, intuitive and don't give up. And they suffer from various forms of PTSD from their time in the cult.  It's made their lives challenging in some regards.

They were amazing as a couple. Because of their 'issues' both have had trouble with relationships and getting close to others. Feeling damaged and inadequate, having panic attacks and strange sleeping behaviors. I loved that when they were together all those things...didn't matter. If she had a panic attack...he didn't freak out and helped her through it because he went through the same things.  If he woke in the wee hours and couldn't sleep...she'd get up and sit with him because she got it, too. They complimented one another and gave each other strength. It was wonderful and sweet.

The suspense. Gah! Yeah. It was nicely done and kept me guessing as to who was behind the present day murders and attacks and how it connected to their past. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see the next piece of the puzzle fall into place.

All in all, Promise Not to Tell was excellent. Krentz has a fascinating series on her hands. I can't wait to see what happens next.

Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling the demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound, killing her mother. And now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a last picture: a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide—and her own past.

Like Virginia, private investigator Cabot Sutter was one of the children in the cult who survived that fire... and only he can help her now. As they struggle to unravel the clues in the painting, it becomes clear that someone thinks Virginia knows more than she does and that she must be stopped. Thrown into an inferno of desire and deception, Virginia and Cabot draw ever closer to the mystery of their shared memories—and the shocking fate of the one man who still wields the power to destroy everything they hold dear.

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