Thursday, January 17, 2019

Untouchable - Romantic Supsense Review

Rating: Good
Source: NetGalley

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.

Genre: Mystery - Romantic Suspense

Why I Picked This Book:
I've enjoyed the two previous books in this series and Krentz's books are always a lot of fun.  

My Impression:
This is the third book of  this series centering around Quinton Zane, three of the surviving boys from the cult he ended in a fiery blaze, and their foster father.  Jack was a bit different from the other two.  He was a bit more awkward and academic than the other two and less action oriented.  Winter is an interesting character with her mediation and hypnotist abilities and I did love her family story.  This was a quick read and definitely kept me turning pages.  It was exactly what I expected from her books - fun and suspenseful.

This book wasn't perfect.  While Jack and Winter were different characters the relationship felt like the same relationship I'd seen in the previous two books.  As well, I'm not sad to see the end of the Quinton Zane plot.  I'm not a fan of the whole master criminal plot and Zane is the master criminal to end all master criminals.  I was satisfied to see the conclusion and I will miss Anson Salinas, Max, Cabot, and now that I've gotten to know him Jack.

This is a fun read that is perfect for some escapist destressing post-holiday reading.  While it's not the most memorable of reads it was thoroughly entertaining and Jayne Ann Krentz will always be a must read for me.

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?
  Of course.  Even if it isn't my favorite Krentz it's always a fun read.  

Would I Recommend this Book?
  If you're new to Kretnz I start with the first book in this series.  While the series doesn't need to be read in order I just think the first two were better.  If you've been reading this series than I think you'll enjoy this one.

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  As always my opinions and impressions are completely my own. *


  1. Hmm sometimes authors kind of repeat themselves and that gets annoying at times. I think I'll read or listen to it though because like yourself I like the characters.

  2. It's been a long time since I read this author, but this series looks good. I will definitely start with the first book, though.

  3. I really need to read more of this author. I have only read one of her books so far but everyone seems to enjoy her work. I totally know what you mean about being ready to see the end of a story arc.

  4. I enjoyed Promise Not to Tell...and have also liked several other romantic suspense books from the author.

    I enjoy the escapist feeling of these books. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I had the first book in this series checked out from the library but it went back unread. I really want to read these though so I will probably check it out again soon! Great review!

  6. She's one like that for me. Even her not as great books are still pretty entertaining while reading :)