Cutler,Sutters & Salinas, Book #3

Jayne Ann Krentz


Brought to you by OBS Reviewer jerjen


 A man’s quest to find answers for those who are haunted by the past leads him deeper into the shadows in this electrifying novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Promise Not to Tell.

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. (Goodreads)


Jack Lancaster is a consultant to the FBI and his passion is working on cold cases.  He is fascinated with arson cases, because he is a fire survivor. His mother was not that lucky, she lost her life.  The fire was not an accident and Jack knows exactly who is responsible, Quinton Zane. And he is not going to rest until he finds him and makes him pay.  The longer Jack works on cold cases and pursues Zane, the deeper he enters into a dark tunnel. The light at the end of his tunnel is Winter Meadows. She is a meditation therapist and she is helping Jack through his dark times.  She seems to be the only person who can help him and does her best to get him out of the darkness.

The characters were well rounded and well developed.  Jack is a damaged man and he is driven by his own demons.  Winter has not had an easy life but she is like a burst of sunshine as far as Jack is concerned.  I really enjoyed the relationship between the two of them, their struggles and triumphs. Zane is pure evil and as a reader, you really want him to get what he deserves before he harms even more people.  

I found the  meditation and dream aspect of this book fascinating.  It gave the book a paranormal feel, which I really like.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing. She is able to create tension and uncertainty concerning what was going to happen next.  I was swiping the pages as fast as I could with some trepidation because of what I might find. The cat and mouse game between Jack, Winter and Zane was so intense and keep me engaged throughout the whole book.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted romantic suspense.  This author is very good at her craft and you should really check this book and series.

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*