Once upon a time, Madeline and Daphne were inseparable friends and sisters of the heart. But when a kidnapper tries to take Madeline from her grandmother’s hotel on a remote Pacific Northwest island, it starts a relationship-ending chain of events.
Eighteen years later, in the wake of her grandmother’s death, Madeline is back in Washington’s coastal San Juan Islands to discuss the fate of the long-closed hotel with its caretaker. However, their meeting is derailed upon discovering an elderly man dying at the base of the hotel stairs. It soon becomes apparent that what Madeline thought was an accident is actually murder. Given the secrets she’s carried with her back to the island and her lack of trust in the local police, she calls Jack Rayner. Jack is the no-nonsense owner of the security company Madeline uses for her Arizona hotel, and she could really use Rayner’s professional assistance.
For Jack to fully understand her predicament, Madeline has to reveal to him the mysteries surrounding the man who tried to kidnap her 18 years ago. They agree that it’s too much of a coincidence that, of the four people who knew of the events of that night, two are now dead—one indisputably murdered. Because Daphne also knows about the attempted kidnapping, Madeline tracks her down to assure no harm has come to her. When she discovers that Daphne’s new home has just been burglarized, Jack arranges to have her escorted to the island.
And so begins a twisting ride on a bullet train of romantic suspense. New York Times bestseller Jayne Ann Krentz has crafted an adroit tale of old friends, new loves and edge-of-your-seat suspense. So buckle up and expect to lose sleep, because just when you think you’ve figured it out, Secret Sisters will throw you a new curve.
Susan Andersen is a New York Times best-selling author of 23 romance and romantic-suspense novels