Mix together a jewelry heist that hinges on old family secrets and the possibility of a dangerous curse, and you have an exciting page-turner that picks up where Freethy's June release, Taken, left off. The emotional punch of these books boils down to a trifecta of hatred, revenge and greed, and this top-notch author delivers top-notch thrills.
When J.T. warns Christina, she realizes she can't be completely candid with him because her father may be mixed up in the plot. Since Evan is a master of disguise, he may be hiding in plain sight and manipulating the dangerous events in full view. (SIGNET, Oct., 416 pp., $6.99)