Image of Promise Not to Tell


Image of Promise Not to Tell

When jumping into a Krentz book, readers always know they will be treated to intriguing storylines that are populated with layered and unforgettable characters. With this new romantic suspense series, Krentz continues to explore the fallout for survivors of a cult massacre. For the second installment of the Cutler, Sutter & Salinas series, both the hero and heroine were childhood survivors of that massacre. Over the years Krentz has perfected the ability to combine spot-on amounts of suspense, mystery, action and passion into her stories so that they provide an unparalleled escape.

Although Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy is successful, she is still haunted by the night a fire burned down the compound run by cult leader Quinton Zane. Virginia was saved by Anson Salinas, but her mother perished. It has always been believed that Zane died in the fire as well, but after the apparent suicide of one of Virginia’s artists (another fire survivor), she starts to wonder. The last photograph her artist sent her was a picture of a painting depicting an eerie scene with a still-alive Zane. Suspecting the suicide might not be a suicide, Virginia hires PI Cabot Sutter to investigate. Considering Cabot, Anson, Max and Jack have long suspected Zane is still alive, Cabot and Anson are happy to take the case. Unfortunately, there are those who want the past to stay dead and buried. (BERKLEY, Jan., 336 pp., $27.00)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith