Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC, NetGalley
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.
Krentz is a master of romantic suspense and Untouchable brings that suspense factor back full force. Cult leader out for revenge? Heck yeah! I am not sure why I find books about evil cults so fascinating, but I really do.
If you haven’t read the previous 2 books in the series, its okay. All you really need to know is that 3 boys were fostered together by a man and they formed their own little family of sorts. Another plus in my book is that Jack works for the FBI as an analyst. Another trope I adore. Its a bit of a cat and mouse game between Zane, the cult leader, and Jack for most of the book. However, once Winter, his new age guru (meditation specialist), is in danger from a stalker, she and Jack move from doctor/patient to man saving woman.
I thought the plot was well written and moved at a good pace. Krentz does write good suspense. What was missing for me was the romance. Don’t get me wrong, there is a romance between Jack and Winter. I just didn’t buy it. I felt like there wasn’t anything between them. It fell really flat for me. However, my interest in the tension between Zane and Jack kept me reading. I think this would have been better if there was no romance at all. It felt forced into the story and, for the first time in my life, I liked the romance less than the rest of the story. Weird, right?!