Sunday, January 25, 2015

Review: Trust No One

Trust No OneAuthor: Jayne Ann Krentz
Series: Standalone
Released: January 6th 2015
Publisher: Piatkus
Length: 320 pages
Source: Publisher for review
Buy: The Book Depository

It's no coincidence when Grace Elland finds a vodka bottle next to the lifeless body of her boss, motivational speaker Sprague Witherspoon. The bottle is a terrifying-and deliberate-reminder of the horrors of her past.

Grace retreats to her hometown to regroup and tries to put everything she's learned about positive thinking into practice-a process that is seriously challenged on the world's worst blind date.

Awkward doesn't begin to describe her evening with venture-capitalist Julius Arkwright. She has nothing in common with a man who lives to make money, but the intense ex-Marine does have some skills that Grace can use-and he's the perfect man to help her when it becomes clear she is being stalked.

As Witherspoon's financial empire continues to crumble around them, taking a deadly toll, Julius will help Grace step into her past to uncover a devious plan to destroy not only Grace, but everyone around her...

Jayne Ann Krentz wrote over fifty New York Times bestsellers in a variety of genres under three different names. That kind of experience can’t be bought or faked, and we as readers are lucky to reap the benefits. She shines brightly in her latest novel, a wonderfully compelling romantic suspense with a fascinating young woman at its center.

Trust No one is another in a long string of successes for this author. I love her paranormal stuff, but this type of romantic suspense is what I go for when I want to relax and stop thinking about everything else. Murder and romance are what Krentz does best, and she did it even better than usual in this latest novel.

Our heroine is Grace, a young, intelligent woman famous for saving a child from a vicious killer in her teens. Grace is strong, but she is still traumatized and somewhat reluctant to allow people to get too close. Paradoxically, she is a bit too trusting in her professional life and she tends to focus only on the good in people. When she finds her boss’s dead body in his mansion, her life gets turned upside down. Her past and present suddenly collide and it seems that someone, probably the killer, is completely focused on her.

With so many walls around her personal life and her heart, Grace has never had a man she could trust. That all changes when her best friend sets her up on a blind date with Julius Arkwright, a successful yet utterly bored businessman. Sparks fly between the two, and despite being extremely careful, they manage to find common ground.

Once again, Krentz took us on an insanely exciting ride. The danger felt completely real, and Grace’s stalker seemed to be everywhere and nowhere at once. Add to that one dead rat, two thugs and a knife and you’ll get 320 pages of well-built suspense.

This is an author whose work I’ll never get tired of reading. Her books don’t necessarily stand out, but they are reliably good with clever plots and delightful romances. Highly recommended.

A copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher for review purposes. No considerations, monetary or otherwise, have influenced the opinions expressed in this review.


  1. I haven't heard of this author before, but that's only because I don't venture too far into the thriller/mystery genre. I adore it, but I can't take too much of it back-to-back. I'm really trying to explore it more this year, though, and this one sounds fantastic. Any recommendations of where I should start with this author or is this novel as good a place as any? Wonderful review, Maja! :)

  2. You know, I think I've only ever read her contemporaries. Good to know she writes in so many genres!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  3. Sounds like this would be a fantastic thriller read! I'll keep it in mind the next time I'm in the mood for a thriller!
    Great review Maja!

  4. It has been way too long since I read a romantic suspense. This author is new to me but it sounds like she is pretty darn good in her field. I will have to look her up!

  5. I used to read this type of book all the time. One of these days I need to revisit this genre.

  6. I haven't heard of this author before, Maja, but I obviously like books with "clever plots and delightful romances" so I'll give her a try in the future. What is your favourite book by Krentz?

  7. I haven't read any books from this author before, but this one does sound pretty good. I don't even remember the last time I've read a romantic suspense. I will have to look this one up. Great review!

  8. Your cover is different from mine, but I like it

  9. Thank you for a lovely review, will certainly give this a go :) x


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