Secret Sisters

  • by Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Narrated by Amanda Cobb
  • 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Madeline and Daphne were once as close as sisters - until a secret tore them apart. Now it might take them to their graves.
They knew his name, the man who tried to brutally attack 12-year-old Madeline in her grandmother's hotel. They thought they knew his fate. He wouldn't be bothering them anymore...ever. Still, their lives would never be the same.
Madeline has returned to Washington after her grandmother's mysterious death. And at the old, abandoned hotel - a place she never wanted to see again - a dying man's last words convey a warning: The secrets she and Daphne believed buried forever have been discovered. Now, after almost two decades, Madeline and Daphne will be reunited in friendship and in fear. Unable to trust the local police, Madeline summons Jack Rayner, the hotel chain's new security expert. Despite the secrets and mysteries that surround him, Jack is the only one she trusts...and wants.
Jack is no good at relationships, but he does possess a specific skill set that includes a profoundly intimate understanding of warped and dangerous minds. With the assistance of Jack's brother, Abe, a high-tech magician, the four of them will form an uneasy alliance against a killer who will stop at nothing to hide the truth....


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Horrible Mismatch of Narrator and Material

In vain have I struggled. It will not do. This audiobook is impossible to listen to, due to the dreadful mismatch of story (slightly chick-litty, but also with very serious subject matter such as murderous psychotic pedophiles) and narrator (who speaks in lively, chirpy-cheerful, sing-songy sentences that would be ideally suited to regular chick lit where no children get abducted and no one is brutally murdered).

If you try really, really hard, though, and repeat each sentence in your head in a serious (or even conversationally neutral/normal) voice, you can see that this is a reasonably good story with a plot you'd want to get to the end of, to find out what happens! I have given up and purchased the iBook, and I urge you to save yourself the anguish of attempting this grotesquely mis-narrated audiobook and just skip straight to reading the book yourself. It is a good story and, when you tell it to yourself, well told!
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- Gretchen SLP "Avid listener on my daily commute!"

I'm Sorry Jayne

I didn't really like this book. I really wanted to because Jayne is on my Top ten list. Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick, however, have higher ratings. I wanted to quit a third of the way in but stuck with it, but it took me days and I had to force myself. I listened to two other audios while fitting this one in.
Amanda Cobb did not do very well, a lot of the time I didn't know who was talking, which female, and sometimes not sure if it was a male. I hate when that happens.
The story seemed amateurish.
Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you're reading a book by your favorite author, you think "who wrote this?" and you check the title and author again to make sure you didn't pick up another book by mistake. This is how I felt about this book. My eyes rolled so much I got dizzy.
The female lead was so-so, I didn't care about her or even like her. I don't feel like we got to know Daphne much and I liked her more than Madaline. Jack was likable, but I would have enjoyed a deeper background on him and his issues.
Don't feel bad Jayne if you read this. There is a supposedly a more popular author, that does the same series of three over and over and over again that I find so disappointing I quit reading her altogether.
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- Irisandu2

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-08-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books