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  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    Shy, studious Irene Stenson and wild, privileged Pamela Webb had been the best of friends for one short high school summer. Their friendship ended the night Pamela dropped Irene off at home-and Irene walked in to discover her parents' bodies on the kitchen floor. It was ruled a murder-suicide, and Irene fled Dunsley, determined to wipe out every memory attached to her northern California hometown. But now she has been summoned back. Pamela's e-mail had been short and cryptic. More alarming, it included the code word they had used as teenagers, suggesting an urgency and secrecy that puzzled Irene. What could be important enough to make her former friend get in touch after all these years?...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    When a dream researcher and a government agent meet, a waking nightmare begins. A suspicious hit-and-run leads them into a perilous web of passion, betrayal, and...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    Caught as a teenager at a wild party, and sent home in disgrace, Lucy Sheridan is finally returning to Summer River thirteen years later. Lucy now works for a private investigation firm, and Summer River is now a trendy spot in California's wine country. Mason Fletcher, has changed too, setting up a security firm of his own. But when he and Lucy make a shocking discovery inside her aunt's house, Mason is determined to protect...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    Hiding from her past, Grace Elland throws herself into creating a new positive life, beginning with a blind date. But her date with venture-capitalist Julius Arkwright proves to be a complete waste of time: she has nothing in common with a man who lives to make money. But perhaps Grace needs more than just romance in her life? The intense ex-marine might be the perfect man to help save herself from her...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    Zoe is an interior designer with a unique sense of style. But even more uncanny is her sense of what's going on under the surface, the secrets a house can hold. At the moment, though, Zoe isn't concerned about a client's space. She's more worried about what's going on in her own house in Whispering Springs, Arizona, where she lives with her new husband, private investigator Ethan Truax. After a whirlwind courtship, and a dangerous adventure, they've gambled on commitment, hoping that their powerful attraction can help them learn to live together despite their utterly opposite personalities. But newlywed life is suddenly interrupted when a shadowy figure from Zoe's past shows up in...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    When Charlotte Sawyer discovers that her step-sister, Jocelyn, has vanished, she makes a desperate effort to find her. Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle. When her uneasy alliance with Max turns into a full-blown affair, Charlotte has no choice but to trust him with her life. After surviving a near-fatal attack, they turn to Jocelyn's closest friends for answers. But what they find is...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    Madeline has returned to Washington after her grandmother's mysterious death. And at her family's old, abandoned hotel, a dying man's last words convey a warning: the secrets she and Daphne believed were buried forever have been discovered. Now Madeline and Daphne will be reunited in friendship and in fear. Madeline summons Jack Rayner and with his brother Abe's assistance a high-tech magician, the four of them will form an uneasy alliance against a killer who will stop at nothing to hide the...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    A broken promise reveals a terrifying legacy in this electrifying novel from the New York Times bestselling author of When All the Girls Have Gone. Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling the demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound killing her mother. And now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a last picture.a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide-and her own past. Like Virginia, PI Cabot Sutter was one of the children in the cult who survived that fire-and only he can help her now. As they struggle to unravel the clues in the picture,...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    Witt's End is in trouble. The small town of artists is at risk of disappearing from the map if Serenity Makepeace can't expand her small grocery store into a mail order enterprise to sell her neighbors' handcrafted goods. High-priced start-up advisor Caleb Ventress was intrigued by Serenity's impassioned letter. A small town grocer wasn't high profile enough for him, but her request earned her a meeting. And Calebs's attraction to her earned her a few more. But when someone tries to blackmail Serenity, her future, and possibly even her life, is at...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    Gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound, killing her mother. Now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide. Private investigator Cabot Sutter was also one of the few children in the cult who survived that fire. As they unravel clues in the painting, it becomes clear that someone thinks Virginia knows more than she does and must be...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    Successful but shy, Seattle art dealer Mattie Sharpe fell hard for handsome, outspoken, professional adventurer Hugh Abbott. When he broke her heart and returned to his South Sea island home, Mattie vowed she'd only meet him again over her-or better, his-dead body. When they do meet again, it's over someone else's dead body-and now they're running for their lives through a tropical paradise. Hugh's talking fast to make up for his mistake. Mattie's not listening . . . until his gentle touch ignites a white-hot fusion, and she gives in. But Hugh's past is catching up with them, and Mattie must stake her very survival on the man she loves-the only man who ever let her down! If there is a...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    A decade of working for the high-powered Gilchrist family empire has made sassy Katy Wade determined to open her own business. But there's one last problem she must solve before she can leave. The Gilchrists need an heir apparent to save their mysteriously floundering fortunes, and there's only one man for the job: Luke Gilchrist. All his life the Gilchrists have made Luke pay for his father's scandal, and now he's a renegade who's sworn he'll never go home-except to get even. Katy must persuade Luke to use his business expertise to rescue his family, but one look in his sexy green eyes, and she knows why they affectionately call him 'the Bastard.' Meanwhile, Luke's decided he wants her...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    Annie Lyncroft knew her scheme was outrageous. She'd come to the elegant penthouse to meet Oliver Rain, the richest and possibly the most dangerous man in the Pacific Northwest. Annie needed this sensual, secretive corporate maverick for what she was about to propose. Marriage! With her brother Danny missing after a mysterious plane crash, Annie is struggling to protect his hot electronics company from the sharks who think he's not coming back. But fanciful, ethical Annie-who usually runs a bizarre bric-a-brac shop knows Danny's alive, and she's determined to keep his company safe by putting his biggest investor at the helm. When Oliver actually says yes to the marriage of convenience,...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    Everyone thought Jessie Benedict's impending marriage to Sam Hatchard was a great arrangement-everyone, that is, but Jessie herself. Was she the only one who could see that Hatchard, her powerful father's protege, had a scheming ulterior motive in marrying her? He was more than just a chip off the old workaholic's block-he was positively lusting after Jessie's inheritance to build his own business empire! Free-spirited Jessie has plans for her own career as a detective-starting with the rescue of a teenage girl from a dangerous cult. But when a break-in and an intimidating act of vandalism strike close to home, her investigation pairs her with the compellingly masculine entrepreneur. Hatch...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    There was no passion to break her heart, no love to risk and lose. Marrying her boss, prominent businessman Cormick Grayson, was a very reasonable proposition for a woman who'd been hurt in love before. It was a mutually beneficial arrangement. At first. But something wasn't right. Gray's eyes told her there was more to this than a polite, passionless marriage. But Gray's cool, impersonal distance left Amber wondering about the man she'd married. Amber never imagined she'd be the one demanding more, yearning to feel things she vowed she would never risk...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    Historical romance novelist Kate Inskip needs a break. Divorced, overworked, and completely stressed out, her writing buddies decide to surprise her with exactly what she needs-a vacation on a remote island that boasts a rich history and a crumbling castle built by an 18th century pirate. It's the kind of story Kate can't possibly pass up and it will allow her to turn her thoughts from the reality of today to the romance of the past. But things don't go according to plan. A long flight, lost luggage, and a missed connection leave Kate wishing she'd stayed home. A knife-wielding mugger is the last straw. Too late to help, but just in time to enjoy the show, Jared Hawthorne catches a harried...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    Jonas Quarrel has tracked Verity from Mexico to Northern California. Just what is he after? Verity Ames finds herself fighting an attraction to Jonas from the moment he knocks on the door of the No Bull Cafe. He seems far too good to be true. Together they will discover a shared passion and a shared...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    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...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    Romance writer Sarah Fleetwood is obsessed with the Fleetwood Flowers, five pairs of gold earrings that constitute a long lost family treasure. According to the legend, shortly before her death, Emelina Fleetwood buried the earrings on her property and drew a map to the location. Now Sarah is determined to embark on a quest to find the flowers. Ex-adventurer Gideon Trace doesn't want anything to do with Sarah and her quest for the Flowers, a fact he has repeatedly made clear ever since she first contacted him. Obviously his discouragement wasn't strong enough because now Sarah is standing at his front door insisting that he is just the man to lead her treasure hunt. A woman who believes...read more

  • Jayne Ann Krentz

    A girl walks into a bar. When Amy Shannon enters The Serpent, a seedy island bar, she immediately catches the eye of Jase Lassiter. He knows she doesn't belong in his little hole in the wall, but he will do whatever it takes to keep her...read more