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Untouchable

Berkley. Jan. 2019. 320p. ISBN 9780399585296. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780399585302. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
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Leaving the academic world to write books on the criminal mind and privately pursue cold cases (especially those dealing with fire), Jack Lancaster quietly excels at his job. Still, when his unusual talent for using lucid dreaming to resolve his investigations begins to threaten his grip on reality, he reluctantly seeks help—and finds it in tiny, out-of-the-way Eclipse Bay in the form of meditation instructor Winter Meadows, who has an unusual hypnotic talent of her own. As Winter helps Jack sort out the fiery mazes of his visions—and nightmares—their relationship turns romantic. Then things turn deadly as Winter is accosted by a client-turned-stalker who ends up dead, and Jack realizes this is connected to his decades-long search for the madman responsible for his mother's death.
VERDICT Incorporating emotional electricity, smart dialog, and her trademark soupçon of paranormal glamour, Krentz pens a twisted tale of insane greed and obsession that brings an uncommonly wicked villain to justice and deftly concludes the story begun in When All the Girls Have Gone (LJ 12/16) and Promise Not To Tell (LJ 12/17). Krentz also writes historical romantic suspense as Amanda Quick and futuristic/paranormal romantic suspense as Jayne Castle; she lives in Seattle. [See Prepub Alert, 7/9/18; previewed in Kathryn Howe's "Love Changes Everything," LJ 10/15/18.]

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