Published by Berkley on November 29th 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Jayne Ann Krentz, the New York Times bestselling author of Secret Sisters, delivers a thrilling novel of the deceptions we hide behind, the passions we surrender to, and the lengths we’ll go to for the truth...
When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her step-sister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished.
Beautiful, brilliant—and reckless—Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames—literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job.
After surviving a near-fatal attack, Charlotte and Max turn to Jocelyn’s closest friends, women in a Seattle-based online investment club, for answers. But what they find is chilling…
When her uneasy alliance with Max turns into a full-blown affair, Charlotte has no choice but to trust him with her life. For the shadows of Jocelyn’s past are threatening to consume her—and anyone else who gets in their way...
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I am certainly no stranger to Jayne Ann Krentz’s work, so I was happy to receive an ARC of When All the Girls Have Gone which is being released today. Happy Release Day to the author and all the characters in this very engaging novel filled with mystery, suspense, a bit of romance, and a whole cast of sickos who turn it into a psychological thriller.
I will say up front, the plot is convoluted so don’t blink or you will have to backup a few pages and re-read. When Charlotte Sawyer and Max Cutler put their heads together to solve a murder and find Charlotte’s missing sister, you will almost immediately want these two very likable characters to get together. Since it is in the book description, I won’t be giving a spoiler when I say they do, predictably, become romantically involved. What isn’t predictable is how very entertaining these two people are together. If you are looking for a book with a flame level requiring a fire extinguisher, you will be disappointed. Max isn’t a sexy billionaire and Charlotte isn’t a saucy little temptress . . . they are just two ordinary people caught up in an extraordinary situation. Their relationship is sweet and their dialogue is funny as they work to piece together a plethora of clues which don’t always make sense while falling in love. You will love Max and Charlotte, but don’t be surprised to find out your favorite character is a retired military nurse named Ethel Deeping – that’s Lieutenant Ethel Deeping, mind you! Although she plays a relatively minor role, she steals the show!
I highly recommend When All the Girls Have Gone to fans of romantic suspense. I think you will be able to figure out some of the twists, but there are others you won’t see coming and some of them border on hilarious! If Ms. Krentz chooses, there are some excellent opportunities for sequels to this book since Max has a couple of “brothers” who were also raised by his foster father, Anson. Cabot and Jack share an obsession with Max which would make a great story. I will leave it to you to find what that obsession is because it will be revealed if you read the book!