Title: When All The Girls Have Gone
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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Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
Published by Berkley Source: Publisher
Published: November 29, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Mystery, Romantic Suspense
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I would like to say that normally, I’m not a mystery reader. However, lately I find I’ve been dipping into the genre lately. Not sure why except I find myself enjoying the thrill of figuring out the puzzle. When All The Girls Have Gone is quite the exciting puzzler for me. It has quite the interesting twists and turns that not only kept me guessing until the end but it also had me sneaking in pages every chance I could get.
The story begins with the murder of Gordon Greenslade and to be frank within a few chapters I forgot all about Gordon. I probably shouldn’t have but the story seemed more to revolve around Charlotte’s missing stepsister…who goes on a tech-free retreat? What the heck? That little nugget gets beat into your head a lot. In an attempt to find her sister she heads over to her sister’s friend’s home looking for assistance only to discover, said friend is dead and Max, a struggling PI, is hired to discover what happened. Max and Charlotte agree to work together to solve both the mystery of the dead friend as well as the missing sister.
Though I have heard of author Jayne Ann Krentz, I have never read her books so I had no idea what I was in store for. What I got was a stellar cast of characters that take me on quite a ride as they try to solve the whodunit it and where is she at mystery. Max and Charlotte are quite the pair. The situations that they find themselves in kept me on my toes. Charlotte is quirky and charming, but it’s Max and his profiler brain that I loved. The plot had many unexpected surprises, some quite humorous (Oh my gosh…Ethel is a RIOT!), where others suspenseful.
I suppose if I wanted to, I could have maybe guess out the who/what/whys along the way but instead, I allowed Ms. Krentz to take me on a great journey. Whether you are a longtime fan of hers, or a new reader like me, you’ll enjoy When All The Girls Have Gone. It was well worth the read and definitely worth recommending.