When All The Girls Have Gone
By Jayne Ann Krentz
Author’s WebsiteL http://www.jayneannkrentz.com/
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jerjen
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.
When Charlotte learns that her step-sister, Jocelyn’s, best friend has been murdered, she tries to get in touch with her. Her step-sister is supposed to be away on a no-tech retreat, but Charlotte soon learns that Jocelyn has disappeared. She hooks up with a private investigator to try to locate her and they also end up investigating the murder of her friend. They talk to Jocelyn’s friends and try to retrace her activities to locate her. But the investigation is a tough one and a dangerous one. Will they be able to find Jocelyn before she ends up like her friend?
The characters are well rounded, well developed and three dimensional. Charlotte is a straightforward type of person. She does not like taking chances and she likes to follow the rules. She likes her life and she is very guarded when it comes to romance (she has been burned one too many times). Max is very guarded about everything and he is very cynical. He has seen a lot in his career and that has made him suspicious about everything and everyone. Even though they are very opposite of each other, they find that they get along well and they are attracted to each other. I enjoyed getting to know each of them and spend time with them.
I really enjoyed the fact that Charlotte worked in an assisted living facility. I thought this was a unique place for her to work and I enjoyed meeting some of the residents of the facility. I thought this added another level to the book, one that I really liked.
The mystery was carried on well throughout the entire book. There were many twists and turns, red herrings and enough suspects to keep this reader guessing all the way until the reveal at the end. I also liked that there were a couple of side mysteries and storylines to keep in mind. I really enjoyed the storyline of the memoires that the residents were writing about their lives.
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing. Through much of the book, I felt like I was right there, watching all the action take place around me. She is also very talented in her suspense writing, and I was turning pages at a fast pace to find out what was going to happen next.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well plotted romantic suspense. I have read other books by this author and I think she is a top notch romantic suspense writer and one that should not be missed.