WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE is a tense, riveting and
absorbing mystery surrounding a lovely believable
romance. Set in the Pacific Northwest, the weather and
geography provide a poignant counterpoint that deepened
Charlotte Sawyer is happily settling into her job as
activities director for Rainy Creek Gardens Retirement
Village when a mysterious package plunges her into a stew
of murder and mayhem. Her sister Jocelyn is on vacation
when a strange package arrives for her from a dead woman.
Unable to reach her, Charlotte shoulders the
responsibility of fulfilling her wishes.
Burned out from his career as a profiler, Max Cutler
building a new career with his new private investigations
firm. The downside is he needs to take plenty of boring
insurance cases to be able to afford to pursue the kind
of mystery currently presented by his young client, who
is certain his cousin would not have overdosed. When the
attractive Charlotte becomes involved, he knows he won't
be able to stop until he gets all the answers for her.
Jayne Ann Krentz has written another nail-biter leavened
with plenty of humor. I was caught up in the mysterious
disappearances, twists and clues liberally sprinkled
throughout as well as the intriguing side-stories. One of
the things I like best about WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE
is how every question is answered, big and small. Some
writers leave less important questions dangling without
full resolution, but Jayne Ann Krentz is meticulous in
satisfying every tingle of curiosity.
Although there is no hard information about further books
set within the framework built around WHERE ALL THE GIRLS
HAVE GONE, there are a few hints that a few more books
(related to Max's foster brothers) might be possible. I
am keeping my fingers crossed!
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 weâ€™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, brilliantâ€”and recklessâ€”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
flamesâ€”literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max
needs the job.
After surviving a near-fatal attack, Charlotte and Max turn
to Jocelynâ€™s closest friends, women in a Seattle-based
online investment club, for answers. But what they find is
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 Jocelynâ€™s past are threatening to
consume herâ€”and anyone else who gets in their way...