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All Night Long

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,797 Ratings  ·  241 Reviews
Shy, studious Irene Stenson and wild, privileged Pamela Webb had been the best of friends for one short high school summer. Their friendship ended the night Pamela dropped Irene off at home - and Irene walked in to discover her parents’ bodies on the kitchen floor. It was ruled a murder-suicide, and Irene fled Dunsley, determined to wipe out every memory attached to her no ...more
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Published January 3rd 2006 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 2005)
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Jayne Ann Krentz je jedna od mojih najdražih autorki.
Ovo je lepa ljubavna priča sa dobrim zapletom, kao iz najboljih trilera.
Nisam mogla predvideti rasplet događaja, tako da sam zaista uživala.
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Aug 16, 2009 K. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
"All Night Long." It started out keeping my interest, but it is definitely more about the mystery than the romance. The characters were just not that engaging (one-dimensional), and once began to take any shape at all, I still couldn't have cared less about them (very cardboard). At the point the author relegated the romance of the story to a "slam the door in my face," read as well . . . there just wasn't anything left to keep my interest (and this was coming off of JoAnn Ross's "Freefall" whic ...more
Empezó prometedoramente bien y con algunos momentos muy divertidos y terminó como el rosario de la aurora…
Tengo debilidad por las historias de crímenes en pueblos pequeños. Suelen gustarme tanto que aunque el romance no sea nada estelar, si el misterio está bien hecho, disfruto de la historia una barbaridad. En este caso ni el romance (otro caso de insta-lust) ni el misterio son buenos.
El romance ha sido una mezcla de insta-lust e insta-love. En cuanto el protagonista (Luke) ve a la protagonista
4.5 stars. A winner! Great dialogue. Lots of dry wit, lots of chuckles. I smiled a lot. I hope her newest release is as good, and so far, reviews are promising for River Road. Some of her recent publications have been utterly formulaic and predictable, but this book -- All Night Long -- is great. Really a fun read!

Luke Donner, US-Marines, retired, buys a rustic set of cabins set beside a lake. When guests check into his lodge, he bosses them around like a grumpy grizzly and basically orders them
Jane Stewart
This novel provides a fulfilling feeling both throughout and at the end. It was an excellent and fun read.

It is the development of a romantic relationship set within a murder mystery with some added suspense and a generous use of humor. I loved Luke's character. Many of his lines were gems. He was a gruff retired marine who bought a third-rate motel, which I will call the "Lodge." He intimidates and yells at paying customers as if they were marine recruits, as he informs them of motel rules and
Jul 03, 2009 Christa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
Read in January 2009 and again in June 2009. Review is from 1st reading.
I thoroughly enjoyed this Jayne Ann Krentz book. JAK was one of my favorite authors, but after being disppointed by several of her books in a row years ago, I all but stopped reading her. I am so glad that I read this one, and it was good enough that I will go back and read others by her that I missed. All Night Long had a really good story with a mystery that kept me guessing, but what made this book were the two main chara
Fast paced and pleasant, this is the story of Irene, a 32 year old reporter whose parents died in violent circumstances 17 years ago. An email sent from a past friend plunges Irene back into her horrid and traumatic past.

An interesting mystery and likeable characters, it only gets 3 stars because the dialogue felt cheesy at times and the author created emotionally and psychologically distressed characters, when she obviously isn't professionally equipped to describe or discuss psychological issu
A very readable romantic suspense. I enjoyed the relationship in it and the unravelling of a yucky human being and another even worse. Love the little pieces of humour in it too.
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
First published: 2005
Length: 401 pages
Setting: Contemporary. Smalltown (Dunsley, Oregon)
Sex: Explicit once or twice. Closed door thereafter.
Hero: former Marine now runs an inn (badly).
Heroine: Journalist for a small paper.
Trigger: At 16 Irene found her parents did by an apparent murder-suicide. She has been traumatised ever since.
Trigger: (view spoiler)
Oct 31, 2014 Lisa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Debbie Lester
Feb 08, 2010 Debbie Lester rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Synopsis:

All Night Long by Jayne Ann Krentz

Irene Stenson and Pamela Webb had been friends for one summer when they were teenagers. It ended on the tragic night that Irene came home to find her parents dead. The town of Dunster was quick to rule it a murder-suicide, but Irene was never convinced.

Several years later, Irene receives a cryptic e-mail from Pamela asking her to meet her in Dursley. She has information about the past and used a super-secret teenage code from their past to let Irene
Apr 24, 2010 Lola rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-suspense
When fifteen year old Irene Stenson arrived late back at home, she found the horrifying, lifeless bodies of her parents. Now seventeen years later, Irene is back in small town Dunsley when she received a message of her ex-bestfriend, Pamela, that hinted that there was more to the case. Ex-marine Luke Dunner owns Sunrise on Lake Lodge where she stays temporarily. Luke senses there is more to Irene and when both uncover a body, he makes it his business to invade Irene's personal space and whereabo ...more
Apr 17, 2008 Gina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent novel!

A well written plot. I so didn't see it coming. Action scenes written just right and in all the right places. And you get a great picture of the town of Dunsley and its population. And just the right amount of 'strategc dots' (you'll get the pum when you read it, LOL!), well written and well played out made this an interesting novel and kept me glued. Every time I tried to put the novel down, I would think about the characters and what was happening that I kept picking it back
Olga Godim
Oct 21, 2013 Olga Godim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This novel is a classical Krentz, a delightful mix of murder mystery and a romantic tale. Add a 17-year-old gruesome murder, a mysterious fatal OD of a senator’s glamorous daughter, an investigative reporter, a damaged former Marine with a Philosophy PhD, and a small town with a bunch of quirky characters, and you might get this novel… if you’re as talented as this author.
One of the reviewers said once that Krentz is predictable, and all her novels are essentially the same story. I agree. I kno
Narrated by Kathy Garver, David Colacci
LENGTH 9 hrs and 31 mins

I didn't particularly care for the narration or production of this audiobook. The story seemed a bit predictable (in that I guessed correctly at the outcome less than half way through the book.) Nevertheless it was entertaining and held my attention.

Publisher's Summary
Shy, studious Irene Stenson and wild, privileged Pamela Webb had been the best of friends for one short high-school summer. Their friendship ended the night Pamela drop
Reread April 2011-- This book is such a great blend of humor, suspense, and romance. I enjoyed it as much or more the second time around.

(Originally read November 2010) Well-plotted suspense with a good deal of humor and some great characters. The epilogue tries to tie up loose ends in too many neat, sappy bows, but otherwise I enjoyed the character interactions in this book, especially the growing relationship between Luke and Irene. Krentz doesn't tend to let too much tension build in her
May 27, 2014 Samyann rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
All Night Long has been in my library since September of 2009. Thought I’d better get around to listening. The story is read by Kathy Garver and David Colacci. Neither reader controls the narration of the story, it’s shared and unpredictable. Colacci is okay. Garver sounds like a teenaged girl, high pitched, nail-on-a-blackboard, annoying. Mixing is terrible, virtually non-existent, volume rises and falls, unnecessary pauses. I’m not certain how early All Night Long is in the writing ...more
Jan 13, 2015 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've never read anything by Jayne Ann Krentz before, which is surprising considering how popular and prolific she is, and that my mom has been talking her up to me for ages. Or maybe that's why. I have read one of her Amanda Quick books, WITH THIS RING, back in 2002, which at the time I simply noted was “pretty good”, though I don't remember anything about it now.

Anyway, moving along. I was quite engaged with the story and the heroine from the very beginning. The prologue opens with teenage Iren
Carolyn F.
Audiobook. Also own paperback.

I'm on the fence with Jayne Ann Krentz books. They're okay but not great. This one was just that, okay.

Irene is called by an old friend to go back to her hometown where there are a lot of bad memories. She stays at a cabin resort newly bought by Luke Danner. He's Mr. Snoopy, following her around for really no good reason. They learn a lot of secrets and there's a way over the top HEA.
Jennifer Lynn
Jan 31, 2015 Jennifer Lynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Sometimes I forget that one of the main reasons I read I book it not to learn about historical experiences, not to feel guilty for all the blessings I might have while others are suffering and not to read a book because others (whether it be critics, reviewers, etc) have noted as a must read book. I read for pleasure and to be entertained as well. This book falls under that category despite the fact I am sure it is on someone's list as a must read, to me it was about pure enjoyment. I liked the ...more
Arabella Thorne
Aug 22, 2013 Arabella Thorne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting! An ex military man decides to become an inn keeper on a lake in northern/ well wine country California.The heroine is coming back to this little town because an old school chum has asked to see her out of the blue after years on no contact...And Whooohooo there 's a nasty mystery concerning several murders to unravel...very fun a great summer read! Just what I expect from Ms. Krentz.
Nov 04, 2014 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-suspense
I enjoyed this an excellent romance suspense novel. I enjoyed the narration...if you can find it, it was quite good.
Second time I read this, but I didn't remember it until way into the story. Good stuff.
Feb 04, 2016 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great romantic suspense! Seventeen years ago, 15 year-old Irene Stenson was dropped off at her house past curfew by her best friend, Pamela Webb. To Irene's horror, she discovered the dead bodies of her parents on the kitchen floor. The police quickly labeled it a murder-suicide, but Irene knew that couldn't be true. She moves to another town to live with her aunt, and does not set foot in her hometown again, until she receives a mysterious email from her old friend Pamela, whom she hasn't com ...more
Ainhoa de Alberto
Irene es la típica protagonista traumatizada que se ha quedado estancada en un pasado sin resolver. Sin embargo, también es una mujer de armas tomar. Sí, le tiene un miedo atroz a la oscuridad y realiza sus propios rituales diarios para mantener bajo control su estrés postraumático. Pero, al mismo tiempo, es capaz de enfrentarse a situaciones límite sin despeinarse.

Durante los últimos quince años, nadie más ha creído que sus padres fueran asesinados. Por esa razón, cuando una amiga a la que no h
Apr 14, 2010 Vanessa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a little while to get into this book, and that's the only reason I didn't give it 5 starts. On the other hand, the relationship between the two main characters was well written from the beginning, and like so many of her other novels, there was great dialog and plenty of humor. There also some funny scenes with Luke's family. The mystery was a good one that I didn't guess until almost the end. Luke was also an interesting character in his own right. Being an ex-marine with a seemingly ...more
All Night Long
4 Stars

As a teenager, Irene Stenson discovered her parents’ bodies following what the police believed to be a murder/suicide. Now she is back in her home town after an old friend sends a cryptic email offering new information. Soon the bodies are piling up and the secrets are unraveling, and the only one Irene can turn to for help is innkeeper and former marine, Luke Danner, who has some serious issues of his own.

A clever plot with some surprising twists and turns a
Jul 08, 2011 Manuela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una ventata di aria fresca nel genere romantic-suspence, che negli ultimi tempi mi aveva un po' annoiata, nel suo essere spesso ripetitivo e scontato.
La Quick ci regala un romanzo fresco, ben scritto, con una trama gialla di buon livello, sorprendente e non scontata, e una storia d'amore intensa, che si sviluppa all'inizio in sordina, ma che poi si evolve in maniera naturale e mai sdolcinata, rimanendo su atmosfere soft, ma coinvolgenti. Luke e Irene si trovano quasi per caso, si riconoscono com
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