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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  8,007 ratings  ·  318 reviews
Investigative reporter Irene Stenson hasn’t been to her hometown of Dunsely, California, since the gruesome night she found both her parents dead on the kitchen floor. Now, seventeen years later, Irene has received a shocking new lead about their deaths—and is determined to discover the truth of what happened on that long-ago night.

Staying at a local lodge, she finds hers
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Hardcover, 416 pages
Published January 3rd 2006 by G.P. Putnam's Sons (first published January 1st 2005)
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Berniece M. Owen Stand alone, but some others are similar. Krentz is a Northwesterer and uses this type of setting frequently. She strikes a more serious note here…moreStand alone, but some others are similar. Krentz is a Northwesterer and uses this type of setting frequently. She strikes a more serious note here than usual, but dialog between leads is classic Krentz.(less)

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Mo
Sep 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

First time reading this author. Quite enjoyed it. Liked the hero and heroine. Liked the setting and the mystery element.


Alpha male through and through. She knew the type well.




"Told myself I wasn't going to do this tonight," he said.
"Clearly, I lied."
"This is probably not a good idea," she whispered.
"Got a better one?"
Therein lay the real problem, she thought. She didn't have a better idea. Kissing Luke was far and away the best idea she'd had in years, maybe forever.
She wound her ar
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Sarah
Read for the URR 2017 New Year's Reading Challenge prompt 'Romantic Suspense'

Beware some vague spoilers pertaining to the killer

17/8 - This was not the romantic suspense novel I was looking for. Luke, the 'hero' was depicted as a stalker and to begin with, from his thoughts and actions, I thought we were in the bad guy's head not the lead who we were supposed to find attractive. I don't know what readers Krentz thought would find a creepy motel owner following a woman around late at night, even
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Cheesecake
Irene and Luke. A very full book with many layers. Not what I am used to from this author. Over 400 pages long, it deals with some serious topics like PTSD and how families deal with mental illness. It's done in a humorous way but still taken seriously and not suddenly 'cured from' like in some books.
I don't want to give anything away because the mystery is good, but for those who are squeamish there is no real gore, but there is rape (view spoiler). It happened
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Linda
JAK’s All Night Long was a romantic suspense on par with a story written by Sandra Brown or Linda Howard. When Luke Danner and Irene Stenson first met. each carried a guilt concerning their immediate family. For Irene, it was her haunting past and the question, ‘What if....?’ For Luke, it was about his immediate family and the members with all their concerns. The question was, ‘Should they be?’ Concerned, that is.

Luke was an ex-Marine and an alpha male. If I met him for the first time as Irene
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LibraryLass
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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
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K.
Aug 04, 2009 rated it did not like it
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
Mara
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
3 1/2
And then she surprises me. Among the carbon-copy, even if pleasant, other books she writes, here comes a book like this. Heavy-themed treated with her usual light and fun touch.
Cheesecake has a good review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Kathleen
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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Luli
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
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Christa
Jan 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
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Lilyan
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
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Linda
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Irenes childhood ended brutally when her parents died in a tragedy. She left the little town and all friends never to look back. Until now, when her then best friend gets in touch with a strange message.
Back in Dunsley the mystery gets worse, when the meeting with Pamela doesnt happen - since she too dies. Now what?
This is something she as a reporter cant ignore, and now has to investigate.
Help comes unexpected from the owner of the lodge where shes staying, Luke. Ex-marine and with a need to f
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Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Holy smokes! This was so good, like I didn’t expect to like it as much as I have. The writing is phenomenal and the characters are so well written. But you guys the mystery suspense was so good, legit I couldn’t pick who the crazy was! This had the best element of surprise at the end, and I was living for it. I am really enjoying my time reading JAK stories and can’t wait to jump into even more of hers. Also this had the cutest romances too, like it was everything I wanted it was just perfect! I ...more
Olga Godim
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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Kathryn
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.
Lisa
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Mojca
Seventeen years ago, Irene Stenson found her parents corpses in their kitchen. The crime, ruled murder-suicide, has scarred her for life, since she couldn’t come to grips with the fact her father could’ve killed her mother, and so unable to put it all behind.

Now, Irene, an investigative reported with a small newspaper, receives an e-mail from her once-best friend, the one who was with her on the night that had changed her life, inviting her back into her hometown with promises of explanations ab
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Teri
4 stars
I will admit I only picked this up for a challenge, but I ended up liking it pretty well. The characters were a little weird, admittedly, and there were a few things about it that I felt may be a little...I don't know...I guess there were a few things where I was like "Why did?" or "I don't think they" but I did like it. I laughed a few times as well. I wasn't really sure about Luke in the beginning, but he was dealing with his own shit and had his own obsessions and Irene had hers. I lik
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Dawn Gaskin
Sep 14, 2018 rated it liked it
While I enjoyed this novel, and the mystery therein, I had a problem with Luke, one of the main characters. He was attractive, there was chemistry right off, yada yada yada. But then Luke got into following Irene everywhere she went, even when she'd left the property without headlights on so as not to alert him. I think, had I been Irene, I'd have been reporting him as a stalker and found him to be pretty creepy.
Vicky
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy read with twists and turns.
Jim
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very enjoyable read. It had an intriguing mystery and very likable and interesting characters. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.
Robin Reynolds / October Woman
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
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Jen
Finally reviewed after my "seventh" (see notes below) reading, June 23, 2017.
5 stars - outstanding/amazing


I love this book. Irene is a wonderful protagonist and Luke is fabulous, too. I really love them together.

I was sort of nervous about reading this story, considering that yesterday I read JAK's latest release - The Girl Who Knew Too Much, written as Amanda Quick - and was underwhelmed. I worried that maybe I wasn't in the right mood to appreciate my favorite author's writing, and that that w
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Chelsea
More reviews available at my blog, Beauty and the Bookworm.

All Night Long was the romantic suspense read for the Unapologetic Romance Readers in August, but it took me a while to get it from the library and then get around to reading it, so I didn't finish it until early September. The story seems to have a good premise from the summary: having fled her hometown years before after the murder of her parents, Irene is summoned back by the woman who was her best friend the summer of the murders, pu
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Elaine
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very nice book. Interesting and witty dialogue.
Johnsergeant
Oct 31, 2009 rated it liked it
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
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Lola
Apr 24, 2010 rated it it was ok
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
Debbie Lester
Feb 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
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The author of over 50 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.

She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degre
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“I love threats. They make great quotes. Is that recorder working, Irene?” 17 likes
“I think I'm going to cry, this is crazy."
"No, you're just processing. Go ahead and cry."
"I thought men got nervous around crying females."
"I'm a Marine, remember? We're trained to handle anything.”
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