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When All the Girls Have Gone

(Cutler, Sutter, & Salinas #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  6,972 ratings  ·  789 reviews

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

Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published November 29th 2016 by Piatkus
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Nonnie Reads I would suggest FRANCES O' RORKE DOWELL .... she is an award winning author that has written many books for young teens. Many of her books are thought…moreI would suggest FRANCES O' RORKE DOWELL .... she is an award winning author that has written many books for young teens. Many of her books are thought provoking.
Ms Krentz is a good author and has written many good books but I think they explicit and meant for people over 17-18 years old. (less)
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Chelsea Humphrey
I'll be honest, I just skim read the last half of this book. While it may be partially due to my book hangover from a fabulous last read, this story was unfortunately nothing special. In fact, I felt as though I've already read it 500 times before. The romance was ok but predictable, the mystery didn't hook me, and I found my eyes closing every time I picked this book up. I hate writing less than glowing reviews, so I'll say that I think this book just wasn't for me; I think the right reader ...more
When all the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz is a 2016 Berkley publication.

Charlotte is stunned when her step-sister’s best friend is found dead. When she learns Jocelyn, who had uncharacteristically gone off radar, could be in danger, as well, she teams up with private detective, Max Cutler, to discover who may be after her sister and her friends.

While this story is, in many ways, standard fare for JAK, but in other ways, this book is edgier than usual, dealing with dark topics, like
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
When I want to curl up on the couch with a comfy blanket and tea to read without interruption, there are a few authors that I know I can sit down with their books and always be satisfied. Jayne Ann Krentz is one of those authors. WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE is one of those books.

Charlotte Sawyer is the average, steady, and some say naïve, director of activities at a senior retirement home. Her step-sister, Jocelyn is beautiful, adventurous and reckless. When Charlotte hears that Jocelyn’s best
Apr 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bayb-2018

Charlotte Sawyer is the activities director at a retirement community in Seattle, Washington, and - among other things - oversees a program for senior citizens who are writing their autobiographies. When one would-be author wants to spice up her story by saying she shot her husband, it causes a hubbub.....and leads to a discussion of fiction vs. non-fiction.

Charlotte has other things on her mind as well. Her former fiancé called off the wedding five days before the nuptials, leaving Charlotte
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.

This was a decent book. I would probably rate this book closer to 3.5 stars but I decided to round up since I am feeling generous. It was a very readable story that I never quite figured out but it failed to completely pull me in. I thought that the book had some really nice elements with a fast paced plot. There were some parts of the story that were a bit predictable but it was entertaining nonetheless.

I liked both Charlotte and Max. It was
3.5 stars

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Checking her step-sister's mail while she is on vacation, Charlotte comes across a letter and a set of keys from one of her sister's friends that has her very curious. When Charlotte finds out that friend is now dead, she has even more questions. Teaming up with private investigator Max, they start to discover that each thread they pull on only stirs up
Thoroughly enjoyed this romantic suspense. Enjoyed characters, mystery and light romance. All for one foot in front of the other. Go Max and Charlotte.
”’It seemed like a game at first. But it was never a game. We all knew we were taking chances. There was always the possibility that someone would realize what we were doing.’

‘But we were very careful.’

‘Maybe not careful enough.”

This book shows that some authors are worth taking second chances on.

Charlotte Sawyer has always lived a very cautious life compared to her older stepsister Jocelyn. If you don’t count the fact that she was dumped at her wedding reception, Charlotte would say that her
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Charlotte Sawyer has been house sitting for her step-sister, Jocelyn, while she is off on a no technology retreat for a month when a package arrives from one of Jocelyn's close friends. Charlotte tries to get into contact to find out more about what the package means but finds out that the friend that had sent the package has died.

Charlotte immediately tries to notify Jocelyn that her friend has passed but finds that Jocelyn hadn't stayed at the retreat and has gone into hiding herself. During
Book of Secrets°ღ
Liked! I listened to the audiobook, compliments of LibraryThing's Early Reviewers. This was my kind of romantic suspense: a believable romance between Charlotte and Max, but the story stayed focused on solving the mystery. Lots of twists and strong female characters. The audiobook was narrated by Amanda Leigh Cobb, and her performance fit well with Charlotte's personality.
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
I've been on a thriller kick lately so this easy read fit the bill. 'When All the Girls Have Gone' is intelligent, fast-paced and very creative. Max and Charlotte are very real and relatable characters. Loved the author's smart and snappy writing style! The romance felt completely honest, down-to-earth and very "true".

Jayne Ann Krentz is a new author to me so I very much enjoyed getting to know her writing style. She has legions of fans and I can see why. I adored Max, who is a man of few words
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I am such a sucker for a good romantic suspense. I need a break from swoons and feel good romances occasionally, and love a little danger and intrigue thrown in for good measure. When All the Girls have Gone delivered that perfectly. The pace was non-stop, yet never overly hurried. The romance was not to pressing, like a nice little cherry thrown on top for good measure. There didn't seem to be a huge amount of mystery to figure out, yet as pieces fell into play there were so many little parts ...more
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
3.5 stars

Normally I’m a sucker for romantic suspense books and this one started out with a unique plot. With plenty of characters to follow and get to know, things really got interesting in the development of this story. But I found a few problems with this story for me, as well.

One thing that disappointed me a bit was the fact that the romance portion of this book seemed a bit lacking. There was no heat or passion. It was just more like the couple agreed that they would be together. There’s a
Oct 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When All The Girls Have Gone is a cozy romantic mystery by Jayne Ann Krentz with not too many surprises.
Charlotte finds out that her step sister’s friend Louise was murdered and there meets Max who is looking into the investigation at her brother’s request .Then Charlotte discovers her step sister Jocelyn is not on her month long tech free vacation and all of Jocelyn’s friends who were participating in an investment trading club are getting killed one by one. Charlotte teams up with Max to find
Obvious plot line, feels simplistic. Also feels like every other book I've read by her lately.
Judy Collins
A special thank you to Berkley and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Jayne Ann Krentz delivers her "best yet" with her latest: WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE A rip-roaring good old fashioned, multi-layered complex cleverly crafted crime mystery thriller(with a twist of psychological suspense)!

A satisfying tightly wound page-turner of corruption, treachery, and deception that will keep you intrigued to the final page.

Before I begin, have read many mixed reviews about this
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
When I think of romantic suspense, I usually think of Nora Roberts and Jayne Ann Krentz. A new book by one of these two authors is always a reason to celebrate, and yet somehow, I’ve waited until now to read When all the Girls Have Gone… just in time for the UK paperback release.

When all the Girls Have Gone explores what happens to strong women when the system turns against them. It tells the story of Charlotte’s step-sister Jocelyn, raped in college by an unknown assailant, and denied justice
RachelW (BamaGal)
Jul 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
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3.5 Stars. Jayne Anne Krentz has a formula which has served her well over the years, and When All The Girls Have Gone doesn’t stray far from the routine. However, as always, the story is snappy, witty, and full of JAK’s trademark character banter. This time around we have Charlotte, whose stepsister Jocelyn and her friends have been participating in an investment trading club. Something has gone wrong with the club, or maybe something from Jocelyn’s past come back to haunt her, and
Kirsten #ripcarollspinney
Another great page turner from Jayne Ann Krentz!! I love this author (in all her guises)!

Set in the beautiful (and Trump resisting) state of Washington, it is a story of women trying to get justice and dying in the process. There's romance, danger, and a bit of humor thrown in. Great fun!!
Charlotte Sawyer’s stepsister Jocelyn has gone off the grid for a month, holing up on a Caribbean island, so Charlotte does what all stepsisters do—she waters Jocelyn’s plants and collects the mail and opens just the stuff that looks important. One day she opens an important-looking envelope that turns out to be from Jocelyn’s best friend, and contains a cryptic message and a set of keys to the friend’s storage box.

Charlotte goes to investigate and finds out Jocelyn’s friend is dead. The police
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: featured-books, star
Again Krentz continues her masterful story telling in this gripping read. When All The Girls Have Gone was highly emotional for me personally which affected how long it took me to finish this book.
Keep in mind there is mention of sensitive topics like kidnappings, missing persons, rapes, murders etc but its not so heavy on those details that it negatively affects the reader.
It never ceases to amaze me how well Krentz taps into the mind of our bad guy and brings him to life the way she does,
CD {Boulder Blvd}
This was a quick read although I wasn't pulled into the story as much as I wanted to be. There were a few points where it felt like I had read it before - one person dies and then it turns out another person is missing. That is a common thread. But what really made me feel like it was too familiar and not new were the two MCs. I had flashbacks to other novels by Ms. Krentz. Both the two main characters were described and talked like a lot of her other books' MCs. It was like I knew in advance ...more
Sheyla ✎
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016

Jayne Ann Krentz has been writing good books for a while. I love her Arcane Society series and from the moment I saw this cover, I was excited to read When All The Girls Have Gone. One thing I'm always glad to see in her books is how she's able to weave suspense and romance into her novels and the end result is invariably good.

In When All the Girls Have Gone, Charlotte Sawyer is looking for her step-sister Jocelyn. Jocelyn has left for a month retreat in a convent without electronics but
Helen Marquis
This was the first Jayne Ann Krentz book that I had read. I went in expecting a thriller, so was surprised by the amount of romance in it, especially as it didn't seem particularly appropriate given the circumstances!
The story revolves around Charlotte Sawyer, the less glamorous and successful of the Sawyer sisters, who learns her older sister Jocelyn's closest friend has been found dead, leaving mysterious messages for her. However, Jocelyn has gone off the grid to a tech-free retreat and is
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This is a combination murder mystery/romance done in the best Jayne Ann Krentz style, but don't try to keep track of the plot twists and turns without a score card.

Charlotte Sawyer is recovering from the fact her fiance ditched her just days before the wedding, leaving her stuck with the bills when her stepsister, Jocelyn disappears-and Jocelyn's best friend is murdered.

PI Max Cutler, brought in to investigate the death of the friend, joins
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally published at Reading Reality

Like last year’s Secret Sisters, When All the Girls Have Gone is one of Jayne Ann Krentz’s rare (and awesome) stand alone contemporary romantic suspense titles. As much as I adore her Arcane Society/Harmony series, it’s always a treat to read a stand-alone title with that same ability to enthrall me from the first page to the last. And I’m not left mourning the wait for the next title in the series. When all of those girls are finally found, we get to watch
Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

When All The Girls Have Gone is the first Jayne Ann Krentz book I’ve read and it was fantastic.

From the first chapter, you can see that some crazy things are about to happen as we start off with an unknown person shooting someone in the chest and making it look like a hunting accident. I was instantly intrigued and wanted to know who these people were and why one of them was killing the other. I think this chapter set a great tone for the rest of the book in regards to the big mystery.
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I really enjoyed this book. Jayne Ann Krentz weaves a tale of secrets, backstabbing, and more into a book that just kept me reading. I wasn't really trying to figure it out, I was just enjoying the ride. Good story. Interesting characters. And it appears there could be a set up for the next book ( maybe!)

Plus: love the cover!!!
Tiffany {Beyond the Stars: Book Blog}
This was a very interesting read. There were things that were known and you kinda thought you knew it all so I was dissapointed in the lack of the element of surprise. Then at the end, turns out there are a whole bunch of loose ends that you thought you knew but you really didn't. It's a murder mystery so it's nice to have that unknown after you thought it was predictable.

The story is told from multiple POV's and I found at times that it was a little hard to follow along, but not enough to where
A nice but completely unmemorable book from Jayne Ann Krentz.

The best friend of Charlotte's half-sister dies in suspicious circumstances, leaving an intriguing letter to her friend. Charlotte decides to explain its content and in this way she meets Max Cutler, a private detective hired to explain the death of the woman. It soon turns out that the case may be associated with a serial rapist. Max and Charlotte try to investigate a case, not an easy task since everybody either dies or lies ... or
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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

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