When All the Girls Have Gone
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
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)
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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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 ...more
‘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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 goes to investigate and finds out Jocelyn’s friend is dead. The police ...more
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, ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
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!!!
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 ...more
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 ...more
She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters ...more