- Author Jayne Ann Krentz
- Release Date November 29, 2016
- Publisher Berkley
- ISBN/ASIN 978-0399174490
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by SJ
Jayne Ann Krentz has perfected the art of storytelling. In WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE, her latest romantic suspense set in the Pacific Northwest, Charlotte Sawyer is worried because she can’t get in touch with her stepsister to tell her that one of her good friends has died. In the meantime, there’s some suspicion that said friend did not die peaceably. Worried the woman was murdered, Charlotte is more than anxious to find her stepsister.
Hired by the deceased’s cousin, PI Max Cutler takes the case. Max is rebuilding. His previous career as a criminal profiler ended when a case went south, and he’s not overwhelmed with clients. So though he’s skeptical he’ll turn up more than a case of a woman overdosing with pills, he accepts his new client. In the course of his investigation, he runs into Charlotte. Sparks immediately fly.
As in all of Jayne Ann Krentz’s suspenses, the mystery is woven perfectly into the building romance. As Max and Charlotte grow closer, they learn that Charlotte’s stepsister was involved in a financial club that has ties that go way deeper than money. Charlotte’s disaster of a previous engagement has much in common with Max’s marriage that ended poorly. Together, the pair manage to solve the case while healing their hearts.
The twist of a whodunit is fun and ultimately satisfying. I didn’t guess right away who was behind the murder, though I thought I knew. A wonderful mystery with a clever romance and feel-good ending.
You can never go wrong with Jayne Ann Krentz. WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE is a keeper for sure, and a book worth re-reading.