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When All The Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz
Published by Berkley on November 29, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
Amazon, Audible, Audiobook
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 vanished.
Beautiful, brilliant—and reckless—Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames—literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job.
After surviving a near-fatal attack, Charlotte and Max turn to Jocelyn’s closest friends, women in a Seattle-based online investment club, for answers. But what they find is chilling…
When her uneasy alliance with Max turns into a full-blown affair, Charlotte has no choice but to trust him with her life. For the shadows of Jocelyn’s past are threatening to consume her—and anyone else who gets in their way...
Romantic suspense is always a favorite of mine. I like the combination of elements plus some action and / or mystery. This author looked interesting as well. When All the Girls Have Gone was an easy read but lacked elements to give me an emotional connection.
The main characters were likable enough and even somewhat realistic. Charlotte worked in an assisted living facility and had been dumped 5 days before her wedding. She was kind, smart and quite relatable. Max had gotten burned out as a profiler and now was starting his own private investigation business. Both have difficult family histories. They meet when a women dies of a drug overdose who is Charlotte’s sister’s best friend. Charlotte’s sister is now missing. So they work together to investigate what is happening. This is all well and good.
However, the characters are not developed enough for me, and the others are not as believable. So I can’t care about Charlotte’s sister and her friends of the investment club. The insta-love with the main characters is also weird. The fiance who dumped her doesn’t seem to have any purpose when he turns up again. The drama with Max’s family seems extraneous and solved too easily.
Everything seems like this would be a great choice and it was a quick read but it didn’t take me anywhere.
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