A thrilling novel of the deceptions we hide behind, the passions we surrender to, and the lengths we’ll go to for the truth from the New York Times bestselling author of Untouchable.
When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her stepsister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one of 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...
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We love true crime—and When All the Girls Have Gone feels ripped from the headlines. When Charlotte Sawyer's stepsister Jocelyn goes off the grid and a mutual friend is murdered, Charlotte finds herself working with private investigator Max Cutler to solve the disappearance. Could a series of unsolved campus rapes from a decade ago be the key to finding Jocelyn? We found the slow-burn romance between Charlotte and Max the perfect counterpoint to this chilling mystery.
With this slow-paced book, Krentz (Secret Sisters) launches a romantic suspense series set in Seattle, where Max Cutler, a former profiler turned PI, moved to start his life over after burning out on the job. While investigating the mysterious death of Louise Flint, who belonged to a women's investment club, he encounters Charlotte Sawyer, whose stepsister, Jocelyn, another investor, also disappeared. Working together, they hope to both find Jocelyn and identify the culprit behind a decade-long rape and killing spree that started with a violent assault on Jocelyn while she was in college. The suspense story suffers from Krentz spending too much text introducing investment-club members in lieu of building ties between Charlotte and Max. It's also a setup for future books featuring Max's foster brothers, all of whom have a collective score to settle. Fortunately, the suspense picks up when Max and Charlotte realize they need to trust each other and work in close proximity to bring down the privileged villain.
Fun and Satisfying
I enjoyed it. I read to relax. I count on Jayne Ann Krentz to give me good characters, exciting suspense, and a happy ending. She delivers every time and this was no exception. I’m looking forward to the next books in the series.
Hope to see more of Max's detective agency! Enjoyed Max, Charlotte and Anson. Hope to meet Cabot Sutter. Hope we get the story of tracking down Zane.
When all the girls have gone is an exciting, perfectly paced, romantic suspense novel. I loved every page of this brilliantly crafted book and found it impossible to put down.
Madison Benson, the founder, and mastermind behind an exclusive investment club, carefully handpicked each of her four members. Every member was aware before joining her club that there would be a certain amount of risk involved. If a dangerous situation arose, though, every member, was assured, that they would receive the warning code, via email, in time for them to go into hiding.
When one of the members, Louise Flint was found dead, and another member rushed to the hospital; Jocelyn emailed the emergency code to Madison and Emily. Someone had discovered the true meaning of their club, and their lives were now in danger. Unfortunately, their little anonymous internet investment game had turned deadly.
Charlotte Sawyer was shocked to hear that her step-sister’s best friend Louise was dead. She was equally unnerved when Max Cutler, a private investigator, informed her that her stepsister, Jocelyn was missing. Charlotte and Max teamed up to unravel the mystery of Louise’s death and Jocelyn’s disappearance. As the two worked together, missing pieces and deaths started to pile up, along with their attraction and emotional bond to each other.
This novel had so many twists and turns and layers that it kept me guessing until the end. When All The Girls Have Gone is meticulously crafted and highly entertaining. I loved it!
Many thanks to the publisher, and NetGalley, for my complimentary advanced review copy.