Thursday, November 17, 2016

Review - When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz @JayneAnnKrentz @BerkleyPub

When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz
Berkley Publishing Group
Publication Date: November 29, 2016
Date Read:  November 7, 2016
Source: NetGalley

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 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...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014597-what-doesn-t-kill-her

My Review

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 nice to see them work together on the case from the very beginning of the story and I thought that they made a nice team.  I liked that they both gave equally to their partnership and really tried to work together.  The romance between them was nice but it never felt very exciting to me.  For some reason, I didn't really feel their chemistry like I had hoped.  I believed that their feelings were genuine but I missed the extra spark that I had hoped to see.

The mystery was fairly complex.  Max and Charlotte were busy trying to solve a murder and find a missing person from the start of the book.  As they worked to figure things out, the book takes a few twists and turns that keep the book moving along.  There were times that I was able to predict some of the twists but I still enjoyed the overall mystery aspect.

I would recommend this book to fans of romantic suspense.  This was a quick read with a lot of enjoyable aspects.  I have not read a lot of books by Jayne Ann Krentz but I have found that I enjoy her writing style and I plan to read more of her work in the future.

I received a copy of this book from Berkley Publishing Group via NetGalley.

About the Author

Jayne Ann Krentz is the author of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers. She has written contemporary romantic suspense novels under that name and futuristic and historical romance novels under the pseudonyms Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick, respectively.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

4 comments:

  1. Hmm, sounds like it had at least a good mystery, but for romantic suspense I'm like you and want the connection with the characters, too. Good to know your thoughts.

    Thanks, Carole!

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  2. I've never had much luck with this author. There was always something that either annoyed me or the characters just didn't click with me. I gave up after the fourth or fifth book that left me feeling "meh".

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  3. Sounds good to me. I always enjoy her books.

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  4. Krentz's books never seem to make it any higher than 4 stars for me but they're always so much fun it doesn't bother me too much! It sounds like the mystery overshadowed the romance aspect which is too bad as I do like a real connection between the characters but this does sound like a lot of fun! I've got this coming up next and am looking forward to it.

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