Nothing Is What It Seems in Jayne Ann Krentz’s ‘When All the Girls Have Gone’ [REVIEW]

Three women in shadow

One is dead. A second is missing. When a killer strikes Seattle, no one is safe in Jayne Ann Krentz’s When All the Girls Have Gone.(Photo by Thomas Rousing, Flickr)

A woman named Louise is dead. Her best friend, Jocelyn, has gone missing. And now a third woman’s life is in danger. No one is safe in Jayne Ann Krentz’s intricately plotted new novel, Where All the Girls Have Gone. 



When Charlotte Sawyer, Jocelyn’s stepsister, fails to contact her after several attempts, she knows something is wrong. She enlists Private Investigator Max Cutler, a former criminal profiler, to help find out the truth about Jocelyn’s disappearance.

Together, Max and Charlotte stumble upon a scheme where an online investment club is used as a ruse for vigilante justice. Suddenly they find themselves playing a dangerous chess game with a master manipulator, a murderer who lurks in the shadows of Seattle. The clock is ticking, and not a solitary player is safe.

Krentz is a deft storyteller who never fails to keep me riveted. She builds suspense with each page, packing the story with twists and turns we don’t see coming. It is almost as if she is a driver, and we’re in the passenger seat holding on for dear life. But therein lies the fun, because ultimately we know we’re safe with her behind the wheel.

The primary reason I can say this is because Krentz constructs truly engaging characters we come to love, hate, or laugh with. From the various cantankerous residents of Rainy Creek Gardens to Jocelyn’s mysterious friends, these are characters that remind us of people we know. They are real, persuasive, kind and endearing. Ultimately, however, they may not always be who they portray themselves to be. But then, how many people lay all their cards out on the table anyway?

So do yourself a favor and take a few hours out of your day to enter Krentz’s Seattle, a world where nothing is what it seems, danger lurks around every corner, and passions can ignite at any moment. Lose yourself in the intrigue and romance of Krentz’s latest, When All the Girls Have Gone. 

Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Ann Krentz
(Photo by Marc von Borstel)


Jayne Ann Krentz is the author of more than 50 New York Times bestsellers. Her recent novels include Secret SistersTrust No One, River Roadand Dream Eyes

She has written contemporary romantic suspense novels under that name, as well as futuristic and historical romance novels under the pseudonyms Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick, respectively.

She lives in Seattle. Connect with her online at, like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

By Jayne Ann Krentz
352 pgs. Berkley. $27.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

One Response to Nothing Is What It Seems in Jayne Ann Krentz’s ‘When All the Girls Have Gone’ [REVIEW]

  1. Jathan Fink says:

    Reblogged this on Jadeworks Entertainment and commented:

    The women of Seattle are in trouble. One is dead. A second is missing. And a third is on a dangerous path that could destroy her. Will a sexy P.I. be able to crack the case before it is too late? Find out why our reviewers consistently love the novels of Jayne Ann Krentz in her latest bestseller, Where All the Girls Have Gone.

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