ARC Review: When All The Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz

Posted November 30, 2016 by Francesca in Reviews / 6 Comments

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ARC Review: When All The Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz
When All The Girls Have Gone
by Jayne Ann Krentz

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: November 29th 2016
Published by Berkley
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
 

“I found myself struggling to connect from almost the beginning.”
~ Under the Covers

I’ve wanted to try this author for quite some time now.  I admit, this cover drew me in because it’s absolutely gorgeous and the blurb was interesting as well.  So this was the one I finally dove in with.

This is mainly a mystery with a small side storyline of romance.  I wouldn’t classify it as a romance since it’s such a small element. The heroine of this story, Charlotte, finds herself in the middle of a suspected murder investigation when her step-sister’s best friend is found dead of a supposed overdose while her step-sister is away on vacation.  Or is she?  She has to closely work with private investigator, Max, to uncover whether it was a murder and where her sister really is.

At first I thought this would be something I could totally get into and get excited about.  But I found myself struggling to connect from almost the beginning.  I couldn’t figure out why that was, and then I realized it was the writing style.  It felt a bit disjointed and I had to try to bring myself back to the story several times because it kept losing my interest.  This is my biggest problem with this book.

The romance was a bit of an afterthought and I don’t think it fit well for me.  I would’ve preferred that not to be there, almost.  However, the plot was actually good!  I wish the delivery would’ve been better for me because I think I would’ve enjoyed the story a lot.  Sadly, it just didn’t manage to quite work as well as I was expecting.spacer

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About Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Ann Krentz is the author of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers. 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.

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Angie @ Ba_BAMB

I, too, was lured by this cover and almost read this author for the first time beginning with this book. Thanks to lukewarm reviews like yours, I know to start elsewhere!

Nice review. 🙂

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Yours is the third review I’ve read on this one about not connecting to the story and feeling there were some development issues. I liked her last one, but I think I’ll skip this one.

Amy R
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Amy R

Thanks for the review, I think I’ll pass.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I love her amanda quick novels but I’ve not read many great reviews of her as jayne ann krentz

Reine Marie
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Reine Marie

Meh. Obvious plot line, feels simplistic. Also feels like every other book I’ve read by her lately.

Timitra
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Timitra

Sorry to hear that. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca