I really, really liked this book. It wasn't 'in your face, edge of the seat' tense or scary like Patterson or Tananbaum, but ...I don't know, I can't quite put my finger on it, but it did keep me tensed and reading. There was a perfect blending of relationship story and fearful suspense...I liked them and them together so that's what made me afraid of what could happen, I guess. Like a mellow thriller. LOL Anyway, I just remember thinking halfway through "I REALLY like this book".
Whether writing as Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle or Jayne Ann Krentz, this author knows how to mix a sure-to-please readers' cocktail: Take 2 parts suspense, blend in 1 part sex, add a dash of surprises, and garnish with a satisfying conclusion. It's irresistible - after one sip you down it. Or, in the case of All Night Long read it from cover to cover.
A romantic mystery with the style and panache associated with Jayen Ann Krentz, a young woman who came home one night to discover her parents' dead bodies, decides, after 17 years, that she must investigate and finally learn the truth.
Irene and Pamela had been the best of friends for one high school summer. Their friendship ended the night Pamela dropped Irene off at home and Irene found her parents' bodies on the kitchen floor. She fled Dunsley but has now been summoned back. Pamela's e-mail had been short and cryptic including the code word they had used as teenagers.Irene's hunger to know the truth compel her to extend her stay a the local lodge, to sort out what happend to Pamela Webb and what really happened on that long-ago summer night.
Irene Stenson returns home at the request of an old high school friend, whom she hasn't seen or talked to in seventeen years--since the death of Irene's parents. She arrives to find her friend dead. Was is suicide or murder? Did it have anything to do with her parents' deaths. As Irene investigates, she is joined by Luke Danner, ex-marine and owner of the lodge where she is staying. Irene is still trying to find resolution and closure over her parents' deaths and Luke is trying to find "normal" again after seeing some action in his military career. Instant attraction and common idiosyncrasies make for some interesting sparks.
Another great Krenz book--well developed characters, interesting story line, well-placed humor and just the right amount of romantic sizzle.
One of the author's earlier novel, now republished. It is the sotory of a woman who survived the killing of her parents when she was child, who comes home to confront the mistery of who murdered her parents and why. Another mystery confronts her. Why is she so drawn to the Lodge owner? Pretty good.
Some people have bad memories of their childhood hometowns; Irene Stenson has nightmares. As a teenager, Irene came home late one summer night after being out with her friend Pamela Webb, and discovered that both of her parents had been killed. Irene refused to believe that her father murdered her mother and then committed suicide, and soon afterward left Dunsley. Seventeen years later, Irene, now a journalist, is still haunted by the events of that fateful night, but a cryptic note from Pamela induces her to return home. But before Irene has a chance to meet with her, Pamela dies. When the police rule Pamela's death a suicide, Irene knows intuitively that there is more to the story. With the initially unwanted but soon very much welcomed help of sexy Luke Danner, an ex-marine and the owner of the lodge where Irene is staying, Irene begins her own unofficial investigation into Pamela's death only to discover that someone in Dunsley is keeping secrets that could prove to be deadly. Best-seller Krentz deftly mingles chilling danger and simmering sexual tension.
Investigative reporter Irenen Stenson hasn't been to her home-town of Dunsley, CA since the gruesome night she found both her parents dead on the kitchen floor. Now, seventeen years later Irene has received a shocking new lead about their deaths-and is determined to discover the truth of what happened on that long-ago night. Staying at a local lodge, she finds herself confiding in the handsome Luke Danner-an ex-Marine who's used to barking order as Irene is to ignoring them. But Luke sees the terror beneath her confident exterior-and can't help but want to protect her. He is also driven by passions of his own, and as they're drawn together into the hearts of danger, they will risk far more than either of them expected......
Investigative reporter Irene Stenson hasn't been to her hometown of Dunsley, California since the gruesome night she found both of her parents dead on the kitchen floor. Now, seventeen years later, Irene has received a shocking new lead about their deaths, and is determined to discover the truth of what happened on that long-ago night.
Staying at a local lodge, she finds herself confiding in handsome Luke Danner, an ex-Marine who's as used to barking orders as Irene is to ignoring them. But Luke sees the terror beneath her confindent exterior, and can't help but want to protect her. He is also driven by passions of his own, and as they're drawn together into the heart of danger, they will risk far more than either of them expected.
Investiative reporter Irene Stenson hasn't been to her home town of Dunsley, California, since the gruesome night she found both her parents dead on the kitchen floor. Now, seventeen years later, Irene has received a shocking new lead about their deaths and is detrmined to discover the truth of what happened on that long ago night.