by Jayne Ann Krentz

January 2006
ISBN: 0-399-15305-5
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Privileged Senatorís daughter Pamela Webb and local sheriffís daughter Irene Stenson become best friends during one fateful summer that they will remember forever. Pamela keeps Irene out way past her curfew one night and upon returning home Irene is stunned to find her parents both dead on the kitchen floor. The deaths are ruled a murder suicide and the orphaned Irene is taken away from Dunsley, CA to live with her aunt. This turn of events abruptly ends the girls' friendship.

Seventeen years later Irene, who is now a reporter, is shocked to receive an email from Pamela asking her to return to Dunsley as Pam needs her help. Irene reluctantly returns to the small California town that has caused her so much heartache only to find her friend dead of an apparent suicide before the two can talk. Things donít add up and Ireneís reporter instincts soon have her trying to find out the truth about Pamís death and her parentís deaths all those years ago.

Irene is staying at a small local inn, Sunrise On The Lake Lodge, that is being run by ex-marine Luke Danner. Luke has many secrets of his own but he forms a bond with Irene and soon finds himself drawn into the investigation she has started surrounding current and past events. It soon becomes clear that someone wants these mysteries to say unsolved and Luke and Irene find themselves in danger. Will they be able to uncover the truth before someone silences them forever?

You will find yourself awake All Night Long turning pages of this latest Krentz thriller. The reader is drawn into the story right from the beginning and Krentz keeps you in your seat with her twists and turns as the exciting plot unfolds. I think this is her best book in a while and found it to be riveting from start to finish. Start this one early in the evening or be prepared to drink a lot of coffee the next day trying to stay awake because you will find you have to finish this one in one setting.

A wonderful lead couple and compelling plot make All Night Long a sure winner for the talented Ms. Krentz.

Reviewed in January 2006 by Barbara.

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