Book review: When All The Girls Have Gone

When All The Girls Have GoneWhen All The Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Song: Where did you go by Jets Overhead

This! This was just what I needed. After meh smut books and before diving into a new series, I needed something without much mushiness and on the side of mystery. Boy, did it deliver.

When you set out to walk the path of revenge, you wanted your target to know who was pulling the trigger.

The writing was good, really good. It needed some time to really get going in terms of pace, but once it picked up I couldn’t put it down. Another thing I liked was the multiple POVs thrown out here and there. Normally it doesn’t really work for me when there is more than two voices in the book, here though it was handled perfectly. We got to see the story from different angles and in different shades, it really added to the main tone of the book.

I really liked that instead of finding out the Big Bad in the end, we got to know him pretty fast and see how it progressed from that. Let me tell you, it’s not that hard usually to figure out who the Killer is in books like this, if you pay close attention, so I much prefer it when the reader knows him and gets a window into that character’s mind as well as the main protagonist. It’s more exciting this way, at least for me. Of course we don’t see the whole picture until the end so there is still a few surprises.

For fans of romance in a detective genre I would say, limit your expectations. Some romance is present here but it’s not overwelmingly there. It’s not the main course, if you know what I mean.
The humor is sprinkled here and there, but just enough. It’s not a quirky book, it’s a mystery novel.

“You see a therapist?”
“I went to one for a while after my fiancé, aka the asshole, dumped me five days before the wedding. Not that I’m bitter.”
“Of course not,” he said, deadpan. “Holding a grudge against the guy who walked out just before the wedding would be way beneath you.”
“Absolutly. Bad karma, too. But I will admit that there are times when I think about sticking little pins in a little doll.”
“Totally understandable.”

Yeah, that ex of hers is a real piece of cake. I would stick something in him alright, not sure it would be a pin though.


You tell him, girl!

In conclusion, I really really liked the book but it didn’t make me all gaga, so I’ll give it 4.5 stars out of 5.

Over and out

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