Shy, studious Irene Stenson and wild, privileged Pamela Webb had been the best of friends for one short high school summer. Their friendship ended the night Pamela dropped Irene off at home - and Irene walked in to discover her parents' bodies on the kitchen floor. It was ruled a murder-suicide, and Irene fled Dunsley, determined to wipe out every memory attached to her Northern California hometown. But now she has been summoned back.
Pamela's email had been short and cryptic. More alarming, it included the code word they had used as teenagers, suggesting an urgency and secrecy that puzzled Irene. What could be important enough to make her former friend get in touch after all these years? She won't find out - at least not from Pamela, who lies dead in the luxurious home of her father, a US senator, pill and liquor bottles beside her. The shock has barely subsided before the rumors begin to swirl.
Irene had planned to get out of this place as quickly as possible. But her reporter's instinct - and her own hunger to know the truth - compel her to extend her stay at the local lodge. Even more compelling is the man who runs the place - a hazel-eyed ex-marine who's as used to giving orders as Irene is to ignoring them.
Luke Danner can see the terrified young girl hidden beneath Irene Stenson's black-clad, confident exterior - and he is intent on protecting her. But he is also driven by passions of his own, and together they will risk far more than local gossip to sort out what happened to Pamela Webb and what really happened on that long-ago summer night.
©2006 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2015 Recorded Books
I enjoyed this on audio even more than on book. I love this authors books no matter if she writes under Amanda quick, or Stephanie James, but I especially enjoy her other world books written under Jayne castle
"All Night Long"
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and its narration! It takes a special talent for a narrator to be able to differentiate characters in an audio book - especially when there are several male and female characters! Kudos to Amanda Cobb for having made each character in this novel distinct and believable! She did more than just alter voices! Her inflections and subtle nuances of normal every day language made me chuckle more than once. Fun!
Different narrator original was a man and woman on CD. Would like to have that cheated out of best part. Story excellent, narrator horrible.
I couldn't wait to get back in my car, walk the track, or settle down at night so I could listen to "All Night Long" again.
The twists, turns, and of course a love story make this an irresistible listen.
I definitely recommend it.
"Loved it!! Excellent story and great performance"
Very good book I couldn't stop listening kept me wanting more, proved once again the reason why she is my favorite writer.
"Another great listen!"
Ms. Krentz and Ms. Cobb do it again! I was intrigued by this mystery, and it actually gave me chills more than once. There's nothing like political intrigue and murder to get the blood going. It also made me imagine going back to my own home town all these years later.
I especially liked the way the narrator handled the sex scenes. They were steamy without being raunchy, and that's a fine line, but I guess that's the writing too....
The discovery of the video made by Pamela was especially creepy.
I recommend this one!!!
"another good older JAK novel"
I had read this book once in paperback and enjoyed it. Now I am limited to only 1 hour of reading per day, I have moved, per my ophthalmologist orders, to mostly audio books. The transition from using eyesight to using my ears was difficult at first, but I am becoming a better listener in the past 2 years.
I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this novel. I really like both Luke and Irene, the hero and heroine, who are both "walking wounded", who meet up, are attracted to each other and help each other to heal emotionally from traumatic experiences. Lots of suspects in the case, some enjoyable sex scenes, and funny minor characters. I especially like Luke.
IMHO, a good narration.
"Narrator Ruins the Story"
The narrator needs to get a clue. She and her director pay little attention to the actual words in the story. Everything sounds as if she's gossiping with her friends.
I love Jayne Ann Krentz's books under her Amanda Quick pseudonym and I've enjoyed others in the modern romance genre. However, this book just left me cold. The narrator, Amanda Cobb, was not very good. She "overacted" the narration of the characters and it was hard to tell the males from the females by her vocal intonations. I hate to say this, but the narration was rather amateurish. The story was just okay, but not very clear and seemed rather confusing. Not one of her best.
Narrator has a pleasant voice but she puts the emphasis on the wrong syllable and that drove me nuts.
"Deeper than usual"
...for JAK. I love her non-Arcane books. This one is a little more serious in theme but the humor and quirk are all there. I love Arcane too!
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