By Jayne Ann Krentz
A thrilling novel of ardour, homicide, small-town secrets and techniques, and scandal delivered to gentle. Shy, studious Irene Stenson and wild, privileged Pamela Webb have been the easiest of associates for one brief highschool summer season. Their friendship ended the evening Pamela dropped Irene off at home-and Irene walked in to find her mom and dad' our bodies at the kitchen flooring. It used to be governed a murder-suicide, and Irene fled the northern California city of Dunsley. yet seventeen years later, while Pamela sends a cryptic electronic mail inquiring for aid, Irene returns to her native land to discover her outdated good friend has died unexpectedly, abandoning loads of gruesome, unanswered questions. stuck up in a firestorm of determined deceit and long-buried secrets and techniques, Irene is aware it's going to most likely be smarter to simply close up and go away Dunsley at the back of back, yet her reporter's instinct-and her personal starvation to grasp the truth-compel her to increase her remain on the neighborhood resort. much more compelling is the guy who runs the place-a hazel-eyed ex-Marine who is as used to giving orders as Irene is to ignoring them. Luke Danner can see the phobia underneath Irene Stenson's convinced exterior-and he's motive on conserving her. yet he's additionally pushed by way of passions of his personal, and jointly they're going to chance way over neighborhood gossip to deal with what occurred to Pamela Webb, and what particularly occurred on that long-ago summer time evening. . . .
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He would not understand. The only person who had ever comprehended the vital importance of breakfast was the last of the half dozen therapists she had consulted over the years. Dr. LaBarre had done her gentle best to wean her patient from some of the other slightly obsessive routines that had at one time or another threatened to rule Irene's life. But the good doctor had allowed the breakfast thing to stand on the grounds that it had other virtues. "Any nutritionist will tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day" Irene said.
Luke ducked briefly out of sight behind the reception desk. When he straightened he held a large, heavy-duty flashlight. In his big, capable hand it looked disconcertingly like a weapon. He eyed her little penlight. Amusement gleamed briefly in his eyes. " Ignore that remark, she told herself, opening the door before he could do it for her. The bracing night air sent a shiver through her. She knew that it rarely snowed at this elevation. The Ventana Lake resort region was in the mountains, but it was not far from the moderate climes of wine country.
Maybe you're right. Maybe Pamela liked the contrast she and Irene made. She probably figured that having quiet, unfashionable little Irene in her orbit made her look even more glittery and exciting. At any rate, for about three months they were inseparable. " Maxine grimaced. "Worst possible influence. Lot of busy-bodies took it upon themselves to warn Mr. and Mrs. Stenson that if they didn't keep Irene away from Pamela, she would come to a bad end. " "Yep, the good old days," Maxine agreed. "But for some reason, which no one in town could understand, the Stensons didn't seem to object to the friendship between the two girls.
All Night Long by Jayne Ann Krentz