By Jayne Ann Krentz
An exhilarating novel of ardour, homicide, small-town secrets and techniques, and scandal dropped at mild. Shy, studious Irene Stenson and wild, privileged Pamela Webb have been the easiest of buddies 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 ground. 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years later, while Pamela sends a cryptic email soliciting for support, Irene returns to her fatherland to discover her outdated pal has died unexpectedly, abandoning loads of grotesque, unanswered questions. stuck up in a firestorm of determined deceit and long-buried secrets and techniques, Irene understands it will most likely be smarter to simply close up and go away Dunsley in the back of back, yet her reporter's instinct-and her personal starvation to understand the truth-compel her to increase her remain on the neighborhood inn. 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 fear underneath Irene Stenson's convinced exterior-and he's cause on preserving her. yet he's additionally pushed via passions of his personal, and jointly they'll threat excess of neighborhood gossip to deal with what occurred to Pamela Webb, and what rather occurred on that long-ago summer time evening. . . .
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Irene said. " Adeline asked. " Adeline whistled softly. "Okay, that qualifies as an exclusive. You'll get your byline and you'll be above the fold. Under most circumstances, the death of a senator's daughter would be nothing more than a private tragedy. " "One more thing, Addy. " "Thought you hated that town," Adeline said. "I do. " "I can feel lust growing in this old reporter's heart. " Five Maxine blew in through the lobby door at nine o'clock, moving like the small whirlwind she was. She was an attractive, high-energy woman in her mid-thirties with blue eyes and a cloud of artificially blond hair that always looked as if it had been whipped up by the rotor blades of a helicopter.
The questions would have to wait. She punched out 911 with shaking fingers. "She's very cold. " He reached down and put his fingers on the woman's throat in a practiced manner. Looking for the pulse, Irene thought. She knew from the way he did it that this was not the first time he had dealt with a body. "Definitely dead," he said quietly. " They both glanced at the empty pitcher on the table. Standing next to it was a small prescription bottle. It, too, was empty. Irene fought the guilt that clawed through her.
Sam narrowed his eyes. " He moved into the foyer and paused just inside the doorway to look back at Irene. " "I was planning to leave tomorrow," she said, not certain what she would do next. "I'll want to ask you a few questions in the morning. " He angled his head toward Luke. " "Sure," Luke said. Irene nodded, not speaking. "I'll see you both at the station around nine-thirty," Sam said. He vanished into the house. Luke regarded Irene. " "I grew up in this town. " He watched her closely in the porch light.
All Night Long by Jayne Ann Krentz