By Jayne Ann Krentz
An exhilarating 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 time. 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, whilst Pamela sends a cryptic electronic mail requesting support, Irene returns to her fatherland to discover her outdated buddy has died without warning, forsaking loads of gruesome, unanswered questions. stuck up in a firestorm of determined deceit and long-buried secrets and techniques, Irene understands it's going to 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 fellow 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 rationale on keeping her. yet he's additionally pushed by way of passions of his personal, and jointly they're going to possibility 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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Most of the lights had been left burning all night. The last time he had checked, sometime after four in the morning, the glow in the bedroom had diminished to a dim, silvery blue. He had concluded that Irene had finally gone to sleep with a night-light in that room. "Go on with the story," he said. It was going to be bad, he thought. He could feel it in his bones. "One night Hugh Stenson shot his wife to death in the kitchen of their home. " He'd known it would be rough, he reminded himself. " "She was out with Pamela Webb that night.
And what was it with all the lights? He'd checked again a few minutes ago. Cabin Number Five still looked like a bulb factory run amok. He'd only gotten a quick look earlier when he walked her back to the place, but he was sure he'd seen a couple of night-light fixtures plugged into the wall sockets in the front room. Then there was that flashlight she'd pulled out of her pocket. Scared of the dark, Irene Stenson? He abandoned the attempt to finish the chapter he had been working on all week and powered down the computer.
She could hear ghosts whispering in the boughs overhead. Her hand tightened convulsively around the grip of the penlight. She would never admit it to him, she thought, but she was glad that Luke was with her. Night was never a good time. It would be worse than usual tonight because she was spending it in the town that haunted her dreams. She knew she probably would not sleep until dawn. The gravel crunching and the eerie sounds of the wind in the trees feathered her nerves. She suddenly wanted to talk; to make casual, reassuring conversation.
All Night Long by Jayne Ann Krentz