Friday, February 10, 2023

Sleep No More by Jayne Ann Krentz

Someone is willing to kill to keep the truth from coming out. The Lost Night Files.

New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz returns with the first novel of the Lost Night Files, an exciting new romantic suspense trilogy about a night that changed three women forever—but that none of them can remember.

Seven months ago, Pallas Llewellyn, Talia March, and Amelia Rivers were strangers, until their fateful stay at the Lucent Springs Hotel. An earthquake and a fire partially destroyed the hotel, but the women have no memory of their time there. Now close friends, the three women co-host a podcast called the Lost Night Files, where they investigate cold cases and hope to connect with others who may have had a similar experience to theirs—an experience that has somehow enhanced the psychic abilities already present in each woman.

After receiving a tip for their podcast, Pallas travels to the small college town of Carnelian, California, to explore an abandoned asylum. Shaken by the dark energy she feels in the building, she is rushing out when she’s stopped by a dark figure—who turns out to be the women's mysterious tipster.

Ambrose Drake is certain he’s a witness to a murder, but without a body, everyone thinks he’s having delusions caused by extreme sleep deprivation. But Ambrose is positive something terrible happened at the Carnelian Sleep Institute the night he was there. Unable to find proof on his own, he approaches Pallas for help, only for her to realize that Ambrose, too, has a lost night that he can’t remember—one that may be connected to Pallas. Pallas and Ambrose conduct their investigation using the podcast as a cover, and while the townsfolk are eager to share what they know, it turns out there are others who are not so happy about their questions—and someone is willing to kill to keep the truth from coming out.


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Sleep No More by Jayne Ann Krentz

Book 1
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Apple Books  ~  B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  Kobo
Audiobook (US)  ~  Hardcover (US)
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I love a good mystery and this one drew me in straight away. Uncovering what is going on at the Carnelian Sleep Clinic includes a missing patient and a missing former worker at the clinic, a legendary ghost story, an abandoned insane asylum, a drug ring, a doctor conducting clandestine experiments, and more. There is a good amount of tension, action, and danger, and I thoroughly enjoyed following along with Ambrose and Pallas as they tried to uncover what was really going on as they went from one dangerous situation to another.

Ambrose and Pallas feel an instant connection, it takes time to build the trust between the pair and for the romance to develop. I like it when my mysteries have a romance as well but I found the love story in this case a little bland even though I quite like the couple. I particularly like the way their paranormal talents helped them work together and bring them together.

Sleep No More is the first book in Jayne Ann Krentz’s new series, which is a spin off from her Fogg Lake trilogy and it moves at a good pace. I had a good time reading Sleep No More and I found the mystery really entertaining. I look forward to reading book two in the series.

Sleep No More (Lost Night Files, #1) was a great introduction into the author's storytelling. Yes, this is paranormal but not overkill. The mystery unravels slowly, as does the romance angle.

I really enjoyed the mystery, I mean it has everything: an insane asylum, a long-standing ghost story, a sleep institute where live testing may (or may not) be conducted, missing persons, etc.

The romance, on the other hand, left a lot to be desired. It was a slow build but it didn't feel authentic. I like the characters a lot and want to see where this series goes but I wouldn't read it for the romance.

Of course we think we know what's going on, but it feels like a lot of questions need answering! I want to know more about the "events" that lead to the characters’ abilities enhancement, but mostly I want to learn more about the other members of the Lost Night Files!



Author Bio

JAYNE ANN KRENTZ is the author of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers. She has written contemporary romantic suspense novels under that name, as well as futuristic and historical romance novels under the pseudonyms Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick, respectively. There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print. She lives in Seattle.

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ARC provided by

Berkley Romance.

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided with a free copy of Sleep No More (The Lost Night Files #1) by Jayne Ann Krentz to read and review.

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