Book Review: In Too Deep

This tenth volume in the Arcane Society series finally gets us up close and personal with Fallon Jones, head of the J&J investigative agency. Fallon is a chaos theory talent — he sees order in chaos, connections where none seem to exist, and some think that makes him a bit of a conspiracy nut. But in Scargail Cove, we’ll find real conspiracy nuts, not to mention real conspiracies.

If you’ve been reading arcane (written under Amanda Quick for historical, Jayne Ann Krentz for modern, and Jaynce Castle for future) then you pretty much know the drill here. Two psychics experience a heated physical and paraphysical reaction to one another and they solve some kind of mystery.

On the suspense/mystery front, this is a cozy, familiar read. It had just the right amount of danger, the ending wasn’t obvious, and it was well-written.

As far as the heated connection between the two characters…well, did you notice I didn’t file this review under romance? I have to, because if I did, I wouldn’t be able to rate it very highly. There’s just no romantic tension in these stories. The powerful, up-front, and very obvious psychic drama doesn’t leave any room for doubts, and in this case, even foreplay.

So don’t read this as a romance. It’s a paranormal mystery/suspense with a couple who hooks up. That’s what you’re getting. And that’s what’s well done.

Rating: 4/5

Title: In Too Deep
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
Genre: Paranormal Suspense
ISBN: 0399157026
Publication Date: December 28, 2010

Posted in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Mystery/Suspense.

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