Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Sleep No More - Romantic Suspense Review

Goodreads:  Sleep No More (The Lost Night Files #1) by Jayne Ann Krentz

Rating: Really Liked It! (4.5 Stars)
Source:   Publisher

Description:  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.

Genre: Mystery - Romantic Suspense

Why I Picked This Book:  I really enjoy Krentz's books (and her books under the Amanda Quick name) so I couldn't resist this one.

My Impression: I was a little nervous going into this one because it involves sleep and dreaming and sometimes her books can really get into the nitty gritty of lucid dreaming which isn't my favorite.  However, this ended up being such a fun page turning read.  

One of my very favorite things in mysteries is when characters build a team and that really sold this book for me  I loved that Pallas and Ambrose worked as partners.  They communicated well, trusted each other, and worked well together.  It was a bit of a journey getting there but it felt pretty natural and never pushed the actual plot to the side.  I liked that they talked about Pallas' podcast and Ambrose's writing and were open about their past experiences.  While both Pallas and Ambrose have some unusual talents the author never gets bogged down in the details overexplaining just what they can do and can't do.  

The conclusion wrapped up really well and kept me pulled into the last page.  I really can't wait to get to the rest of the series and find out just what happened on the Lost Nights.  

Would I Read More of this Series/Author? Absolutely!  Krentz is always an auto-buy for me and this might just be my favorite one yet.

Would I Recommend this Book? If you like romantic suspense with a paranormal spin I think you would thoroughly enjoy this read.

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  As always my opinions and impressions are completely my own. *


  1. It's been a long time since I read this author, but this one sounds really good.

  2. It has been a long time for me also with reading a book by Jayne Ann Krentz. However, I have loved earlier books. This one had already caught my eye and now I know I will try it. Nice review, Katherine, and thanks!

  3. I have mixed reactions to this author but I tend to like the paranormal ones a bit more. Great you enjoyed it!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  4. I need to give this author a try. Technically, I've read one of her books under her Amanda Quick pseudonym, but it was awhile ago. This one sounds good!

  5. I do enjoy romantic suspense, and with a paranormal element? Fun! :D

  6. This sounds exciting! I love the premise.

  7. I used to read Krentz years ago, but haven't read any of her recent stuff. I think I'm missing out! Wonderful review!

  8. Sounds really good and being JAK I hear you when you say it really works.

  9. I'm glad you enjoyed this one so much! It isn't one of my favorites of her books, but the relationship between Pallas and Ambrose does work well. I'm looking forward to the next two books in the series.

  10. I really need to read more of this author's books. This sounds absolutely fantastic!