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Sleep No More

Sleep No More, January 2023
The Lost Night Files # 1
by Jayne Ann Krentz

Berkley
336 pages
ISBN: 0593337824
EAN: 9780593337820
Kindle: B09X51B6R3
Hardcover / e-Book
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"A mystery that will keep you wide awake!"

Fresh Fiction Review

Sleep No More
Jayne Ann Krentz

Reviewed by Annetta Sweetko
Posted January 3, 2023

Romance Contemporary | Romance Suspense

Three women who were once strangers have a single goal: find out what happened at the Lucent Springs Hotel. An earthquake and fire may have nearly destroyed the hotel, but it didn't explain why they don't remember their time there. Something happened to them and though no one believes their claims, they are changed and determined. When one of these women finds someone who fears he will SLEEP NO MORE, she has to help him.

Pallas Llewellyn was always a little out there but after her stay at the Lucent Hotel it is even stronger. Together with Talia March and Amelia Rivers, Pallas co-hosts a podcast called Lost Night Tales, investigating cold cases and hoping to find others who might have gone through the same thing they had and find answers. What they discover, however, are more questions. When Ambrose Drake asks for help from the podcasters he isn't sure what to expect. He hoped for answers for his sleepless nights, sleepwalking, and if he actually witnessed a murder at a clinic for sleep disorders. Oh and if he could not get killed in the process, that would be a really good idea!

SLEEP NO MORE is book one of Jayne Ann Krentz's newest trilogy, The Lost Night Files, and, wow, what a beginning. It felt a bit wordy at times, but that is completely acceptable to establish such a new suspense-filled psychic world. I loved Pallas and her slow trust, which was exactly what would be expected after the ordeal she went through. Ambrose seemed so lost and after you get into SLEEP NO MORE, you can understand why and how he feels as he does. They are, as always, in the hands of Ms. Krentz, the perfect match.

The mystery has enough twists and turns to keep you turning pages as fast as you can. The bad guy was someone I least expected and had to go back and see what clues I missed as I pride myself in solving before the reveal--but not this time.

SLEEP NO MORE will leave you on the edge of your seat, while you enjoy getting to know two people that really need each other and watch them fall in love. Then when you get to the end, you'll want Talia and Amelia's stories right now!

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SUMMARY

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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