The Night Island by Jayne Ann Krentz

January 9th, 2024 Kimberly Review 12 Comments

9th Jan

The Night Island by Jayne Ann Krentz delivered another paranormal romantic suspense story in the Lost Night Files series. This is Talia’s story as she meets Luke Rand and the two investigate the disappearance of Phoebe, a fan of the trio’s podcast who has a list of people who may be targeted like they were. Suspense and a side of heat, perfect for a chilly evening.

The Night Island by Jayne Ann Krentz
The Night Island
by Jayne Ann Krentz
Series: The Lost Night Files #2
Genres: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense
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The disappearance of a mysterious informant leads two people desperate for answers to an island of deadly deception in this new novel in the Lost Night Files trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz.

Talia March, Pallas Llewellyn, and Amelia Rivers, bonded by a night they all have no memory of, are dedicated to uncovering the mystery of what really happened to them months ago—an experience that brought out innate psychic abilities in each of them. The women suspect they were test subjects years earlier, and that there are more people like them—all they have to do is find the list. When Talia follows up on a lead from Phoebe, a fan of the trio’s podcast, she discovers that the informant has vanished.

Talia isn’t the only one looking for Phoebe, however. Luke Rand, a hunted and haunted man who is chasing the same list that Talia is after, also shows up at the meeting place. It’s clear he has his own agenda, and they are instantly suspicious of each other. But when a killer begins to stalk them, they realize they have to join forces to find Phoebe and the list.

The rocky investigation leads Talia and Luke to a rustic, remote retreat on Night Island in the Pacific Northwest. The retreat promises to rejuvenate guests with the Unplugged Experience. Upon their arrival, Talia and Luke discover guests are quite literally cut off from the outside world because none of their high-tech devices work on the island. It soon becomes clear that Phoebe is not the first person to disappear into the strange gardens that surround the Unplugged Experience retreat. And then the first mysterious death occurs…

mystery paranormal ROMANCE SUSPENSE

Talia March, Pallas Llewellyn, and Amelia Rivers, three strangers who all lost memories of a night and woke up differently, have joined to investigate. They created The Lost Night Files, a podcast dedicated to finding answers. While each book contains its own romance, there is an overall story arc. I recommend reading them in the order of their release.

Talia hears from a fan of the podcast. Phoebe claims to have a list of people who were all tested years earlier for their psychic abilities. She agrees to meet Phoebe. When she arrives, Phoebe has vanished, and she instead discovers Luke Rand. He, like Talia, is there for the list. He has a missing night and a dark secret as well. Scattered clues and intuition give them their first lead.

Both Luke & Talia have enhanced abilities. When an attempt is made on Luke’s life, they investigate together. Which leads them to a remote retreat on Night Island in the Pacific Northwest. The Unplugged Experience promises to rejuvenation. The island reminded me of previous books in Krentz’s paranormal stories with fast-growing plants and unbalanced properties.

The tale that unfolds was suspenseful, filled with danger and revealed what happened to Luke on his missing night. I liked both Talia and Luke and felt they fit as a couple, although both claimed they had commitment issues. The ending felt a bit disjointed, which kept this from being a favorite.

Krentz mixed passion with danger and the isolated location added to the overall suspension. We learned more and gained a new member. This series is perfect for fans of mystery, romantic suspense and paranormal woo-woo.

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About Jayne Ann Krentz

The author of over 50 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print. She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries. Ms. Krentz is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.

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12 Responses to “The Night Island by Jayne Ann Krentz”

  1. Katherine

    I really enjoyed this too! The setting was bonkers in the best way and I’m really looking forward to reading more in this series.

  2. ailyn koay

    when i read it, it has that dr moreau feel to it. But romantic suspense on an island is not calling me for now