In Too Deep (Looking Glass Trilogy #1)
When Fallon Jones took over the family business, he moved Jones & Jones headquarters to Scargill Cove, a secluded coastal town in Northern California. The Cove suits him just fine, as a confirmed recluse . . . and as an investigator of the paranormal. The Cove is a hot spot, a convergence point for unusually strong currents of energy, which might explain why the town d...more
Why? Because it had a rather Old World feel to me. First with Fallon's impeccable manners, his being a little of...more
Other than that it was a great JAK book, typical of her writing, all of her usual elements are there. I secondary characters in this book are particularly entertaining as we explore the town of Scargill Cove.
That said, I was so excited to get Fallon's book finally. I know I can't be alone in that. And, it didn't disappoint. I think Isabella...more
Even so, the rest of the characters and the plot line kept me list...more
This is Fallon Jones story.
When Fallon Jones took over the family business he moved Jones & Jones headquarters to Scargill Cove, a sec...more
Luckily, he has lately acquired an assistant, Isabella Valdez whose smile lights up his life and who doesn't seem to be afraid of him or believe that he is going crazy....more
In the first book of this new trilogy, we meet Isabella Valdez - the perfect counterpart to Fallon's abrupt nature. Her personality brings a light quality to the story line that adds the perfect balance when fleshing out Fallon's history.
Isabella has lived life totally off the grid. She was born to conspiracy theorists who have raised her to trust nothing. With no records of her birt...more
BACKGROUND & STORY BRIEF:
Fallon Jones’ continuing enemy is Nightshade. When one Nightshade leader is killed, another replaces him. Nightshade consists of several independent groups that make drugs to enhance psychic abilities. Fallon and his partners/buddies had some success against Nightshade groups in prior books with more to come in future books. This book is about other bad guys...more
This book was good, but not spectacular. The romance burned hot and fast and so it seemed not as believable because of that.
The suspense didn't involve both characters, it had to do with the society and ongoing bad guys who are keeping the series going. Isabella...more
On the run from her former employers, Isabella Valdez finds a home in Scargill Cove. Fallon Jones, a man used to being alone, is bemused to find her organizing his office as they deal with a Victorian clock that can double as a weapon. It is one of many constructed using glass that no one has been able to replicate. As Fallon and Isabella discover a cache of the devices, old mysteries come to life and the Jones family must prevent an overthrow of their...more
There is a certain silliness to it all as parallels to the real world have with clever descriptions and adaptations for this genre. I found myself smiling as I came across "para-" words: parapsychology...more
I do like the contemporary ones in the Arcane series best. I...more
Fallon Jones, head of the Jones and Jones detective agency, is a driven man with the psychic power to spot patterns, no matter how well hidden. He's been isolating himself from the world for so long that...more
I didn't know whether to round up or down with this one. I know my ratings have gotten more lenient in the past year so I thought about it and decided, based on my earlier criteria for a 3 star read, this is closer to that than a four star. 3 star = average, enjoyable, worth the time, but nothing to make it unique. That fits this book fairly well.
I enjoyed the characters, the plot, and the set-up for the next book(s). I thought the mystery and the characters in this book were interesting, al...more
Fallon Jones finally meets his match in this one, and Isabella Valdez is an absolute poppet! I loved her!!
And Fallon is nicely-fleshed out as a character. He is no longer the robotic loner, who is always on the look-out for whatever doesn't fit.
The mystery part of the story is fairly straight forward, and also sets up the next two books.
In a way it is a shame tha...more
I enjoy a good romantic suspense novel and I was not disappointed with this novel. However, I like stories with believable plot lines. This one crosses the line in a few places for me. I couldn’t really buy into a lot of the situations the characters got themselves into (and out of). Havi...more
Fallon is working on his newest case, trying to find the remains of Nightshade, a group of people who are using a psychic drug to enhance their powers. The drug has deadly results over time and Arcane and J&J are trying to get it stopped....more
Fallon Jones has been happily living in Scargill Cove, away from civilization, from complications, from people for years. He's more than content to run Jones & Jones Investigations from this small remote town.
But when Isabella Valdez arrives and appoints herself Fallon's assistant, and then an investigator for the firm, s...more
I liked it, but I wanted more from Fallon. His match, Isabella, seems to take over all the action. I will read it...more
She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Sant...more