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In Too Deep (The Arcane Society #10)

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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  5,410 ratings  ·  363 reviews
The "New York Times" bestselling author begins a new trilogy set in a secluded coastal town in Northern California-a mysterious place where danger and passion run deep...
ebook, 352 pages
Published December 28th 2010 (first published December 2010)
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Alex is The Romance Fox
I'm a huge fan of the Arcane Society Series and I enjoyed reading Fallon's story.

Sweet love story with a dash of the paranormal, which forms part of the series.

Nicely paced with lots of twists, turns and surprises, set in a really interesting little town....secrets abound!!!!!

I really like the way this series has evolved and I hope there are some more stories coming soon.
Jane Stewart
Multiple mysteries are investigated. Some felt incomplete. Not enough relationship interaction and development.

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
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Carrie
3.5*

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
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Jacqueline
Comfort food. I like the Arcane series. When I was deciding which book to bring home from work yesterday, I chose this one exactly because I knew what I would be getting. No having to figure out a new mythos, no wondering what the heck was going on. No wondering if the book was going to be a total dud. JAK is a solid writer and her stories all have a similar feel. I like the mechanics of her writing. I like the way the stories evolve.

I do like the contemporary ones in the Arcane series best. I
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KarenF
The Arcane Society books are such comfort reads for me. This one was no different. They are like watching a favorite movie on a rainy day; you may know what's coming but that doesn't diminish your enjoyment of it. Like many, I've been waiting for Fallon's story. I was a bit disappointed that he and Isabella just fell into a relationship so quickly. I was expecting a little more fight from Fallon. But in the end I liked them as a couple and I loved that Isabella is the perfect counterpoint for Fa ...more
Ann Noell
I love my Jayne Ann Krentz and all the other names she writes under! In Too Deep was a fantastic ride as always! Murder, mystery, and a little psychic madness and of course a hot romance had me up all night. As always with her books I just can't put them down!

She has talked a lot about Fallon Jones in he other books, so I was very happy that it was finely his turn to fall in love and be saved by the love of a good woman!
Kathleen
3.75 rounded up, because although it's formulaic, I quite enjoyed this PNR romantic suspense. In Scargill Cove, California, paranormal investigator Fallon Jones, a misfit and confirmed recluse, finds himself bowled over by his new administrative assistant, Isabella Valdez. She came to the Cove to hide and decided to stay. But danger still stalks her, and new mysteries crop up on the job, including antique clockwork machines and dolls infused with dark energy. Soon, the secret history of Scargill ...more
E.
Looking Glass Trilogy Book One (but still part of Arcane Society series): Fallon Jones has set up shop in Scargill Cove, Northern California, a place that seems to attract those with paranormal abilities, probably because of its location as a convergence of multiple powerful forces. He has been content in his isolation and rejection from his peers until his life is turned upside down by an organizational whirlwind who is using the name Isabella Valdez and has considerable talents of her own. The ...more
Mojca
I have a problem lately with the contemporaries in this series. I don't know why, there seems to be something missing. Don't ask me what, it's just a feeling. That doesn't mean I don't like books written by JAK, and that especially doesn't mean I didn't like this book. Because I did. A lot, I just wish it was written by her alter ego, I think it would've worked better as a historical.

Why? Because it had a rather Old World feel to me. First with Fallon's impeccable manners, his being a little of
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Wanda
This is Fallon Jones' story. It was nice to get a glimpse into Fallon's life beyond his gruff and moody exterior.

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
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Julie
Jun 27, 2012 Julie rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance
Fallon Jones, a known recluse and investigator of the paranormal, operates his own agency known as J&J with his prime client the mysterious Arcane Society. Mr. Jones is not only directly related to the family who has historically controlled the Arcane Society, but is also well-known for his own paranormal gift of finding the patterns within the chaos of the universe around him. The only problem is that this "gift" which has passed down patriarchly through the Jones' has also led each of his ...more
Sarah
Isabella, conspiracy theorist on the run, meets Fallon of J&J, who helps her protect the world from paranormal weapons. Happening upon a Krentz/Quick book published after approximately 1998 is the most efficient method to make me hate myself for half a day. I know- I KNOW- that the hero and heroine will be identical to the last book. I KNOW that the paranormal world will become even more complicated and even less interesting than the previous book. I KNOW that the writing will be more tell a ...more
Jacqueline Seewald
I just finished reading IN TOO DEEP by Jayne Ann Krentz, Book One of the Looking Glass Trilogy. If you follow the Arcane Society romantic suspense/mystery series as I do, you know that the novels have been set in the past, present and future. They all have one thing in common: each book is a great reading experience. IN TOO DEEP is no exception. Fallon Jones is a gumshoe with heightened paranormal abilities. Jones & Jones Investigations is located in Scargill Cove, a small Northern Californi ...more
Willow Brook
Well-crafted entry in Krentz's contemporary PNR series (as opposed to her historical PNR and off world PNR series). I really wish she'd just write non-PNR, but I've been reading her since the mid 80's and PNR is what she has liked to write for many years, so I read it. Not that I dislike it, I just prefer her non-PNR. Anyway, the story of conspiracy minded Fallon Jones and Isabella whose own conspiracy theory mind makes him look like a cheery optimist was nicely done. There are conspiracies a-pl ...more
MB
Enjoyable fluff. This one has a bunch of extremely scattered mini-plots. I always like her characters, although sex at page 67 doesn't seem very romantic to me (no build-up). But the paranormal silliness doesn't do much for me, and since that is how all the Arcane Society books are set up, I can take or leave them. (They're pretty much inter-changeable anyway). (2.5 stars)

Wow! This is an incredibly ugly cover! I had to put a post-it note over it while reading just too save on cringes when I acci
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Kathy Martin
Typical Krentz! Quirky characters, crisp dialog, paranormal romantic suspense. Isabella is on the run; Fallon Jones is overworked. She makes herself his assistant at J&J - paranormal investigators for the Arcane Society. They investigate to find out who is trying to kill her, who is selling paranormal weapons, and who is trying to oust the Jones family from control of the Arcane Society. Fallon's talent is seeing connections. Former Jones who had the same talent often went crazy. Fallon is r ...more
Christine
Cozy and fun. I've been looking forward to Fallon's story for a while now, and it didn't disappoint. I particularly liked the townspeople and their conspiracy theories.

One thing I have decided is that these stories aren't romance. Even though each one has a couple hooking up, and some of the earlier books in the series did qualify, the whole psychic-love thing where they ahve this intense energy when they come together kind of spoils any romantic tension. So as long as you expect a paranormal s
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Susana
Well, i think i liked it...back in the distant year of 2011 O_O

So distant, that i forgotten all about it!! Up until the day a friend showed me a copy, and i was like: Wait a minute, i know that cover!
Hum....
Runs back into the house and checks bookshelf:


Yes, i have it!!

Oh My God!! All that cheese is killing my brain cells!

Regarding the story...
yeah, i have to re-read it!
S
I want to know how a desk jockey like Fallon Jones can exhibit the abs of the guy on the cover. Still, Fallon is one of my favorite characters in the contemp Arcane Society series so I was really looking forward to this one. Is Isabella worthy of him? I think so, even though she comes from a family even more prone to conspiracy theories than Fallon himself. I think I like Scargill Cove even more (could almost be Bolinas for the population of eccentrics). I also can't believe the author mentions ...more
Grace
While I have usually been entertained by Jayne Ann Krentz'a novels, I am starting to feel they are becoming tiresome. I miss the old Jayne Anne Krentz. I miss the plain romance without elements of the paranormal. The characters had more depth and you actually believed they were in love with each other. In the paranormal romances the characters never have a chance to fall in love or actually develop as characters because the plot is so focused on the paranormal world Krentz has created. Please Ms ...more
Cruth
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
First published: 2010
Length: 324 pages
Setting: Contemporary. Scargill Cove
Sex: Reasonably frequent but mostly fade to black. Not a big deal for the story.
Hero: Runs J&J detective agency. Paranormal talent for making sense of chaos - related to hunter talent.
Heroine: Can read auras. Is on the run.
Includes: Excerpt from Quicksilver by Amanda Quick

Formulaic? Sure. But if the formula works... No confusing or dramatic twists and turns in this standard fare from Krentz. En
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Sheila Melo
My Favorite of the Series

My Favorite of the Series

IN TOO DEEP is the story of Fallon Jones, a chaos theory talent who people say is a conspiracy theorist -- the difference being that the conspiracies that Fallon sees are real. He lives in a small quirky town because his talent makes him more reclusive and he likes the energy of the area. One day Isabella Valdez comes to town. Isabella has a strange effect on Fallon. She gives him a sense of peace and connection. She declares herself his assistan
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Sara
I don't know what it is about these psychical ability mysteries, but I just enjoy the heck out of them. In this one, Fallon Jones meets his match in Isabella Valdez. She can find things and he can see patterns and solve mysteries. Together, they manage to track down some dangerous artifacts, find the folks behind the conspiracy, avoid death on more than one occasion, and break open a new line of investigation on the deadly Nightshade group. Conspiracies galore!
An Odd1
Brilliant Fallon helps his cheerful new assistant Isabella, running for her life. A ring of thieves framed her for vanished paranormal artifacts. Some, weapons disguised as Victorian toy curiosities, blow up a bunker turned lab under Scargill Cove, North California.

A couple of explicit nights, hero saves heroine, psychic powers, and familiar friends from other Krentz novels ... I am not sure what kept me reading ... predictable yet different?
Susanne Leist

The story was interesting at the beginning. First, Fallon, head of J&J, was almost killed by a special light but ended up killing his enemy. Then, Isabella, a paranormal with special powers, was introduced. She was running from paranormal investigators who supposedly killed her grandmother and were framing her for illegally selling paranormal weapons. The story continued this way with disjointed events that didn't make immediate sense. Paranormal phenomena, weapons, and powers were explaine
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Sue
It was fine, more of 3.5. I'm finding the whole Arcane premise not as enthralling as I once had. People change along with their book preferences. Probably leaving this type of paranormal behind or just there for a change of pace.

As for the writing it was fine, the chemistry between the leads not as strong as I would have liked.

Narration was fine, nothing to write home about but definitely did not detract.
Kathy
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Mary
I hate the cover. A blue man with a 6 pack chest? Oh, please! Krentz writes a pretty good yarn though. Apparently no one in this particular 'world' is normal; every single character has a talent of some kind of psi. I'm afraid the sex is just a distraction from the plot for me, but that isn't Krentz's fault. I'm sure most of her readers like a little 'pash', as my 101 year old cousin refers to it.
Heather
So my original review of this book was too snarky. I must have been having a bad day. I'm still disappointed. I still think the paranormal stuff has gotten too complicated and that this book had too many plot lines that really only sort of resolved at the end. But I don't feel as hostile the second time through.
Will Mcclinton
Jayne Ann Krentz spins another good mystery with murder and intrigue with In Too Deep, from the Arcane Society series. This is certainly not your typical paranormal adventure for the reader. Her story gives depth to the characters pulling your interest in quickly. I liked the use of her characters having different talents, (intuitive,psychic or clairvoyant) making for an interesting story. While Isabella a victim of corporate espionage escapes danger like an onion different groups and people are ...more
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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 degre
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Other Books in the Series

The Arcane Society (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Second Sight (Arcane Society, #1)
  • White Lies (Arcane Society, #2)
  • Sizzle and Burn (Arcane Society, # 3)
  • The Third Circle (Arcane Society, #4)
  • Running Hot (Arcane Society, # 5)
  • The Perfect Poison (Arcane Society, #6)
  • Fired Up (Arcane Society, #7) (Dreamlight Trilogy, #1)
  • Burning Lamp (Arcane Society, #8) (Dreamlight Trilogy, #2)
  • Midnight Crystal (Harmony #7; Arcane Society #9; Dreamlight Trilogy #3)
  • Quicksilver (Arcane Society, #11; Looking Glass Trilogy #2)
Running Hot (Arcane Society, # 5) Fired Up (Arcane Society, #7) (Dreamlight Trilogy, #1) Sizzle and Burn (Arcane Society, # 3) All Night Long White Lies (Arcane Society, #2)

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