Books by Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Ann Krentz is the author of forty New York Times bestsellers including Truth or Dare, Light in Shadow, Lost & Found, and the Eclipse Bay trilogy, as well as futuristic and historical romance novels written under the names Jayne Castle and Amanda Qui


TRUST NO ONE by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"An intriguing, textured mystery that perfectly layers humor, suspense and romance."
When Grace Elland finds her murdered boss's body, she comes to the attention of the police, a sexy new neighbor and an apparent stalker who seems linked to both this crime and a violent event from Grace's past. Read full book review >
RIVER ROAD by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Another Krentz winner."
Returning to Summer River after 13 years, Lucy Sheridan learns that a mortifying event from her adolescence was actually a rescue, and her teen crush and savior, Mason Fletcher, makes a great partner—in life and in crime investigation. Read full book review >
DREAM EYES by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Romantic suspense with a psychic twist—or, a little bit of everything, all wrapped up in wonderful."
When Gwen Frazier returns to Wilby, Ore., to investigate the death of her mentor, she knows she's opening up psychic wounds she'd rather forget, and when her best friend sends in investigator Judson Coppersmith to help, she realizes she's met her match, romantically and psychically. Will their attraction, skills and talent be enough, in time, to solve the mystery and save them both? Read full book review >
COPPER BEACH by Jayne Ann Krentz
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Although the stakes are far-fetched and fanciful, the suspense never flags, and such ado over print material carries its own nostalgic allure."
In this launch of Krentz's Dark Legacy series, a psychic rare-book expert must wrest a valuable text from evildoers while resisting (or not) the uncanny charms of her client. Read full book review >
IN TOO DEEP by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2011

"A chaotic welter of loose ends that Fallon himself couldn't unsnarl."
Premiere of Krentz's new trilogy about a psychic detective agency. Read full book review >
FIRED UP by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"The fun here is the sexual tension between the protagonists; the rest is psychic-babble."
A lost lamp is the MacGuffin in this dim, talky paranormal suspenser from Krentz (White Lies, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >
WHITE LIES by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"The psychic edge intrigues, but the effect is diffused in this small society of sameness."
A wealthy family of Arizona paranormals wrestles with the murder of one of its favorite sons, in Krentz's latest standardized romance-suspense hybrid (All Night Long, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
ALL NIGHT LONG by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"Fans won't care: It's good, creepy fun from a pro who can practically write in the dark."
The mistress of sheet-wringing suspense (Falling Awake, 2004, etc.) scores with a sexy thriller set in Dunsley, a small northern California lake town still seething from a family murder 17 years before. Read full book review >
FALLING AWAKE by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2004

"For the fans."
Extreme dreams. Read full book review >
TRUTH OR DARE by Jayne Ann Krentz
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 5, 2004

"Four trite plots for the price of one, from the ever-popular author of Light In Shadows (2002, etc.)."
What is it about November? And about sequels? Read full book review >
LIGHT IN SHADOW by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2003

"Strictly for the fans."
A tame, talky thriller from prolific bestseller Krentz (Smoke in Mirrors, 2002, etc.) in which interior decorator Zoe Luce sees red—and it ain't paint. Read full book review >
SMOKE IN MIRRORS by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2002

"For the fans."
A Nancy Drewish turn from perennial bestseller Krentz (Soft Focus, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
LOST & FOUND by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2001

"Formulaic but smooth suspense, mostly for the fans, who will love it."
In the latest from perennial bestseller Krentz (Soft Focus, 2000), an art expert uncovers a forgery scam . . . and falls in love. Read full book review >
SOFT FOCUS by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2000

"All the flirtatious banter and steamy sex one would expect, but romance writers should leave the whodunit to those who do it better. (Literary Guild/Doubleday Book Club selection; author tour)"
CEOs meet, mate and solve a mystery. Read full book review >
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 1999

"The mystery's dorky, but Krentz again assembles an easy-to-like community of people."
Another charming modern romance featuring the usual Krentz ingredients: a Big Biz hero, an artsy heroine and a pile of New Age cosmobabble. Read full book review >
SHARP EDGES by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Krentz's usual lilting, charming prose and slightly eccentric characters find themselves at the service of a regrettably pedestrian suspenser."
Perhaps Krentz's fiction (Grand Passion, 1994, etc.) ought to be packaged with madeleines, if only to reinforce the sense of dÇjÖ vu her fans must feel with every page, tripping over bits and pieces that have been used in her historical romances, written as Amanda Quick, and that may well be incorporated in her science-fictional ones, written as Jayne Castle. Read full book review >
DEEP WATERS by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Intermittently hokey and unsurprising, but, still, with an appealing drive."
With her customary offbeat setting and flair for the supernatural, Krentz (Absolutely Positively, 1996, etc.) offers a tale that depends heavily on the other elements in her standard formula: one-part romance, one-part mystery, with a dash of sex and adventure for good measure. Read full book review >
ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"The usual slick Krentzian invention: It pushes all the right buttons—and it always works. (First printing of 180,000)"
With typically cheerful panache, Krentz (a.k.a. Read full book review >
TRUST ME by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"So much is entertaining, one wishes Krentz would get the rest right."
In this typical Krentz romantic mystery, set in Seattle, the romance is lively, the mystery isn't, and everyone drinks a lot of coffee. Read full book review >
GRAND PASSION by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"High sugar, low fiber."
Thin romantic suspense larded with soft-core porn—in a first hardcover from veteran Krentz (aka Amanda Quick). Read full book review >