My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Arcane Society #9.5, The Scargill Cove Case Files is a short novella of 49 pages that introduces the character of Fallon Jones. This is like a sneak peak story that doesn’t offer much but just a glimpse of the psychic ability of the protagonist.
The arcane society series is not new for me, I have read a couple and liked them for its mix of romance and paranormal elements. In Too Deep is the book that follows this short story and has Fallon Jones’s adventure with the vortex, I guess. Haven’t read that actually.
The writing in this novella is quite unique, it reads mostly like case notes or diary entries, like ‘have to buy coffee, called x, asked y, etc.’ which did make me laugh but created a lack of solidity in the story. Of course, the lack of depth can definitely be understood but as a preview of the following one in the series, this was just perfect!
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Chilling paranormal suspense in a small California town—by the New York Times bestselling author of the Arcane Society novels!As the director at Jones & Jones, a psychical investigation agency, Fallon Jones solves crimes of a different nature. Jones’s latest case involves a body found in the basement vault of a local bookstore, and scratchings on the inside of the door that seem to be a coded message, in this novella by Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author of In Too Deep and the Arcane Society novels.