Canyons of Night by Jayne Castle

Title: Canyons of Night

Series: Harmony bk 8

Series: Looking Glass Trilogy bk 3

Series: Arcane Society bk 12

Author: Jayne Castle

Genre: Paranormal

The island of Rainshadow is home to the mysterious, privately-owned woods known only as the Preserve. Now, after fifteen years away, both Charlotte Enright and her teen crush, Slade Attridge, have returned. But will their psi talents and Slade’s dust bunny companion be enough to keep them from getting drawn into the darkness at the heart of the Preserve?

I simply adore Jayne Castle. While I have read the books under her other names Jayne Ann Krentz and Amanda Quick her writing under Jayne Castle is my favorite of hers. The one thing I love that she does really well is give great characters in different settings that are completely believable. I’ve really liked how her last couple of books have gone from the past to the present to the future. The first book in the Looking Glass trilogy  In Too Deep is written by her as Jayne Ann Krentz book two Quick Silver is written by her as Amanda Quick and the the last book by her as Jayne Castle.

What would you do if the source of your teenage crush came back into your life, and you were both in a position to finally act on all those feelings you had as a teenager? Oh and all of those intense feelings you had back then are still there only stronger.

That is what Charlotte and Slade have to figure out when they meet again after being apart for fifteen years. While they both went on with their lives and each of them almost got married, those feelings they had for each other never went away.

Slade is only back on Rainshadow till he gets his new business ready to launch while he is waiting for that however he is the new police chief. Charlotte has moved back permanently to take over her aunt’s antique business. When they see other other again the sparks once again fly between them. This time though they are able to act on those sparks. While Slade keeps insisting that he is only there temporarily, the sudden break ins at Charlotte’s building offer a baffeling mystery.

This is one of those books that once you pick it up you can’t put it down and before you know it you’ve finished the book. At least that is how it was for me. I loved the simplicity of the emotions between Charlotte and Slade. How they were able to recognize that what they have now is only stronger because of what they felt as teenagers and what happened between then and now.

If you are a fan of anyone of Jayne’s personalities then you will like this book. I didn’t read any of the other books in the looking glass trilogy, but read it as a part of the Harmony series and didn’t feel like I was missing anything.

Grade B+

For a complete book list of the books in all three of these series please visit Jayne’s website.


1 Comment

  1. aurian

    Finally, another JAK-fan! I love her in all her guises. And completely agree with your review. Loved it.

    If you had read the other two books, you would know more about the automatons with the magic in the glass. Really intriguing. Murder by remote. But indeed, you don’t need to have read them to enjoy the story.

    How about those dustbunnies? Don’t you just love them and their quirks? I have the suspicion, they are what is left of the previous inhabitants of the planet though. Perhaps evolved back or something strange like that. I would love to chat with other JAK-lovers. auriansbooks at gmail dot com


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