Romantic Suspense Book Review: Echoes Among the Stones

About the Book

Title: Echoes Among the Stones
Author: Jaime Jo Wright
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: December 3, 2019

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Publisher's Description

“After Aggie Dunkirk's career is unceremoniously ended by her own mistakes, she finds herself traveling to Wisconsin, where her grandmother, Mumsie, lives alone in her rambling old home. She didn't plan for how eccentric Mumsie has become, obsessing over an old, unsolved crime scene--even going so far as to re-create it in the dollhouse. 

Mystery seems to follow her when she finds work as a secretary helping to restore the flooded historical part of the cemetery. Forced to work with the cemetery's puzzling, yet attractive archeologist, she exhumes the past's secrets and unwittingly uncovers a crime that some will go to any length to keep quiet--even if it means silencing Aggie. 

In 1946, Imogene Grayson works in a local factory and has eyes on owning her own beauty salon. But coming home to discover her younger sister's body in the attic changes everything. Unfamiliar with the newly burgeoning world of criminal forensics and not particularly welcomed as a woman, Imogene is nonetheless determined to stay involved. As her sister's case grows cold, Imogene vows to find justice . . . even if it costs her everything.”

My Review

Echoes Among the Stones, by Jaime Jo Wright, is a gripping, time-slip novel that skillfully intertwines mysterious events of the past with puzzling events of the present to create a unique story that is eerily chilling and absolutely captivating. With undeniable talent and imagination, Ms. Wright has crafted a novel that is simply impossible to put down. Pulse-quickening scenes, ominous settings, and enigmatic characters ensure that this book is thoroughly intriguing and utterly entertaining.

Whether set in an old farmhouse, a cold attic room, or a flooded corner of the town cemetery, the scenes in this book unfurl with a contemplative precision that is emotionally stirring and cleverly appealing. With excellent pacing throughout the novel, important facts and details are thoughtfully uncovered, revealing the truth behind the secretive and disturbing events the characters encounter. The quest to make sense of the unsettling and frightening circumstances makes for an extremely riveting reading experience. 

This novel also abounds with purposeful themes that uplift and encourage. When presented with alarming truths and baffling secrets, the characters possess a spirit of perseverance and strength that is remarkably inspiring. As they struggle with fear, loss, and insecurities, the characters manage to grasp meaning and pursue hope. No matter what secrets are revealed or what facts are discovered, the characters learn to open their hearts to the healing power of faith, forgiveness, and family.

With terrific talent and careful attention to detail, Ms. Wright has fashioned an unforgettable novel. Echoes Among the Stones is an incredibly fascinating story from beginning to end. The absorbing mystery, meaningful themes, and thrilling suspense are intensely satisfying. It is a well-written, engaging, and relevant novel, and I recommend it wholeheartedly.

About the Author: Jaime Jo Wright

“Daphne du Maurier and Christy Award-Winning author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing suspenseful mysteries stained with history's secrets. Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures at her website.” –Biography from Jaime Jo Wright’s author page on

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