Romantic Suspense/Mystery Book Review: The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus
About the Book
Title: The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus
Author: Jaime Jo Wright
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: September 1, 2020
Publisher's Book Description
The Bonaventure Circus is a refuge for many, but Pippa Ripley was rejected from its inner circle as a baby. When she receives mysterious messages from someone called the "Watchman," she is determined to find him and the connection to her birth. As Pippa's search leads her to a man seeking justice for his murdered sister and evidence that a serial killer has been haunting the circus train, she must decide if uncovering her roots is worth putting herself directly in the path of the killer.
The old circus train depot will either be torn down or preserved for historical importance, and its future rests on real estate project manager Chandler Faulk's shoulders. As she dives deep into the depot's history, she's also balancing a newly diagnosed autoimmune disease and the pressures of single motherhood. When she discovers clues to the unsolved murders of the past, Chandler is pulled into a story far darker and more haunting than even an abandoned train depot could portend."
Abounding with eerie history, shadowy mystery, and chilling suspense, The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus
might just be one of Jaime Jo Wright's best novels to date. It is
especially rich in characterization, detailed in its settings, and
utterly captivating in its mastery of the dual-timeline plot structure.
With excellent pacing, important details are carefully revealed,
exposing the secretive and dangerous circumstances in which the
characters find themselves. The journey to make sense of the unsettling
and frightening events makes for an extremely riveting reading
it both conceals and reveals its mysteries, the circus setting itself,
both in the past and in the present, becomes a grim, complex character
whose presence shapes and transforms the story itself. Within this
circus setting, the characters grapple with fear, loss, and
insecurities. Yet, they display tremendous courage in their
determination to find hope and to pursue truth. No matter what secrets
are revealed or what facts are discovered, the characters learn to
believe that they have been created with purpose, and despite various
setbacks, they can still live lives that are meaningful and valuable.
I have read all of Jaime Jo Wright's novels so far, I continue to be
amazed by the profound skill she displays as she arranges words into
sentences that bloom into paragraphs and blossom into stories. In The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus,
her writing often appears effortless, yet it is always thoughtful,
clever, and very well-researched. Page after page she welcomes the
reader into a world that is raw and real, relevant and redemptive. This
newest novel by Ms. Wright is exceedingly special, a genuine treat for
any lover of stories well-told. 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 jaimewrightbooks.com!" --Biography from Jaime Jo Wright's author page on Amazon.com.