Dual Timeline Fiction Book Review: The Premonition at Withers Farm
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About the Book
Title: The Premonition at Withers Farm
Author: Jaime Jo Wright
Genre: Dual-Timeline, Mystery, Suspense
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: October 11, 2022
Publisher's Book Description
“The voices of the past cannot stay silent forever.
In 1910 Michigan, Perliett Van Hilton is a self-proclaimed rural healer, leaving the local doctor convinced she practices quackery. It doesn't help that her mother is a spiritualist who regularly offers her services to connect the living with their dearly departed. But when Perliett is targeted by a superstitious killer, she must rely on both the local doctor and an intriguing newcomer for assistance.
In the present day, Molly Wasziak's life has not gone the way she dreamed. Facing depression after several miscarriages, Molly is adapting to her husband's purchase of a peculiar old farm. A search for a family tree pulls Molly deep into a century-old murder case and a web of deception, all made more mysterious by the disturbing shadows and sounds inside the farmhouse.
The Premonition at Withers Farm, by Jaime Jo Wright, is emotionally stirring, honest, and truly riveting. From the first page to the last, this novel features a gripping dual-timeline story that is exceptionally well-written. When tragic events from the past collide with shocking events of the present, the story is infused with drama, mystery, and suspense. Excellent pacing, eerie settings, and unforgettable characters strengthen a story that is powerfully moving and meaningful.
In the past as well as the present, the sprawling cornfields and farms of rural Michigan are pivotal within the story, as they are filled with dangerous secrets, frightening truths, and hidden evils. It is in this setting that the characters struggle with fear, loss, and lingering unease. Even while they cope with anxieties and unknown perils, they persevere in their determination to find real hope and truth. In the face of uncertainty and genuine grief and trauma, the characters manage to open their hearts to healing and to the possibility of a future redeemed by grace.
Though I have read all of Jaime Jo Wright's novels, I continue to be astounded by her captivating stories! Piecing together the unsettling and frightening events in her books always makes for a highly engrossing reading experience. Her writing talent is astonishing as she continues to craft books that are thoughtful, clever, relevant, and redemptive. The Premonition at Withers Farm is engrossing, touching, and memorable, and I sincerely recommend it.
*I was given a copy of this novel by the publisher. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own.
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.” --Biography from Jaime Jo Wright’s author page on Amazon.com.