Saturday 22 September 2018

Book Review: The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond

From the Back:

For over a century, the town of Gossamer Grove has thrived on its charm and Midwestern values, but Annalise Forsythe knows painful secrets, including her own, hover just beneath the pleasant facade. Yet her strange and sudden inheritance of a run-down trailer home--full of pictures, vintage obituaries, and old revival posters--leaves her wholly unprepared for how truly dark and deadly those secrets may be.

A century earlier, Gossamer Grove is stirred into chaos by the arrival of controversial and charismatic twin revivalists. The chaos takes a murderous turn when Libby Sheffield, while working at her father's newspaper, receives an obituary for a reputable church deacon hours before his death. As she works with the deacon's son to solve the crime, it becomes clear that a reckoning has come to town--but it isn't until another obituary arrives at the paper that they realize the true depths of the danger they've waded into.

Two women, separated by a hundred years, must unravel the mysteries of their own town before it's too late and they lose their future--or their very souls.
My Reflections:
My first book by this authour was Wright's debut novel, The House on Foster Hill, I am so glad to have the opportunity to read yet another title by this very talented authour. 

Two women connected by the weight of sin. 
Brokenness, weakness, hidden deeply, these are the tools of evil. 
Forgiveness, wholeness and light shining into our darkness this is healing. 
I absolutely loved the way this novel is written, the time-slip past and present woven together seamlessly.

The atmosphere of creepiness is real with the backdrop of Gossamer Grove. This not so quaint town boasts hidden secrets, a creepy, run-down trailer and strange happenings. The adrenaline will definitely keep you racing through the pages trying to figure out the unpredictable conclusion. Grace tampers the darkness yet profound, pain-filled moments are not sugar-coated. This book is so layered I was transported within its pages, and could not leave its grips until the last page was flipped.  
I equally enjoyed both female protagonists. The present day with Annalise and past with Libby. The subtle romance was uniquely blended with suspense and quirky characters. An emulsion of perfectness!

I am not quite sure how Wright was able to pull this storyline off, but wow did she ever, how will she ever top this? I can't wait to see!
It's mind blowing how seamlessly the story fit together, and the reader is not even aware of all the pieces until the very end. I can't wait for book number three from this author and don't forget to read the author's notes, you won't regret it!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc."

Jaime Jo Wright

Jaime Jo Wright is the author of the acclaimed novels The House on Foster Hill and The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond. She's also the Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of two novellas. Jaime works as a human resources director in...
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