Wednesday 13 February 2019

Book Review: The Curse of Misty Wayfair

From the Back:

Left at an orphanage as a child, Thea Reed vowed to find her mother someday. Now grown, her search takes her to turn-of-the-century Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin. When the clues she finds lead her to a mental asylum, Thea uses her experience as a postmortem photographer to gain access and assist groundskeeper Simeon Coyle in photographing the patients and uncovering the secrets within. However, she never expected her personal quest would reawaken the legend of Misty Wayfair, a murdered woman who allegedly haunts the area and whose appearance portends death. 

A century later, Heidi Lane receives a troubling letter from her mother--who is battling dementia--compelling her to travel to Pleasant Valley for answers to her own questions of identity. When she catches sight of a ghostly woman haunting the asylum ruins in the woods, the long-standing story of Misty Wayfair returns--and with it, Heidi's fear for her own life.
As two women across time seek answers about their identities and heritage, they must overcome the threat of the mysterious curse that has them inextricably intertwined 

My Reflections

Jamie Jo Wright has done it once again, her newest book exceeds all expectations form the first page until the last. This author shines in a way that blinds. Her work is masterfully crafted in a subtle yet powerful way. 
I was moved to tears many times through this novel. The subject matter is quite near to my heart, making it feel like a very personal and special read.
Special needs, mental illness and anxiety disorders are brought to light in the plot. I applaud the way Jo Wright tenderly portrayed these very serious matters. You are left with a feeling of light overcoming any kind of darkness. 

The feel of the book is tangible, it is a very real and living thing. It is hard to review a book that makes you actually breathe the essence of the story. 
There are creepy parts that made me break out in goosebumps, but it's not overdone or over the top in any way. I really enjoyed how this author is able to keep her readers in utter suspense throughout the entirety of the story. This is a true gift for an avid reader, such a deliciously decadent feeling to not be able to guess what comes next!

This is an outstanding story I cannot recommend it enough. If you are looking for a romantic suspense that makes all the rules this is your bet. It has everything a decerning reader could want, suspense, intrigue, a little romance and a whole lot of charged emotion.

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

Jaime Jo Wright

Jaime Jo Wright is the Christy Award-Winning author of The House on Foster Hill. She's also the Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of two novellas. Jaime works as a human resources director in Wisconsin, where she lives with her...
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