Wednesday 5 February 2020

Book Review: Echoes Among The Stones

From The Back:

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she finds herself traveling to Wisconsin, where her grandmother, Mumsie, lives alone in her vintage, though very outdated, home. Aggie 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 a dollhouse.

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

In 1946, Imogene Grayson works in a beauty salon but has her sights set on Hollywood. But coming home to discover her younger sister's body in the attic changes everything. Unfamiliar with the burgeoning world of forensic science and, as a woman, not particularly welcomed into the investigation, Imogene is nonetheless determined to stay involved. As her sister's case grows cold, Imogene vows to find justice . . . no matter the cost.
My Reflections:
This dual timeline story connects past and present in a magnificent fashion. Jamie Jo Wright is one of my go-to authors, her novels are remarkably unpredictable and have an edgy feel to them that is something I am not seeing from other writers these days. 
I found I could connect with the main character right from the start. Her life has been turned upside-down, and Aggie Dunkirk un-enthusiastically moves to Wisconsin to help care for her ageing grandmother Mumsie. Now Mumsie has got to be one of my favourite characters, her spunk and determination is hilarious and inspiring all in the same breath.  I also so enjoyed Aggie's co-worker Collin with his accents, charm and ever-present help at just the right moments. I laughed when he mentioned that he irons his cotton pyjamas, ha! Really?
In the connecting story set in 1946, my heart bleeds for dear Imogene (Mumsie) Her sister's murder hits her deep and shakes her to her core, a life long mystery that has haunted her every day of her life. Imogene is determined to solve the mysteries surrounding the death of her sister, so far as to put her very life in danger. But her main task is to balance this investigation with the new secretarial job she was hired for, to organize a flooded out cemetery. Things are happening that keep everyone on edge as mysterious letters and envelopes of bones keep showing up in the most unexpected times.
In this novel, you get everything a reader would want. mystery, drama, suspense, interesting and multidimensional characters and just a dash of romance.
I highly recommend Jamie Jo Weight's works if you like something just a little different, fresh and spellbinding.

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

Jaime Jo Wright ( is winner of the Christy, Carol, Daphne du Maurier, and INSPY Awards. She's also the Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of three novellas. Jaime works as a human resources director in Wisconsin, where she...
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