Monday, December 2, 2019

Jaime Jo Wright: Echoes Among the Stones

By Kelly Bridgewater

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 rambling old home. She 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 the dollhouse.

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

In 1946, Imogene Flannigan works in a local factory and has eyes on owning her own beauty salon. But coming home to discover her younger sister's body in the attic changes everything. Unfamiliar with the newly burgeoning world of criminal forensics and not particularly welcomed as a woman, Imogene is nonetheless determined to stay involved. As her sister's case grows cold, Imogene vows to find justice . . . even if it costs her everything.

From Amazon

My Thoughts:

Echoes Among the Stones by Jaime Jo Wright is a unique blend of grief, murder, and hunt for justice that the novel begs to be savored. First, I believe Wright's strongest point of this novel is the ability to dive into grief. As someone who lost her father four years ago, I have had a hard time moving on from losing him. So many novels that I have read lately that have claimed to deal with grief through the characters didn't ring true to me, but Wright actually allows the heroine to show how much it affects her. It doesn't go away in a couple of days. Sometimes it lingers. I really liked how realistic Wright made grief. The plot is different and took a while for Aggie and Imogene to solve the crimes in their time period. In the present time period, they finally solve the murder of 1946. I enjoyed spending time with the characters and couldn't wait to see how the murder was solved. Wright does a wonderful job at creating multi-dimensional characters and diving into a plot that is original and completely unpredictable. I was shocked at finding out who killed Hazel. Didn't see that coming. I have enjoyed all four of her novels, and I can't wait to see what comes next.

I received a complimentary copy of Echoes Among the Stones by Jaime Jo Wright from Bethany House Publishers, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

About the Author:
Jaime Jo Wright
From Amazon

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! (Taken from Amazon.)

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