Book Review: ‘The Haunting At Bonaventure Circus’ by Jaime Jo Wright

About The Book:

The Bonaventure Circus is a refuge for many, but Pippa Ripley was rejected from its inner circle as a baby. When she receives mysterious messages from someone called the “Watchman,” she is determined to find him and the connection to her birth. As Pippa’s search leads her to a man seeking justice for his murdered sister and evidence that a serial killer has been haunting the circus train, she must decide if uncovering her roots is worth putting herself directly in the path of the killer.

Present Day
The old circus train depot will either be torn down or preserved for historical importance, and its future rests on real estate project manager Chandler Faulk’s shoulders. As she dives deep into the depot’s history, she’s also balancing a newly diagnosed autoimmune disease and the pressures of single motherhood. When she discovers clues to the unsolved murders of the past, Chandler is pulled into a story far darker and more haunting than even an abandoned train depot could portend. 

About 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 at!

My Rating: 4 Stars!

‘Sometimes God brought peace in the most unusual and outside-the-norm ways.’

Once again the past and future collide in Jaime Jo Wright’s signature time slip novel. She captured my attention with her very first book in this vein and it hasn’t dimmed since. Love her work.

1928. Pippa has been abandoned in the circus and taken in by the owner. Bonaventure Circus is quite popular and they settle in this Wisconsin town in the winter. Strange goings on are noticed by many and Pippa is captured by the attention of The Watchman, who she believes knows the secret of her parentage. But her interest is going to lead to disastrous results if she isn’t careful.

Present Day. Chandler Faulk is heading the renovation of the old circus train depot to restore its historical significance. She’s carrying a heavy load with a newly diagnosed autoimmune disorder, and single parenthood. She accidentally discovers clues to the unsolved murders involving the circus of decades earlier. Soon she’s in a battle for her life if she herself isn’t careful.

Wright again takes us on a riveting and fast paced journey into the past as it slams into the present day. I love how she combines the two and propels the reader into both worlds, while at the same time, building the momentum until it crashes around you and you’ve never guessed who and what was going on. I devoured this! Recommended.

*My thanks to Bethany House Publishers for a copy of this book via Net Galley. 

Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: September 1, 2020
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