Review: ‘The Souls of Lost Lake’ by Jaime Jo Wright

About The Book
To save the innocent, they must face an insidious evil.

Wren Blythe has long enjoyed living in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, helping her father with ministry at a youth camp. But when a little girl in the area goes missing, an all-out search ensues, reviving the decades-old campfire story of Ava Coons, the murderess who is believed to still roam the forest. Joining the search, Wren stumbles upon the Coonses’ cabin ruins and a sinister mystery she is determined to unearth.

In 1930, Ava Coons has spent the last several years carrying the mantle of mystery since the day she emerged from the woods as a thirteen-year-old girl, spattered with blood, dragging a logger’s ax. She has accepted she will never remember what happened to her family, whose bodies were never found, and that the people of Tempter’s Creek will always blame her for their violent deaths. And after a member of the town is murdered, and another goes missing, rumors spread that Ava’s secret is perhaps more malicious than previously imagined.

Two women, separated by time, must confront a wickedness that not only challenges who they are but also threatens their lives, and the lives of those they love.

Jaime Jo Wright captivates with . . .

“Fast pacing, great writing, deep spiritual truths, and just the right amount of spookiness.”–BookPage

“Compassion, eerie eloquence, and astounding intensity.”–Booklist

“Suspense and spine-tingling moments.”–Library Journal

“Rich characterization and intricate plotting.”–Colleen Coble, USA Today bestselling author

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: 5 Stars!

When I first saw the title of Jaime Jo Wright’s new book, I was immediately captivated. And the cover sealed it! Without even reading a word or the synopsis, I might add. Now, after reading the book, I was not disappointed. Not one bit.

‘The woods were alive and they were evil.’

Wright weaves together two stories -told in dual time- that are so incredibly detailed and full of surprises, both creepy and nice, that I can’t see how anyone could keep from loving this book. She always has a super wow factor on creepiness.

From the beginning of the book, I was completely captivated, and I was on pins and needles most of the time during the reading. Wright has another winner here and one for the keeper shelf. And I never even came close to figuring out the mysteries here. Totally took me by surprise. On both time lines. Well done!!

My thanks to Bethany House for a copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinion in this review is completely my own.

Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: April 5, 2022
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