Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Audio Review: The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright

 For over a century, the town of Gossamer Grove has thrived on its charm and midwestern values, but Annalise Forsythe knows painful secrets, including her own, hover just beneath the pleasant faade. When a man is found dead in his run-down trailer home, Annalise inherits the trailer, along with the pictures, vintage obituaries, and old revival posters covering its walls. As she sorts through the collection, she's wholly unprepared for the ramifications of the dark and deadly secrets she'll uncover.

A century earlier, Gossamer Grove has been stirred into chaos by the arrival of controversial and charismatic twin revivalists. The chaos takes a murderous turn when Libby Sheffield, working at her father's newspaper, receives an obituary for a reputable church deacon hours before his death. As she works with the deacon's son to unravel the mystery behind the crime, it becomes undeniably clear that a reckoning has come to town--but it isn't until another obituary arrives that they realize the true depths of the danger they've waded into.

Two women, separated by a hundred years, must uncover the secrets within the borders of their own town before it's too late and they lose their future--or their very souls.

Paperback, 352 pages 
Published July 3rd 2018 
by Bethany House Publishers
****

I really enjoyed Jaime Jo Wright’s previous book, The House on Foster Hill and eagerly awaited the release of this one. This was an audio read for me, I listened over the summer and can’t believe I never posted this review. Coming in at 12 hours 13 minutes and read by Erin Bennett, who did a great job bringing this book to life.

Mysterious and suspenseful is the perfect way to describe this book. The unique plot works well too! Imagine receiving an obit notice before someone dies or even your own. A century later more mystery abounds when Annalise inherits a rundown trailer from a complete stranger. Why? And what’s the connection to what happened 100 years ago?

Jaime Jo Weight has become one of my favorite writers, even though this is her second book, I know a good thing. I love her writing style, the way she drew me in, kept me guessing and struggling to unwrap the mystery myself. The uniqueness of the plot and how it is revealed layer by layer.

Definitely a book and author I highly recommend.  Next month her third book will be released The Curse of Misty Wayfair (click on the cover to take you to the Goodreads page). As will the cover of The House on Foster Hill take you to my review. 

What do you think of the covers?  I love them all - they shout read me read me!