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.
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.
Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright is absolutely fantastic. Hands down, easy 5 stars to give out. I didn’t know what to expect when I picked this up, but I was immediately hooked.
The dual timeline is done so well. It is so easy to mess up this type of story, but this flowed so well and was a joy to read. I love the gothic-style mixed with a circus setting. It was really easy to get engulfed in.
I loved everything about this book. The mysteries were intriguing, and I loved how the timelines intersected. Twist after twist, this isn’t a book you’ll be able to set down. Don’t miss it.
*I received a free copy of this book from Love Books Tours in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Jaime Jo Wright is the author of five novels, including Christy Award winner The House on Foster Hill and Carol Award winner The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond. She’s also the Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of two novellas. Jaime lives in Wisconsin with her cat named Foo, her husband Cap’n Hook, and their littles, Peter Pan, and CoCo. To learn more, visit www.jaimewrightbooks.com.
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