Echoes Among the Stones - Jaime Jo Wright

Sunday, December 29, 2019

My Rating

★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book

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she finds herself traveling to Wisconsin, where her grandmother, Mumsie, lives alone in her vintage, though very outdated, home. Aggie 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 a dollhouse.

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

In 1946, Imogene Grayson works in a beauty salon but has her sights set on Hollywood. But coming home to discover her younger sister's body in the attic changes everything. Unfamiliar with the burgeoning world of forensic science and, as a woman, not particularly welcomed into the investigation, Imogene is nonetheless determined to stay involved. As her sister's case grows cold, Imogene vows to find justice . . . no matter the cost. (from author website)

My Thoughts

I am completely overwhelmed with emotion after finishing Echoes Among the Stones. Jaime Jo Wright has totally and completely wrecked me! Each of her books just becomes more poignant and goes far deeper...I cried...I laughed...I was scared stiff and jumped at my dog making sounds because I was in the middle of a tense part and I forgot everything else around me...Oh yes! This book had me captivated.

Even though this was BY.FAR. my favorite book Ms. Wright has written(and that's saying a lot because they are ALL amazing!!!)...It was also the hardest to read. I am glad I chose to listen to it because I could skim through the hard parts a little easier. I won't beat around the bush, Aggie's mom dies of breast cancer. While my mom is alive and well after her diagnosis several years ago, it was a long hard battle. Add that with the medical PTSD I already experience because of my son's health issues (he is healthy and well NOW), all the anxiety and emotions came to the surface. I don't want anyone to jump into this book without a head's up.

That said, the women in this book travel a path of grief and unanswered questions. Digging for answers, the truth is uncovered and it looks so completely different than anyone expected! Through this story, we see several different ways that people cope with grief. In Aggie's case, she bottled all her feelings inside. Mumsie re-created the crime scene in the dollhouse. Imogene inserted herself into the investigation and would not relent. Walking the path alone though can be so difficult, and I believe that it is so important to not only open your heart to let God help you walk the path, but to let people support you too. Your church family, your family, a close friend...We can't make it through this life alone.

The "creepy factor" for this story is pretty high by my standards (I don't do creepy as a general But I think The Curse of Misty Wayfair was more so.

If you enjoy a good mystery, aren't deterred by a little blood, and love historical fiction...THIS is your next read! You won't be sorry!

I received a complimentary copy of Echoes Among the Stones from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

About the Author

Professional coffee drinker & ECPA/Publisher's Weekly best-selling author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing spirited romantic suspense stained with the shadows of history. Coffee fuels her snarky personality. She lives in Neverland with her Cap’n Hook who stole her heart and will not give it back, their little fairy Tinkerbell, and a very mischievous Peter Pan. The foursome embark on scores of adventure that only make her fall more wildly in love with romance and intrigue. Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures at

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