Book Review, Mystery/Suspense

Book Review – The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond

The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright51nM14Zf5SL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_

This is a book I’ve been waiting to read, for what felt like a very long time. I knew I’d be getting my launch team copy…any day…but it felt like forever. I went on my library’s website and discovered they had an audio version available. So I requested that. As chance would have it, I got them both the same day. So I started reading. And then, when I had to lay my book down and get some work done, I switched to the audio version. (Although I quickly discovered that for this book, I preferred reading the book…I could make the story happen faster that way…and I didn’t want to wait too long… 😉 ) Once I finally got a hold of this book, I had to read it. FAST. It was absolutely spellbinding, attention-grabbing, immensely intriguing, and filled with nail-biting suspense.

I loved the dual timelines.

I think Annalise was my favorite character. She was very well portrayed, like a real person. Her fears. Her guilt. Her past.

The way the two times tied together was incredible.

The suspense level was unreal. There were so many twists and turns, and the entire story line was very unexpected and unpredictable.

I had to keep reading until the end, because I just couldn’t wait to find out what was coming.

Creepiness galore, and yet, it was just the right amount.

Edgar Allan Poe pulled into pre-obits. People supposed to die. Some do, others don’t, just exactly what is going on, and who is behind it?

The sleepy little town of Gossamer Grove has always been good at making everything look good on the surface, but maybe it is time for the people to face reality and be honest with themselves.

This author writes with an incredible depth and talent that draws you into the story, and doesn’t let go. I’m fairly sure this will be one of my favorites this year!

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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From the Back Cover

Praise for The House on Foster Hill

“Headed by two strong female protagonists, Wright’s debut is a lushly detailed time-slip novel that transitions seamlessly between past and present.”–Library Journal

“Blends the past and present in a gripping mystery.”–Foreword Reviews

“With one mystery encased in another and a century between the two, Wright has written a spellbinding novel.”–Christian Market

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 facade. Yet her strange and sudden inheritance of a run-down trailer home–full of pictures, vintage obituaries, and old revival posters–leaves her wholly unprepared for how truly dark and deadly those secrets may be.

A century earlier, Gossamer Grove is stirred into chaos by the arrival of controversial and charismatic twin revivalists. The chaos takes a murderous turn when Libby Sheffield, while 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 solve the crime, it becomes clear that a reckoning has come to town–but it isn’t until another obituary arrives at the paper that they realize the true depths of the danger they’ve waded into.

Two women, separated by a hundred years, must unravel the mysteries of their own town before it’s too late and they lose their future–or their very souls.

Jaime Jo Wright is the author of the acclaimed novel The House on Foster Hill. She’s also the Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of two novellas. Jaime works as a human resources director in Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband and two children. To learn more, visit

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About the author

Professional coffee drinker & ECPA/Publisher’s Weekly best-selling author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing spirited turn-of-the-century romance stained with suspense. 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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