Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Curse of Misty Wayfair Review

About the Book

Left at an orphanage as a child, Thea Reed vowed to find her mother someday. Now grown, her search takes her to Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin, in 1908. When clues lead her to a mental asylum, Thea uses her experience as a post-mortem photographer to gain access and assist groundskeeper Simeon Coyle in photographing the patients and uncovering the secrets within. However, she never expected her personal quest would reawaken the legend of Misty Wayfair, a murdered woman who allegedly haunts the area and whose appearance portends death.

A century later, Heidi Lane receives a troubling letter from her mother--who is battling dementia--compelling her to travel to Pleasant Valley for answers to her own questions of identity. When she catches sight of a ghostly woman who haunts the asylum ruins in the woods, the long-standing story of Misty Wayfair returns--and with it, Heidi's fear for her own life.

As two women across time seek answers about their identities and heritage, can they overcome the threat of the mysterious curse that has them inextricably intertwined? (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

Jaime has such a unique way of writing suspense. I have read her previous two books but this one was a tad different. I think the creepiness was stronger in this book but also perhaps a deeper storyline. I loved all of the characters and both storylines. Dual timelines are my favorite and they read together nicely. I loved how Jaime created characters that are out of the ordinary because real people are all different. I love how she makes the reader see beyond the appearance of a person or personality traits. She gives you a deeper look into who they actually are as a person on the inside. God made people unique and this book really brings it home in reminding us that. 
I highly recommend reading this in the daylight or when you are not alone. : ) 

Five stars!

"Thanks to Bethany House for giving me a free copy. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review." 

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