About the Book
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.
In My Opinion
Strap in and sit back for another dual-time suspense that will keep you guessing until the very end with Jaime Jo Wright. This time the circus surrounds both the past and present-day mysteries.
I’m not sure whether I liked Pippa or Chandler better. Both of these characters are strong women who don’t see themselves that way. Pippa longs to know her true family and find a place where she belongs. Chandler is driven but brought low by an auto immune disease and fear of losing her son.
The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus contains Wright’s trademark sense of the eerie. Yet, by the end, there is a sense of justice and resolution for both Pippa and Chandler. There’s a touch of romance in there too—enough to appease us romance fans but not so much as to turn away those who prefer the romance doesn’t overpower the suspense and overall atmosphere of the plot.
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