About The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond

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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 facade. When a man is found dead in his run-down trailer home, Annalise inherits the trailer, along with the pictures, vintage obituaries, and old revival posters covering its walls. As she sorts through the collection, she’s wholly unprepared for the ramifications of the dark and deadly secrets she’ll uncover.

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

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

My Review

Having devoured The House on Foster Hill (my favorite fiction read of 2017), I was beyond excited to read The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond.

Reckoning absolutely satisfies as a gripping read.  I found it a worthy second novel from Jaime Jo Wright (who, by the way, shares my love of coffee). Wright’s prose is eloquent and poetic (not Poe-tic … sorry, bad joke for those who have read it already)! I couldn’t decide whether I wanted the book to end (so I could find out the resolution) or keep going so it wouldn’t be over yet.

{Possible spoiler alert!} Readers of The House on Foster Hill will find similarities in plot style between the two. This story also unfolds from two alternating character perspectives ~100-ish years apart. Genealogy plays a role, as well, in tying the past and present stories together. {/spoiler}

Reckoning definitely lands in my top reads of 2018 to date. I fully expect its contending to last the remainder of the year (and indeed until Wright’s next release).

I received a free eARC from the author. All opinions are my own.

About Jaime Jo Wright

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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 jaimewrightbooks.com.