About Echoes Among the Stones
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 rambling old home. She 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 the dollhouse.
Mystery seems to follow her when she finds work as a secretary helping to restore the flooded historical part of the cemetery. Forced to work with the cemetery’s puzzling, yet attractive archeologist, she exhumes the past’s secrets and unwittingly uncovers a crime that some will go to any length to keep quiet–even if it means silencing Aggie.
In 1946, Imogene Flannigan works in a local factory and has eyes on owning her own beauty salon. But coming home to discover her younger sister’s body in the attic changes everything. Unfamiliar with the newly burgeoning world of criminal forensics and not particularly welcomed as a woman, Imogene is nonetheless determined to stay involved. As her sister’s case grows cold, Imogene vows to find justice . . . even if it costs her everything.
I. Love. This. Book.
It may, in fact, be my favorite Jaime Jo Wright book…and to quote Sam Gamgee, “that’s sayin’ a lot.”
I have loved all of Wright’s books, but especially the first, “The House on Foster Hill.” (I have a thing for the first book, even if it’s not in a series.) But “Echoes” gives “Foster Hill” a run for its money.
Archaeology, the aftermath of WWII, forensics, dollhouse forensics (which I’d never heard of before)—it all combined for a fascinating read. Wright does an incredible job of bringing the past to life, infusing it with color and creating vivid characters. (Oh my heart, Ollie.) I was truly sad to turn the last page in this excellent, eloquently written book.
I received a copy of the book from the author. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Jaime Jo Wright is winner of the Christy, Carol, Daphne du Maurier, and INSPY Awards. She’s also the Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of three novellas. Jaime works as a human resources director in Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband and two children. Visit her at jaimewrightbooks.com.