Chills, Thrills, Redemption & Relationship (Book Review)

The Curse of Misty Wayfair

Today I wanted to do something a bit different. I want to share something special with you. Easily one of the best books I read last year, The Curse of Misty Wayfair entertained while approaching difficult issues with brave faith.

Easily one of the best books I read last year, The Curse of Misty Wayfair by @jaimejowright entertained while approaching difficult issues with brave faith. Click To Tweet


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? (The Curse of Misty Wayfair by @jaimejowright) Click To Tweet

My Thoughts

I was blown away by The Curse of Misty Wayfair. Jaime Jo Wright masterfully married my two passions, storytelling and faith. If you could take a look at my bookshelves, you would find theological volumes next to the complete collections of Edgar Allen Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Curse of Misty Wayfair was right up my alley!

From the opening scene, Jaime grabbed my attention and refused to let it go. If you think there aren’t any good spooky thrillers in the Christian market, think again! There were some nights that I had to wait until morning to finish the next chapter!

Jaime handled challenging topics with grace and sensitivity, weaving intricate plot lines through a split-time narrative to tie everything back to God’s saving hand. The characters and message of Misty Wayfair will stay with you long after you turn the last page.

@jaimejowright handled challenging topics with grace & sensitivity, weaving intricate plot lines through a split-time narrative to tie everything back to God’s saving hand. Click To Tweet

Who should read this book?

  • Anyone who loves a good suspense, thriller, or mystery.
  • Anyone who wants to see real relationships, real problems, and real families redeemed.
  • Anyone struggling with anxiety, depression, insecurity, isolation, or fear.
  • Anyone who has a bit of Edgar Allen Poe inside.

Audience: Adult

(Disclaimer: I did receive this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. However, I’ve already bought another copy to give away…it’s THAT good people.)

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.

Learn more about Jaime’s adventures at

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14 thoughts on “Chills, Thrills, Redemption & Relationship (Book Review)”

  1. Sounds like a good book! Have you ever read any of Ted Dekker’s stuff? He’s kind of like a Stephen King for Christians. Kinda creepy and yet redemptive.

    My bookshelf is mostly non-fiction. I rarely take the time to read fiction anymore, but this book just might make me get out of my book rut!

  2. A glowing review! I’ve tweeted it out to spread the word about your thoughts on this story and to share this story wide to other readers. Suspense isn’t my favorite genre of fiction, but I definitely can be hooked and drawn into this kind of tale, I love Sherlock Holmes, and I have enjoyed every mystery-suspense book I’ve ever read.

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