The Curse of Misty Wayfair
Thea Reed’s search for her long-lost mother finds her in turn-of-the-century Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin where the town is steeped in superstition, ghosts, and curses. Her discoveries into the whereabouts of her mother lead her to a creepy mental asylum. A place where once you’re admitted, you never leave. The mystery continues as she supposedly awakens the ghost of Misty Wayfair who was murdered years ago. Who is Thea really and can she find out the truth before it’s too late?
A century later, after Heidi Lane receives a cryptic letter from her mother, she travels to Pleasant Valley only to learn the woman’s dementia has worsened. Upon her arrival, she visits an antique shop and discovers an old album with an eerie picture of a woman who resembles her, shattering who she thought she was. Her life is then put in danger once she catches sight of a ghostly woman haunting the woods near the abandoned asylum. This launches her into a quest to find her true identity and if it linked to the mysterious Misty Wayfair, but can she trust those around her? Her life depends on it.
These two women will battle their pasts, but will they find the deadly curse connects them?
Jaime Jo Wright has created an amazing, creepy story with The Curse of Misty Wayfair. I absolutely loved it. The intertwining stories drew me in from the beginning and grabbed my throat till the very end. Her imagery of the mental asylum, ghostly woman, and the town allowed me picture everything perfectly. The use of the five senses was well done.
The characters wheedled their way into my heart and I found myself holding my breath at times as I waited to discover their stories. All of the characters, including the secondary ones, were well-developed. Awesome.
Ms. Wright is a wonderful storyteller. I also loved how the chapters were split between time. It told the women’s stories at the same time (only a century apart) as it unfolded. I will definitely be reading more from this author.
I give The Curse of Misty Wayfair five haunted houses. You’ll read this one into the wee hours of the morning, but remember to leave the light on!
**Book has been provided courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications and Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.
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