The Souls of Lost Lake by Jaime Jo Wright ~ Book Review

May 21, 2022

About the Book 

Book: The Souls of Lost Lake
Author: Jaime Jo Wright
Genre: Christian Mystery Suspense & Romance
Release Date: April 5, 2022
Publisher: Bethany House

Wren Blythe has long enjoyed being among the Northwoods, helping her father with programming at a youth camp. But when a little girl in the area goes missing, an all-out search ensues, reviving the decades-old campfire story of Ava Coons, the murderess, who still roams the woods. Joining the search, Wren stumbles upon the Coons cabin ruins and a rotting porcelain doll. But even more terrifying is seeing her name etched on the doll's foot like a sinister omen.

In 1930, Ava Coons has spent the last ten years carrying the mantle of mystery since she emerged from the forest as an eight-year-old girl, spattered with blood, dragging a logger's axe. She has accepted she'll never remember what happened to her family. When a member of the town of Tempter's Creek is murdered, rumors spread that Ava's secret is more malicious than previously imagined.

Both women discover that to save the innocent, they must face an insidious evil.

My Thoughts 

Wow, wow, wow!! I love Jaime Jo Wright books and I have read quite a few of them but I think this was the best one. I don't want to divulge too much because I don't want to ruin it for you so let's see what I can tell you. You know I have mentioned before that there are authors that master the craft of dual time writing and some that do not. Well, Jaime Jo Wright definitely does. She transports you to two different timelines and does it with complete ease. 

In this story you are transported back to the 1930's in a small town in which a horrible murder has occurred and the only living survivor is Ava Coons. A young girl whom everyone blames for this tragic occurrence but no one can truly prove. We also get transported to present time in a youth camp with Wren Blythe and her very interesting family. 

There is SO much to this story. I mean the twists and turns that I did not expect at all were mesmerizing. There was also a tender moment which I had to reach for the tissues. There is tons of mystery that captures you from the very beginning and has so staying up way too late to see what happens (with the light on of course!) There is romance and it is quite delightful! The best part of this story is the thread of faith that Mrs. Wright puts into this story. While all that is happening there is a story of forgiveness and redemption that is flawless and builds up in this story and I absolutely loved it. 

If you enjoy the kind of suspense that keeps you at the edge of your seat then this is definitely the book for you it is so good and you'll need to block some time off because you won't want to put it down.

My Rating: 5 Stars/LOVED IT!!!

I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review All views expressed are only my honest review. 

About the Author

Daphne du Maurier and Christy Award-Winning author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing suspenseful, mysteries stained with history's secrets. Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures at! 

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