Night Falls on Predicament Avenue by Jaime Jo Wright ~ Book Review

July 9, 2024

About the Book 

Book: Night Falls on Predicament Avenue
Author: Jaime Jo Wright
Genre: Christian Mystery
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: April 2024

In 1910, Effie James is living a dream for two. Her younger sister is harboring a secret that has left timid Effie determined to fulfill her daring sister's grand plan of seeking out adventure in their small Iowa town. When a British gentleman arrives, disrupting their peace with efforts to find the wife many claim lived her final days at the now abandoned house at 322 Predicament Avenue, Effie is thrust into intrigue she couldn't have prepared for. But what she finds inside will forever link her to the scandal staining the house's walls and to a woman whose secrets promise a curse.

A century later, Norah Richman is living out her late-twin's dream of running their great aunt's bed-and-breakfast on Predicament Avenue--a place Norah believes nothing good can come out of after her sister's abduction and murder thirteen years ago. Her first guest is a crime historian and podcaster, and Norah resolves to stay far away from the charming and enigmatic man--until another guest is found dead. As they dig deeper, something sinister unfurls that will reveal an ominous unknown far greater than the possibility of death itself.

My Thoughts 

Another amazing read by Jaime Jo Wright! It always amazes me how Jaime Jo writes such intriguing stories that are full of that creepy factor but also has a great faith thread that leaves you in thought long after you finish the book. This one was no exception. 

I really enjoyed the dual timeline and I must say I was not expecting the storyline in the 1910 timeline to go the way it did! I absolutely was enthralled and could not figure out the culprit for the life of me. In present time Predicament Falls we encounter some unique circumstances with the characters and similarities but I have to say I knew who the culprit was sooner than expected and I wasn’t even disappointed. It still had me going and I wanted to know the “why” behind it all.

As always the faith thread is what gets me with Jamie's books. This one dealt with fear, anxiety and grief. But it was great to see how the characters developed and grew in knowing that if they gave everything to God, His mercy and grace would cover them and be there for them when they surrendered everything to Him. 

Overall I enjoyed this book and I cannot wait for her next one! If you are looking for a great mystery that will give you the creeps and have you stay up all night to find out what happens then you did need to grab this book!

I received a copy of this book for review. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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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