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Book Review: Echoes Among the Stones by Jaime Jo Wright

411z1gBLdYL._SY346_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.

What I Loved: Wow. Just wow. Wright has not disappointed me yet. Echoes Among the Stones was the sort of mystery that left me guessing all the way until the end. The unique mystery kept me coming back to the book while I was reading, and the characters kept me enthralled in it long after I finished.
The treat with dual timelines is that you get two stories for the price of one. And both were highly engaging. I loved the characters and interwoven plots.
I honestly can’t say enough good things about this one. The spiritual message was centered on healing after the death of a loved one. I felt that it was realistically done. It wasn’t cheesy or shallow. I could feel the pain of the character and also the hope they come to find in the end.

Rating and Recommendation: I give it 5 stars and highly recommend it to those who enjoy mysteries with light suspense and dual timeline novels.

~ I received a copy from Bethany House through NetGalley. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review or required to give a favorable one. 

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