Review: The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright

What a mysterious, spooky, and chilling dual timeline tale! I was captivated by both the present and past storylines.

The author did a great job, as always, at weaving two tales that were connected through the ages, yet telling them in such a way that the reader discovers the clues as the characters do.

The author really kept me guessing about who was behind the murders, what exactly happened, and who the heroines of both timelines could trust. This was a tale that definitely kept me turning the pages and nervously wondering what would happen.

Jaime Jo Wright always does a good job of penning tales that can be both spooky, yet not flounder from the truth of God’s word. Some characters may question God’s existence, wonder about the possibilities of ghosts and hauntings, and deal with strange situations, yet the truth will always prevail in this author’s novels, allowing growth and understanding for the main characters.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


The Bonaventure Circus is a refuge for many, but Pippa Ripley was rejected from its inner circle as a baby. When she receives mysterious messages from someone called the “Watchman,” she is determined to find him and the connection to her birth. As Pippa’s search leads her to a man seeking justice for his murdered sister and evidence that a serial killer has been haunting the circus train, she must decide if uncovering her roots is worth putting herself directly in the path of the killer.

Present Day
The old circus train depot will either be torn down or preserved for historical importance, and its future rests on real estate project manager Chandler Faulk’s shoulders. As she dives deep into the depot’s history, she’s also balancing a newly diagnosed autoimmune disease and the pressures of single motherhood. When she discovers clues to the unsolved murders of the past, Chandler is pulled into a story far darker and more haunting than even an abandoned train depot could portend.

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Jaime Jo Wright loves to read—and write—fiction with elements of mystery, faith, and romance from her home in Wisconsin. She’s a coffee drinker by day and night, lives in dreamland, and exists in reality.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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2 Responses to Review: The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright

  1. carylkane says:

    Excellent review, Britt!

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