BOOK REVIEW + GIVE AWAY - The Vanishing at Castle Moreau by Jaime Jo Wright
The Vanishing at Castle Moreau
by Jaime Jo Wright
April 3-28, 2023 Virtual Book Tour
A haunting legend. An ominous curse. A search for a secret buried deep within the castle walls.
In 1870, orphaned Daisy François takes a position as housemaid at a Wisconsin castle to escape the horrors of her past life. There she finds a reclusive and eccentric Gothic authoress, who hides tales more harrowing than the ones in her novels. With women disappearing from the area and a legend that seems to parallel these eerie circumstances, Daisy is thrust into a web that threatens to steal her sanity, if not her life.
In the present day, Cleo Clemmons is hired by the grandson of an American aristocratic family to help his grandmother face her hoarding in the dilapidated Castle Moreau. But when Cleo uncovers more than just the woman's stash of collectibles, a century-old mystery of disappearance, insanity, and the dust of the old castle's curse threaten to rise again. This time to leave no one alive to tell the sordid tale.
Award-winning author Jaime Jo Wright seamlessly weaves a dual-time tale of two women who must do all they can to seek the light amidst the darkness shrouding Castle Moreau.
Wow! This is my first and won’t be my last book by this author. Creepy books aren’t my usual genre, yet I couldn’t help wanting to read this book. The synopsis intrigued me, and I am glad I read this one! The author is extremely talented om their ability to weave goth with inspiration. I found this story to be fascinating and I loved the connection between Daisy and Cleo. In 1870 Daisy was hired to work as a housemaid while modern day Cleo was hired to declutter and restore Castle Moreau. Both were looking for a new start when they landed at Castle Moreau.
The book is well written and the story lines flow seamlessly from one POV to another. The writing is creepy and adds depth to the story. Filled with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing, I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish. This book is so good, I didn’t want it to end. I highly recommend and will be reading more from this author!
Praise for The Vanishing at Castle Moreau:
"An imaginative and mysterious tale."
New York Times bestselling author RACHEL HAUCK
"With real, flawed characters, who grapple with real-life struggles, readers will be drawn into this gripping suspense from the very first page. Good luck putting it down. I couldn't."
LYNETTE EASON, bestselling, award-winning author of the Extreme Measures series
"Wright pens another delightfully creepy tale where nothing is quite as it seems and characters seek freedom from nightmares both real and imagined."
"Wright captivates. A thrilling tale. . . . Readers won’t want to put this down."
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Genre: Dual time Suspense/Thriller
Published by: Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: April 2023
Number of Pages: 384
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Jaime Jo Wright is the author of six novels, including Christy Award winner The House on Foster Hill and Carol Award winner The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond. She's also the Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of two novellas. Jaime lives in Wisconsin with her cat named Foo; her husband, Cap'n Hook; and their littles, Peter Pan and CoCo.
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www.jaimewrightbooks.com (& check out her Podcast - MadLit Musings!)
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