Thursday, September 24, 2020

Review: The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright

About the Book
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.

My Thoughts

I absolutely loved this book! Nobody does dual timelines quite like Jaime Jo Wright and this one did not disappoint. Combining her trademark gothic-style with a circus setting, The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus was sure to be a winner. It's one of my favorite reads of the year.

Captivated from the very first sentence, I became totally immersed in Pippa and Chandler's stories, intrigued by the mysteries surrounding them both, and fascinated by how the two timelines came to intersect. Once I neared the end, I was reading as fast as I possibly could. There was twist after shocking twist and reveal after surprising reveal. I didn't see them coming! What a ride!

Five Stars


  1. That circus setting draws me in every time! Glad to hear this was such a great read. :D

    1. I have a hard time resisting a circus setting. :)

  2. I'm glad you loved it! The cover is what attracts me, as I think I've mentioned, but knowing that you ended up loving it is key. :)

    1. It's such a haunting cover. I knew I wanted to read the book before I saw the cover because I've loved this author's other books, but when I saw it? Wow, it made me want to read it even more. :)