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.
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.
The Haunting of Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright is an interesting read. The haunted past comes tumbling into the present. Grief, fear, and pain seem to flow from one to the other. The Bonaventure Circus has some dark history to it that repeats in the future. Soon all will come crashing down and it will be stopped. But a lot of damage will still be done. The cast of characters were well-crafted. They caught my curiosity and snatched my full-attention. The story was different than most books. That made it new. So many stories sound a like and offer very little in differences. However, Jaime Jo Wright writes it well. The whole presentation of the book felt real and exciting. A mystery within another mystery. Intrigue, suspense, and danger added up with every page. The switching back and forth from past to present moments was not my favorite because it switched too quickly for my liking but I still understood what had happened.