Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright with thanks to Love Books Tours for opportunity.
About the book
The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus presents us with a duel timeline, I sometimes struggle with books like these but this one has been done wonderfully and after only a couple of chapters I was totally hooked.
We are sent back to 1928 where Pippa Ripley, adopted daughter of wealthy circus owner is trying to find her place in the world. Having been rejected from the circus when she is born she feels the natural tug and it isn’t helped by the fact she is receiving letters from the mysterious Watchman who may hold the secrets to her past.
Present day sees us with Chandler Faulks, single mum who has moved with her son to work on the restoration of the old circus train depot. Having just been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, Chandler feels she has to prove she is not only capable of looking after her son but working hard and restoring the depot as well as getting to grips with her illness.
Both woman I found totally fascinating and I really enjoyed following both their stories. I was pleasantly surprised that both women’s narrative were equally gripping, I didn’t find myself preferring one to the other which made this a book extremely difficult to put down.
I loved the mystery involved and how it spanned both timelines and obviously as the title suggests there are some spooky goings on. It’s full of twists to keep you guessing but it’s also very thought provoking.
Not once did I feel like this book dipped, i was totally gripped from first page to last and found the tension built splendidly throughout the story.
If you’re looking for a cracking read that’s a bit gothic, gives you the heebie jeebies, has a fantastic mystery and has you hooked from beginning to end then The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus is the book for you. Highly recommended.