About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The Souls of Lost Lake by Jaime Jo Wright

The Souls of Lost Lake

Wren Blythe has long enjoyed being among the Northwoods, helping her father with programming at a youth camp. But when a little girl in the area goes missing, an all-out search ensues, reviving the decades-old campfire story of Ava Coons, the murderess, who still roams the woods. Joining the search, Wren stumbles upon the Coons cabin ruins and a rotting porcelain doll. But even more terrifying is seeing her name etched on the doll's foot like a sinister omen.

In 1930, Ava Coons has spent the last ten years carrying the mantle of mystery since she emerged from the forest as an eight-year-old girl, spattered with blood, dragging a logger's axe. She has accepted she'll never remember what happened to her family. When a member of the town of Tempter's Creek is murdered, rumors spread that Ava's secret is more malicious than previously imagined.

Both women discover that to save the innocent, they must face an insidious evil.


To say that this book is a page-turner is an understatement! I was Immediately captivated by the 'ghost story' being told around the campfire, and I couldn't wait to learn more about the tale of Ava Coons. But wait...The Souls of Lost Lake isn't just Ava's story! It's also the story of Wren Blythe, and she and Ava are linked in a dual timeline tale that will long remain in my memory. Two women, separated by 90 years but both plagued by the same emotions: fear, uncertainty, feeling unwanted, wanting to be loved, and needing to believe that they matter. This book is a compelling story that can be gruesome at times, but there's also a beautiful spiritual thread that touches your soul.

In 2017, I read a debut novel, The House on Foster Hill, and I became a fan of author Jaime Jo Wright, but she's outdone herself with this book. It has suspense with strong Gothic vibes, twists and turns that you never see coming, a love story that is more than romance, and a faith message filled with hope, grace, and redemption. I can't say enough good things about The Souls of Lost Lake!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 


Daphne du Maurier and Christy Award-Winning author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing suspenseful, mysteries stained with history's secrets. Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures at her Website     Facebook     Twitter  Pinterest    Instagram

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1 comment:

  1. I am looking forward to reading this one! I love her books. Great review :)