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The curse of Misty Wayfair / Jaime Jo Wright.

Wright, Jaime Jo, author. (Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library C WRI (Text) 33500013020748 New Checked out 08/28/2019
Moorhead Public Library C WRI (Text) 33500013020730 New Checked out 08/28/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780764233227
  • ISBN: 076423322X
  • ISBN: 9780764230301
  • ISBN: 0764230301
  • Physical Description: 378 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2019]

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Summary, etc.: Left at an orphanage as a child, Thea Reed vowed to find her mother someday. Now grown, her search takes her to turn-of-the-century Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin. When the clues she finds lead her to a mental asylum, Thea uses her experience as a postmortem photographer to gain access and assist groudskeeper Simeon Coyle in photographing the patients and uncovering the secrets within. However, she never expected her personal quest would reawaken the legend of Misty Wayfair, a murdered woman who allegedly haunts the area and whose appearance portends death. A century later, Heidi Lane receives a troubling letter from her mother - who is battling dementia - compelling her to travel to Pleasant Valley for answers to her own questions of identity. When she catches sight of a ghostly woman haunting the asylum ruins in the woods, the long-standing story of Misty Wayfair returns - and with it, Heidi's fear for her own life. As two women across time seek answers about their identities and heritage, they must overcome the threat of the mysterious curse that has them inextricably intertwined.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 January #1
    The eerie town of Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin, is the source of the legend of Misty Wayfair, a ghost who appears before someone linked to the Kramer-Coyle family vendetta dies. When Heidi Lane visits her mother and finds a mirror image of herself in a stranger's antique photo album connecting her to the Coyle family, she falls prey to visions and messages that put in question her sanity and safety. Rumors churn that something more sinister than spirits may be amiss, and Heidi must race to uncover answers before the ghost signals another Coyle death—perhaps, this time, her own. Narrated in parallel story lines from 1908 and the present, Wright creates an inspirational mystery with thrilling finesse, blending chilling supernatural elements with the raw interiority of mental illness, and taking readers on Heidi's haunting search for identity, which is sure to keep them up at night. Wright's novel features the dark history of asylums and an empathetic approach to the timeless stigma and misunderstanding of mental illness, balanced by a beautiful message of purpose, in spite of pain. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jaime Jo Wright ( is the Christy Award-Winning author of The House on Foster Hill. She's also the Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of two novellas. Jaime works as a human resources director in Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband and two children.

Subject: Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
Asylums > Fiction.
FICTION / Christian / Romance.
FICTION / Christian / Suspense.
FICTION / Romance / Suspense.
Institutional care > Fiction.
Asylums > Fiction.
Ghost stories.
Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
Ghosts > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Ghost stories.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Gothic fiction (Literary genre).
Suspense fiction.
Religious fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction).
Historical fiction.
Gothic fiction.
Religious fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction.)

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