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Echoes Among the Stones

"Wright creates an inspirational mystery with thrilling finesse."--Booklist

". . . masterful dual narrative, subtle romance, and spine-tingling suspense."--Bookpage

"A lushly detailed time-slip novel that transitions seamlessly between past and present."--Library Journal

"A complex story with sympathetic characters and many surprises."--Historical Novels Review


After Aggie Dunkirk's career is unceremoniously ended by her own mistakes, she finds herself traveling to Wisconsin, where her grandmother, Mumsie, lives alone in her vintage, though very outdated, home. Aggie didn't plan for how eccentric Mumsie has become, obsessing over an old, unsolved crime scene--even going so far as to re-create it in a dollhouse.

Mystery seems to follow Aggie when she finds work as a secretary helping to restore the flooded historical part of the town's cemetery. Forced to work with a puzzling yet attractive archaeologist, she exhumes the past's secrets and unwittingly uncovers a crime that some will go to any length to keep hidden--even if that means silencing Aggie.

In 1946, Imogene Grayson works in a beauty salon but has her sights set on Hollywood. But coming home to discover her younger sister's body in the attic changes everything. Unfamiliar with the burgeoning world of forensic science and, as a woman, not particularly welcomed into the investigation, Imogene is nonetheless determined to stay involved. As her sister's case grows cold, Imogene vows to find justice . . . no matter the cost.

Reviews

"A decades-old murder case brings together a grandmother and granddaughter in this excellent inspirational mystery from Wright. . . . Wright eloquently weaves in Imogene's faith and belief in redemption, and the prose easily jumps between the two eras as Aggie gets closer to the truth. Fans of Terri Blackstock will love this."--Publishers Weekly

In a chilling tale that links 1946 and the present, Wright (The Curse of Misty Wayfair, 2019) conducts a haunting and profound examination of human grief. Again she shines in her unnerving encapsulation of small-town complexities, supernatural forces both sinister and saving, and persistent loyalty to the fascinating interconnectedness of a place’s past and present. Its shocking passages are balanced by themes of justice and a reassuring message of faith that provide hope in the face of unspeakable loss and pain. -- Booklist