The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond
"Headed by two strong female protagonists, Wright's debut is a lushly detailed time-slip novel that transitions seamlessly between past and present."--Library Journal
"Blends the past and present in a gripping mystery."--Foreword Reviews
"With one mystery encased in another and a century between the two, Wright has written a spellbinding novel."--Christian Market
For over a century, the town of Gossamer Grove has thrived on its charm and Midwestern values, but Annalise Forsythe knows painful secrets, including her own, hover just beneath the pleasant facade. Yet her strange and sudden inheritance of a run-down trailer home--full of pictures, vintage obituaries, and old revival posters--leaves her wholly unprepared for how truly dark and deadly those secrets may be.
A century earlier, Gossamer Grove is stirred into chaos by the arrival of controversial and charismatic twin revivalists. The chaos takes a murderous turn when Libby Sheffield, while working at her father's newspaper, receives an obituary for a reputable church deacon hours before his death. As she works with the deacon's son to solve the crime, it becomes clear that a reckoning has come to town--but it isn't until another obituary arrives at the paper that they realize the true depths of the danger they've waded into.
Two women, separated by a hundred years, must unravel the mysteries of their own town before it's too late and they lose their future--or their very souls.
"God's grace and second chances are the themes of this standalone novel that readers of Elizabeth Camden will enjoy. Both stories played off each other well, and I couldn't sleep until the mystery of how everything connected together was solved."
"The movements between time periods are perfectly done to heighten the intrigue of each unraveling mystery. Along with engaging characters and a meticulously-realized 1907 time period, I found myself completely engrossed in the narrative. A complex story with sympathetic characters and many surprises."
Historical Novels Review
Winner of the 2019 Carol Award - ACFW; Winner of the 2019 Inspy Award