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The Vanishing at Castle Moreau by Jaime Jo Wright April 10, 2023

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 3:08 pm
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A haunting legend. An ominous curse. A search for a secret buried deep within the castle walls.

In 1870, orphaned Daisy François takes a position as housemaid at a Wisconsin castle to escape the horrors of her past life. There she finds a reclusive and eccentric Gothic authoress who hides tales more harrowing than the ones in her novels. As women disappear from the area and the eerie circumstances seem to parallel a local legend, Daisy is thrust into a web that could ultimately steal her sanity, if not her life.

In the present day, Cleo Clemmons is hired by the grandson of an American aristocratic family to help his grandmother face her hoarding in the dilapidated Castle Moreau. But when Cleo uncovers more than just the woman’s stash of collectibles, a century-old mystery and the dust of the old castle’s curse threaten to rise again . . . this time to leave no one alive to tell the sordid tale.

Award-winning author Jaime Jo Wright seamlessly weaves a dual-time tale of two women who must do all they can to seek the light amid the darkness shrouding Castle Moreau.

My Thoughts:

I am a big fan of Jaime’s books. I have loved them all so far so I was excited to read her newest release.

Her other books have been kind of spooky but I didn’t find this one as spooky or as intense. Cleo’s reason for abandoning her sister felt like a really silly excuse that didn’t seem believable.

This was still a good book just not what I have come to expect from Jaime, I was disappointed because I like a lot of suspense and tension. But if you like a tamer read then you may really like this book and it would be a good one for you to try.

Visit Jaime here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

This book was given to me through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.


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