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The Curse of Misty Wayfair

Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins

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Summary

Left at an orphanage as a child, Thea Reed vowed to find her mother someday. Now grown, her search takes her to Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin, in 1908. When clues lead her to a mental asylum, Thea uses her experience as a postmortem photographer to gain access and assist groundskeeper 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 who haunts 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, can they overcome the threat of the mysterious curse that has them inextricably intertwined?

©2019 Jamie Jo Wright (P)2018 Recorded Books
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  • Mary L. Hamilton
  • 24-06-20

Complicated Ghost Story

I appreciate the author’s ability to tell such an involved tale. She is an excellent writer and weaves a complicated story of secrets and lies and their results.
While I didn’t always find the character Heidi to be a sympathetic character, her parallel story made Thea’s story more intriguing. The bloodlines of the various characters and inter-relationships confused me and I’m still not sure I understand it all. But the story held my interest and the narrator was perfect for the story.

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  • Laura Brown
  • 23-04-20

Ended up loving this book!

When I first started listening I thought I wasn't going to like it. But I decided to keep listening for a little bit longer and give it a chance. I am so glad that I did! I ended up loving this book! I couldn't wait to find out what was going on and what was going to happen. I didn't want to stop listening! I am looking forward to listening to other books from this author.

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  • CameraCourt
  • 10-11-19

Enthralling split time suspense & mystery!

*audiobook review*
The Curse of Misty Wayfair is an absolutely ENTHRALLING suspense novel! Jaime has done it again with a split-time premise whose historic and contemporary storylines are equally as riveting and exquisitely intertwined. With creepy and gothic tones, a small town comes to life and hides a legend both Heidi and Thea must uncover to learn their purpose and history. With a considerate approach, Jaime also handles anxiety, and both mental and physical disabilities in this story in a unique way, drawing attention to worth and strength all the while. All of the elements of this novel work together to present a strong story of identity, belonging, and purpose -- but the true brilliance of this story is in the <i>telling</i>. I was surprised more than once, and relieved to learn the goings-on behind some things, too!

And I must mention the way the two heroes of the story interact with and compliment the heroines -- it's fantastic!

Bonus fun things: the rescued animals, bow hunting analogies (they were cool!), old time photography, and the Hulk.

I listened to the audio presentation of this novel! The narrator did a great job with inflection and delivery, even lending different accents and pronunciations to the different eras. (and I am picky about narration.) I would recommend it for fans of audiobooks!

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  • Lyanne
  • 14-04-19

Narrator not for me

I stopped listening to this book an hour or so in. The narrator emphasizes strange words, has oddly timed pauses, and is very slow. It has an amateurish quality to it. I got the kindle edition and really like it. Jaime Jo Wright is an engaging author. I’ll certainly continue to follow her work!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-02-19

Jamie Jo Write is the next best author

Jamie does it yet again with an amazing book that left me in suspense the whole time. As soon as I thought that I had figured out what was going to happen, there is a complete plot twist. Jamie is hands down my new favorite author.