I have read all of Jaime Jo Wright’s novels so far, and each time I am amazed at what amazing creativity and skill she has. “Echoes Among the Stones” is her fourth novel from Bethany House Publishers, and while it was not my personal favorite there is absolutely no question that it was a haunting, dual-time, heartbreaking-but-healing masterpiece.
“Echoes Among the Stones” is a tale of seeking justice for the past while struggling to overcome grief. It is revealed through the eyes of two women – a granddaughter and grandmother – born decades apart but with stories and struggles that make them similar in so many ways. As their lives intertwine and an unsolved murder from the past begins to infiltrate the present, they must strive to set apart their hurts and help each other – and themselves – to heal.
Although faith and healing are important themes in this story, a large portion of it is darkly troubling and somewhat macabre. Cemetery secrets and unidentified graves add to the overall sinister feeling. A haunting thread of suspicion trails through the unsolved murder case, as the sister of the victim dedicates her life to solving the crime and begins to suspect even their closest friends and family. All this is not to say “Echoes Among the Stones” isn’t still a powerful and ultimately redemptive story… but at the same time it is not for faint-hearted or easily disturbed readers.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”