The Bonaventure Circus is a refuge for many, but Pippa Ripley was rejected from its inner circle as a baby. When she receives mysterious messages from someone called the "Watchman," she is determined to find him and the connection to her birth. As Pippa's search leads her to a man seeking justice for his murdered sister and evidence that a serial killer has been haunting the circus train, she must decide if uncovering her roots is worth putting herself directly in the path of the killer.
The old circus train depot will either be torn down or preserved for historical importance, and its future rests on real estate project manager Chandler Faulk's shoulders. As she dives deep into the depot's history, she's also balancing a newly diagnosed autoimmune disease and the pressures of single motherhood. When she discovers clues to the unsolved murders of the past, Chandler is pulled into a story far darker and more haunting than even an abandoned train depot could portend.
This is the first of Jaime's books that I had ever read, and let me tell you, I was HOOKED! I can't believe she got me so quickly with the dual timeline, because I'm usually a little slow to hop into those, but she did it. I enjoyed the suspense immensely. I mean, it was killing me! I read a lot of mysteries, but honestly, I've gotten really good at figuring out the bad guy. I was shocked to find that I did not guess either of the bad guys or any of the major plot twists! Now that's a mystery! There were a few things that were strange to me, such as the slight obsession with ghosts, but overall, it was a very pleasant reading experience and I have added all of her stories to my increasingly tall TBR stack which is now threatening to become unstable and crash onto me in the middle of the night. (Can't believe it took me so many months to find time to write this review!)