Title: The Curse of Misty Wayfair
Author: Jamie Jo Wright
About the book: It alternates between the perspectives of two women, Thea and Heidi, in different time periods, seeking answers to questions regarding their identity.
First impressions: I’ve read and liked a couple of Wright’s novels in the past. Even though I thought I’d enjoy the plot, I found it hard to get into at first.
Characters: Both Thea and Heidi are flawed but relatable. There are several characters in each story, but I didn’t find it too difficult to keep track of them. That said, keeping track of everybody’s relation to other family members took a bit more work.
“So much of life is a mystery, and so often it is left unsolved.”
Writing: I appreciated the representation of mental illness and special needs. The author addresses issues like autism as well as anxiety. I wasn’t expecting that, but they add more depth to the characters and to the story.
I’m also a fan of the subtle romance because it didn’t overshadow the main storylines.
Final thoughts: By the end, I wanted to know how all the pieces fit together. I love novels like this one where I can’t quite predict all the twists and turns. In my opinion, the ending was the most interesting.
The Curse of Misty Wayfair won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a complex narrative about important issues.