The Lost Boys of Barlowe Theater

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It promises beauty but steals life instead. Will the ghosts of Barlowe Theater entomb them all?

Barlowe Theater stole the life of Greta Mercy's eldest brother during its construction. Now in 1915, the completed theater appears every bit as deadly. When Greta's younger brother goes missing after breaking into the building, Greta engages the assistance of a local police officer to help her unveil the already ghostly secrets of the theater. But when help comes from an unlikely source, Greta decides that to save her family she must uncover the evil that haunts the theater and put its threat to rest.

Decades later, Kit Boyd's best friend vanishes during a ghost walk at the Barlowe Theater, and old stories of mysterious disappearances and ghoulish happenings are revived. Then television ghost-hunting host and skeptic Evan Fisher joins Kit in the quest to identify the truth behind the theater's history. Kit reluctantly agrees to work with him in hopes of finding her missing friend. As the theater's curse unravels Kit's life, she is determined to put an end to the evil that has marked the theater and their hometown for the last century.

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"Intoxicating menace, eerie elegance, and satisfying suspense."--
Booklist starred review

"A twisting, fast-moving plot loaded with secrets."--Publishers Weekly

"A delightfully creepy tale where nothing is quite as it seems."--Library Journal


"Jaime Jo Wright takes readers on a journey that leaves them with a renewed sense of hope. Jaime masterfully weaves a narrative that demonstrates the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. The Lost Boys of Barlowe Theater is a story that stays with you long after you close the book, leaving you with a strong sense that we all have a need to belong, to feel like we have value, a reason for being born--and that it's not impossible to find this when we trust that God has a plan for our lives. I love that Jaime brings this truth home with such care. Read this story. You won't be sorry."

Lynette Eason, bestselling, award-winning author of the Extreme Measures series

The Author

  1. Jaime Jo Wright

    Jaime Jo Wright

    Jaime Jo Wright is the author of twelve novels, including Christy Award and Daphne du Maurier Award winner The House on Foster Hill and Carol Award winner The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond. She's also a four-time Christy Award finalist, as well as...

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"Once again, Wright outdoes herself as the preeminent expert in impactful eeriness. This tale takes on fresh frights with dizzying skill in its parallel 1915 and present-day time lines in small-town Wisconsin. Wright layers chilling local lore with the ever-present imbalance of class divisions, prejudice over mental health and poverty, and advocacy efforts addressing both. More spirituality to counter the supernatural is part of Wright's unique bend toward inspiration, and she brings an intricately resonant voice to Kit's inner struggle with loyalty and love."

Booklist starred review