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- Book 1 of 3 in The Dark Trilogy (3 Book Series)
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I am familiar with Abbeville, Lafayette, New Orleans and the Cajun culture and really enjoyed reading a book that takes place in this area. There is nothing like South Louisiana with its history culture and diversity to set the mood for this kind of story, and and MS Duplechain does an excellent job in conveying this to the reader. You just know if it doesn't ring true, and this one rings true.
I just finished reading this book while in my motel room on New Orleans West Bank and was pleased to read that the next book will take place in the "Big Easy". I can't wait to read this next story of Leigh Benoit, Lucas, Lyla, Jon, and Clothilde.
This book would make a great movie.
A sample or two - do we really need blow by blow, unncessary descriptions?:
"I pulled over as soon as I found a safe spot to do so. I put on my emergency lights, turned off the car, and got out. I walked over to the grassy side and barely got control of the nausea. I walked around for a minute..." I, I, I, I - UGH. We needed to be told the heroine didn't pull over until it was safe, or that she put on her emergency lights and turned the car off before she got out? Really?
This book would actually be a great tool for creative writing teachers - it's a gold mine of "what not to do" examples.
I'm not in love with the main character, but I don't dislike her either. She's a little selfish and disrespectful, especially toward her grandmother. She did, however, make progress within the book. Just not enough for me to truly like her. For instance her elderly grandmother's friend passed away. Instead of being there for her grandmother as support at the funeral, she goes to have fun with her friend. There were a lot of instances of her behaving more like a bratty teen than an adult. But maybe the author plans to show her progress in future books as an overall character growth. I hope.
While a little eerie, this book wasn't really scary and that was what I was looking for. Usually when I read about ghosts/spirits and demons it's because I want to experience that rush of fear. I didn't get that here. But, like I said it was an enjoyable read and I think the author has a lot of potential. I'll definitely get the second book in the series. I guess I'm intrigued enough to want to find out what happens next. :-)
I could smell the honeysuckle, taste the sweet tea, hear the Zydeco music, danced with Leigh & Carrie at the crawfish picnic. I was there with them, so much so, when one of my dogs shifted in bed & his tags jingled on his collar, I JUMPED, as if "The Dark Man" were after me! I just purchased the 2nd book of this trilogy & can't wait to start it!
I would have loved to give this novel 5 stars, but I am hoping Duplechain reads her reviews and decides to further develop her strengths as a result. If I really thought she had delivered her Magnum Opus, I might have been lazy and called this a 5 star novel. I am anxious to read more for this very promising writer!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have given the book 4 stars because while it was a good read I felt some important info was missing. A little more background and it jumped to quickly for mePublished 1 day ago
Anyone interested in intrigue with paranormal will love this book. It has you caught up from the first chapter. Enjoy your journey.Published 2 days ago by purpledayz
I got this the other day.. read 43% of it and there it ended. Great book..wish I could have read it all!Published 3 days ago by Susan Darlene Croteau
I enjoy books about Louisiana and especially the bayou area. Sadly, I bailed out of this at 46%. Between the supernatural element that suddenly reared its head, and the editing... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Barbara270
So I wasn't expecting much. But I was hooked from the first chapter. First it was disgust for Leigh for being such a brat. But later, I found myself cheering her on. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Martha Bolding
Ms. Duplechain is a prolific writer of the South Louisiana culture and morés. She captures the interest of the mysterious and the supernatural to peak the interest of the... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Meryl D. Trahan
I absolutely loved this series. Got the 1st book on a free offer and was more than happy to pay for the other 2. I found the book to be a blend of Anne Rice and Dan Brown. Read morePublished 26 days ago by roxy girl
I read this book over the summer and it really was surprisingly entertaining. I enjoyed all of the characters as well as the pace of the novel.Published 27 days ago by Misty Clark
I really liked this book. It was a face paced thriller that included lots of local color about an area of the country I find fascinating. Read morePublished 1 month ago by T. Anderson