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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
If you like spooky paranormal page turners then this is the book for you. Vivid characters wonderful plot twists and turns a real page turner. I couldn't read it fast enough. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Julie Rein
This is a great story. I love the people and a of course Louisiana. I'm looking forward to starting the next book.Published 19 days ago by Kindle Customer
Great book, it held my interest. Going to read the next one!Published 20 days ago by Patricia Chappelle
I read all three books....I loved them..Nancy Duplechain is an amazing author...I can't wait to read her next bookPublished 21 days ago by Donna Lynn
I like the story because it didn't have a lot of the f word and love making in the story . It had some funny and sad parts and made you wondered what was going to happened next.Published 21 days ago by mary diaz
An interesting story and a surprise about Jonathan somewhat different from what I normally read what I don't care for is Trilogies I like to read one book with all it has to givePublished 27 days ago by Lucy Logue
Great read! Looking forward to reading the next book in the trilogy.Published 28 days ago by Hopeann Doedyns
Great writing. Lot of suspense and drama. Can't wait to read second book. Love the chemistry between Lucas and Leigh-Leigh and little Jonathan is a treasure.Published 29 days ago by Sandra L. Gine
The author picked a good enough place to stop the story, although it would have been nice had she carried on about twice as long. Read morePublished 1 month ago by claudia