Author: Susannah Sandlin
Series: Book One in the Wilds of the Bayou
Published By: Montlake Romance (April 5, 2016)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Romantic Suspense
My Rating: 4 Stars
The bones said death was comin’, and the bones never lied.
While on an early morning patrol in the swamps of Whiskey Bayou, Louisiana wildlife agent Gentry Broussard spots a man leaving the home of voodoo priestess Eva Savoie—a man who bears a startling resemblance to his brother, whom Gentry thought he had killed during a drug raid three years earlier. Shaken, the agent enters Eva’s cabin and makes a bloody discovery: the old woman has been brutally murdered.
With no jurisdiction over the case, he’s forced to leave the investigation to the local sheriff, until Eva’s beautiful heir, Celestine, receives a series of gruesome threats. As Gentry’s involvement deepens and more victims turn up, can he untangle the secrets behind Eva’s murder and protect Celestine from the same fate? Or will an old family curse finally have its way?
From award-winning author Susannah Sandlin comes the first book in the Wilds of the Bayou series.
The bayou, an ancient curse, and hoodoo priestesses, truly, what is there not to love about any of those things in a good story?
I don't know about you but, all of those things combined on top of being from a favorite author, are hand downs, something I don't even have to think about, I'm just in. I know I'm not just in for a good time, a good read, but in for a ride like no other.
It has been awhile since I've read a book in this genre, probably longer than it should be because I had forgotten how much fun and how exciting and suspenseful this genre can be and how much I love it.
I admit, it took me a little while to warm up to this read but once I did I was all in. Sandlin has never let me down and her foray into a new genre was a smashing success.
With to chemistry, a mystery that will keep you on edge and just enough paranormal woo hoo to satisfy the craving and you really do have a fun read that is sure to please everyone.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*
Oh yes I really enjoyed this one as well, it's a great mix of ideas!ReplyDelete
Once hooked you can't stop turning teh page no matter how late in teh night it is^^ a must read for sureReplyDelete
i LOVED it!
thank you for reviewing it!
Glad you loved it as well!Delete
Who can resist a hoodoo story?! It's creepy and thrilling, it's very unlike any mystical story for sureReplyDelete
So true, they always fascinate me.Delete
Ooh, this one looks so good. I love a creepy books. I'm going to have to give this one a good.ReplyDelete
It was good, not too creepy but there was a little creep factor to it for sure.Delete
Sounds like a tantalizing read. Turn on a fan!ReplyDelete
While I don't usually like Romance I'm always in for suspense, so this may warm me up to that!!ReplyDelete
It was a good mix of both. ;)Delete
I've never read this author Ali, I'll definitely have to give her a try if she's a favorite of yours! Perfect timing since this is the first book in a new series:)ReplyDelete
She writes under the name Suzanne Johnson and her Sentinels of New Orleans is a favorite of mine. ;)Delete
Ahh that one did look good. Glad to hear it delivered and won ya over :DReplyDelete
Thanks for the review and Happy Release Day Sandlin!ReplyDelete
I'm definitely interested in this combo, Ali and she's a favorite author of yours??ReplyDelete
I'm glad this was a win for you! :)
She writes under the name Suzanne Johnson and her Sentinels of New Orleans is an awesome series, definitely check it out. ;)Delete
You had me at voodoo. Great review. I'm headed to add to my to read list now! :DReplyDelete
I never heard of this author, but if it's kept you up at night past your bed time that means I need to look into this book! Glad you enjoyed.ReplyDelete
Check out her Sentinels of New Orleans series (under a pen name) it is fabulous and a favorite of mine.Delete
I loved this one too Ali. Sandlin always delivers and I loved the setting.ReplyDelete
Me too, anything in this location is hard to resist. ;)Delete
Wow this sounds really good, thanks Kindlemom!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by Debbie!Delete
It's always an interesting world - Louisiana. It's full of old world charms and myths. Glad you enjoyed this one.ReplyDelete
Yep, I think that is part of it's mystery and allure for sure, at least for me anyways. :DDelete
I love this genre so I will definitely be checking this out!ReplyDelete
I hope you like it too!Delete
I know, I know, I know! I NEED to read her books! Yikes, maybe I'll pull one up on my kindle so I don't forget. Hopefully. You gifted me one. This one sounds awesome too.ReplyDelete
I hope you like her, her Sentinels of New Orleans (under a different name) is amazing. Actually, all of her books are. They are so addicting.Delete
I requested this book and my request is still unanswered. I hate that. I know that Sandlin/ Sanders is awesome and I am sure I will love this. I will remember to be a bit patient with the first part.ReplyDelete
I don't know why I had trouble getting into it because it isn't really slow, I just did for some reason but it didn't take long. ;)Delete
This sounds like a well crafted world. I so need to check this one out. I need to see what else that author has penned. :)ReplyDelete
She writes under the name Suzanne Johnson too. ;)Delete
Looks interesting! I haven't read a book of the genre in a while myself. Looking to try different texts soon. Good review :)ReplyDelete
Quite a Novel Idea
I hope you enjoy it!Delete
I've wanted to read this since I saw it a couple of weeks ago. I love stories on the Bayou. They're creepy as f**k, but I love them.ReplyDelete
Yes! I feel the same way about most of them as well.Delete
Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing your review.ReplyDelete
Thanks for checking it out! :DDelete
This sounds fantastic. Wonderful review AliReplyDelete
Thanks so much Becca!Delete
I was soooo close to grabbing this ARC just because of the author, but decided against it. What a boneheaded move. *sigh*ReplyDelete
I almost missed it too, I only saw it because of someone else's review and I grabbed it right before it was archived.Delete
I had no idea you liked her work under this name or I would have told you. :(
This is new to me author, Ali. I love romantic suspense and this book sounds good. Lovely review!ReplyDelete
I hope you like it if you decide to try it. :DDelete
I've read more than a few books this year that don't quite grip me at first, but eventually redeem themselves in the end. I'm glad you enjoyed this one; great review!ReplyDelete
It is nice when that happens. ;)Delete
This looks like a great book. Between your review and the one I read eariler today on Kimberly's blog, I'm really excited about it. It is available on audio, so YAY! Great review.ReplyDelete
Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads
I hope you like it!Delete
Although this sounds like it has the potential to be a great read. I'm pretty apprehensive. I'll have to think on this one!ReplyDelete
If you do decide, I do hope you like it. :DDelete
Everyone is loving this, I keep seeing so many reviews for it. Glad you enjoyed as well. Oooh I just realized it was a series-does that mean it has a cliffhanger and you don't find out the mystery? Now that I wouldn't like!ReplyDelete
No you do find out most of it but not all of it. Not exactly a cliffhanger.Delete