Blood on the Bayou by Heather Graham ARC Review

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About BLOOD ON THE BAYOU:

From New York Times bestseller Heather Graham…

It’s winter and a chill has settled over New Orleans, binding a stream of blood that leads a tourist to a dead man, face down in the bayou.

The man has been done in by a vicious beating, so violent that his skull has been crashed in.

It’s barely a day before a second victim is found . . . once again so badly thrashed that the water runs red. The city becomes riddled with fear.

An old family friend comes to Danni Cafferty, telling her that he’s terrified, he’s certain that he’s received a message from the Blood Bayou killer–It’s your turn to pay, blood on the bayou.

The two quickly become involved, and–as they all begin to realize that a gruesome local history is being repeated–they find themselves in a fight to save not just a friend, but, perhaps, their very own lives.

 

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One of the things that I love most about the 1001 Dark Nights line of novellas is that they give you a chance to sample an authors work that you might not have ever dared to pick up and try before. BLOOD ON THE BAYOU did just that for me. I’ve been on a big romantic suspense kick lately so this book really hit the spot for me.

I loved the creepy atmospheric setting that was created and so richly painted. Even though I’ve never been to Louisiana, I felt like I was down there with the people. The lore, history, and different cultures and practices that were described made the book and the characters that much more intriguing. There was a slow build to the mystery and suspense part of the novel that I really enjoyed.

This book has a supernatural element to it, which I usually don’t come across in the books that I read every day. Especially with romantic suspense. This novella was a quick and short introduction into this world that Heather Graham has created and I loved every single minute of it. I will definitely be adding the other books in this series to my TBR.

*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

xoxo,

Rach

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