Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:13
Zoe Broussard stands in the shade of the live oak on rue Madeline and surveys her beloved Louisiana hometown. Wrought-iron galleries overhand the sidewalk lined with brightly colored shops, and the smell of coffee wafts from the Cajun eatery she and her husband, Pierce, own, which brings folks all the way from Lafayette for lunch or dinner. It seems like heaven.
But it's about to become hell. A series of threatening, anonymous notes is making her life miserable -- because Zoe has a secret so terrible it could leave the business in shambles and tear her marriage apart. Terrified by a stranger who seems to know her, Zoe must confront her past before it confronts her.
A multi-faceted story filled to brimming with grace. I love the way the author tells it from the point of views of two couples -- Zoe and Pierce and Vanessa and Ethan. She weaves their diverse stories into the increasingly sinister suspense thread and in the process, creates a riveting tale of compassion and love and ultimately the forgiveness that comes from the grace Jesus offers us. Hair-raising, breath-snatching, I came to a point where I couldn't put the book down and had to finish it in one chilling sweep. So many 'aha' moments by the time I reached the triumphant conclusion.
This is book 1 (2011) in the Secrets of Roux River Bayou and you can bet, I'll be hunting down books 2 and 3! And to Kathy Herman fans -- You'll recognize Vanessa and Ethan from the Sophie Trace Trilogy. I haven't read those books but there was enough background references that I felt compelled to check the author's website and sure enough I found Vanessa and Ethan's story in The Right Call, which I'll be reading soon as well. LOL
Available in ebook format only
One of the down sides of retro reading is that the books aren't always available in print format. I obtained my paperback copy from the church library but discovered that the book is currently only available in ebook format now.
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