In the rural parishes of Louisiana's French Triangle, young women are disappearing one by one, only to turn up on the banks of the bayou, strangled and cast aside where they are sure to be found. But there is one trophy the killer prizes above all others, one woman who must be silenced forever....
Attorney Laurel Chandler did not come back to Bayou Breaux to seek justice. That once-burning obsession had destroyed her credibility, her career, her marriage - and nearly her sanity. But when a ruthless predator strikes too close to home, she's lured into a perverse game from which there may be no escape. Once before, Laurel's cries against a monstrous evil went unanswered. Who will listen now?
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The weakness of the lead is astounding.
Despite the jaw dropping attitude to child abuse by the lead character I stuck with it and generally enjoyed the story. Bit too much romance for me and I would not have missed several hours being cut out.
Whilst I have not checked, I would imagine this is fairly early in Ms Hoag's foray into crime. More of a romance novel with family dynamics and southern 'manners' featuring heavily. Personally I prefer the more crime based books albeit there is always some romantic elements.
Can't say I am often surprised at the outcome, but I still enjoy this type of book, not ,ucl thinking involved and great to have on whilst I do chores, cooking etc.
she is good with the male voices. Found it easy to distinguish between characters.
sorry don't really watch TV
I could not understand the weakness of the lead character. For someone who was seemingly a prosecuting Attourney and whose downfall was a child abuse case, she appeared to overlook events in her own life, pretending outwardly nothing happened. She was intolerant of the behaviour of a victim and appeared to have no understanding of the effect of abuse when the victim was grown.
She was pathetically needy especially for the affection of her mother, a cold hearted vacuous woman all for appearances. I don't know of the American South is really like this, other reviews suggest it is, however, if it is, I am glad I don't live there. It's all about surface appearances, more snobbish than England was 100 years ago.
having said that, I almost felt the humidity and smelt the smell described as it was very well described.