I really enjoyed this novella, a mix of horror, mystery, and suspense all bottled into one. But, as usual for me, the culprit was obvious early on. Don't let that stop you from reading though - I'm just plain weird!
Fanchon and Josephine are two beautiful young Louisiana bayou girls trying to break free into the more cultured lifestyle of New York City's fashion and music havens. Fanchon is a musician trying to make it in the big city, which immediately drew me to her. Music always speaks to me. :-) When Fanchon comes home from a miserable blind date her world is turned upside down by the grotesque murder of her sister-like roommate.
Then there's Detective Banyon's ridiculous assumption that maybe it wasn't a man who killed Josephine. Maybe it was something else, something more gruesome, something that Fanchon never saw coming.
Now her life is in danger, just like Madame Du' Ponde warned.
So not counting the personal issue I had, this was a very good read and I recommend it. I just may re-read it again as well. I really liked Fanchon, the whole realistic and respectful portrayal of the Cajun atmosphere, and the horrible predicament in which Fanchon is trapped. Enjoy!
Soon you can also catch the release of her second novella in this series, All Saints' Day Secret coming in August. I'm looking forward to reading it too.
Nicole is an award winning journalist. She was awarded first place in feature writing by the Michigan Press Association for her story “Family Keeps the Faith.” She also writes two regular features for Calkin’s Media, “My Bucks County” and “Fresh Offerings.” She has a regular gig as Happenings Media syndicated Columnist, “The Starter Mom.“