Blood Bayou

January 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Book and Movie Reviews

Written By Karen Young

Reviewed By Lena Nelson Dooley

ISBN 978-1-4165-8750-0
Howard Books
Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Back Cover Copy:

To Save a Victim, Camille St. James May Have to Become One Herself.

Seven years ago, tragedy ended the troubled marriage of Camille and Jack Vermillion. Now, as head of the Truth Project, her life safe and orderly, she focuses her lawyerly skills on freeing wrongly incarcerated individuals on death row.

Jack paid a bitter price for his mistakes. No longer a high-powered corporate attorney, he’s now pastor of a small church in Blood Bayou. Unsure of her own beliefs, Camille is highly skeptical of the conversion of this man she hasn’t seen in seven years.

Then tragedy strikes again. Jack’s sister is murdered, apparently by a prisoner Camille has set free. To prove his innocence, Camille must return to Blood Bayou. But that means facing the hostility of the town–and Jack.

And as She Works to Find the Real Killer, Someone Is Determined to Stop her. . .by Any Means.

My Review:

A friend loaned me her copy of the book to read on a return flight from the American Christian Fiction Writers national conference in Denver. The first page grabbed me and the book held me spellbound until we landed in DFW. I had to keep the book until I finished reading it.

Even though she’s the author of over 30 books, I’d never heard of this author. She is now on my Must-Read list.

The story is fast-paced and the plot full of twists and turns. And I loved the romantic tension between the formerly married hero and heroine. Their struggles against the forces of evil and their own attraction to each other are a very good lead-in to the spiritual thread, which is strong and believable in today’s world.

An altogether wonderful read. You won’t want to miss it.

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