Dunny knew from an early age what it meant to be an outsider. Her special abilities earned her many names, like freak and water witch. So she vowed to keep her powers a secret. Now, though, her talents may be the only hope for two missing children.
A young boy and girl have vanished, feared lost in the mysterious bayous of Louisiana. But they didn't just disappear; they were taken. By something far more dangerous than the ghosts and spirits living in the swamp. Something with very special plans for the children - and for anyone who dares to interfere....
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"Good Stand Alone"
This was a good paranormal mystery. Dunny is a water witch a human diviner she has an extra finger that works as a divining rod which can find anything from water to oil to people. I’ve seen some people call this horror but I didn’t feel that way about it. It was more a mystery with ghosts & paranormal activity.
When 2 kids go missing in the Louisiana bayou Dunny’s sister Angelle calls her and asks her to come help find the kids. But where these kids are and what they are going through is more than anyone could imagine. This book kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through. My favorite character would have to be Poochie, Angelle’s husband’s grandmother; she was a hoot which was a neat addition to this dark story.
All the way through this book I wondered if there would be a sequel but with the shocking ending I see that there won’t be, but would sure love another book with Poochie in it!
I listened to this on audio narrated by Xe Sands who did a great job at the narration.
"Creepy Southern Bayou Story"
This was a great little audiobook to start off my October reading and listening month. Since I have visited the bayou before and I know what a creepy, spooky, and eerie place it can be … this book gave me shivers!
Anyone who has ever been there can tell you that there are things that go on in the bayou that just don’t happen anyplace else. Strange lights, strange sounds and people disappearing are just some of the strangeness that happens around the bayou. So this was the perfect setting for this book.
This story follows Dunny Pollock who was gifted with an extra finger. Her extra finger helps her find things, but she tries to hide it by wearing gloves all the time. Although her sister Angelle knows about her extra abilities, she has promised to keep quiet about it and never bring it up.
When two children go missing and other bizarre things start happening to Angelle, she feels compelled to call Dunny and ask for help. So Dunny travels to the small Lousiana town and quickly becomes involved with the strange happenings going on.
Dunny arrives in Louisiana and meets Poochie, Angelle’s grandmother-in-law. Poochie is an outspoken, spiritual southern lady who occasionally yells out bingo numbers. But there is much more to this strange lady who throws shoes up in her prayer tree.
I could have used a little more back story on some of the characters in this book and what was up with the ghosts and the shoes? I absolutely loved the Poochie character. Overall this is a great little read.
The Narration Review
This audiobook was narrated by Xe Sands. This is the first book in the horror genre that I have listened to Xe’s narration and wasn’t sure if I was going to like it since she is one of my favorite paranormal romance narrators, but I did. Once she started on the voice of Poochie and her southern accent for the other folks, I felt like I was right back in the bayou. Xe used her even cadence and great story-telling abilities to help contribute to the goose bumps you got in this story.
"This story is like a classic old pick up truck"
This story is overflowing with character and with a sense of place. Like an old well used truck coated with mud and bumper stickers. I loved these characters, and the references to regional folklore. The mother in law Poochie was such a treat, with her prayer tree. The story kind of bumped along, but the voice performance was really great. You could tell the narrator got into the regional accents and the characters. The story itself was thin in places, and not everything is tied up neatly at the end, but these ladies are fun to visit with, and it is satisfying listening to them kick and fight and swear. So much fun I didn't mind the occasional stalling out.
"I enjoyed this book very much."
Dunny, with her special abilities, along with her sister and fiesty Poochie, must discover if Dunny's abilities are a curse or gift as they are attacked by evil spirits brought around by an ancient ritual gone wrong as they search for two missing children.
This story has a creepy factor with characters that are entertaining and feel real. The setting in the Bayou enhances the mystery. Written so well and I am hoping there will be more books by Deborah LeBlanc offtered at Audible, Ill be first in line for them.
Xe Sand performs perfectly.
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