Title: The Gates of Evangeline
Author: Hester Young
No. of Pages: 416
Origins: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
Release Date: 1 September 2015
“When New York journalist and recently bereaved mother Charlotte “Charlie” Cates begins to experience vivid dreams about children she’s sure that she’s lost her mind. Yet these are not the nightmares of a grieving parent, she soon realizes. They are messages and warnings that will help Charlie and the children she sees, if only she can make sense of them.
After a little boy in a boat appears in Charlie’s dreams asking for her help, Charlie finds herself entangled in a thirty-year-old missing-child case that has never ceased to haunt Louisiana’s prestigious Deveau family. Armed with an invitation to Evangeline, the family’s sprawling estate, Charlie heads south, where new friendships and an unlikely romance bring healing. But as she uncovers long-buried secrets of love, money, betrayal, and murder, the facts begin to implicate those she most wants to trust—and her visions reveal an evil closer than she could’ve imagined.”
Glad you liked this one. I have it on my TBR list. It sounds like a good escape read!
It is a good read. Enjoy!
I just put this on my TBR today so I’m glad to see you enjoyed it. Glad to know it holds as a standalone. I’m waiting for too many series to continue!
I know exactly how you feel. I am so picky about what series I start or not. Had I known this was a series, I might not have started it at all.
This is a series??! I had no idea! Where will it possibly go? I really enjoyed it as a standalone novel, but I agree that I can’t say whether I’ll continue or not. Will have to see what the premise is.
Exactly! That is how I feel. If I were to read the sequel, it would be out of curiosity more than anything.
I think I read it’s to be part of trilogy. And I also think I read that the next one is set in another location – Arizona maybe? Need to go back and look. Another blogger that I love saw the author at an event and shared a bunch about it. I’m looking forward to reading it.
I will admit to being curious as to how Ms. Young is going to make this a trilogy. I would probably read it only for that curiosity.