Written by C L Bevill
Narrated by Melanie Crawley
Duration 11h 26m
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A vivid waking dream of giant cypress trees dripping with Spanish moss haunts Anna St. Thais. The trees sit on a black lake that resembles a dark Louisiana bayou with an evocative aura. The dream includes the presence of a man who seems to know Anna all too well and a group of people with strange telepathic powers, sometimes called veiled eyes. An orphan from Texas, she is on her way east to help out a friend when she encounters two terrifying things. Psychically, she begins to see and hear things through the eyes of an unknown individual, a man who knows more about her than she ever would have imagined. The second thing is that she has been kidnapped by a sociopathic trucker intent on making her his latest victim.
When she is rescued by Gabriel Bergeron, a member of the elusive Lake People in Northwestern Louisiana, Anna doesn’t realize that he is her psychic counterpart and she has been inexplicably pulled to the area. She shares their strange colored gold eyes and their distinctive mental powers. They are a reclusive lot and know that Anna is one of them, but has been isolated by unknown circumstances. She is drawn into their incomparable world, something between that of the Creoles and Cajuns, and much in addition to those.
There Anna finds a romantic link with Gabriel and the spine-tingling fear of not knowing who to trust. Her return has disturbed the inner workings of the group and threatens to expose secrets long concealed in the murky Louisiana bayous. There are secrets to be divulged about her past and why she was spirited away as an infant. Anna isn’t safe until she discovers the answers she so desperately requires.
5-star review from Audible listener: “I don’t know where this author has been but she’s now one of my favorites. She is so unique. I love reading anything set in Louisiana. Anna is hitchhiking and gets a ride with a truck driver. Little does she know he is a serial killer. She goes through hell. But there’s a voice in her head communicating with her. She feels drawn to him and has had dreams and visions all her life of a beautiful lake with black water. Her mysterious man rescues her. Being an orphan all her life with no family at all has been lonely and hard. Now she is staying with her rescuer and his friends and family who surround them in the town Unknown that has a huge lake and bayou. The people of this town all have an ability where they can communicate with each other. But there are a few who are keeping secrets. Some go missing and some are killed. Who is responsible? This was so suspenseful and mysterious. I couldn’t guess even until the end. This is a review for both the ebook and audiobook as I have both and switched back and forth. The narrator is superb with a wonderful Louisiana accent. I felt like I was there with the community.”
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