Image of Cypress Nights (Bayou Books)


Image of Cypress Nights (Bayou Books)

Cameron takes us back to Toussaint for this fast-paced, impeccably plotted story. In addition to a brain-teasing mystery, Bleu and Roche's sweet but sensual romance makes for a good read indeed.

When a man is killed in St. Cecil's Church, the townspeople in tiny Toussaint are frightened. It's not the last death, either. The killings are connected to a new school, spearheaded by teacher Bleu Labeau, which has divided the community. Already emotionally fragile due to her painful past, Bleu finds the events particularly traumatic -- and that's before she gets proof that she's a target too.

Her self-appointed protector, psychiatrist Roche Savage, is another reason Bleu's on edge. Roche stirs feelings that Bleu never expected to have again ... but can she trust him? Because the disturbing truth is that the victims were once his patients. (MIRA, Aug., 400 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer