THE SECRET OF CYPRIERE BAYOU
THE SECRET OF CYPRIERE BAYOU (4.5) by Jana DeLeon: DeLeon piles on the spook factor while she conjures up a tough-as-nails cop and a feisty woman who won’t be anyone’s victim in a first-class mystery with saucy dialogue and a spine-chilling ghost tale. A haunted ramshackle mansion in the middle of a Louisiana bayou, where storms are frequent, cell phone coverage intermittent and electricity sporadic, wouldn’t appeal to most, but Olivia Markham makes her living writing horror stories. The house doesn’t bother her, until her childhood dreams start haunting her reality. New Orleans cop John Landry is looking for his missing stepsister and the pretty, gun-toting writer is in the way … until it becomes obvious that whatever is haunting the derelict mansion wants to make Olivia the next victim.