The Gates of Evangeline

The Gates of Evangeline

Large Print - 2016 | Large print edition
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Charlotte (3z(BCharlie(3y (BCates has disturbing dreams in which unknown children appeal to the divorced Stamford, Conn., journalist for her help; she takes this as evidence of just how thoroughly she has lost it in the months since her son died suddenly. But that doesn’t explain why Charlie seems to be picturing events that haven’t yet happened—or the eerie dream about a tiny, abused boy adrift with her in a boat on a bayou, which she has the night after being asked to write a true-crime book about the notorious never-solved 1982 disappearance of two-year-old Gabriel Deveau from his family’s Louisiana estate, Evangeline. Several weeks later, she travels to Evangeline, where she investigates a case that, though old, may not be all that cold.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410485922
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 627 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Apr 26, 2020

This was a great read. You think you know who did it, then you don't, then you do....It kept me interested until the end.

Sep 19, 2018

From the first pages I immediately had a feeling-oh, one more from "I see dead people".
But then, the reading was more and more fascinating. Not only because of the plot, but also because I think that the author is intelligent, observant, able to philosophize-asking eternal question, for example, - why do good people have to suffer?
And in the end-she kind of spoiled "five star" rating by describing on several pages explanatory dialogs. It was not necessary. Readers are not fool and can understand everything without this boring bla-bla-bla.

May 22, 2016

Either I didn't read this at all or I've completely forgotten everything about it. Unfortunately, my very long list of books i want to read means that I often request books with no idea where I the book was recommended or why I wanted to read it. Maybe I'll re-request it sometime.

Dec 21, 2015

I found this to be an entertaining mix of mystery, romance and a little paranormal activity. I liked Charlie and will most likely read future books in this series.

Sep 25, 2015

I find it difficult to find books that capture my interest - much less one that I couldn't put down, but this is one!
Hester Young's main character Charlotte is a grieving mother who receives a "gift" that thrusts her into situations that stab at her still raw wounds. She is compelled to continue on a path which ultimately brings her to a place of peace. If you love the paranormal, love, and rich history then this book is for you.

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