Author(s): Hester Young
A LibraryReads, Okra and Indie Next PickThis fast-paced debut introduces a heroine whose dark dreams bring to light secrets that will heal or destroy those around her. A Southern Gothic that combines literary suspense and romance with a mystical twist, this is a story that readers of Gillian Flynn, Kate Atkinson, and Alice Sebold won't be able to put down.
For fans of Tana French and Gillian Flynn, THE GATES OF EVANGELINE is the addictive first book in a fantastic new crime series, that will have you guessing until the very end.
"This sweeping, hypnotic debut is from a young American with a fresh voice and a taste for the lush, Gothic world of the American Deep South... The incestuous atmosphere is beautifully evoked. Eerie and haunting, the novel is as addictive as mint juleps served by the servants in white gloves on the veranda... and just as creepy." Daily Mail "A grieving mother's eerie dreams turn out to be clues to an even eerier mystery." Cosmopolitan "In this spooky thriller, everyone's a suspect and the plot twists will keep you guessing." People Magazine "What a delicious book! Gripping and atmospheric - with a heart-stopping twist - The Gates of Evangeline is an imaginative blend of sothern gothic, family epic, and spooky whodunit. Trust me: you won't just read Hester Young's debut, you will absorb this gorgeous novel using all 'six' senses." Jillian Medoff, bestselling author of I COULDN'T LOVE YOU MORE and HUNGER POINT "Part riveting murder mystery, part supernatural ghost story, Hester Young's The Gates of Evangelineis an atmospheric novel armed with a stash of complex thrills and spooky chills... At times dark and disturbing, other times optimistic and heart-warming, The Gates of Evangeline is the type of book I wished would never end. Thankfully the Charlie Cates series is just beginning." Culture Fly
Hester Young holds a Master's degree in English with a Creative Writing concentration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Before turning to writing full time, she worked as a teacher in Arizona and New Hampshire. She lives with her husband and two children in New Jersey.