SFF

Bayou Born

Piatkus. (Foundling, Bk. 1). Jan. 2019. 336p. ISBN 9780349417066. pap. $13.99; ebk. ISBN 9780349417059. FANTASY
COPY ISBN
Found in the Mississippi bayou as a child, Luce Boudreau has no memories of her past or the meanings of the strange markings that cover her body. Adopted by the police officer who rescued her, she follows in his footsteps, determined to prove the assumptions about her wrong. When Luce rescues another young woman from the swamp, similarly covered in markings, rumors start again. With the help of Cole Heaton and his private security company, Luce starts to unravel the mystery surrounding the woman, but the investigation soon gets derailed when she disappears from the hospital. Luce's best friend also vanishes under strange circumstances. While Luce, Cole, and his crew track down leads on both missing women and survive an attempt on their lives, Luce's ability to recover quickly is mirrored by Cole's own healing powers. A strong attraction between Luce and Cole also develops, despite Cole's attempts to distance himself. The unknowns surrounding Luce's backstory and markings are soon revealed to be part of the current dangers facing humankind.
VERDICT This paranormal fantasy/mystery/romance presents a compelling plot and likable characters, promising more to follow after an addictive beginning to this new series. Perfect for fans of Darynda Jones and Patricia Briggs.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


RELATED 

TOP STORIES

LIBRARY EDUCATION

Kids are using VR to explore worlds and create new ones

COMMUNITY FORM

Kids are using VR to explore worlds and create new ones

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

Kids are using VR to explore worlds and create new ones

Get connected. Join our global community of more than 200,000 librarians and educators.