Friday, March 9, 2012

Jana DeLeon's The Lost Girls of Johnson's Bayou

The Lost Girls of Johnson's BayouThe Lost Girls of Johnson's Bayou by Jana Deleon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

She was only six when she walked out of the swamp after the LeBlanc School for Girls caught on fire. Sixteen years after the terrifying night that stole her memory, a child's scream lures Ginny back into the woods…where a strong arm encircles her. The gun-wielding stranger is Paul Stanton, a cop-turned-P.I., who's come to Johnson's Bayou looking for answers of his own.

Paul has spent almost two decades searching for his missing sister and now, this Southern beauty could be the key to his quest. But someone would rather see Ginny dead than have her memories resurface. And although uncovering the dark secrets of the past could put them both at risk, it's a chance Paul's willing to take if it means finding his future…with Ginny.

I really enjoyed this story. The pacing is good, the characters are likable and believable, the suspense is...suspenseful (LOL) and the ending is very well done. Jana throws you a couple of red herrings to keep you on your toes, but in the end the girl gets the guy, which is what it's all about, am I right?