Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Book Spotlight: The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young (w/ link to Review)

Last Spring, at BEA, I was fortunate to pick up an advanced copy of The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young, a book the publisher and publicists were praising. So of course, I was ecstatic when I heard it was one of the She Reads 'Books of Winter' selections. I read it over the summer and devoured it, and cannot wait until the next book comes out in the series. I've since recommended it to everyone I know! You can read my thoughts of the book here.

Title: The Gates of Evangeline
Author: Hester Young
Series: Charlie Cates Trilogy, #1
Published: September 2015, G.P. Putnam's Sons

From a unique new talent comes a fast-paced debut, introducing a heroine whose dark visions bring to light secrets that will heal or destroy those around her . . .

When New York journalist and recently bereaved mother Charlotte “Charlie” Cates begins to experience vivid dreams about children she’s sure that she’s lost her mind. Yet these are not the nightmares of a grieving parent, she soon realizes. They are messages and warnings that will help Charlie and the children she sees, if only she can make sense of them.

After a little boy in a boat appears in Charlie’s dreams asking for her help, Charlie finds herself entangled in a thirty-year-old missing-child case that has never ceased to haunt Louisiana’s prestigious Deveau family. Armed with an invitation to Evangeline, the family’s sprawling estate, Charlie heads south, where new friendships and an unlikely romance bring healing. But as she uncovers long-buried secrets of love, money, betrayal, and murder, the facts begin to implicate those she most wants to trust—and her visions reveal an evil closer than she could’ve imagined.A Southern Gothic mystery debut that combines literary suspense and romance with a mystical twist, The Gates of Evangeline is a story that readers of Gillian Flynn, Kate Atkinson, and Alice Sebold won't be able to put down.

The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young is one of the She Reads "Books of Winter" reading selection picks. 

Head over to the She Reads website to read reviews and related posts of this book, as well as posts related to the other "Books of Winter" selections. 



  1. Your enthusiasm has got me intrigued good and proper over this series.

  2. Your enthusiasm for the book certainly makes me want to read it, even though crime is not my first or second love in reading!

  3. This book is getting a lot of positive reviews. I'm looking forward to reading it.


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