Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
“Any night La Llorona walks the river is a night to stay indoors.
One moonlit midnight, two very different women meet on the banks of the muddy Rio Grande. Grady Wrenn is a cultural anthropologist, enthralled by a local ghost story about a vengeful spirit known as the River Walker. Elena Montalvo, a spiritual healer, is that tortured spirit’s only defender. Together, Grady and Elena must find a way to end the River Walker’s murderous vendetta— and overcome a maze of cultural barriers to find each other.”
5 out of 5 Stars
This is by no means Cate Culpepper’s 1st book. However, it is the 1st book that I have read written by her. I’ve heard good things about her Tristiane series but it’s just has never peaked my interests. I’m not even sure that I would have come across this book if Megan and a few others in the Goodreads book group “Mostly Lesfic” hadn’t recommended it. “Thanks Ladies!”
I LOVED this story. I can clearly pinpoint why: Grady felt real. Her pain and loss felt real. I think it’s a difficult balance when an author can make a character feel damaged but not make them feel like a caricature. There were also definite pieces of Elena’s personality that reminded me of people I’ve known in my own personal life, and she was a terrific balance to Grady’s academic view of the world.
Then there is the mystery of La Llorona which kept me intrigued throughout the story, with an unexpected plot twist.
Now I have to go see what other Cate Culpepper books I need to read.
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