July 25, 2018

Bayou Midnight Emilie Richards

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Published: Emilie Richards   2nd Edition
Date: 15th July 2018
Format: e-ARC
Pages: 305
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Source: Author
4 stars
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Homicide detective Sam Long is determined to solve his latest case, but he can’t move forward without help. His best witness to arson and murder is a little girl, and whatever she saw on the night of the fire is safely locked away in her mind.

The last thing Sam wants is to consult with anyone, especially Dr. Antoinette Deveraux, a beautiful psychologist trained in hypnosis. He’s certain there’s no place for someone like compassionate Antoinette in a murder investigation. But when she unlocks the child’s memories, Antoinette unlocks something primal and compelling in Sam’s own heart.

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Bayou Midnight is the second book in the New Orleans trilogy by Emilie Richards. It is a revised and updated version of a previously published book. These books are set in New Orleans before hurricane Katrina changed it up so much.

As a reader not familiar with this part of the world I have to say I was fascinated by the setting that Emilie Richards describes so well.   I was on my computer researching who cajuns are and their history.  I know the author dearly loves this place, myself I'd be a little nervous, but it certainly is unique.

This is a romantic story about Antoinette - a psychologist and Sam the policeman. We met both in the previous book, and Sam was  someone  I really didn't like. He was a very suspicious and prickly man, although very loyal and once a friend - always a friend.

In this book he has all these same qualities, plus we see a gentle compassionate side, and that same prickly veneer. He is totally against getting involved and yet very attracted to the lovely Antoinette. I liked her very much, although she has one foible that could lead her into ill health if she kept it up.

The suspense part is that someone is trying to blow up an oil rig and damage an oil company who have been poor employers.  Sam is on the case, but he doesn't seem to get anywhere until suddenly it is very close to home.

I loved the writing and the descriptions in this book and of course really the characters are just so adorable.  I am so waiting for Night Magic which is Skeeter's story - a friend of Sams.  This will be a totally new story because back in the bad old days of publishing they thought he was too much of a bad boy to have a book. Oh my! Little did they know then. For my taste he has been cleaned up a bit too much in Book 2 so I hope he still has his attitude when his book now comes to life next month. We shall see!


  1. I think I know the feeling. I read this author who really made me interested in that world too

  2. I have only read one book by this author, but I enjoyed it (The Swallow's Nest).

    I love books and movies set in New Orleans, so I'm eager to read this one. Thanks for sharing.

  3. It sounds as though it’s a good one to relax with!

  4. Love her Kathryn and I'm so glad she re-releasing these oldies but goodies

  5. I love suspense book, and this one sounds good, thanks for sharing ;)

  6. This series sounds so interesting. I haven't read her works before.

  7. This sounds interesting. The author is not one with whom I am familiar I think I will be adding this to my wish list.


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