A Woman with Questions. A Man with Secrets.
A Bayou without Mercy
A Bayou without Mercy
After fleeing to Chicago five years earlier, Elita Dupree returns to her ancestral home on Louisiana’s mysterious Caddo Lake. Now twenty-two, she seeks answers to questions about her father’s death, questions that cast shadows over her childhood memories of him.
On her first trip into the bayous of Caddo Lake, Elita encounters Jax Boudreaux, a shotgun toting loner who warns her to stay out of the Caddo. When Royce Sutton finds her and offers to take her home, Elita is overjoyed, but soon learns that the teenager to whom she’d given her heart is now a bitter young man, scarred by war, and filled with secrets. But no matter how much they’ve changed, they can’t resist their smoldering passions.
As she navigates their turbulent relationship, Elita discovers some of the secrets Royce is keeping involve her family. Trust in the people she loves most erodes with each new unanswered question. The truth lies in the bayous of Caddo Lake, and Elita won’t rest until she finds it. But while she is hunting answers, someone…or something…is hunting her.
Reviews for Shadows of Home:
"I couldn't put down the author's best-selling first book, Breaking TWIG. Her new book, Shadows of Home, was worth the wait." Shadows of Home is an eloquently written story of the passionate, rekindled love of Elita Dupree and Royce Sutton, lovers torn between cultures in the Deep South. The elegant beauty of cypress trees trailing Spanish moss along bayous and sloughs of the primordial Caddo Lake contrasts with dangerous alligators, water moccasins, and death. Betty Kuffel ~ Author of Eyes of a Pedophile.
Elita's search for answers about her family reveals more than she could have imagined... not to mention the passion of rekindled love. Shadows of Home will not disappoint Deborah Epperson's ardent fans of Breaking Twig. Rich description of the Deep South nearly drips across the page. "And oh, the love scenes!" ~Ann Minnett author of Burden of Breath
The story is rich with atmosphere and peopled with colorful characters. What is Elita's fishing guide uncle up to with sudden unexplained wealth? Why does swamp character Jax Boudreaux keep warning Elita that the mythical loup garou (Cajun werewolf) is after her? Before long, the secrets of both the dead and the living collide. Epperson's vivid, evocative style carries the tale along like a meandering, but relentless river. Shadows of Home will not disappoint.
5 stars D. Burke author of Instrument of the Devil