The Gates of Evangeline
by Hester Young
A young mother--Charlotte goes by Charlie--loses her son to a sudden illness. During her time of mourning and being couped up in her home, she begins to have visions. Unbeknownst to Charlie, her grandmother also has the "gift."
She sees a young boy, which she identifies as Gabriel--a missing boy from 30 years ago. Actually, it is labeled a murder, and she feels like she can solve his murder through her visions. Thus, she goes to Louisiana in search of answers.
Her premonitions lead her to a old homestead with a variety of characters. In the end, she finds the "real" Gabriel and solves the crime.
The novel has a lot of action and it keeps moving. It is not overly descriptive, so it's not bogged down with too much detail. Just enough to move the story along and keep readers hooked.
Everyone who read it for the Thursday Night Book Club loved it!
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