Wednesday, February 24, 2016

*Review* Echoes on the Bayou by Mary Reason Theriot

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: November 14, 2012
Pages: 222
Setting: Bear Corner, Louisiana


Mia Arnold has moved back to Bear Corner, Louisiana. She wants to be closer to her parents and help her mother take care of her ailing father. Mia's life is going so well. She believes she may even be falling in love with the handsome Detective Chad Picou. Then the hurricane strikes, changing the lives of those living in Bear Corner forever. They had been lucky and the hurricane spared their small town but it had left a nightmare in its wake. The hurricane had churned the bayou waters. Bodies were released from their watery grave. Then the unthinkable happened, a local woman went missing. Detective Picou fears the worst. With the number of unidentified bodies discovered there is no doubt this monster has been killing for a long time. With the help of his partner, Detective Jo Melancon, they hunt for this elusive killer.


I was hired to provide post-publication proofreading for this book. A review was not part of my agreement with the author. If you believe that my connection to the book makes my review untrustworthy, so be it, but this is my honest opinion.

This story is told from several different perspectives, allowing us to experience the events from several angles. It made the events feel more personal, but also led to some repetitiveness in the storytelling as several characters had very similar experiences throughout the story.

I was a little disappointed that I didn't really get to play detective for this story. I didn't have the chance to examine potential suspects myself, and instead I was stuck in the backseat of the cop car on the ride along only able to eavesdrop occasionally. In spite of that, I was still drawn into the story.

Overall I give Echoes on the Bayou 4 out of 5 stars because it was entertaining, but slightly repetitive. - Katie 

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About the Author

A Louisiana native and have had the wonderful opportunity of living in various states during my husband's 20-year career in the United States Coast Guard.

I have been happily married for over twenty years and am the proud mother of two wonderful children. My youngest encouraged me to begin writing this year.

Until my diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 2001, I worked in the Legal Field. Writing is great therapy for my own personal fight against MS.  

I truly hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I have enjoyed writing them.

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