Annie Broussard is a deputy in Bayou Breaux. She found the mutilated body of a woman named Pam Bichon. The suspected murderer walks free after his trial and Detective Nick Fourcade, who was in charge of the case, is accused of planting evidence and is ordered off the case.
Annie wants to know the truth, so she’ll begin to investigate everything about the case and she’ll get in touch with Detective Fourcade, who is a very peculiar man. Annie’s search for the truth and justice will trigger the hostility of the men she works with and she’ll be bullied by them.
Also, the women of Bayou Breaux will be terrorized by a rapist, who leaves no evidence in the crime scenes. Everyone in the parish will suspect of the man accused of killing Pam Bichon, Marcus Renard.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It’s a great story with a surprising end.
I was impressed when I read who the killer was, and the rest of the time it was difficult for me to stop reading.
It was annoying to read how the men bullied Annie and they were convinced that she deserved it. Fortunately, Annie was a strong woman and she wasn’t intimidated by them; she defended herself always and she got to solve the case.
As I said, Fourcade is a peculiar man but he’s not a bad person. He has a strange way to achieve what he wants and to get information. I think that he’s an interesting character.
Well, I want to read more of Tami Hoag’s books. I highly recommend this novel.