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"After her death the kids used to say her ghost haunted the plantation."

The bayou holds many secrets. One of them is what really happened to Lisette, a beautiful Creole teenager who died on the last day of school. Everybody in Fanchon's reclusive bayou parish knows Lisette died in a boating accident, but when the police take a closer look, they unearth the dead girl and find a surprise in her grave.

All Saints' Secrets is the sequel to To Murder a Saint. It is highly recommended that the Saint books be listened to in order.

©2013 Nicole Utter (P)2014 Nicole Utter

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Southern Gothic Mystery

Second book in the Saints Mystery series takes place mostly in New Orleans as Fanchon recovers from the injuries suffered at the hands of the killer in book 1. These injuries include a severely broken leg which does not allow the MC to bear weight although it is casted.

This short volume was a serviceable mystery but lacked much of the humor from the first book. I never imagined the strange twist at the end concerning the identity of main characters. The amount of traveling the MC managed with a severely broken leg was incredible but the phrase that drew me up short was at the end where the MC sits crosslegged before her dead BF's crypt. I totally can't see it with the cast needed for her injury.


The narrator did a very good, but not outstanding, job. However, I am interested enough in the series to want to read the next one. Currently it is not available on Audible so I may wait a few months and borrow through Kindle Unlimited. I bought the Kindle book and received the Audible version in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Jan
  • United States
  • 10-27-15

A fine read for a dreary afternoon

Nice length for a dreary afternoon. Intriguing tale of convoluted events, NYPD, NOPD, and entangled pasts. Historical data is unreliable but just fine for plot device if you don't try to take it as gospel--this is FICTION, folks. Excellent mood-setting and character development in a very enjoyable and riveting tale. Personally, I had no problem fronting this book and enjoying it without being aware that it is a *Book 2*.
Bought as Whispersync on the cheap courtesy of BookGorilla

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As many twists and turns as a bayou! Thrill ride!

What did you love best about All Saints' Secrets?

I loved Fanchon, her pluck, spirit, common sense and determination. She's level headed and smart.

What was one of the most memorable moments of All Saints' Secrets?

Oh DEFINITELY the ending! Holy cow it was exciting!

What does Suzy Lexington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is absolutely perfect doing the characters, she brought Fanchon to life, and I always knew which character was speaking.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, I can't say what it is because it would be a spoiler, but when I found out what had really happened I was practically in tears.

Any additional comments?

I purchased the Kindle version of this book and I was given the audio version to review. I really like using Whispersynch to listen and read along.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Learn History! PLEASE!

Would you try another book from Nicole Loughan and/or Suzy Lexington?

Suzy Lexington does a good job. Suzy Lexington needs to learn history.

What could Nicole Loughan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

To at least have historical facts be just that--facts! Correct ones!

Any additional comments?

Lexington needs to learn basic American history. Ellis Island was from1892 till 1954. The Acadian expulsion was in the mid 1700's. Many Acadians started to leave even before then. Most of our Cajun ancestors fought in the American Revolution! The Louisiana purchase didn't even happen till 1803! There was no Ellis Island for the Acadians to pass through. It would be one thing if this were fantasy or if she were just a little off. But more than a century!

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  • Australia
  • 03-23-15

Another "Saints" Hit!

Publishers Summary

"After her death the kids used to say her ghost haunted the plantation."
The bayou holds many secrets. One of them is what really happened to Lisette, a beautiful Creole teenager who died on the last day of school. Everybody in Fanchon's reclusive bayou parish knows Lisette died in a boating accident, but when the police take a closer look, they unearth the dead girl and find a surprise in her grave.
All Saints' Secrets is the sequel to To Murder a Saint. It is highly recommended that the Saint books be listened to in order.
My Review

First things first, I love the cover, it's also quite a rarity as it has an apostrophe in the right place!
Now for the book: I thoroughly enjoyed the first in this series and had looked forward to catching up with Fanchon. This is a short listen and like the first book, is just packed full of action - no waffling here! Fitting so much in to a short space of time means that every sentence is important and meaningful, so don't get distracted whilst listening as you might miss something.
Fanchon is still clinging to the forlorn hope of remaining in New York, the odds are stacked against her yet she insists on attending a pre arranged job interview for a pianist, which everyone but Fanchon herself knew she was doomed to fail. She is forced to face the reality of her situation, and that reality is her inability to cope alone with the activities of daily life, so, back to the bayou to be cared for by Abolina. Having lost both of her daughters to gruesome ends, Abolina pours love and care on to Fanchon, yet she tries to persuade Fanchon to contact her estranged parents.
This is just the beginning of the thrilling bayou adventures, the search for Fanchons' attacker, the truth surrounding Lisettes' accident and the strange mysteries surrounding Fanchons' own family. For those of us unfamiliar with life in the bayou there are some fascinating facts to discover, the traditions of All Souls' Day and All Saints day, which serve to enrich the story. This is another great book from Nicole Loughan, and it lived up to my expectations, I'm eager for more!
Narrator

It's always pleasing when one narrator reads a series, especially when they perform as beautifully as Suzy Lexington. Consistently good, she brings the characters to life, Suzy connects her listeners to the characters and story, when I'm listening, they become real to me and as such, are difficult to forget. Great job.

This audiobook was gifted to me in return for this, my honest opinion.

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This is really a great 👍series.

I loved listening to this book I wait for book 3, it is very interesting and you just

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Better that the first book!

I enjoyed this book very much. It was even better than the first book. It held my attention from beginning to end.

Suzy Lexington's narration was excellent as well! I love how she nails the Cajun accent and even pronounces the French words correctly. All of her voices, both male and female, are very believable and varied for each character.

I recieved this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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entertainingly story

unexpected ending added to a very engaging story. the characters seem real and likeable.

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Intriguing mystery

If you could sum up All Saints' Secrets in three words, what would they be?

Contained some surprises.

What did you like best about this story?

It was an easy listen. The narrator was nice to listen to. The story was not too predictable, but easy to follow.

Have you listened to any of Suzy Lexington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first Suzy Lexington reading I have heard.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Down in the swamps . . .

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great story

didn't figure it out before the end like I usually do. That makes it a good read for Mr!!

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