Nola Cespedes

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

Hell or High Water Publisher's Summary

Nola Cespedes, an ambitious young reporter at the Times-Picayune, finally catches a break: an assignment to write her first full-length feature. While investigating her story, she also becomes fixated on the search for a missing tourist in the French Quarter. As Nola's work leads her into a violent criminal underworld, she's forced to face disturbing truths from her own past.

Vividly rendered in razor-sharp prose, this haunting thriller is a riveting journey of trust betrayed - and the courageous struggle to rebuild. Fast-paced, atmospheric, and with a knockout twist, Joy Castro's Hell or High Water features an unforgettable heroine as fascinating and multi-layered as New Orleans itself.

©2012 Joy Castro (P)2012 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Hell or High Water

    • By: Joy Castro
    • Narrated by: Roxanne Hernandez
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Nola Cespedes, an ambitious young reporter at the Times-Picayune, finally catches a break: an assignment to write her first full-length feature. While investigating her story, she also becomes fixated on the search for a missing tourist in New Orleans' French Quarter. As Nola's work leads her into a violent criminal underworld, she's forced to face disturbing truths from her own past.

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 2

    • Nearer Home

    • A Nola Cespedes Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Joy Castro
    • Narrated by: Roxanne Hernandez
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Early one morning, Times-Picayune crime reporter Nola Cespedes goes for her regular run in Audubon Park. Instead, Nola finds herself at the scene of a crime when she discovers a dead body. Worse, Nola recognizes the victim: Judith Taffner, her former journalism professor at Tulane. Not convinced Dr. Taffner's murder was the random work of a psychopath, Nola takes it upon herself to investigate.

    Regular price: $34.99