That Night on the Bayou

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Pub Date 27 Nov 2019 | Archive Date 30 Mar 2020

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Cypress, Louisiana is a town layered with secrets. And Patsy Bundy sees the ghosts that seep through the thick Southern air, telling stories people would prefer to forget. Much to her mother’s chagrin, Patsy’s visions set the town ablaze with new rumors, driving her out of town—and away from the boy she loves. But, seven years later, Cypress’s secret past is revealed—a prostitute was murdered on Patsy’s beloved Bayou. And the killer is up for parole. Patsy must return home to face the truth. That Night on the Bayou is the story of a small cast of characters whose lives inextricably intertwine through grief, conflict, and ultimately, love.

Cypress, Louisiana is a town layered with secrets. And Patsy Bundy sees the ghosts that seep through the thick Southern air, telling stories people would prefer to forget. Much to her mother’s...


A Note From the Publisher

Melissa Woods is a mother of six, and an author of literary fiction and suspense. She loves to explore humans and all their complexities, especially when it comes to moral ambiguity. When not writing, reading, or chasing tiny humans, she can be found running on the track. Her writing has appeared in Coffin Bell Journal and Memoir Magazine. Her latest novel, The Weaver, is slated for release in 2019.

Melissa Woods is a mother of six, and an author of literary fiction and suspense. She loves to explore humans and all their complexities, especially when it comes to moral ambiguity. When not...


Advance Praise

“Melissa Woods has crafted a fascinating cast of characters… I will not soon forget how the scenic beauty contrasts with so many layers of tragedy in this impressive debut.” Jason Allen, bestselling author of The East End

“Melissa Woods has crafted a fascinating cast of characters… I will not soon forget how the scenic beauty contrasts with so many layers of tragedy in this impressive debut.” Jason Allen, bestselling...


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Although not a bad story, I struggled to keep track of who was who in this one. Kept my interest to find out the ending, but felt a little confusing at times. Would recommend, if you like ghosts, witches and bayous.

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This is a story about people. Taking place in a small community and told from several characters points of view, a mystery unravels as the people reflect on the past and try to accept the present. The characters are complex and deep. The author tells a realistic story about growing up, aging, and coming to terms with life. It is engrossing and well written. I read it in one sitting. I quickly became invested in these characters.

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Patsy has visions. Not visions of sugar plums but of death. This tale is one of family, friendship, love and death. It follows the life of Patsy as she grows up near the bayou. She can see things that have happened in the past and is labeled a witch. Coinciding with her visions, town secrets come to light. If you want a good family and mystery saga this is the book for you. Stay safe and stay home.

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