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Lost in the Bayou

4.30  ·  Rating Details  ·  103 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
It's the summer of 1963. It's hot and sticky. The locusts are droning in the trees, and Robin Sherwood and her brother, Andy, are in trouble. Their parents have disappeared, and their crazy uncle Conrad with the silver claw where his hand used to be has shown up. Unfortunately for them, he's planning on killing them so he can inherit the Sherwood Fortune.

They've run away t
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Published December 2nd 2011 by Musa Publishing - Euterpe (first published December 1st 2011)
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Jennifer Zuna
Dec 10, 2011 Jennifer Zuna rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing. Your attention is grabbed on the first page and it's a roller coaster ride through the rest of the book. The words paint such a picture in your head you feel like you are right there with the characters. Alternately throughout this book i found myself with goosebumps, my heart racing, and almost crying from imagining what the characters are experiencing and feeling. I read the entire book in a matter of hours because i couldn't tear myself away. I can't wait to read more o ...more
Sharon Ledwith
Jan 21, 2012 Sharon Ledwith rated it it was amazing
If Mark Twain and Stephen King had a love child - the result would be Cornell Deville. Lost in the Bayou is a terrific and terrifying romp through nostalgia and mayham. Bravo! I await more reads from this clever-minded author.
Mar 18, 2012 Christina rated it did not like it
1 1/2 - 2 Stars using Goodreads system

The final two words of this book are 'At last' and all I could think was 'Thank God, at last it is over'. I stuck with this book because a few authors rated it a 5 - Amazing. Well, clearly, I am not an author, but just an average Joe-ette looking for a good book.

I learned a lesson. I will not read a book because a couple authors give it a good rating. Nor will I read a book that 50 pals voted onto a must read list. In looking, these authors are friends and
Dec 30, 2011 Tana rated it really liked it
Title: Lost In the Bayou
Author: Cornell Deville
Published by: Musa Publishing
Genre: YA Thriller
Review Rating: 4 stars, Recommended read.

Cornell Devill has written an amazing YA Suspense/Thriller novel, his writing is engaging and the character descriptions where written so well that I could picture what the crazy Uncle Conrad looked like vividly in my head. Cornell’s words flowed easily and I just kept turning the pages and before I knew it the book was over. You can see from his writing that he
Aug 15, 2012 Meghan rated it really liked it
It's been a while since I read a book this creepy. As a massive Stephen King fan I really do love books on the creepy side, books that can literally freak you out. This book did just that, so I was very happy :).

The story is about two younger children, mainly the older girl. She is 14 and her little brother is 11. They come from a very wealthy family, and all is well and wonderful until their parents go on a ride in their private helicopter and never come home. While the parents are missing, th
Cordelia Dinsmore
Jan 13, 2012 Cordelia Dinsmore rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Cordelia by: friend
I don't understand the problem with downloading this book from the Musa site to a Nook. I purchased a copy of Lost In The Bayou from Musa Publishing, downloaded it to my Nook Color through Calibre, and read it through without finding any formatting problems.

Now to the book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this suspenseful tale. Conrad is such a dispicable villain, he's just the kind I love to hate. And I couldn't help but champion the valiant efforts of the MC - she's one spunky little girl.

But my
Arley Cole
Apr 12, 2012 Arley Cole rated it it was amazing
I'd heard a lot about this YA mystery/thriller and finally got to it on my TBR Kindle list. Well, I was not disappointed and ended up enjoying it a heck of a lot more than I even expected to! Uncle Conrad is the best villain to come down the pike in forever! I'd love to see him get his own book series in fact. This is a wonderful, thrilling, fast paced read and one that I recommend for sure to a YA/middle grade reader but kids of all ages will enjoy it. The bayou setting lends an air of mystery ...more
B.J. Robinson
Jul 16, 2012 B.J. Robinson rated it it was amazing
I stumbled across this YA suspense/thriller and bought it because it was a Louisiana novel, and I devoured it. A young boy and girl have to outsmart an evil, jealous uncle when their mother and father's plane goes down in the bayou. This is a page-turning fast read. The descriptions are vivid and to savor. The crazed uncle has envied his brother all of his life and will stop at nothing to inherit the estate, even if it means killing his niece and nephew. Set in the sixties, you'll notice threads ...more
Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews)
Yes, I do have to admit that this book was a page turner. It was able to keep up the pacing from the beginning to end. I enjoyed the main characters Robin and Andy, kids that have lost their parents due to a plane crash, just beyond their mansion of a house and now under the supervision of an evil Uncle.

There were two things in the book that had me very confused, but did not deter me from really enjoying the story. They both take place during the children's travels into the Bayou to hide from t
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Robin and Andy are home alone with servants; their parents have disappeared. Child Protective Services says they need a responsible adult to care for them and they have asked their Uncle Conrad to come stay with them. Not only has Robin not seen him since she was two, when he arrives he has an iron claw instead of his left hand. She doesn’t know it yet, but that’s not the only thing scary about him.

This is a psychological thriller
Michael Offutt
Jan 12, 2012 Michael Offutt rated it it was amazing
Update as of 1-12-2011. I was contacted by Musa Publishing's customer service department and they furnished me with a correctly formatted version of the book. Plus they gave me the option of downloading another title on them. Because of this outstanding customer service, I'm bumping this book back to five stars. Please disregard all my ranting about how the Nook version is bad as they are correcting this.

I would have given this book five stars, but I'm docking it one star because the formatting
Feb 27, 2012 Tracy rated it it was amazing
The only way a book gets a 5 star rating from me, is if the author has the ability to pull me in to the story. Holy crap! I felt like i was written into the story and literally could not put it down until it was done. I felt every high and low, every bit of fear and joy. An amazing story from an amazing author i REALLY look forward to reading from again!!!
Sharon Lamb
Jan 25, 2012 Sharon Lamb rated it it was amazing
Great read for YA or adult!
Author: Cornell Deville
Published By: Musa Publishing
Age Recommend: 14+
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 4
Blog Review For: Great Minds Think Aloud

"Lost In The Bayou" by Cornell Deville was indeed a good YA thriller. I thought the story was very well written with lots of fast paste action. "Lost in the Bayou" was definitely a page turner in that I could not put it down until I was finished with it.... with each chapter leaving you wondering just what was happening next.This author did a
April Farina``
Feb 15, 2016 April Farina`` rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The red head girl

Excellent book. Keeps you wondering until the end. Read it in one sitting,could not put it down. The setting using the bayou was great. would recommend this to everyone.
brian shugars
Mar 06, 2015 brian shugars rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book!

I read it in one sitting, and it really kept me on the edge of my seat. Didn't see all the twists and turns coming!
Traci A
Feb 16, 2016 Traci A rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this quick and enchanting tale very much. The reference to golden oldies was much appreciated too! I added most of them to my Spotify!
Mar 07, 2016 Shannon marked it as to-read
0316: Found this one on author Beth Bowland's shelves, and well, it's about the bayou, so I'm in.
Mar 15, 2012 Emily marked it as to-read
I haven't decided to read this yet but considering it's average rating is 4.92, it seems like it must be a good read. And the synopsis sounds interesting too! :)
Jul 15, 2012 Royalreader rated it it was amazing
I thought it was a very good book for anyone who likes YA books. Well written and enjoyable!
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