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Dark Secrets of the Bayou

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Catherine “Tink” Mabry, an up and coming attorney, is shocked by her recent inheritance from her estranged family on the bayou. After her mother died during childbirth, Tink’s father had quickly relocated them to the big city of Atlanta, Georgia. With no memory of her mother, she is determined to learn more about her lineage and decides to visit the bayou town of Kane, Lou ...more
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Linda Strong
Jan 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Nobody was more surprised than Tink Mabry when she inherits a plantation in Louisiana. Her mother had died in childbirth and her father took her to Georgia when she was only a few weeks old. Her father wants her to sell it sight unseen. But Tink is nothing if not an independant thinker.

Not ever knowing her mother and having had no contact from her grandparents, she's eager to explore her family's history.

Along with her best friend who makes the trip with her, they discover that this may involve
Dark Secrets of the Bayou is a thrilling serial killer novel that is stems from a tragic past and brings readers into the “present” day killings full of suspense and danger. Dark Secrets of the Bayou is the first book that I have read by Kim Carter, but I’m willing to bet that it won’t be the last.
Dark Secrets of the Bayou is one of those dark suspense novels that grabs you from the beginning and keeps you page-turning to learn what is going to happen next. This author starts the story back mid-
Catherine Townsend-Lyon
Feb 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A Twisty & Unique Mystery At It's Best!

I have been a Kim Carter reader and fan for many years, and her 7th chilling book of 'Dark Secrets of the Bayou' did NOT disappoint. This one is a unique, complex, and haunting mystery and the best one of hers I have read to date. And I mean this as a BIG compliment.

From the very opening, the author sets the families' stage of their past and historical lineage from the 1800s. For Catherine, one of the main characters, history begins crashing into the prese
Jane Meganck
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book was so good! The storyline was well-written and sucked me in from the start. I loved how it started with a flashback and moved forward. It was very engaging and the atmosphere was written and described perfectly. It was chilling and suspenseful and I loved it! There were hard truths and secrets and ended with a great ending! You definitely won't be disappointed when you pick this one up! The characters were interesting and had unique personalities which were just right for this st ...more
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by Kim Carter, and I definitely would it. The dual timelines of the narrative really added depth to the story for me, and I very much enjoyed Tink's character.

As a suspense plot, it's not easy to guess who the killer is, but there aren't so many red herrings and misdirections that you feel cheated or unsatisfied at the end.

The book had its gloomy, heavy parts that really set a mood and overall worked for me and I really enjoyed the setting. It's a compelling bo
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books that the author keeps us guessing. I was surprised with the ending, I did not see that coming. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and it was hard to put down. Tink inherits a house and she goes to the Bayou to learn about her mom and her heritage. There is a murder and she is a suspect. This has a list of characters that add to the story and round it out. There is action, suspense, mystery and a past that maybe should have stayed there. Great book.

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Jan 17, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first half of this book is set in the 1800’s and tells the history of the family’s involved in this story line. The second half of this book is set in the present where the family secrets must be revealed. The synopsis grabbed me from the beginning. The bayou, family secrets, and an old plantation house. The first half of the book was rather slow as there was so much family history. The last half of the book was much better but the ending felt rushed to me and me confused
Feb 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
A first read for me by Kim Carter, I was intrigued by the description and jumped at the chance to read this book. I love a good mystery/thriller story and this delivered. Tink goes home to investigate the family history and secrets her father tried to hid but quickly find herself in over her head with new murders that land her under investigation. This book had it all family secrets, murder, mystery and kept me turning pages waiting to find out what happens.
Monica C
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
The first half of the book took place in the 1800s and went back and forth through different years. It outlined the family history. The second half follows Tink, who has received an inheritance from family she never knew and looking for clues about the past

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Marissa Claus
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was a fantastic read. The cliffhanger endings in chapters and the twists and turns to keep me reading. I really liked how the past was entwined with the present. The details really helped paint a picture of simple life in the bayou. The author does a great job developing the plot of crime, mystery, thriller, and historical aspects. I am looking forward to future reads from Kim Carter!
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Her father moved them to the city after her mother died and she will go back, when she gets an inheritance. They will be secrets which need to be uncovered. What secrets will be found? See how she gets on

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Kim Carter is a multi-award-winning author and critically acclaimed writer of gripping suspense, chilling thrillers, and haunting historical mystery novels.

Kim is widely known for her vibrant characters in her Clara and Iris Mystery series, a couple of overly curious widows who turn private investigators. These funny women were inspired by Kim's mother and her mom's best friend. Book one of this s

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