Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Book Review: What the Bayou Saw by Patti Lacy

From the first page, I was drawn into the very midst of this story. This book is certainly not a gentle read. It covers topics most books would shy away from and doesn’t hesitate to delve into some of the most complicated emotions. Having an idea of what was coming from the back cover, I was in suspense and breathing shallow as each page kept increasing to the climax. And even after it reached the pinnacle moment, the conflict did not ease.
Sally has lived a lie. And from those first moments since meeting Ella and then the bayou, it has snowballed to effect more lives than just her own. Her constant deception can become tiresome, but what kept me reading, more than just a great story, was deep inside you could see she really wanted to change and by sharing her story with a hurting woman, so she wouldn’t make the same mistakes, is what makes her extremely likable.
Not only does this book pack a potent message on so many fronts, too many to name in a short review, but also paints word pictures that will give you chills. I literally felt the cold sweep through me by words on a page when Sally found the scarecrow in her garage. Don’t underestimate the power of this book!
This book digs deep into the human condition. Nothing is left untouched and the most sacred of emotions have their doors blown away. Haunting, gritty and powerful, this story will invade your thoughts and grab hold of your heart. Don’t miss it!


  1. Good for you that you can give such time and thought to these powerful books, Casey! I tried to read the Gina Holmes book a few weeks back and had to put it aside for a while. Sometimes books that deal with certain issues are just too much for me for that time period in my life. I'll try her book again in the new year. As far as this one goes, it might have to wait a bit longer!

  2. Renee Ann, I think the books that tend to deal with the gut emotional (just reading about that in in my how to writing book :) impact can have different effects on different readers. So I can understand and appreciate that the books that may make a difference in my life, won't be the same for you. But maybe someday you will enjoy reading these, if not, I bet there are others! :)

    Thanks for stopping by to visit. I enjoy them! :)


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