- Retail Price: 13.99
- Release Date: January 2008
- Page Count: 352
- Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
- Binding: Trade
- ISBN: 978-0-7369-1879-4
- Case Lot Quantity: 32
Whispers of the Bayou
From the author of the popular Million Dollar Mysteries and Smart Chick Mysteries comes a new stand–alone novel full of hidden staircases, buried secrets, and the promise of hope found in knowing God.
Miranda Miller wasn’t looking for the news the day the letter came. But, trying to survive in troubled circumstances, she welcomes the chance to change her location for a period of time. The letter informs her that her grandparents’ estate is finally about to become hers. She immediately heads down to Louisiana and the old house by the bayou. There Miranda finds secrets that lead to life–changing revelations.
This suspenseful story reminiscent of old Gothic tales has a complex mystery and a vivid sense of the Deep South. It shows how God can take the darkest circumstances and use them to light a bright path leading to the future.
“Intricately plotted and exquisitely detailed, Clark’s latest novel is fantastic. There’s a gothic feel throughout, and the outcome of the mystery is fascinating. Miranda has a balanced amount of curiosity, spunk and caution, which make her seem realistic and approachable. Mystery lovers should move this to the top of their purchase lists.”
—Romantic Times Book Reviews
“I’m only a third of the way through this book, and already it’s a page turner that I just cannot seem to put down. Mindy is one of my all time favorite mystery authors, but I believe she has outdone herself on this one.”
“Mystery, mansions, and marshland—what’s not to love?”
“Whispers of the Bayou sizzles! The Louisiana setting, the myths, treasure, murders and mayhem make for a wonderful story that won’t be set aside. The pages keep turning long into the night and when the last page is read, you will want more.”
“If you haven’t read Clark’s mysteries before, or have an interest in Cajun country, then you should find Whispers of the Bayou to be an entertaining read.”
“Whispers of the Bayou by Mindy Starns Clark is one intriguing and suspenseful mystery that is filled with surprising twists and turns as Miranda Miller struggles to recall her past. Take a trip to Louisiana and get a mini lesson on Cajun history. Once you’ve finished the book, verify the facts and find out what was fiction in this story by visiting www.MindyStarnsClark.com. I loved this one!”
—Five Star Book Reviews
“Whispers of the Bayou is a psychological suspense with just enough action to make it exciting. I recommend this book. It’s a good read.”
“The book is well–written and full of suspense. It keeps the reader guessing through the twists and turns of the story.”
“Mindy Starns Clark is a master at suspense...In Whispers of the Bayou, she creates a plot that takes the reader to Cajun country. Whispers of the Bayou is not your run–of–the–mill fiction. Clark combines a great murder mystery with interesting characters to make readers want to continue reading. I could not put this book down and read it in one sitting.”
—Debra Gaynor for ReviewYourBook.com
“This will keep you guessing. You will not be able to figure out this mystery! You will want to read this straight through. If you are only going to read one book this summer (heaven forbid!), make it Whispers of the Bayou.”
—Stephanie Rollins for ReviewYourBook.com
“Whispers of the Bayou is a tale well told, with a heart–warming look at the foibles of human nature and the quest for understanding and the love of the Lord. Recommended.”
—The Midwest Book Review
“Psychological thriller fans will enjoy Mindy Starns Clark’s superb intense tale.”
“My poor children had to fend for themselves with crackers, popcorn and fruit while I devoured this book! I was like, ‘ju..st...a...min..ute....babies...shhhhh.....almost....can’t stop...’ I mean the worst part about the book was that it was finished!
“Whispers of the Bayou by Mindy Starns Clark was so delicious! It was fast, it was written in a style that I love, the characters were quirky and wonderful. This history and the sense of searching runs through the book that kept me going more. I was wonderfully surprised and drawn in immediately by the main character. Mindy’s writing really captured me. It was like talking to a friend, yet better...”
"This is not my type of book generally, but after having run out of options I decided to read this...WOW! I couldn’t put it down; it was so interesting and captivating. So many books you know the ending before you get halfway through. This one, the ending was quite a surprise! Kudos to you on writing such a wonderful book! I will definitely be seeking out your other works and can’t wait to read those also!”
“This was really a great book. I have to say that I really enjoyed it. Give it a try, you won’t put it down.”
“Whispers of the Bayou is one of the best mysteries I’ve read in a long time. From the moment I picked it up I couldn’t put it down, and have recommended it to many friends. I ordered the book from a book club, and had not ever read anything from this author previously. She has now become one of my favorites and I am enjoying The Million Dollar Mysteries series as well. I’m so glad I stumbled upon this author!”
“This is one of the best mystery books I’ve read in a long time! I hope there will be many more books written by Mindy Starns Clark. She is a new favorite author of mine now!”
“Whispers of the Bayou is a gripping read. I devoured this book because it was so difficult to put it down. I don’t read a great deal of what is considered ‘Christian Fiction’ but Whispers of the Bayou isn’t heavy–handed as some books in that genre. The characters are so well done that I cared what happened to them. Miranda is a great heroine, her journey not just to Louisiana, but to really know herself makes for a wonderful story. The mystery kept me intrigued and the twists and turns to the solution were most interesting. The history and culture of the Cajun people that is used throughout the book is fascinating and I could tell how much effort the author put into her research. If you want a book that will grab you right from the first page and make you loathe any interruption while reading, then Whispers of the Bayou is the book for you. Brava Ms. Clark!”
"Mindy Starns Clark is a master of mystery and suspense and those unexpected twists that make your spine tingle. In Whispers of the Bayou, you’ll be flying through the pages as Miranda Miller uncovers the many secrets in her past. And you won’t be able to put down this book until you find out who is trying to steal the treasure guarded by Miranda’s family for two hundred years.”
—Melanie Dobson, author of The Black Cloister and Together for Good
"Delightfully entertaining, emotionally heart–rending, and immensely suspenseful, Mindy Starns Clark’s Whispers of the Bayou will transport you to the bayous of Louisiana and leave you breathless...There are so many surprising twists and turns in this story that there should be a warning on the cover that reading this book will cause loss of sleep because you will not be able to put it down. Bravo to Ms. Clark for an excellent read.”
—MaryLu Tyndall, author of The Redemption, The Reliance, and The Restitution
"Whispers of the Bayou had me from the first page. Gripping, edgy and full of Louisiana folklore and wonderfully southern gothic suspense. Trust me—this is a good book. Seriously good. Buy it. You won’t be able to put it down!"
—Lenora Worth, author of Secret Agent Minister