Midnight Bayou

By Nora Roberts

Number 1 New York Times bestselling writer Nora Roberts offers a singular set deep within the bayou of Louisiana—where the single witness to a long-ago tragedy is a once-grand house…

 

Declan Fitzgerald had continuously been the family members maverick, yet even he could not comprehend his impulse to shop for a dilapidated mansion at the outskirts of latest Orleans. All he knew was once that ever considering that he first observed Manet corridor, he'd been enchanted-and obsessed-with it. So whilst the chance to shop for the home comes up, Declan jumps on the probability to dwell out a dream.

Determined to revive Manet corridor to its former elegance, Declan starts the daunting maintenance room by way of room, counting on his personal exertions and abilities. however the days spent in overall isolation within the empty condo take a toll. he's seeing visions of days from a century previous, and experiencing sensations of terror and approximately insufferable grief-sensations now not his personal, yet these of a stranger. neighborhood legend has it that the home is haunted, and with each passing day Declan's trust within the ghostly presence grows.

Only the companionship of fascinating Angelina Simone can distract him from the mysterious happenings in the home, yet Angelina too has her personal amazing connection to Manet Hall-a connection that might aid Declan discover a mystery that is been buried for 100 years.

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