About the Book:
The Red Man is coming …
Five years after her sister disappeared, seventeen-year-old Adrienne finds the strength to return to her father’s home in New Orleans. But soon after she arrives, the mark of a curse appears on her, leaving her worried. Will she be the next victim of a four-hundred-year old family curse … the next to be claimed by a serial killer roaming the back alleys of the city?
The day before his senior year begins, Jayden is given a skeleton key passed down through his family for generations — a gruesome reminder of how his ancestors betrayed their own people and sold them into slavery. He doesn’t believe in the curse the key allegedly bears and puts it away with the intention of forgetting about its message. Until he meets Adrienne, a girl he’s compelled to for more reasons than her beauty.
He’s not the only one who notices her. A man in a skeleton mask and a voodoo gang member are also drawn to Adrienne. One is determined to protect her. The other intends to mislead her. Haunted by the mythical Red Man, all are connected to the ancient curse.
Can they overcome their misgivings about one another and prevent the dark prophecy looming over them? Or will they be lured away from each other by evil’s siren song?
Definitely a 5* read for me.
I have never read any books involving the darker black magic involved in the Voodoo world.
In this book Lizzy takes takes us to N’awlins. Adrienne having lost her sister Therese, travels back to the city where it happened.
Adrienne uses the cards to speak to the spirits. She is hoping to find out more about her sister’s disappearance, but for some reason anytime she brings it up the cards draw a blank.. During her search for answers she meets a few rather interesting characters along the way, and all of the families seem to be connected through -out time. As she keeps moving closer to answers it seems the more obvious that someone wants her gone. There are many twists and turns to the story.. and as the story unfolds towards the end I was definitely a little surprised. It was nice that she helped explain some of what the culture might be like to give a better understanding of the story that was unfolding.. Introducing us to some great new characters and a different way of life, including a Voodoo Gang.. I can not wait to see what unfolds in the next chapter for Adrienne, will she get the answers she so desperately wants? Or will she fall victim to the family curse?