The Grave Blogger

The Grave Blogger The scenic bayous and small towns of South Louisiana hold hidden dangers beyond those you might expect in a tangled tale of mystery and suspense Raya a freelance writer and blogger researches cold c

  • Title: The Grave Blogger
  • Author: Donna D. Fontenot
  • ISBN: 9780615655574
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • The scenic bayous and small towns of South Louisiana hold hidden dangers beyond those you might expect in a tangled tale of mystery and suspense Raya, a freelance writer and blogger, researches cold cases for true crime websites One case in particular, the Bayou Family Slaughter case, stirs macabre memories, but are they real or imagined Determined to uncover the trutThe scenic bayous and small towns of South Louisiana hold hidden dangers beyond those you might expect in a tangled tale of mystery and suspense Raya, a freelance writer and blogger, researches cold cases for true crime websites One case in particular, the Bayou Family Slaughter case, stirs macabre memories, but are they real or imagined Determined to uncover the truth, she heads to the small town of St Felicity to investigate the 20 year old Bayou Family Slaughter case Raya gets help from Nick Simoneaux, a young St Felicity detective who is also investigating the cold case, but is Nick hiding family secrets from Raya Is there anyone in St Felicity she can trust, or is a murderer still living in this quaint old town waiting and watching As Raya reveals St Felicity s secrets, she uncovers the mysteries of her own past, leading to dangers that threaten not only her own existence, but the lives of those she loves most THE GRAVE BLOGGER is a fast paced, riveting suspense thriller from an exciting new author Donna D Fontenot draws on her own experiences as a blogger and Louisiana Cajun to create a tense mystery filled with engaging characters in a setting that draws the reader in with its unique beauty and hidden dangers.

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    1. I try to start any review with something positive. I understand how long it takes, how much energy, blood, sweat and tears are required to finalize a book and regardless of anything else, I want to show my respect and admiration to anyone willing and able to write a book. Ms. Fontenot should be credited for putting a somewhat cohesive story together with a professional cover and fulfilling what is an obvious dream of hers. Unfortunately, that is where anything positive I have to say about "The G [...]

    2. The Grave Blogger, Donna D. Fontenot's first novel is a clever, fast paced and extremely twisted psychological thriller. Drawing on her upbringing in a cajun household in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the author was able to clearly capture the essence and flavor of small town life near a bayou. Cleverly intertwining her personal passions of computers and blogging, she has created a unique and realistic main character with a intriguing occupation.Raya Landry, the main character is a freelance writer an [...]

    3. The Grave Blogger is a murder mystery that is not for the faint-hearted. The horrors of the torturings and killings detailed within its pages are definitely not for those who prefer their mysteries to be the cozy kind. This story, complete with a  psychotic psychiatrist, takes place in the Deep South where it takes a special kind of macabre to send chills up your spine.The main character, Raya, is a true crime blogger who begins having flashbacks of a gruesome massacre--one that she witnessed a [...]

    4. The Grave Blogger Beats Out Many New York Times Thriller SelectionsI am an avid reader of thrillers and often read those selected by the New York Times. This intriguing first novel by Ms. Fontenot can hold a candle to any of those.As other reviewers have noted, once you are half way through the book it is impossible to put down. The characters are engaging, the Bayou country is eerily appropriate for this sinister plot and the novel sets a cracking and accelerating pace. It certainly could be th [...]

    5. This book was very engaging. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. I read it in just three sittings in three consecutive days - which is very rare for me - and I passed it on to others.The writing is very easy to understand and follow, the plot does not drag and I didn't have trouble keeping track of characters. Highly recommended.

    6. Excellent, I really love this style of story telling. Especially now that I've lived in the SouthI truly could not put the book down.

    7. UPDATED: the more I've thought about it, the more I really didn't like this book so I pulled the extra star. The plot has potential but the writing It just didn't work for me. I am from South Louisiana and for me, the author tried too hard. There was too much explaining. Explaining why, how, who. Detail needs to just flow, not be explained constantly. If it doesn't flow, it shouldn't be there in the first place. In addition, the ending didn't do the plot justice. It was too quick. After so much [...]

    8. Grave Blogger by Donna Fontenot is a Page Turner! After reviewing some very lackluster books lately, I dreaded beginning another. To my surprise, I read it all in one day! Never fear, I am an avid reader and devour books that I find are a delight to my literary pallet. Being from Louisiana myself, Donna made me visualize the settings as if I were right there. The plot moved along very quickly with absolutely no dead space (I loved that) right to the end. Raya, a Grave Blogger finds herself caugh [...]

    9. I like a good psychological thriller as much as the next person, but this book didn't quite do it for me. I was intrigued by the idea behind the story, however the telling let it down somewhat. The characters didn't really gel with me, as they seemed rather stilted and one dimensional. The settings of the bayous of rural Louisiana was a novel twist, and the writer must have drawn from her own experience. The plot was slightly predictable in places, even though it did skip around as the tale was [...]

    10. The Grave Blogger is a chilling, riveting thriller with engaging characters. Donna Fontenot sure knows how to weave a compelling yarn. I just wish this great story had gone though the hands of a good editor. A major tension raising plot element turned out a non-event, which felt like a let-down. Rare flaws in point of view handling and frequent switches between 3rd person past tense and 1st person present tense for direct thoughts made for a jarring read at times, but that might just be my perso [...]

    11. If you like a good murder mystery this one is definitely a good read! Grave Blogger has such as gripping story line that once you begin reading it,you won't want to put it down! Cant wait for the next book to come out. the characters were very interesting and the story line has lots of twist and turns! This book would make an excellent movie or tv series!

    12. This review is from: The Grave Blogger (Kindle Edition) Was surprised to read that this was D. Fontenot’s first novel. She has written a tale of suspense and danger that kept me intrigued from start to finish. Interesting character development and a plot that is fresh and timely.Donna WarnerMystery Novelist & Freelance Editor djwarnerconsulting

    13. I won a free copy of this book, and I finished it in one afternoon - I couldn't put it down! A good, solid mystery with likeable characters, a psychotic villain, and gruesome detail! I would be interested in reading more novels by this author.

    14. Good premise but the writing was a bit awkward and stilted and I had a hard time suspending my disbelief in a lot of places, which took me out of the story was at its best when she let the Cajun rhythm through

    15. We are proud to announce that this book has been honored with a 2012 B.R.A.G.Medallion - telling you that this book is well worth your time and money!

    16. Had me in suspense. Sneaking in pages while at work, ignoring my cat. Didn't want to put it down until I read the whole thing. Very good!

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