The Grave Blogger

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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 truth, she heads to the small town of St. Felicity to investigate the 20-year...

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Overview

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 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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Teresa Kennedy
[Written with] ... "an enviable sense of place; the atmosphere of bayou country permeates the story almost like humidity, and the rich details of poboys, farmer's markets, shelling peas and small town gossips all contribute beautifully to a sort of 'southern gothic' feel as St. Felicity struggles both to bury the secrets of its past and to somehow resolve the mystery." -- Teresa Kennedy
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615655574
  • Publisher: DDtect Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/4/2012
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Donna Fontenot is the author of the mystery/thriller, The Grave Blogger. Donna was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and grew up in a typical Cajun family that focused on good food and good fun (usually involving either LSU football or fishing and other water-related activities).

After graduating from LSU with an English Education degree, Donna moved to San Francisco for a few years, where she began to focus on her hidden geekiness, pursuing a career in computer programming. Once the Internet became a reality, she turned her attention to all things web, creating websites and filling those sites with content. Creating site content and blogging brought her full circle back into the world of writing. Now, once again living in Louisiana, she combines all of her interests and talents in writing her mystery/suspense novels.
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  • Posted August 31, 2012

    I read a lot of classic and contemporary mysteries. This is a ve

    I read a lot of classic and contemporary mysteries. This is a very good example of the genre. Ms. Fontenot understands first-hand the world of the professional blogger, which brings an element of realism to the story. I admit I did figure out "whodunnit" a few pages before the book revealed the killer's identity, but I still found it a satisfying read all the way to the last page. It was an exciting race to the wire to see if the good guys would be able to save the day. An excellent first novel, and I look forward to Ms. Fontenot's next story!

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  • Posted July 13, 2012

    I read at least three (3) books a week and I found this book to

    I read at least three (3) books a week and I found this book to be one of the BEST that I have read in a long time. The book captured my attention from the very first page was definitely a page turner. Couldn't wait for the ending to see "who done it". Waiting now for the sequel! This new author is going to be great. Congratulations Donna and keep writing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    I loved this book.  I never read mysteries.  Never.   This book

    I loved this book.  I never read mysteries.  Never.   This book completely grabbed my attention.  I simply plowed through it to get to the end as it was entirely engrossing.   I suspect we'll hear more from Raya the heroine shortly.   and I look forward to it.

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  • Posted August 31, 2012

    I read this book on my Nook during Hurricane Isaac. I found tha

    I read this book on my Nook during Hurricane Isaac. I found that the hardships (no power, hot food or hot water) seemed to go away as I read. The book held my attention and I couldn't wait to find out "who done it". I hope this is just the beginning to a long and enjoyable career for the author and long and enjoyable reads for me.

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  • Posted August 18, 2012

    Don't miss out on a great story and cast of characters.

    The Grave Blogger is one of the most suspenseful,entertaining,books Ive read in a very long time. I dont remember the last time i spent a whole day reading a book because I just had to know what was going to happen next. From page one of Donna Fontenot's book i was hooked. Its a must read for anyone who loves great characters,suspense,humor, and twists and turns in every chapter. Great job for first time novelist Donna Fontenot. Cant wait for a sequel.

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