Water Witch [NOOK Book]

Overview

Dunny knew from an early age what it meant to be an outsider. Her special abilities earned her many names, like freak and water witch. So she vowed to keep her powers a secret. But now her talents may be the only hope of two missing children. A young boy and girl have vanished, feared lost in the mysterious bayous of Louisiana. But they didn't just disappear; they were taken. And amid the ghosts and spirits of the swamp, there is a danger worse than any other, one with very special plans for the children--and for...
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Overview

Dunny knew from an early age what it meant to be an outsider. Her special abilities earned her many names, like freak and water witch. So she vowed to keep her powers a secret. But now her talents may be the only hope of two missing children. A young boy and girl have vanished, feared lost in the mysterious bayous of Louisiana. But they didn't just disappear; they were taken. And amid the ghosts and spirits of the swamp, there is a danger worse than any other, one with very special plans for the children--and for anyone who dares to interfere...
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Editorial Reviews

David Simms
The bayou reigns supreme in the realms of atmosphere. A reader or moviegoer would be hard-pressed to name a locale that invigorates and swallows the senses as deeply as the alien-down-home feeling of southern Louisiana. In the midst of that beautiful, swampy place rife with creatures of all sorts, a new queen sits on the throne who captures its essence in every story, every line, every person.
When you meet Leblanc’s characters, you sink deep into their lives, their feelings, just a
Roberta YGTOR
I'm not sure where I should start with explaining about how much I have fallen in love with this book, Water Witch and Deborah LeBlanc's writing/story telling.

This was my first experience with her writing, and I'm having a hard time coming up with the words to do this review justice. You see I have been blown away with not only the plot of the book but the characters as well.

The plot will have you on the edge of your seat and a couple of times I caught myself chewing on my fi
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012378521
  • Publisher: LeBlanc Laboratories
  • Publication date: 4/2/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 735,377
  • File size: 167 KB

Meet the Author

Best-selling author, Deborah LeBlanc, is a business owner, a licensed death scene investigator, and an active paranormal investigator. She served four years as president of the Horror Writers Association, eight years as president of The Writers Guild of Acadiana, and is currently President of the Mystery Writers of America’s Southwest Chapter. Deborah is also the creator of the Literacy Challenge, an annual, national literacy campaign and Literacy Inc., a non-profit organization with a mission to fight illiteracy in America’s teens. Visit www.deborahleblanc.com and www.literacyinc.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Awesome

    I really enjoyed this one as well as all the books by this author. This is a quick read as I could not put it down. If you like this one check her others......great imagination!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

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    Creepy and Haunting Bayou Thriller!

    This was a great little book to start off my October reading and listening month. Since I have visited the bayou before and I know what a creepy, spooky, and eerie place it can be . this book gave me shivers! Anyone who has ever been there can tell you that there are things that go on in the bayou that just don't happen anyplace else. Strange lights, strange sounds and people disappearing are just some of the strangeness that happens around the bayou. So this was the perfect setting for this book. This story follows Dunny Pollock who was gifted with an extra finger. Her extra finger helps her find things, but she tries to hide it by wearing gloves all the time. Although her sister Angelle knows about her extra abilities, she has promised to keep quiet about it and never bring it up. When two children go missing and other bizarre things start happening to Angelle, she feels compelled to call Dunny and ask for help. So Dunny travels to the small Lousiana town and quickly becomes involved with the strange happenings going on. Dunny arrives in Louisiana and meets Poochie, Angelle's grandmother-in-law. Poochie is an outspoken, spiritual southern lady who occasionally yells out bingo numbers. But there is much more to this strange lady who throws shoes up in her prayer tree. I could have used a little more back story on some of the characters in this book and what was up with the ghosts and the shoes? I absolutely loved the Poochie character. Overall this is a great little read.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2009

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    Water Whirlwind

    LeBlanc has penned a classic tale of supernatural thrills set in the Louisana bayous - a region LeBlanc writes about with such authority, you can smell the swamp. Complete with with characters you really grow to love, the book flies by at breakneck speed, leaving you breathless and longing for more.

    The plot is simple: a madman believes only human sacrifices will give him the powers of his ancestors so he searches for victims. Meanwhile, Dunny - who knows nothing of the ritual killer - develops as a witch, and is inexorably drawn to confront him.

    The children are heartbreakeningly drawn, the killer terrifying, and the witch fascinating. Added together with truly frightening scenes and a pulse-pounding plot, Water Witch is un-put-downable!

    I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a great read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2013

    I really enjoy a book that moves right along. The characters and

    I really enjoy a book that moves right along. The characters and believable. The story line is believable and the suspense builds with every turn of the page. Especially the last few pages. If her other books are like this one, I'll be reading all of them.

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    Quite Surprising! I was underwhelmed with Leblanc's 'A House Di

    Quite Surprising!

    I was underwhelmed with Leblanc's 'A House Divided' and didn't have very high hopes going into 'Water Witch.' I was surprised and actually glad to have underestimated the experience I would have with this book. I picked it up yesterday and just a few short hours later, I was closing the back cover and recommending it to my husband. It had an interesting premise with unique elements that aren't overdone and haven't been seen a dozen times before. There are certain core concepts and elements of alchemy, dowsing, magic, and energy that are repeated from one story to another, but the author found a way to incorporate a few small details that changed the story enough to hold my interest and wonder how the ending would unfold. The characters were developed to an above average level, and I could picture the characters easily. This is a good, quick read for anyone looking for a short escape, lovers of magic, suspense, and those with an appreciation for character development.

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  • Posted September 24, 2009

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    Bridget's Review

    You think you had it rough as a kid trying to fit in but try walking in Dunny's shoes. It seems the more she tries to extinguish her powers and live a normal life, something happens and she is the only one who can make things right. When a couple of kids vanish from thin air, Dunny has to decide what is more important, staying under the radar or saving two lives.

    Talk about suspense! I was literally on the edge of my seat reading this book. Another must-have author.

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