Black Diamond

Black Diamond

by Susannah Sandlin

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Black Diamond by Susannah Sandlin

For some people, the untamed beauty of the bayou is a place to hide. For Louisiana wildlife agent Jena Sinclair, it’s a place of refuge—one where she can almost forget the tragedy that scarred both her skin and her soul. But when the remains of yet another fisherman turn up, Jena realizes that Bayou Pointe-aux-Chenes is not safe for her…or anyone else.

The mysterious deaths aren’t her only problem. A dangerous drug known as Black Diamond is circulating through Terrebonne Parish, turning addicts into unpredictable sociopaths. Jena’s investigation leads her to Cole Ryan—a handsome, wary recluse struggling with his own troubled history—who knows more than he’s willing to admit. If they want to stop the killer, Jena and Cole must step out of the shadows of their pasts and learn to help each other…before the evils lurking in the bayou consume them both.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503940413
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Series: Wilds of the Bayou Series , #2
Pages: 255
Sales rank: 1,172,021
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Susannah Sandlin is most widely known for her two award-winning series, The Penton Vampire Legacy (paranormal romance) and The Collectors (romantic suspense). She is a three-time winner of the Holt Medallion and a finalist for an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award in both 2014 and 2015. As Suzanne Johnson, she has also written the Sentinels of New Orleans urban-fantasy series and several urban-fantasy novellas. Black Diamond is the second book in her Wilds of the Bayou series. A longtime New Orleanian, Susannah lives in Auburn, Alabama, which explains her love of SEC football, gators, and cheap Mardi Gras trinkets. To learn more about her and her work, visit www.suzannejohnsonauthor.com.

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Black Diamond 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
semckitrick 26 days ago
Very good read. Lots of nice suspense. Romance was good, too (not too sexy, either, if that matters to you). You don’t have to have read the first one to read this one, but Jena was a secondary character in the first book, and, besides, the first book was really good, too! I’m enjoying this series very much and heard #3 will be out sometime later this year. Look forward to reading it.
KahlanMercy More than 1 year ago
Wilds of the Bayou Book Two After being shot on duty, Jena is on light duty with the biggest ladies' man of the department, Mac. When they run across a few strange gator incidents, they begin to think that their cases might be related to a DEA case in the area. Jena meets a reclusive stranger who seems to know more than he's saying. When a note from said stranger, Cole Ryan, appears on Jena's doorstep she doesn't know what to think. From there, events unfold and Jena, Mac and Cole form a tentative partnership. If you're looking for a good mystery in the bayous of Louisiana, this is the book for you!
alterlisa More than 1 year ago
I just love me a great romantic suspense story. I cut my teeth on Nancy Drew mysteries so tend to pick up a good mystery more often than not. Mix in some romance and you got me for sure. You know how when you're driving in icy weather and you tend to clutch the steering wheel till your fingers get numb and your whole body is tensed? Well, that's how I was through much of this book. Wow, and I just realized that it only 266 pages! Believe me, there is a whole lot on story here. I love a book that can drag me so deep into it that I consciously have to force myself back to reality. While, I'd not be happy tromping through the swamps these characters had no hesitation. I'd have crapped my pants at the first sign of movement, sure I was about to be some gator's little snack. Nope, keep me on dry land. While I've not read book one in this series (I do intend to remedy that), I had no trouble connecting to the story or the characters as Sandlin gives you just enough details to make the story seamless. So if you want a great edge of your seat read grap this series. Just start it early enough that you can read it in one sitting as you won't be able to go to sleep till it's finished.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
An utterly fabulous gripping romantic suspense read! If you are looking for an utterly fabulous gripping romantic suspense read, I’d highly recommend that you check out Susannah Sandlin’s BLACK DIAMOND! Susannah Sandlin is a pseudonym of Suzanne Johnson. When Suzanne writes as Susannah Sandlin, her stories of romantic suspense and paranormal romance are typically set in the Deep South where there are things that go bump in the night. BLACK DIAMOND is set in the Terrebonne Parish bayous of Louisiana where dangers often lurk unseen until it’s too late. BLACK DIAMOND is the second installment in Susannah’s breathtaking Wilds of the Bayou series. It can work well as a stand-alone, if that is your preference as Susannah seamlessly integrates any needed information from the first book into this one. However, just know that the first book, WILD MAN’S CURSE, is just as terrific as this one, and that some of the characters in BLACK DIAMOND are first introduced in WILD MAN’S CURSE. This is the story of two characters carrying a world of hurt on their shoulders: Louisiana wildlife agent Jena Sinclair and handsome recluse Cole Ryan. In the last book, Jena was gravely injured inside and out, when Celestine, the sole heir of murdered voodoo priestess Eva Savoie, was kidnapped while under Jena’s protection. Jena still blames herself for what ensued. As this story begins, Jena has returned to work on light duty. While on assignment with her new partner, Mac, they discover a man’s body which had been mauled by an alligator. Then, while investigating a report of a rogue alligator acting oddly, she meets Cole Ryan and leaves him her card in case he remembers any information that may help with their case. Cole does call her – but it’s about another alligator – a big, dead one. Meanwhile there is a new terrifying drug circulating through Terrebonne Parish called Black Diamond. If you have ever read one of Susannah’s books, you know to expect plenty of heat and thrilling edge-of-your-seat action sequences. She writes with such vivid imagery, that the reader is transported into the setting with the characters. BLACK DIAMOND’S hero and heroine are broken, yet strong. Their story is beautifully written. Will Jena and Cole find a way to work together to live another day and to heal their emotional wounds? Pick up this book, strap yourself in, and hold on for a riveting roller coaster ride. I was very fortunate to read two spectacular, well-executed, nontraditional romantic thrillers back-to-back – both by favorite authors. I would not hesitate to read either of them again. BLACK DIAMOND was one of them and it is a strong contender for one of my top ten reads this year. I can’t wait to read Susannah’s next installment in this series. My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out there!