Family Inheritance

Family Inheritance

by Deborah LeBlanc

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Family Inheritance by Deborah LeBlanc

The dark, impenetrable bayous of Louisiana are filled with secrets that can never be revealed and mysterious forces that can never be understood. Nightmares live there. Jessica LeJeune left Louisiana, but she brought some of those mysterious forces with her--and now she's being called back home to her Cajun roots to confront a destiny she could not escape and a curse she might not survive.

Jessica's younger brother, Todd, has descended into a world of madness. His shattered mind is now the plaything of unimaginable evil, an unstoppable entity with cruel plans for Jessica and Todd. But Jessica is not alone in her battle to save her brother's sould. For deep in the misty bayous, in an isolated wooden shack, lives the one person who is their only hope....

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012378750
Publisher: LeBlanc Laboratories
Publication date: 04/02/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 752,345
File size: 208 KB

About 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 and

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Family Inheritance 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
From the first page to the last, Family Inheritance is a page turner. You certainly have to leave the light on for this one!! Or as we say down in the bayou, 'dat some scary stuff'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ms. Leblanc has had an incredible start as a new author, to say the least. Just when you think you're going to put it down, the story pulls you in further. Would love to see it as a movie. Can't wait for Part 2!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It took me about three weeks to read this book, because it just didn't keep my attention. After getting into the book about halfway I got interested in it. In the end, it turned out to be a decent book. Not anything great, but it'll do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gripping! Filled with spine-tingling chapters, this is a page-turning novel you will not want to set down! Seasoned just right, this is better than gumbo!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I finally got my hands on this book, I read it in ONE day! It is a non stop thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. This is a tremendous accomplishment for a new author. I can't wait to read Deborah's next book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great accomplishment for a new author. I got my hands on this novel this weekend and read it ONE day! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time and couldn't put it down. There are thrills from the very beginning that escalate throughout the book. It kept my heart pounding and my leg bouncing the whole time. This is a must read for all psychological thriller fans!! I can't wait to read her next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We start this story with a pregnant woman and her friend going to a witch doctor in the Louisiana swamp to figure out the sex of the unborn baby. But something goes terribly wrong. Flash forward 30 years to the present. Eli is a swamp rat that has some healing properties. He takes the evil spirit Maikana from those affected by it, which means he takes a part of the spirit into himself until it is eventually worked out of his system. Something goes terribly wrong and he is partially possessed by the spirit and knows he has to get to a woman that is plaguing his dreams. Somehow they are connected. Jessica LeJeunne just got promoted to Manager at the plastic factory she works in. but is suddenly hit with a strange headache and hearing voices in her head. She also learns that her brother was found behaving strangely and was sent to the local mental hospital. Todd, Jessica's brother is possessed by the spirit Maikana and is trying to kill himself. Basically it comes down to Jessica and Eli trying to get together to balance the powers of good and evil between the two of them while at the same time save Todd. I think there was potential to this story. But I was getting tired of all the fighting everyone was doing with themselves instead of getting to the point and saving those that need saving. Don't get me wrong, it was a good book, there was good possibilities and twists and turns to the story. But this is one book that I could have done without.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a exciting, breath-taking,and a 'keep you on the edge of your seat' kind of book. This coming from someone who doestn't like to read. A friend of mine told me to read this book, that it was so good and that she couldn't put it down. I told her I didn't like to read because when I read a book I got bored with it and wanted to fall asleep. She said not with this book, I'll bet you $50 bucks that if you read this book you won't be bored and you'll actually like it. Well, nevertheless, I bought the book, and well lets just say my friend is $50 bucks richer. I'd really like to see this book as a movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Family Inheritance,¿ by Deborah LeBlanc, is both a terrifying tale of suspense and screams and, at the same time, an affirming story of sibling devotion against all odds. On one side of the climactic battle of good and evil are Todd Guidry and his elder sister, Jessica Guidry LeJeune. Instrumental to the climax of the story is the elderly Eli, a swamp-dwelling ¿rasaunt¿ or healer. On the other side is the demon Maikana, which has possessed Todd Guidry and driven him mad, sending the man to a psychiatric facility. How the siblings are drawn into the web of hatred and lies woven by Maikana, how Jessica LeJeune confronts the demons in her own soul, and how the power of faith and love still triumphs in steamy bayouland is the direction of this novel. LeBlanc has taken her own south Louisiana roots and developed a novel which snares us into her own web of storytelling brilliance. The situations, which may seem alien or utterly impossible, are made totally real to the reader. The journey into her own past as an abused child, protecting her younger brother, brings Jessica LeJeune into the forefront of literary characters blessed with strength, love, and power. The honesty of the character, coupled with her determination to help her stricken brother, rings true with every page. In a book where over-the-top horror could have been a temptation, LeBlanc has imbued her horror fiction with a heavy dollop of family, friends, and relationships, which removes it from the potboiler category and sets it on a higher plane of quality. The creation of the malevolent demon Maikana is a thorough tour-de-force for the author, obviously steeped in folk Louisiana traditions and tales of terror. Likewise, the character of Eli and his primitive beginnings as a local faith-healer is drawn from the life of south Louisiana where such healers are rare and treasured, though generally shunned and misunderstood members of a community. His own journey of determination to seek out Jessica and make possible not only Todd¿s healing but also the unexpected conclusion of the story, one worth every moment of this page turner.