Hester Young with THE GATES OF EVANGELINE Today – 5 p.m., Off Square Books

Published 9:06 am Thursday, September 3, 2015

From a unique new talent comes a fastpaced debut, introducing a heroine whose dark visions bring to light secrets that will heal or destroy those around her …

When New York journalist and recently bereaved mother Charlotte Charlie Cates begins to experience vivid dreams about children she’s sure that she’s lost her mind. Yet these are not the nightmares of a grieving parent, she soon realizes.

They are messages and warnings that will help Charlie and the children she sees, if only she can make sense of them.

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Armed with an invitation to Evangeline, the family’s sprawling estate, Charlie heads south, where new friendships and an unlikely romance bring healing. But as she uncovers long-buried secrets of love, money, betrayal, and murder, the facts begin to implicate those she most wants to trust and her visions reveal an evil closer than she could’ve imagined.