Dead Roads by Robin Riopelle

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Riopelle never manages to conjure up a feeling of dread, or to convey the high stakes in a situation where Sarrazin must contend not only with one ghost but with the devil himself. Overly colorful similes...don’t help.
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The Sarrazins have always stood apart from the rest of their Bayou-born neighbors. Almost as far apart as they prefer to stand from each other. Blessed—or cursed—with the uncanny ability to see beyond the spectral plain, Aurie has raised his children, Sol, Baz, and Lutie, in the tradition of the traiteur, finding wayward spirits and using his special gift to release them along Deadroads into the afterworld. The family, however, fractured by their clashing egos, drifted apart, scattered high and low across the continent. But tragedy serves to bring them together. When Aurie, while investigating a series of ghastly (and ghostly) murders, is himself killed by a devil, Sol, EMT by day and traiteur by night, Baz, a travelling musician with a truly spiritual voice, and Lutie, combating her eerie visions with antipsychotics, are thrown headlong into a world of gory spirits, brilliant angels, and nefarious demons—small potatoes compared to reconciling their familial differences. From the Louisiana swamps to the snowfields of the north and everywhere in between, Deadroads summons you onto a mysterious trail of paranormal proportions.
 

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Robin Riopelle: Transplanted from Canada's west coast to Ottawa, Robin Riopelle works as an independent arts consultant. She has a thing for gremlins, witches, and surprised animals, as well as ghosts and other sundry supernatural creatures.
 
Published March 17, 2014 by Night Shade Books. 320 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Below average
on Feb 24 2014

Riopelle never manages to conjure up a feeling of dread, or to convey the high stakes in a situation where Sarrazin must contend not only with one ghost but with the devil himself. Overly colorful similes...don’t help.

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