It’s a good thing I’m writing this review instead of speaking it, because I am speechless. Patti Lacy has crafted her latest novel, What the Bayou Saw, in a way that has impacted my life forever.

Sally Stevens, a teacher in Illinois, has nearly forgotten what happened to her back in Louisiana when she was eleven years old. But when one of her students is violently attacked, memories of segregation, a chain-link fence, and her best friend come flooding back. Sally’s lies cover them up until the Holy Spirit nudges her to confront reality, and her deceit, facing whatever consequences await her.

Everything about this book is so breathtakingly real. Patti Lacy does an excellent job of capturing the flavor of the 1960’s Deep South in every aspect. I was made to think of the characters as my friends and family; people I cared about, and some I hated. The bayou became a character itself, luring, not only Sally, but me, as well.

This follow-up to Patti’s debut novel, An Irishwoman’s Tale, where we first meet Sally, is an intense, haunting story you won’t want to put down. I highly recommend it!

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