Journey’S End

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Trafford Publishing, Jan 27, 2011 - Fiction - 176 pages
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With no husband and no children, and no prospects on the horizon, twenty-nine-year-old Judith Marchand believes shes destined to lead a lonely librarians life in her small town. But a classified ad intrigues her, and shes soon on her way to restore the private library of the de Lanvilles, a prominent southern Louisiana family. What she doesnt know is that this ideal job will also lead her down a path rife with seduction and murder. Shes enthralled with Journeys End, the familys mansion. Against her better judgment, she finds herself falling in love with her mysterious employer, David de Lanville, a man who admits he once tried killing his brother Beau. Tensions run high at Journeys End, and the situation worsens when David is arrested for the beating and rape of a local young womanjust one of several suspicious incidents in this rural area near New Orleans. David proclaims his innocence, and Judith must make some difficult decisions. Drenched in Cajun lure, Journeys End travels through the winding moss-covered bayous and New Orleans at Mardi Gras, following a killer who pursues his victims via the silent waters of Bayou Tech.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
5
CHAPTER 3
8
CHAPTER 4
12
CHAPTER 5
18
CHAPTER 6
23
CHAPTER 7
28
CHAPTER 8
34
CHAPTER 16
78
CHAPTER 17
84
CHAPTER 18
90
CHAPTER 19
96
CHAPTER 20
100
CHAPTER 21
111
CHAPTER 22
117
CHAPTER 23
120

CHAPTER 9
40
CHAPTER 10
42
CHAPTER 11
48
CHAPTER 12
55
CHAPTER 13
59
CHAPTER 14
64
CHAPTER 15
74
CHAPTER 24
125
CHAPTER 25
131
CHAPTER 26
140
CHAPTER 27
146
CHAPTER 28
152
CHAPTER 29
161
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About the author (2011)

Jacqueline Pere graduated from Loyola University and worked in the medical field until her retirement. An avid reader and storyteller, she travels throughout the United States with her husband. She has three children and two stepchildren. Pere divides her time between Louisiana and New Mexico. This is her debut novel.

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