False Pretenses Reviews

Secrets of Roux River Bayou Series #1


“Kathy Herman has raised her own bar for an action-packed novel with rich conflict and realistic romance. False Pretenses is deep and soul-searching with nonstop excitement. It will lead to nonstop reading.”

—Hannah Alexander, author of A Killing Frost and the Hideaway series

“With its perfectly-paced suspense, Cajun flair, and riveting look at the high price of deceit, Kathy Herman’s False Pretenses is a true page-turner. Highly recommended!”

—Marlo Schalesky, author of the Christy-award winning novel Beyond the Night

“I love it when I can count on an author to consistently deliver well-written books. I love it even more when they keep getting better with each new title. Kathy Herman is one of those who do, and False Pretenses is a shining example of why she’s one of my favorite authors. Well done!”

—Carol Cox, author of Dog Days, Who’s that Girl, and Tea and Sympathy

“Mysteries abound in Kathy Herman’s latest foray into suspense. Though we know some of the characters well, new ones will intrigue readers. The story entwines the secrets of the past with the secrets of today. You’ll enjoy this trip to Cajun country. A solid read!”

—Lyn Cote, author of Her Abundant Joy

“In False Pretenses, Kathy Herman has begun a wonderfully intriguing new series set in Louisiana’s bayou country—Secrets of Roux River Bayou. False Pretenses gets the series off to a fast-paced start filled with suspense, tension and mystery that will grip readers from the first page.”

Marta Perry, author of Murder in Plain Sight

“Kathy Herman has written a powerful story of tension, mystery, and danger. Anonymous messages point to a secret from the past that can destroy the future. But there’s also a tender love story to challenge that secret.”

—Lorena McCourtney, author of the Ivy Malone Mysteries and the Andi McConnell Mysteries

“Herman’s first book in this powerful new series plunges the reader into the dark world of betrayal and deception. Lies mask Zoe’s life until they surface black and ugly. But who will pay the ultimate price for the deception?”

—DiAnn Mills, author of Pursuit of Justice and The Fire in Ember

“Kathy Herman has cooked up a spicy Cajun mystery featuring a likable cast of small town characters. This intriguing yarn is sure to satisfy the appetites of murder-mystery lovers.”

—Creston Mapes, author of Nobody