Publisher: Lake House Press (March 3, 2020)
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National Bestselling author Melissa Bourbon brings a dark twist to a Latin-American urban legend guaranteed to keep you up into the wee hours. With riveting suspense, a sigh-worthy romance with a heart-stopping hero, beautiful writing, and characters that jump off the page, this thrilling romantic suspense novel will have you believing in curses and ghosts…
The ghost of La Llorona is said to haunt the riverbanks, always searching for her drowned child. She also haunts high school teacher Johanna Rios, whose own mother believed so deeply in the legend she tried to drown her daughters. Now the ghost has become real, a young woman has been murdered, and the safe world Jo created is falling apart.
Since returning home from his last tour of duty to become a school principal, Ray Vargas has fought his attraction for his employee, the sensual woman who’d once been the girl next door. But the Llorona Killer will not stop until he claims his final victim—Johanna—and Ray will do anything to protect the woman he’s come to love.
With a serial killer out to prove the curse is real, will Ray and Johanna’s future be drowned in the ghostly waters of the past? Or will the power of their love give them the strength to stop a killer…and heal their wounded hearts?