Hell or High Water by Joy Castro audiobook

Hell or High Water

By Joy Castro
Read by Roxanne Hernandez

Dreamscape 9781250004574

The Nola Céspedes Mysteries: Book 1

12.05 Hours Unabridged
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Nola Cespedes, an ambitious young reporter at the Times-Picayune, finally catches a break: an assignment to write her first full-length feature. While investigating her story, she also becomes fixated on the search for a missing tourist in the French Quarter. As Nola’s work leads her into a violent criminal underworld, she’s forced to face disturbing truths from her own past. Vividly rendered in razor-sharp prose, this haunting thriller is a riveting journey of trust betrayedand the courageous struggle to rebuild. Fast-paced, atmospheric, and with a knockout twist, Joy Castro’s Hell or High Water features an unforgettable heroine as fascinating and multi-layered as New Orleans itself.

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Summary

Summary

A 2012 Kansas City Star Top 100 Book for Mystery/Suspense

One of the 2012 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books: Mysteries

Nola Cespedes, an ambitious young reporter at the Times-Picayune, finally catches a break: an assignment to write her first full-length feature. While investigating her story, she also becomes fixated on the search for a missing tourist in the French Quarter. As Nola’s work leads her into a violent criminal underworld, she’s forced to face disturbing truths from her own past.

Vividly rendered in razor-sharp prose, this haunting thriller is a riveting journey of trust betrayedand the courageous struggle to rebuild. Fast-paced, atmospheric, and with a knockout twist, Joy Castro’s Hell or High Water features an unforgettable heroine as fascinating and multi-layered as New Orleans itself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Castro’s first mystery is fierce and intense, with both harrowing depictions of New Orleans after Katrina and psychological mayhem for its troubled heroine, who crawls under your skin and lingers there long after you’ve finished reading.” Kirkus Reviews
“An irresistible and compelling novel.” Lorraine M. López, author of Homicide Survivors Picnic and Other Stories
“Exquisite New Orleans background, intriguing newsroom politics and atmosphere, a flawed but plucky heroine, and skillfully paced suspense makes this a ‘stay up way past your bedtime’ read.” Booklist (starred review)
“Readers who enjoy psychological thrillers will find this a fascinating look into an intriguing city. Nola is a feisty character.” Library Journal
Hell or High Water is so thick and rich with authentic New Orleans details that you’ll be wiping sweat off your brow and smelling the crawfish étouffée.” New York Times bestselling author of The Maggie O’Dell series, Whitewash and One False Move
Hell or High Water is a tightly written thriller. Nola’s first-person perspective and her witty, often cutting dialogue will make the reader believe in the character and really care for her and what happens to her…Like the city for which she was named, Nola is damaged yet unbeaten…an exciting, incisive novel.” El Paso Times
“A terrific mystery, but Hell or High Water is more than just a mystery; it’s a heartfelt examination of a second America—poor but undaunted—that was swept under the rug but refuses to stay there.” Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Mystic River

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Author

Author Bio: Joy Castro

Author Bio: Joy Castro

Joy Castro teaches literature, creative writing, and Latino studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Her 2005 memoir, The Truth Book, was elected an ABA Book Sense Notable Book.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English