"What a delicious book! Gripping and atmospheric - with a heart-stopping twist - The Gates of Evangeline is an imaginative blend of sothern gothic, family epic, and spooky whodunit. Trust me: you won't just read Hester Young's debut, you will absorb this gorgeous novel using all 'six' senses." Jillian Medoff, bestselling author of I COULDN'T LOVE YOU MORE and HUNGER POINT "Hester Young's The Gates of Evangeline is not just a riveting story about the search for a long-missing child. It's also a powerful and haunting examination of a mother's grief and her long road to recovery. Hester Young's protagonist, Charlotte 'Charlie' Cates, is tough and vulnerable, wounded and fearless, and I simply could not stop reading this thrilling, beautifully written southern gothic mystery. I can't wait for the next entry in this captivating new series." David Bell, author of CEMETERY GIRL and SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW
Hester Young holds a Master's degree in English with a Creative Writing concentration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Before turning to writing full time, she worked as a teacher in Arizona and New Hampshire. She lives with her husband and two children in New Jersey.