The Bayou by Arden Powell

The Bayou

Arden Powell

fiction historical horror lgbtqia+ dark mysterious slow-paced

149 pages | first published 2021

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Small-town Louisiana, 1935. When Eugene was twelve, a girl from town disappeared. Everyone said the gators must have got her when she strayed too near the bayou. No foul play, just a terrible accident. But Eugene can’t shake the conviction that M...
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Summary of 137 reviews

Moods

dark 100%
mysterious 84%
tense 58%
sad 32%
emotional 30%
challenging 17%
reflective 6%
adventurous 2%

Pace

slow 47%
medium 35%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 45% | A mix: 27% | Character: 27%

Strong character development?

No: 44% | It's complicated: 41% | N/A: 8% | Yes: 5%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 32% | No: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 15% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.09

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