Lost in the Bayou by Cornell DeVille is a YA suspense set in Louisiana. I stumbled across it and bought it because it was a Louisiana novel, and I devoured it. A young boy and girl have to outsmart an evil, jealous uncle when their mother and father's plane goes down in the bayou. This is a page-turning fast read. The descriptions are vivid and to savor. The crazed uncle has envied his brother all of his life and will stop at nothing to inherit the estate, even if it means killing his niece and nephew. Set in the sixties, you'll notice threads of the historical era and with a little imagination, the vivid writing will suck you right into the bayou and swamp. There's an old cypress tree, limbless and surrounded by quick sand. DeVille is a baby boomer who was influenced by the great storytellers such as Walt Disney, Alfred Hitchcock, Edgar Allen Poe, and O. Henry among others. He's on Facebook as Author Cornell DeVille. If you have a young girl or boy in your life, this is the book to pull them into another world where they become the rescuers.