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In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is a safe haven after she's forced to flee Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent, Celine is quickly embroiled in the city's glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, and the group's enigmatic leader, Sebastien. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in Sebastien's own lair - the second dead girl to turn up in recent weeks - Celine battles her attraction to Sebastien and suspicions about his guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret. After a third murder, New Orleans becomes gripped by the terror of a serial killer - one who has now set Celine in his sights.
Age Range: 12 and up | Grade Level: 7 and up | Lexile Measure: 840L