It's springtime, suffused in the color and squalor of mid nineteenth century New Orleans. While visiting her Father's grave, seventeen-year-old Creole Claire Duvalier overhears a hushed conversation between the mysterious Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau and her factor that will catapult her into a world of intrigue.
(your hook starts here)
Claire has a gift. She sees and feels a world of information that is impenetrable to others. To her, it's nothing more than a parlor trick. But when a family friend is murdered, Claire determines to use her ability to investigate.
From Congo Square, where she meets a man in bondage, his past shrouded in mystery, through the storied streets of the Old Quarter, to a climactic contest with Laveau on the levee, Claire Duvalier hurtles toward a startling moment of discovery. The secret that “Mamzelle” Marie is guarding will shatter her understanding of freedom and sacrifice.
So..what's the plot? Cause I don't have much of an idea from this. And New Orleans voodoo is so trite and overused that it's almost impossible to say anything new about it.