Review | Echoes by Laura K. Curtis

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Review | Echoes by Laura K. CurtisEchoes by Laura K. Curtis
Series: Harp Security #1
Published by Intermix
Release date : March 17th, 2015
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Romantic Suspense
Source: The Publisher | Format: eARC
Purchase at: Amazon (Affiliate Link)
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Who is she?

A single photo of herself as an infant on a beach, taken before the date on her birth certificate, throws everything Calliope Pearson knows about herself into question. Hoping to find answers, she takes advantage of her job as a travel writer to make a reservation at the Caribbean island resort in the picture.

Resort security chief Mac Brody distrusts Callie on sight. After all, she looks exactly like his deceitful missing wife, Nikki, who owns half the resort. But when Nikki’s found dead, Mac's facing murder charges, and he’s sure that Callie must hold the key to proving his innocence.

The deeper Callie and Mac dive into the mystery of her past, the more bodies surface. And they’ll have to learn to trust each other, or become victims of a dark danger neither could've imagined…

I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

One of the many things I love most about blogging in stumbling upon new books and new authors. Laura K. Curtis is not an author that I have read before – but her book Echoes will not be my last.

There are many elements to this story. There is a mystery, romance and suspense as well. Individually, these plot lines were written remarkably well; keeping me guessing and on my toes all the while, smiling because of the building romance between Mac and Calliope. Together though, it all blends into one very high stakes, action packed story!

Have you seen the show Motive? Where the killer is obvious and shown from the beginning and the detectives have to find out what the motive was? That’s kind of how Echoes was for me. I figured out the killer early – and my suspicions were confirmed pretty early on in the book. As the reader, you don’t know why and as the pieces come together it paints a very sad, disturbing picture. We even get the killers POV from time to time.

My heart went out to Calliope. Her world was literally thrown upside down and she was quickly trust into a game of cat and mouse. She was researching a mystery herself – not knowing that her many questions and curious nature would continue to put her in harm’s way. She is tough, smart and very strong. Her attraction to Mac was light at first, but she slowly opened up to him, letting her walls down.

Mac was hard to get a good read on at first. I mean, his wife is missing – presumed dead – and he shows hardly any emotion to it. As his relationship with his wife slowly comes to light, I had a little bit more understanding.

As the romance between Calliope and Mac gets underfoot, I started to question the attraction and emotion from them both, especially Mac. Mac admits that he is an adrenaline junkie – and the situation they were thrust into would have his adrenaline pumping ten fold. I do believe that intense situations can bring people together, so it just works!

Overall – I thoroughly enjoyed Echoes. Intense, action packed and full of suspense – I highly recommend it.

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Tonya is a 30 y/o mom, wife, avid reader, coffee junkie, junk food addicted workaholic and blogger.
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3 responses to “Review | Echoes by Laura K. Curtis

  1. Red Iza

    That book already caught my attention, the reviews are very good and yours confirms it 🙂 The editor might have wanted to make an effort with the cover, though 😉

    • tonyalee

      Yes, the cover isn’t the best lol I am curious to see what you think after you read it! 🙂

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