Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Book Review: "The Echo Man" by Sam Holland

Wow. Just wow. This is one creepy serial killer novel!

This definitely was a #BookstagramMadeMeDoIt book. I kept seeing friends rave about how this was so great and it was their favorite book of the month or even one of their favorites of the year so far. And now I can definitely see why.

A series of brutal murders has rocked a town. As detectives Cara Elliott and Noah Deakin investigate, they realize that these crimes are connected—and seem to be replicating those of notorious serial killers from the past: Dahmer, Manson, the Zodiac Killer. They have no idea where he’ll strike next, or which killer he’ll pay homage to.

Meanwhile, Jessica Ambrose is on the run, accused of setting a house fire that killed her husband and injured her and her young daughter. She knows she’s innocent and doesn’t want to go to jail, and winds up connecting with Nate Griffin, a suspended detective with issues of his own. Together they realize the fire may be related to the other murders—but why would she be a target?

As the detectives draw closer to solving the case, no one is safe—not even them.

This was truly excellent. It’s creepy and violent and graphically brutal—plenty of triggers abound—but I couldn’t get through the book fast enough. It reminded me of Meg Gardiner’s UNSUB series. If you like crime novels and books about serial killers, this is one for you!!

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