The highly anticipated follow-up to Bang. Echo is the second book in the Black Lotus series.
It's been said the longest echo ever measured lasted 75 seconds, but I can assure you, this will last much longer.
The bang deafened the world around me, muting everything into nullity, allowing the reflection of its destruction to live far beyond its intended life. It will follow me forever, destroying me - destroying you.
You want answers? So do I.
Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only, as some scenes may be particularly disturbing.
©2015 E.K. Blair (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
I'm conflicted on this story. Some of the things my ears were subjected to hearing in this audiobook are so heinous and ugly that I thought at times my ears would bleed. But I feel hallowed out and scraped raw and it has been my experience in the past that books that have the ability to evoke such intense emotion in us are the books that stick with us long after we read the last page. My issue is, I don't like these feelings too much. This is not a feel good book. It is jammed full of tragedy. Just when you think there is a chance that the main characters might make it out on the other side of these tragic events, maybe not whole or completely sane, but you begin to search for that light you can sense coming just at the end of the tunnel...only to find out that the light is a train barreling headlong to smack you on your a$$. For me the story became unbelievable. In my opinion, where there is only darkness, there can be no light. There was no balance in this book. It was chaos, hate and utter hopelessness and to top it all off, there was a monster cliff that Ms. Blair left us hanging off of...again. Not a happy camper right now.
Just like The first book, flashbacks to physical, sexual, and emotional abuse were difficult to listen to. This is not a feel-good read. The main characters are twisted and damaged. It is dark, intriguing and emotional with a few plot twist to keep you guessing.
It contains a few explicit sex scenes, not all are consensual.
If you are OK with everything listed above, I highly recommend this book. It is really well written.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Cliffhanger ending...someone is still alive...who it is will be answered in book 3...I guess. This listen was a struggle mostly because it is a rehash of old news, there were a few new bits to the story. I am kind of tired of being teased into buying book after book and it really has to be good to get me there...I haven't decided with this one yet.
Too busy to read as much as I'd like, Audible is the perfect solution. I'm a romance reader mostly, but can stray into any story.
I had to wait a day before writing a review because I had to digest.
This story begins where Bang left and just like in Bang, you listen while your emotions are thrown around. You go from hating a character to loving a character to finding out a character has been betraying another from the start. It's all so much.
I think Bang was better than Echo, but maybe because it was more explaining why everyone is who they are. Now in Echo, it's more of an action romance. Still loved it, still will be holding my breath for book 3.
I actually have recommended to many friends
This book is amazing. The whole series is an roller coaster ride of emotions, corners, and goosebumps the entire series. It is a must read for any thriller lover. With a dash of romance but most of all mystery.
Saying something about myself is easier said than done....
Another stunner in this series, leaving me breathless and on bated breath for the next one...I hope it comes quickly! Riveting, and I'm über picky!
I hate when books are so much like soap operas, you think someone is dead and by some way, they didn't die! but this author played it out well, ( although I would have liked more detail in how he was able to make it). this story keeps me wondering chapter by chapter and I love that! please hurry with part 3!
I listened to this in close succession to Bang and cried for the first half an hour. I found this darker but much more emotional than her first book (possibly because I was already enmeshed with the story).
I did get a little fed up with all of Elizabeth's tears, but it was an emotional rollercoaster.
Again really well narrated by Elena Wolfe, however, the Scottish brogue could have done with more polish.
There is a massive cliff hanger of an ending though, with no indication that I can see of when to expect a follow up.
Overall an excellent audible book.
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