Yesterday's Echoby Matt Coyle
Rick Cahill was never convicted of his wife's murder, but he was never exonerated either. Not by the police. Not by the media. Not even by himself. Eight years later, police suspicion and his own guilt remain over his responsibility in his wife's death. When he meets Melody Malana, a beautiful yet secretive TV reporter, he sees a chance to love again. When she is… See more details below
Rick Cahill was never convicted of his wife's murder, but he was never exonerated either. Not by the police. Not by the media. Not even by himself. Eight years later, police suspicion and his own guilt remain over his responsibility in his wife's death. When he meets Melody Malana, a beautiful yet secretive TV reporter, he sees a chance to love again. When she is arrested for murder and asks Rick for help, the former cop says no, but the rest of him says yes and he grasps at a chance for redemption. But Rick's attempt to help turns terribly wrong, and he becomes a suspect in the murder and the target of a police manhunt. On the run, Rick encounters desperate people who'll kill to keep their pasts buried. Before Rick can save himself and bring down a murderer, he must confront the truth about his own past and untangle his feeling for a woman he can never fully trust.
Anyone who wishes, as I do, that Raymond Chandler had written more novels ought to read Matt Coyle's Yesterday's Echo, which zings with wit while it convinces us that police, politicos, and business folk can be as mean and corrupt as ever. Ken Kulken, award winning author of the Tom Hickey's California crime novels. Ken Kulken, award winning author of the Tom Hickey's California crime novels.
Readers looking for a smart new spin on the classic P.I. novel will find it in Matt Coyle's terrific debut, yesterday's Echo. Coyle turns the difficult trick of paying the proper respect to the traditions of the classic hardboiled novel while stamping it all with his own distinct, contemporary take. A great read. Gar Anthony Haywood, author of Assume Nothing Gar Anthony Haywood, author of Assume Nothing
A sharp, compelling read, Coyle's Yesterday's Echo conjures images of Chandler's California, while reverberating with an energy and style all his own. Watch out, mystery fans, Matt Coyle has entered the scene! Stephen Jay Schwartz, Los Angeles Times best-selling author of Boulevard and Beat Stephen Jay Schwartz, Los Angeles Times best-selling author of Boulevard and Beat
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Rick Cahill is an ex-police officer who now manages a steak house . He was arrested for the murder of his wife eight years ago, and while he was never convicted, doubts still surround him. He meets Melody, a television reporter, when he rescues her from a man who is about to assault her. Of course they get together and of course she soon disappears. This is the beginning of the story that introduces a new character that I believe will join the ranks of those that we anxiously await each year. She ultimately gets arrested for murder, and Rick is sucked in to the case. Suddenly he is a suspect as well...not a good thing for a man who was never fully exonerated for a murder eight years ago. Matt Coyle does a great job sketching out his character and makes us want to keep turning the page, and when we reach the last page...he makes us want to read the next book!
This is beyond awful. Completely ridiculous pile of cliches - "her smoldering oriental eyes caressed his thighs, which rose with the heat of the tiger" or whatever. Bleh! I got through about 40 pages and it was just worse and worse. The plot is stupid too - a cop a past, some "toughs" from Brooklyn, a "drop dead Philipina" running around being sexy and in danger in a miniskirt. Skip it.
What an awesome book!!! Could NOT put it down! Twists and turns galore.... you won't be disappointed!! Great job Matt Coyle!