Yesterday's Echo: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Coyle’s promising debut introduces ex-cop Rick Cahill, a tarnished knight who battles internal and external demons. Cahill now ekes out a living in La Jolla, Calif., managing Muldoon’s Steak House, but has lots of baggage. His police officer father was kicked off the La Jolla force in disgrace 25 years earlier, and eight years ago Cahill was arrested for his wife’s murder. One night at Muldoon’s, he rescues a damsel in distress, TV reporter Melody Malana, from a guy who was about to assault her. For her safety, Cahill takes the captivating Melody home to his place, where they make love. When Melody later disappears, a pair of thugs beat Cahill up because they think he knows her whereabouts. Coyle breaks no new ground, but Cahill turns out to be both tough and resourceful when forced to confront his past. Readers can hope his future will be brighter. (May)
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Suspense! White knuckle excitement! Debut author, Matt Coyle brings it all in YESTERDAY'S ECHO, as he drops disgraced cop-turned-restaurateur, Rick Cahill, into a whirlwind of murder and deceit. An exciting new voice! You can bet, Coyle is most definitely here to stay.

—Darrell James, author of the Award Winning thriller, Nazareth Child

"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.

"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

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

Library Journal
"The first time I saw her, she made me remember and she made me forget." This delectable opening line sets the tone for Coyle's hard-boiled crime series debut, which introduces Rick Cahill, a former cop whose wife was brutally murdered eight years ago. Rick was accused of the crime but never convicted. Unable to fight the media maelstrom, he retreats to La Jolla, CA, to help run a restaurant with his best (and only) friend. It isn't much of an existence but Rick is slowly regaining control of his life. Fate arrives in the figure of Melody, a gorgeous Filipina who embroils Rick in a lethal entanglement. Before too long, the protagonist finds himself back in the crosshairs of the media and the police, who remember all too well the cop that got away with murder. VERDICT Coyle does a superb job of drawing the reader in and keeps a steady pace of action along with solid character development. This celebration of the crime noir novels of old with a modern sensibility in Rick Cahill as hero will strongly appeal to fans of classic hard-boiled PI novels.—Amy Nolan, St. Joseph, MI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608090778
  • Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 342,370
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Yesterday's Echo is Matt Coyle's first novel. He's drawn from his days in the restaurant business and his extended family's law enforcement background in creating this thriller. Matt lives in San Diego with his wife Deborah and their yellow lab, Angus.
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  • Posted April 11, 2013

    Rick Cahill is an ex-police officer who now manages a steak hous

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Great read!!

    What an awesome book!!! Could NOT put it down! Twists and turns galore.... you won't be disappointed!! Great job Matt Coyle!

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