- Book Title: Lost in the Echo
- Book Series: standalone
- Author: Jack L. Pyke
- Publisher: Fantastic Fiction Publishing (August 23, 2016)
- Book Length: 99 pages
- Genre: Erotic, Dark, Drama
- Reviewed by: Phetra
- Rating: 3.5 Star
This is my first book by Jack L. Pyke, I have owned the first book of the Don’t…. Series for a while but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, and even though this short novelette was a good book I don’t know how to feel with my first experience with Jack L. Pyke book.
The subject matter in Lost in the Echo is heavy and serious from cover to cover, this isn’t a romance this is a book about pulling through hardship and how to deal with loss. It is about losing everything and not knowing if you’ll be able to survive it. And the angst of this is the one thing that Jack L. Pyke manages very well. The way she does it with the 3 questions in the situation that Will is forced to answer these questions adds to the suspense and question of what is going on. The idea of this book is absolutely stunning, to lead the reader into a wild goose chase of getting questions answered. I don’t want to get into it and ruin the story but the idea is great.
This could have been a great book if someone had helped Ms. Pyke to slow down in the beginning and maybe added x amount of words in the beginning setting the scene better because honestly it took me forever to understand who was who, and who was talking and at some point in the book some random name were thrown in of someone and I simply didn’t bother to figure out who the hell he was because it was at the end and I just wanted to understand what was going to happen to Will.
Lost to the Echo both pulled at your heartstrings and a great suspense, but with the rushed beginning and unclear introduction of the characters forces me to give it a lower rating. Is it worth a read, sure, I especially think so if you are a fan of Jack L. Pyke’s other books. I will read Don’t eventually and I hope I’m proved wrong that this isn’t Pyke’s style to rush through and tangle herself up so much she can’t get herself out of her own web.
Three days. Three questions. Three answers.
Kidnapped, blindfolded, and bound to a bed, running away isn’t an option any more for Will Chambers. Despite being a linguistic tutor and having every conversational tool at his disposal, all Will wanted to do was fade into the background, become lost in the echo of wild heath and harbour. But now someone wants to put his body and mind on full display, force Will to find his voice—answer three questions, over three days. All Will has to do is provide three… simple… answers.