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Echoes: Part One of Echoes & Silence (Dark Secrets #5)

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One death will lead to a new life, another will uncover a secret, and the many will tear out hearts.

There will be war, there will be peace, and among it all the truth will surface and bury all the secrets forever.

Continue the epic journey of love’s fight for survival in Part One of Echoes & Silence.
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Published September 14th 2014 (first published January 1st 2014)
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*~*Lauren from Saints & Sinners Books*~*
I have never in my life read a book that has brought out so many different emotions in me. Echoes is by far the best book I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. As I sit here and write this review, all the emotions come flooding back to me. This story has honestly shaken me to the core to the point that I haven’t picked up another book since I turned the last page of Echoes. I know some of you may be reading this review to find out spoilers, but you will not find spoilers here. This is too good ...more
Sep 25, 2014 Sara rated it it was amazing
Seriously cannot wait to find out how everything ends! Read the first 5 chapters finally and so many emotions already. I cried, I laughed, my heart stopped and then my heart started again. Thank you Ms. Hudson....
Brittany Ozmore
Aug 19, 2014 Brittany Ozmore rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of Echoes & Silence part 1. from Author A.M. Hudson. Just WOW! Written beautifully from beginning to end! A.M. Hudson takes this story to a whole new level and captivates us yet again. I could NOT put it down! 5 stars for part 1!!! Can't wait to see how it all ends in part 2! ...more
Aug 18, 2014 Lauren rated it it was amazing
Love. Hate. Secrets. Lies. Heartache. Sex. Loyalty. Betrayal. This book has it all. Echoes is an absolute epic first half of the ending to what is, in my opinion, the best paranormal series out there. I was given the special opportunity to read a free ARC of this book. (Thanks again AM Hudson!)

Our favorite characters continue their journey through a world of lies and confusion, slowly gaining ground and figuring out the right paths to take along the way. It seems everyone has a secret or two tha
Mar 01, 2015 Emily rated it it was amazing
Arrrgggggh!! Too long until release date! I'm. Dying... Or tuning into a pirate. Either way I can't wait to read this!!
Sonia Coles
Aug 19, 2014 Sonia Coles rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone!! ( anyone over the age of 18 of course)
I received the free ARC of Echoes, it was an intense emotional ride. A M Hudson has done it again with her contentious
style of storytelling ,that pulls you in and spits you out leaving you an emotional mess. I have never come across a book that's so intense!! I felt every emotion(s) that each character went through. There were several times where I had to put my kindle down and just breath through intense emotion. I'm anxious now for the release of Silence, the wait is killing me!

David and Ara
Celia Cunningham
Aug 19, 2014 Celia Cunningham rated it it was amazing
I received a free ARC of this book. It was absolutely amazing!! The story picks up and leaves you begging to know what's going to happen next. The twists leave you shocked, the story is told so well that you feel the emotions of the characters! This book will make you laugh, bring you to tears, and leave you counting down the days until the next book is released!!! I was drawn into the story and found it hard to put it down. I absolutely recommend this book along with the rest in the Dark Secret ...more
Aug 19, 2014 Kendra rated it it was amazing
I love each book more that the last! Still trying to process it all. I'm kind of all over the place at the moment. I loved it, don't get me wrong, just need to get it all together in my head. Lots of emotional moments, and I swear the entire series is just poetic. AM Hudson's writing is like reading poetry, with this massive, intense, slightly twisted, mysteriously interwoven and heartbreaking story of life and an epic love triangle. So many twisted plots uncovered, and I know there's more to co ...more
Elyse Schramm
Sep 14, 2014 Elyse Schramm rated it it was amazing
Dark Secrets has been with me for two years now, and with Hudson winding down the series and preparing for the last book I have to say that this is a true swan song for me. Echoes has been clenching my heart since I finished reading it 4 weeks ago and part of me is dreading for the finality that Silence: Part Two of Echoes & Silence will bring when it's published. But I'll save the stress of that book, and focus on Echoes for now.

Echoes is the 5th book in the Dark Secrets series and is by fa
May 12, 2016 Sunnyangel rated it it was amazing
I need this right now. September is too far away.
Aug 06, 2015 Angela rated it really liked it
Echoes is the first book in the conclusion to the Dark Secrets series. It definitely does not disappoint. It has plenty of drama, action and so much more detail I found myself having to re-read sections to make sure I was understanding correctly. This series isn't one you fly through. It's not a "light" read with all it's detail. But it's worth every minute you spend with it. Up until the final 5% of the book, I had planned of rating it at 5 stars. But then something changed. I am going to go on ...more
Amanda ♥'s a BOOK O
Nov 10, 2014 Amanda ♥'s a BOOK O rated it it was amazing

"5" Chairs/Stars

I didn't even realize I could love AM Hudson even more than I already do! Echoes Part One was AMAZING. It captivated me from the very first page and held my attention to the last. Right out the gate I would LOVE TO PROCLAIM this is the BEST book yet!

I feel as though I should note that Echoes Part One brought me out of a 10 month reading hiatus. Yuppers, you heard correct. 10 months of complete book nothingness. See in all that time I decided to step back from my beloved book wo
Curly Carla Celebrity Readers
I don't even know what to fucking say!!!!!!!!!!

Look, if you are this far into the series, you know there may be some spoilers in this review.

First off, AMH love your work. You can spin a great story and and weave it with so many lies and mistruths and when I almost said screw it because of all the double talk it just clicked and all made sense. How do you do that?

Second, Jason........NOOOOOOOOOOO! He is the one! Not david, I never liked David even in the beginning. Jason acttacked her and lied,
Sep 29, 2014 DKristin rated it really liked it
Another 4.5 star read for me. It's getting harder and harder to review these books as the more that happens I want to make sure that I do not spoil anything for anyone. I really enjoyed the conclusion to this one. There were several twists and turns some things I knew were finally coming but it wasn't a huge let down just a "finally this is confirmed" kind of thing.

I have no idea what is going to happen to Ara's baby, but I hope that it has nothing to do with anyone else having to lose their li
Missy Smith
Aug 21, 2014 Missy Smith rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I've ever read! A.M. Hudson has done it again! She sucks you in to this other world you never want to leave. I had problems putting it down. I laughed, and I cried, and may have done a little screaming!

I received a free ARC copy.
Diane Puma
Sep 16, 2014 Diane Puma rated it it was amazing
I Have read many, many books...non fiction and fiction, and in many genres. I started reading just as a child, and now I read up to 9 novels a week. Throughout my years, I have had my favorite authors, and A.M. Hudson is right there in my list of the best. Now I will tell you why:
A.M. Hudson tells the story right from her heart. She has a natural talent. You can see soul in the words. She is not afraid to tell it just how it is, and holds nothing back. The details are amazing, and in your minds
Kelly Willcoxbrackeen
WOW...just wow

I was a little disappointed at first when reading the first part of the book, thinking I have read that part before, and maybe I have on her website or during the holidays. Then the real story started. The action, especially the battle, kept me glued to the pages. Suspense and the mystery behind these thought I knew where the story would go, but no. Just one surprise after another flummoxed my poor brain. I can't put into words just how surprising, unique, and ent
Sep 13, 2014 Shanna rated it it was amazing
Oh My God this book was amazing I have not read a series that has captivated me like this one has. The emotions I have felt and shared with the characters in this series is amazing I have lost a few nights of sleep because I just could not put them down. This book has done the same as the first four to me, I have laughed, cried, screamed, and smiled along with them. A.M. Hudson has done it again she has answered so many questioned but also left enough still be answered for one more book. I can n ...more
I feel like I waited forever for this book, but after reading it I can totally see why... It was AWESOME and perfection doesn't happen overnight! A.M. Hudson is the master of throwing curveball at her readers and it always results in such beautiful suspense, raw emotion, and late nights reading. In fact, I started this book at about 0100 and just finished it about an hour after sunrise. I'm afraid to say too much about Echoes & Silence part I without giving anything away, so I'll just leave ...more
Nov 02, 2014 Remona rated it it was amazing
PHENOMENAL!! 5++ Stars
Aug 31, 2014 Toni rated it it was amazing
I was one of the lucky few given a copy of this book before release date, Sept. 14th. All I can say is that this book took me on one heck of an emotional roller coaster ride! I started hating characters I once loved, and loving characters I once hated. Love the way the Ara, Jason, and David's lives are progressing. Had a couple mixed feelings by the end. Definitely cannot wait until the last book in the series, Silence, is finished and published. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book!!! And I LOVE, LO ...more
Jan 11, 2016 Julie rated it really liked it
I was absolutely eating this book up. I mean, I was right there, living everything going on at the castle. I was actually ENJOYING reading about Ara figuring out her new powers and watching her come into her own. I was so excited that (mostly) everything was coming together, and I could feel the anticipation of "someone" getting what they deserve. I was all in, didn't put the book down ALL DAY! Then, I got to the last chapter, and WHAT THE HECK?????????? (view spoiler) ...more
Jan 30, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Before starting this book, I reread all the previous installments to prepare myself for what was to come.

I was also given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Unlike some characters in this book my review will be completely honest and will not spare your feelings or hide things to protect you. I will however try to keep my review spoiler free.

This book is about truths. Truths that were hidden and now uncovered and truths you never knew you needed to know until now.

Do you think you can handl
Stacey Thomas
Oct 25, 2014 Stacey Thomas rated it it was amazing
Without question this is the best book in the series so far. It had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end! Just when i think it can't get any better Angie goes and proves me wrong again LOL! would highly recommend these series to anyone, just be prepared to laugh, cry (a lot) and gasp in shock at the twists and turns the story takes.

It makes me kinda sad that the next book is gonna be the last, but i still cannot wait to read it!! Shame i can't give the series more than a 5 star ratin
Sharon Abruzzo
Sep 23, 2014 Sharon Abruzzo rated it it was amazing
Wow Angie you've done it again!!

I can't tell you how much this book made me so extremely happy and I can't say the reasons why Incase there are people that have not read this yet! But you should read this (in order) and see what happens between Ara, David and Jason! Ara has grown into a very beautiful mature woman throughout this journey and shows so much strength that makes you proud of her along with all she's been through she really shines in this book!

I will say that it flows nicely with th
Sep 22, 2014 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Includes MAJOR spoilers, so don't click on the spoiler links if you don't want to know.

I've been anxiously waiting for this and it was absolutely worth the wait.

There are so many lies and hidden truths in these books that most of them time I was as unsure of who to trust as Ara was. (view spoiler)
Melissa Ciorlieri
Sep 17, 2014 Melissa Ciorlieri rated it it was amazing
I have tried for days to use the right words to give this book the best review I could.There are NO WORDS...Angie gave us everything.Every page you can feel she put her heart and soul into this book.My God I loved each and every page.Each chapter just kept grabbing me,begging me to keep going.As each chapter went by I was shocked!!!The places she took us in this book were beyond epic.The writing was beautifully done...I was there,i could see what they were all seeing.(the attack and the children ...more
Sep 21, 2014 Heather rated it it was amazing
PHENOMENAL!!! A. M. Hudson is an AMAZING author!!! I cried, laughed, and was on edge...what a roller coaster of emotions! That's when you know you've hit a home run..this whole series has been an emotional roller coaster! I can experience EVERY emotion through READING I can not wait to find out the ending..bittersweet as I don't want it to ever end!!!
Best Reads
Nov 07, 2014 Best Reads rated it really liked it
Just finished A.M. Hudson's Echoes! Once again she continues to captivate her audience with lot's of twists and turns. Ara has grown so much since the first book, having been a fan from the beginning it is a true delight to see the growth in every character and finally have some answers to long awaited least for now! Anxiously awaiting the release of Silence!
Pamela Y.
Nov 13, 2015 Pamela Y. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I gave this book four stars because it was a really good read but it's all still kinda confusing. I guess that's why there is a need for another book. There's just more questions than answers. It seems after they answer one question, they have new ones. Anyway I will be reading the next book in any case just to have some answers.
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From the town that brought you Sam Worthington, the city that brought you Heath Ledger, and the country that gave you Chris Hemsworth, comes the AusRom TODAY Author of the Year 2015 and Best Established Author nominee AM Hudson.

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“The echoes of our past are the hands that shape our future, ringing out with endless percussion, but returning to us only in silence. No one man can know the road he must take, nor can he know where each choice will lead him. Our end is not determined by knowledge of things to come. It is determined simply by the will to either fight with the fire that burns inside of us, or to sit comfortably by and watch the embers of fear simmer into ashes of regret.” 1 likes
“I know grief,” he said softly. “I know that you need to acknowledge it, not fight it. That hole in your gut, that tightening in your chest, you need to just feel it—every time it hurts, you just need to acknowledge its presence and let yourself be in pain, because hurting right now is normal. Trying to fight that hurt—trying not to cry—that’s not normal, and that will make the pain last so much longer.” 0 likes
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