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Blood Echo

(Burning Girl #2)

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A conspiracy that promises bloodshed and the only woman who can stop it collide in the page-turning thriller by Christopher Rice, Amazon Charts bestselling author of Bone Music.

Kidnapped and raised by serial killers, Charlotte Rowe suffered an ordeal that made her infamous. Everyone in the world knew who she was. But no one in the world has any idea what she’s become…

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Kindle Edition, 355 pages
Published February 19th 2019 by Thomas & Mercer
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Sheri Hernandez I would read book one first as I sets up the story and introduces the characters. If you read book two first you will miss a lot of information you wi…moreI would read book one first as I sets up the story and introduces the characters. If you read book two first you will miss a lot of information you wish you had and spoil the first book for yourself. Both are WONDERFUL! (less)

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Chelsea Humphrey
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Chelsea by: Dennis
HAPPY PUB DAY!!!

Earlier this year, I had begun to grow weary from consuming thriller after thriller after thriller. Each action packed novel I picked up seemed less exciting and more "been there, done that, and got the t-shirt". Had I just devoured my lifetime fill of novels in that genre? Turns out, the answer is no, I just needed someone as clever is Christopher Rice to churn out a new genre bending series to re-ignite my flame for all the things that get my heart racing.

A little backstory in
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Judy
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I originally started reading books by Christopher Rice because I've read all the books by his mother, Anne Rice, and I wanted to see what kind of writer her son would be. The more he writes, the more his talent grows. The books become more complex and interesting.

When I picked up this book I wasn't aware that it was the second in a series - but it didn't matter because it was good all by itself. I like the characters Charlotte and Luke. The Cole character's pretty good too - but maybe dark side
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Dennis
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Dennis by: Chelsea Humphrey
One of my favorite novels this year was Christopher Rice's Bone Music. I fell in love with the story, the characters, and the realistic vibes of the supernatural that I've never seen before. This review will not be about Bone Music, but I just needed to make that disclaimer before I move on. If you haven't picked up Bone Music yet, do not read Blood Echo .

Blood Echo picks up right where we've left off. Charlotte (aka Charley—sometimes I will go back and forth with the naming of this chara
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Marialyce
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
After having read Bone Music and loving it, I knew I had to continue the series with this the second outing of the Burning Girl series.

This book continues the story of Charlotte and her relationship with Cole, the owner of a pharmaceutical company which has made a drug entitled Zypraxon. This drug has enabled Charlotte to become a superhuman in strength also having the power to regenerate her body when it has been injured. It's a tenuous relationship for Charlotte, (Charley) and one in which her
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Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
Ahhhhhhhh.... I LOVE THIS SERIES. This is book 2 in the Burning Girl series and while sometimes these can be "fillers" for a series, this one does not feel that way in the slightest. Rice does what I love best in series and wastes no time, taking off from the ending of Bone Music from page one and never letting up. Because of this, I highly suggest you start with book one and then continue. If not, then you will be doing yourself a disservice as some things won't quite mesh without knowing the f ...more
Kendall
Nov 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Blood Echo by Christopher Rice was a very fast paced moving story that keeps you on your toes!!

The plot involves a corrupt pharmaceutical company that has been involved in some shoddy shenanigans. So many drugs that are being experimented with that are insane!! Charlotte was the result of one of their experiments which gave her superhuman powers of strength and regenerating wounds.

There is a serial killer around the town that needs to be stopped along with tons of other action. Although, since
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Adah Udechukwu
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Blood Echo was good. It was not too good but it was good. Book 1 blew me away and i had huge expectations for book 2. Blood Echo didn't hit all my buttons like Bone Music
Terri Wino
Jul 25, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: year-2019
After thoroughly enjoying Bone Music I eagerly anticipated the same reaction with this second book in the series. While Blood Echo was interesting, something was just lacking for me and I honestly don't know what it was. The ingredients were all there -- returning characters from the previous book, Charlotte taking on another baddie, Luke investigating his own mystery that ends up connecting to Charlotte's work in a surprising way.

All this and yet it felt like nothing really happened in this bo
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Amy
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Some of my most trusted bookstagram friends have been raving about Christopher Rice for awhile now so late last year I finally picked up the first book in this series, Bone Music. They all told me that not only is his writing amazing, but that this series in particular had a unique edge, and man were they right! Even though this falls under the general umbrella of a thriller there are some sci fi elements which, surprisingly didn’t bother me at all even though that genre is way out of my comfort ...more
Darcia Helle
I badly want to talk about this book! But I don't want to give any spoilers, so I'll tread carefully.

First, I highly recommend starting at the beginning of this series, with Bone Music. While Rice does a great job of scattering details as reminders, this is the kind of series that is more a continuation of a storyline than separate plots with the same main character.

I really love this series. Rice gives us a unique spin on the traditional thriller, with what might feel to some like an element o
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Shelley
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Thriller
*Rating* 3.5-4

*Thoughts*

Blood Echo is the second installment in author Christopher Rice's Burning Girl series. The story takes place 5 months after the events of Blood Music and absolutely should be read as the books are released. The series follows Charlotte Rowe aka Trina Pierce who spent 7 years being raised by serial killers Daniel and Abigail Banning. It has been 18 years since her rescue, and Charlotte's life has turned in so many different directions, tha
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Crystal Zavala
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: little-bird
I love this series so much! I can't wait for the next book in August.
Carolyn
Sep 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Thank you NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer for this fast paced techno-thriller. The plot moves quickly and involves a shadowy, ethically corrupt pharmaceutical company. It is experimenting with some futuristic drugs, going far beyond ones which will alleviate illness. Some of its other projects seem objectionable. Charlotte is the heroine and the result of one of their experiments gave her superhuman strength when she is feeling fear and also the power to regenerate wounds. There is also a serial k ...more
Anna Luce
★★✰✰✰ 2.5 stars

I really enjoyed Bone Music, its action oriented plot made for thrilling read. Both Charlotte and Luke showed some actual character growth, and I came to like them both.
Sadly, Blood Echo is merely an echo of its predecessor. The beginning of this novel was promising enough, but it turns out that Charlotte's hunt for a 'serial killer' was merely an appetiser and not the full course meal. The action-packed start leads to a long-winded back and forth between various characters.
This
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William Bitner Jr.
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Blood Echo (Burning Girl, Book 2)
By Christopher Rice

Genre - Fiction
Subgenre - Suspense/Thriller/Speculative Fiction
Pages - 351
Publication Information - Thomas & Mercer - February 19, 2019
Format - Hardcover
Reviewed by William C. Bitner, Jr. (https://booksinmylibraryblog.wordpres...)
Rating - 📙📙📙📙📙

The thrills and suspense continue in Blood Echo (Burning Girl, Book 2) by Christopher Rice. This installment seemed to me to be much more character driven, delving into and digging up some past relationsh
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Crystal Steele
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, netgalley
The first book in this series was one of my favorite reads of last year. I read lots of suspense/thrillers and they can become very cookie cutter after awhile. This series has that little something that makes it stand out.

A little back story....Charley Rowe was abducted and raised by serial killers who murdered her mother when she was just an infant. After her rescue, her father exploited Charley's story with book deals, movie deals and any other way he could make a buck off of her terrible past
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Kevin Potter
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
As usual, Lauren's narration is fantastic. She has a keen understanding of pitch, tempo, and inflection and she is one of very few women who can pull off a convincing male voice!

I haven't read any of Christopher Rice's other work, but so far with this series he never fails to impress.

Now, in fairness, the quality of the prose is not amazing. He uses a lot of passive voice and clunky constructions.

The way the POV switches from first to third person and back can be a little jarring, but as with th
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John
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
While I really enjoyed “Bone Music” I absolutely loved this sequel & it’s such a long wait for the conclusion of the trilogy alas that means it’ll have been long enough that I’ll want to reread the first two books just before the release of the third. ...more
January Gray
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series! I can never put his books downs! Keeps you on your toes and is shocking in many places.
Kelly
Feb 21, 2019 rated it liked it
I loved the first book in the series so much so I still talk about it, but this felt like a ton of set-up and nom action for the first 75% and nonstop events for the rest. Once I reached the end, I was screaming. I couldn't believe that's how it ended. I adore Christopher Rice's works, and gleefully look forward to his next.
Jacques Coulardeau
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
TERRORISM IS FIRST OF ALL DOMESTIC

Christopher Rice is in many ways improving with time. This latest book of his is even better than the first volume of the Burning Girl series for a few reasons.

First, it starts very strong and then the author has to widen the subject and treatment of the character and the situation to keep the intensity of the tale and the dynamism of the action. And the book will have to come to a second climax at the end that will have to be a lot more dramatic to compete with
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Cathy Ryan
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Following on from Bone Music, Blood Echo wastes no time and dives straight into the action, giving an insight into the psyche of a serial killer who is on the hunt for his next victim. Little does he know he’s the one being hunted.

Despite not completely trusting him, Charlotte Rowe has formed an alliance with Cole Graydon, owner of the pharmaceutical company responsible for the production of Zypraxon, the drug that gives Charlotte super human abilities and the power to regenerate. Between them,
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Kate (kate_reads_)
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Have you read Bone Music - the first book in the Burning Girl series? If not - go read that right away!! It was excellent - and if anything, Blood Echo is even better!

You will definitely want to read Bone Music first - the action in this book picks up soon after the ending in that one and I don’t want to say much about the plot because I think it would be spoilery.

What I will say is that both books are action packed, intense, and filled with lots of twists and turns. Charley is a totally kickas
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Russell J. Sanders
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been a fan of Christopher Rice ever since I read the first word he ever published. Rice has changed genres over the years, but he hasn’t changed the quality of his writing. When I read last year’s addition to his opus, Bone Music, I was at first skeptical I would buy into his premise, the idea that a young woman is possessed by drug-induced super powers. But I fell into Rice’s trap, and I loved the book. Now comes the second entry to this series, Blood Echo. I won’t even try to go into any ...more
Sussu
Sometimes star ratings are really confusing to me, because a three star read can be a real disappointment, and it can be a completely acceptable read. It all depends on the book. In the case of Blood music, the rating is a "I liked it, but I'll never re-read it" kind of rating. I still like the satisfaction that comes from Charlie totally dominating, but it almost feels cheap. You know how things will end, so the stakes aren't that high. I'm also fed up with misogynistic, homophobic, lunatic vil ...more
Angela H.
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you netgalley for providing this book! <3

For book #2 of the Burning Girl series, the plot continues from the book #1 (Bone Echo) where Charlotte Rowe agrees to work with Cole. In the second book, the focus is more on Cole , and I learned more about his character. The character development of Cole is explained through his words, actions, and thoughts. He seems to be a cold person, but there is a deeper reason behind it.

I could not put the book down and read it during every spare moment I ha
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Kasey
Mar 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Not as good as the first book. I think it was because there was less personal stake in it for Charlotte. It made it harder to really identify with her, when it just felt like she could turn into superwoman whenever. That rush of fear I got with her in the first book was missing here, and like Charlotte I knew she wasn't in any real danger. The writing was on point and concise, with good character building but a little of the heart got left behind. 3 out of 5 stars.
Laura
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent follow up to the first book in the series. Charlotte is an intriguing character. Still torn by the consequences of using her unique power and what that means for those she cares about. We learn more about the backgrounds and motivations of the other characters as well. Nice cliffhanger leading into book three Blood Victory.
Rick
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing

I know there was a few months between this novel and the previous, that being said this outing really made me care more for all the characters involved not just Charley. I really really hope we get to journey more with these people.
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