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…
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Part of it, probably, is Christopher Rice and his absolutely unambiguous take on inequality, be that financial or otherwise. The company that's providing our superhero with her funding and protection isn't just throwing money around like they're the fairy godmother o ...more
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 ...more
All this and yet it felt like nothing really happened in this bo ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
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 ...more