Echoes of You
In this perfect family, I also found my best friend, and sister Tina.
Throw into the mix my boyfriend Dylan, and my dog Zhen, life was good... until it wasn't.
A catastrophic incident unearthed echoes of my past.
It left me no choice but to confront my inner demons.
Will I be able to live through this again?
Until a discolored bunny visits her and she is terrorized.
"From the moment I can remember, all I’ve ever been is nothing. Nothing at all. Not a person, not a child, not ...more
Powerful Coming of Age Story
*arc generously provided by the promo team in exchange for an honest review*
What’s this book about? (I'm trying to give as little spoilers as possible)
After a rough past, she seemingly has it all. Her family, her best friend who is also her sister, her new boyfriend and her animals make her life a happy one. Until one event changes everything. Until she is confronted with the demons of her past.
This is my first Margaret McHeyzer read and it was a powerful one. It was ...more
Molly and her sister Tina were both adopted into a loving, stable family at a young age. Now at the age of 18, on the cusp of adulthood and both entering new relationships, life is looking good. When tragedy strikes, it opens old wounds and Molly has to slowly come to terms with the demons of her past and what it means for h ...more
Molly was adopted at the age of seven by a wonderful and loving family. She gained a best friend, in her adopted sister, Tina. They had a close bond and were inseparable until Tina’s new boyfriend had other ideas. Growing up and becoming adults and finding boyfriends were new for both of them. Molly’s boyfriend, Dylan, was older but idolized her. Tina’s boyfriend seemed odd and Molly and her dog were not happy with him. Tragedy strikes the family and Molly’s dem ...more
This is the first book I have read by Margaret McHeyzer and it definitely won’t be my last.
I didn’t know when I started what I was getting into and it took me a bit to get what was happening, but when I did I couldn’t put it down. Gripping and intense, Echoes of You has you questioning what is actually normal and what isn’t. It makes you sit back and rethink what you’ve always considered as a normal way of life.
This book has a very good storyline and it hooked me in.
Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Dark, psychological
First Person, Multiple-POV
This is a stand-alone story with HEA.
But it took me no time at all to realize, we all have a role to play.
I don't really know what I was expecting when I read the blurb and decided to read this book. What I'm certain of... I wasn't expecting anything like what I got here.
This wasn't an easy read, it was a very emotional story that could be a trigg...more
Five stars just wasn’t enough.
I always struggle to write a review after reading a Margaret McHeyzer book...... mainly because she completely shatters me...... but in the best of ways.
Every emotion is dragged out of me, and every tissue in the house is used and discarded.... leaving me to ponder just how to put into words the depths of emotions felt about her latest book.
Echoes of You is, without a doubt, Margaret at her utmost best.
I willing ...more
I will have to do short review as I don't want to give any spoilers away.
I love this authors books but this one has to be my all time Favourite by her, It had me hooked from the start, It was very difficult to read in some places because of the topic matter but it really is so worth the tears that I cried, I fell in love with Molly and other characters. Molly life is normal as normal can be, her life was good great boy friend her dogs great ...more
I read this blurb awhile ago and was immediately drawn into what this book could possibly be about. A very intriguing blurb, I must say! This book didn't disappoint. I believe that it's the first of this story line that I've read.
The best advice I can give is, go in blind. Don't read reviews...because this book is full of twists and turns. Page turning at times and a very emotional journey.
This book and this author deserve all 5 stars for this story. It was great and I can’t remember the last time I had a book hangover ...more
This book was provided by the author through Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Margaret McHeyzer and Give Me Books Promotions.
Echoes of You is a Dark New Adult standalone book about Molly and her memories from the past.
When I started reading part 1 of Echoes of You, I didn’t understand anything, it was really confusing. I even thought of DNF’ing this book because I just couldn’t connect to the characters. But then I started reading part 2… ...more
This is a beautiful emotional story, I cried most of the book because of all the things Molly had to overcome, of what she discovers from her past and her present.
This book treats themes of mental health issues and if anyone knows me, mental health is one of my absolute favorite things to talk about. I love to read of how people cope with mental health problems, search for help, overcome past traumas and especially this type of d ...more
1. I needed to clear my schedule to race through all 489 pages of this book (because I wanted to read it straight away!).
2. I was going to cry. (Mcheyzer always makes me cry).
3. I was going to have the mother of all book hangovers when I finished this book.
4. I needed tissues and all the comfort food I could handle for the evitable fallout that was coming my way.
In case you were wondering, I was correct on all points.
One day she meets a very attractive guy in a café and after a brief flirting, they both meet again at a family dinner. Molly hadn’t thought about getting into a relationship, but Dylan’s attitude leads her to say yes to a date.
As her romance with Dylan begins, Molly’s life changes from being great ...more
I’m bowing down to Margaret McHeyzer again!! Whenever I finish a book by her I’m blown away all over again. Whenever I finish a book by her I say it’s my new favorite book by her and then she releases another book and I’m saying it all over again lol. Echoes of You was no different then all her other books.
I can sit here and write a nice lengthy review and you’ll know everything. But, I’d hate to give everything away. I was on a crazy ride of emotions from the f ...more
I started the book with no idea whatsoever about the plot or anything, the blurb was vague but intriguing enough.
You know some stories just stick with you, it can be the first novel you read or the first paperback you buy, etc. Similarly, Echoes of You is that kind of story. It's going to stay with me for a long long time. Here's my short review.:
▪️This was a new to me author.
▪️What started as a filler book between all the books I have to or I am reading quickly b ...more
The main character is Molly and she is fascinating. Molly has a good life with her adopted family who love her unconditionally and when she meets Dylan it seems like life couldn't get any ...more
“ This is where part of me will die and another part of me will live.”
Well, I barely finished reading the prologue and my heart already fell. I knew prior to starting this that I was in for an emotional roller coaster because that’s how all books written by Margaret McHeyzer have been for me. BUT! I thought I’d at least get passed the prologue before I had that heart-dropping feeling. However, I was wrong. So very wrong and those moments never seemed to stop.
Echoes of You is written in two p ...more
Where have you been Ms. Margaret McHeyzer in my life? My very first book from the author and now I am hooked. This book is so emotional. It will rip your heart out. The best book I read this month.
The author's writing is beyond phenomenal. I experienced the same thing when I was a child. It is hard to trust someone especially your family and cousin. I almost cry but not with the difficult situation but with the animal. I have met the author in ...more
She was adopted at the age of seven and that was when she met her best friend and sister, Tina. They grew ...more
This original, emotional and totally absorbing story was one of those reads that once you start you just can’t put it down!
I was dragged down a rabbit hole full of suspenseful,unexpected twists and surprises.
This complex story came to life as it unfolded and I loved it.
A delicate subject was treated intelligently and with integrity.
Other reviewers remarked that this is a story to go in blindly and I couldn’t agree more. I’d just like to add to go in with an open mind.
Do you know that book, that you have read and loved, and wish that you hadn’t read it before so when you read it again, that feeling of “ wow what just happened?” hits you for the first time all over again?
THIS IS THAT BOOK! I do not want to say anything about the story so I don’t give anything away - but you have to read this book. THIS IS THAT BOOK!
Best book of the year for me!
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF UGLY AND MISTRUST
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I'm Margaret and I'm a self-published author.
Recently I was fortunate in obtaining New York Times best selling status on my YA/NA book - Ugly, and my YA book - Mistrust.
My last three books have been YA and I'm completely in love with the genre. I love being able to communicate with people through my words and ...more