"Echo," the sixth Kate Redman novel, catapults author Celina Grace into the same realm as Margaret Maron, and Deborah Crombie. In Echo, the slight bumps and snags of Grace's earlier portrayals of Redman are gone. Redman's voice is now clearly heard. She is a tough police officer with a strong moral compass, a struggling, conflicted daughter, and a single woman trying to combine career and relationships.
The plot took my breath away. A mudslide uncovers the remains of a young woman who died forty years ago. The hunt for this woman's identity and the circumstances of her death bring modern forensic technology to an old crime. Along the way, the conscious, deliberate failure of certain social and community leaders to protect young women placed under their care during the 70s and 80s is exposed. Their crimes are heinous. The still raw wounds of the surviving victims of these crimes haunt Redman, especially when the crimes impact her family and threaten to derail her career.
The voices of the victims of past crimes against children echo today in the halls of churches, schools, homes and sports arenas. Law enforcement has only just started to bring justice to these victims. Echo reminds us that, although most of the echoes of the voices of victims of long ignored crimes still have not been heard, there are brave individuals fighting to change that. I highly recommend Echo, I could not put the book down. If you have not read the other five Kate Redman books, read them as well. You will not be disappointed.
Print Length: 174 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Isaro Publishing Limited (April 19, 2015)
Publication Date: April 19, 2015
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