Release date: November 16th 2013
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
She's broken with guilt.
He harbors a chilling past.
It's safer if they keep their distance...
But, the echoes that linger connect them.
Returning to Hidden Pines is the last thing Allie Collins wants to do during her final summer before college. For her, the family cabin she spent her youthful summers in, now holds a dark memory that has haunted her every day for the last year.
While struggling to forget her past, Allie runs into Damien, a local rebel with secrets of his own. He's dark, dangerous and he keeps showing up when Allie least expects him to. She has every reason not to trust him. So why does she find herself opening up to him in a way she hasn't been able to with anyone?
As pieces of Damien’s identity emerge, answers to a rumored mystery begin to unfold. By the time Allie unearths the secrets of Damien’s past, she realizes just how intricately they are connected. Now she is caught in a dangerous battle that threatens her life and those she loves.
Laugh at me all you want but while I was reading this book I had this feeling of déjà vu. I don’t why, and well I know that book was published in November 2013, but somehow I had this weird feeling I have read this kind of story somewhere. But every time I was near to unravel that mystery it slipped. So I just enjoyed the book with all its ins and outs. I can only say one thing: amazing, heartbreaking and breathtaking. The characters are amazingly written, and I never doubted any of them. All of their feelings, all of their fears, mainly everything a person can feel and think is out there. And I just want to say a huge thank you to Erica Kiefer for bringing forward characters like Allie, Damien, Nick, Aaron and others.
Have you ever blamed yourself for an accident? If yes, you will understand Allie and Damien fully, if not, well you will get to see how it is. How it is: to feel guilty over your cousin’s or your whole family’s deaths. How it is that everyone either accuses you straightly or behind your back, or wants to help you trying to make you live it all over again. It’s a story of life, of choices which we make and consequences which follow afterwards. It is a story which can happen to anyone. But it is up to you whose side to be on now!
The story follows Allie to her summer before college. While it should have been the best summer, it is taunted by the memory of her 9 years old cousin’s death, and on top of that she is to spend it at the same place where it all happened with her father and his new family. Allie just wants to be left alone, but everyone is trying to make her open up and talk about IT. Then she meets Damien. The only person she feels safe with to fully open up to. But Damien has his own past. Will he share the darkest secret of his past which has scarred not only his body but his very soul? How will Allie respond to it? Will she accept him for who he is or will she abandon him as everybody else? Everything depends on you. You can either: grab your copy now and get the answers or you can just keep guessing and never know this amazing piece of writing. I suggest grabbing your own copy, and while you are at it don’t forget to grab Rumors a prequel to Lingering Echoes. It is free and will give you an amazing insight into Allie’s thoughts and why she is like she is in Lingering Echoes.
I can just say that I loved the book and it went deep into my heat, so if you consider reading it, Happy Reading. I know you will enjoy it and don’t forget to share your thought afterwards!
About the Author:
Erica Kiefer was born on Christmas Eve in Southern California to an American father whose ancestors arrived from Europe during colonial times and a Thai mother who moved to the US during high school. Adding to her rich and varied heritage, Erica grew up living abroad in Asia, including Taiwan, Fiji, Thailand and Indonesia. She gained a great respect for the beautiful mosaic of cultures found in various parts of the world. After graduating from International School Bangkok, she attended Brigham Young University in Utah, where she earned a degree in Recreation Therapy. Her career as a Recreation Therapist has allowed her to work with at-risk youth since 2007.
Erica made the best decision of her life by marrying her husband in 2005 and is currently a mother of three, one of whom awaits her in heaven. Erica also loves singing, reading, writing, and satisfying her sweet-tooth with chocolate-chip cookies. Playing collegiate rugby was one of the most memorable experiences of her life, thus far.
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