Book Review: Can They Find Redemption When Their Actions Caused Deaths?




Lingering Echoes

Erica Kiefer


High School graduate Allie Collins has one last summer before college and is requested to spend it with her father and his new wife. The family cabin where they will stay has a mixture of happy memories but is also scarred with tragic ones.


As Allie comes to grips with her father leaving, remarrying and now desperately trying to make amends, she has to decide what is important to her. She has a new step-brother that she abhors, which is a reciprocated feeling. As the summer progresses, she has to deal with actions of a previous summer that resulted in the death of a family member; one which she blames herself for. Then add in mysterious dark, brooding Damien that happens to be in the right place at the right time every time Allie needs rescuing.


If Allie thought her past is haunting her, Damien has an even greater past that is more of a poltergeist than just a haunt.  The two find comfort in each other as they grow in trust and overcome small hurdles that kept them from their lives before.  These two young adults find themselves and they help each other find peace. Of course, anything as tragic as this has to have complications and it rears its ugly head in life threatening ways. In order to truly find redemption, one or both might die or they might save each other once again.


Author Erica Kiefer wove a fascinating tale full of misadventures, emotion and young adult angst. You can’t help but feel for these characters and root that they will find the much sought after peace but more importantly a way beyond the tragedies of their past.


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FTC Disclaimer: I was loaned an ARC of this title by Net Galley for review purposes only, no other compensation was awarded.




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