The End of Echoes Paperback – August 17, 2019
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- Publisher : Gestalt Media (August 17, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1733735585
- ISBN-13 : 978-1733735582
- Item Weight : 1.21 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.08 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,235,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Through multiple points-of-view, Hosmer introduces us to two separate families as they make their way through personal tragedies. A common event ties them together in a way that changes each of them forever. We see each character struggle to find their way through the pain and back to some semblance of normalcy. It's a beautifully woven story that will pull on your heartstrings and let you see how differently people handle grief.
Thank you, Dawn for sharing this amazing story with all of us!
This is not a story about redemption, but the reader is drawn right into the lives of tragic circumstance upon tragic circumstance, and the author does such a magnificent job of showing us the consequences of these realities that you can't help but feel for every single person involved.
I just happened to see another person's review, and while I understand not every book is for every person, I have to say I strongly disagree that this author failed to grip me emotionally. In fact, I can't STOP thinking about this book, the way the author weaved together the threads of such a magnetic story, leaving my heart and mind whirling.
If you are a fan of Jodi Picoult, if you're the type of reader who wants to see the whole story and not just one side of it, then this is the book for you, and I can't recommend it enough.
In The End Of Echoes, she does not fail to continue on that path.
This is a novel of the devastating effects of domestic abuse. We learn those effects can be twisted so that victims can sometimes become perpetrators. Although it can be difficult to read at times because of the violence and pain throughout this story, Ms. Hosmer allows us to experience a sense of hope.
This is an author who knows the inner workings of the minds of her characters, why they do what they do. The writing is amazing in its clarity and focus.
I look forward to what I hope will be many other novels of Ms. Hosmer's. I can promise I will be impatiently awaiting the next one.
Through End of Echoes, Hosmer explores the equally unlikely and inevitable collision of two families, living in different timelines and very different worlds. As the ripples of brutality and betrayal span the years, she weaves a stunning and shattering narrative with characters pushing the boundaries of coping, anger, and forgiveness as they face difficult choices between retribution and recovery.
This deeply layered book will leave you breathless.
In the end, the hope that every victim's family has is forgiveness, and a return to a new normal. Hosmer offers us the key, both for perpetrators and victims, as Nichole, the victim's best friend, reaches out to help abused children. The Echo goes down through generations, both good and bad.
Hosmer does a great job bouncing back and forth amongst timelines and multiple 1st person POVs.
This is not for the faint of heart as child abuse and other violent crimes are graphically depicted, but it's all done in a tasteful matter-of-fact way with a focus on the emotional and psychological damage done.
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The End of Echoes tells of the murder of a teenager from the point of view of each person affected. You get to know each character so well and see how they deal with the murder. Some parts of the book are incredibly moving and others incredibly tough to read. As a reader you go back and forward in time with the day of the murder a central pivot. The story weaves together so well that by the end there is a satisfaction that their world, motives and emotions are understood. Highly recommended!