The Resource Yesterday's echo : a novel, Matt Coyle

Yesterday's echo : a novel, Matt Coyle

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Yesterday's echo : a novel
Title
Yesterday's echo
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Matt Coyle
Title variation
Yesterdays echo
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Language
eng
Summary
Rick Cahill was never convicted of his wife's murder, but he was never exonerated either. Not by the police. Not by the media. Not even by himself. Eight years later, police suspicion and his own guilt remain over his responsibility in his wife's death. When he meets Melody Malana, a beautiful yet secretive TV reporter, he sees a chance to love again. When she is arrested for murder and asks Rick for help, the former cop says no, but the rest of him says yes and he grasps at a chance for redemption. But Rick's attempt to help turns terribly wrong, and he becomes a suspect in the murder and the target of a police manhunt. On the run, Rick encounters desperate people who'll kill to keep their pasts buried. Before Rick can save himself and bring down a murderer, he must confront the truth about his own past and untangle his feeling for a woman he can never fully trust
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Award
Anthony Award for Best First Novel, 2014.
Review
  • Coyle’s promising debut introduces ex-cop Rick Cahill, a tarnished knight who battles internal and external demons. Cahill now ekes out a living in La Jolla, Calif., managing Muldoon’s Steak House, but has lots of baggage. His police officer father was kicked off the La Jolla force in disgrace 25 years earlier, and eight years ago Cahill was arrested for his wife’s murder. One night at Muldoon’s, he rescues a damsel in distress, TV reporter Melody Malana, from a guy who was about to assault her. For her safety, Cahill takes the captivating Melody home to his place, where they make love. When Melody later disappears, a pair of thugs beat Cahill up because they think he knows her whereabouts. Coyle breaks no new ground, but Cahill turns out to be both tough and resourceful when forced to confront his past. Readers can hope his future will be brighter. (May) --Staff (Reviewed March 25, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 12, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ "The first time I saw her, she made me remember and she made me forget." This delectable opening line sets the tone for Coyle's hard-boiled crime series debut, which introduces Rick Cahill, a former cop whose wife was brutally murdered eight years ago. Rick was accused of the crime but never convicted. Unable to fight the media maelstrom, he retreats to La Jolla, CA, to help run a restaurant with his best (and only) friend. It isn't much of an existence but Rick is slowly regaining control of his life. Fate arrives in the figure of Melody, a gorgeous Filipina who embroils Rick in a lethal entanglement. Before too long, the protagonist finds himself back in the crosshairs of the media and the police, who remember all too well the cop that got away with murder. VERDICT Coyle does a superb job of drawing the reader in and keeps a steady pace of action along with solid character development. This celebration of the crime noir novels of old with a modern sensibility in Rick Cahill as hero will strongly appeal to fans of classic hard-boiled PI novels.— Amy Nolan, St. Joseph, MI --Amy Nolan (Reviewed March 15, 2013) (Library Journal, vol 138, issue 5, p98)
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10168216
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coyle, Matt
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Rick Cahill crime novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Yesterday's echo : a novel, Matt Coyle
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Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9781608090761
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unmediated
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Label
Yesterday's echo : a novel, Matt Coyle
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9781608090761
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n

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