Read what people think about Death Echo by Elizabeth Lowell, and write your own review.

Summary | Reviews | More Information | More Books

Death Echo
  • Critics' Opinion:

    Readers' rating:

  • Published in USA  Jun 2010,
    400 pages.

    Publication Information

  • Rate this book


Buy This Book

About this book

Reviews

Page 2 of 4
There are currently 25 reader reviews for Death Echo
Order Reviews by:

Write your own review!

Julia H. (Excelsior, MN) (06/25/10)

Death Echo
I enjoyed this book, my first by Lowell. The two main characters, Emma Cross, a member of St. Kilda’s (an org. made up of a lot of ex CIA types) and Mac Durand, a boat captain (and also a former military man) were good matches for the exciting scenes aboard a yacht in the Pacific Northwest. I particularly liked how well-written some of the action scenes were, from the waves and powering the yacht against them, to the actual villains of the story! The short, quick chapters were a perfect way to propel the action for Lowell’s Death Echo thriller.
Priscilla B. (Marietta, GA) (06/25/10)

Unfortunately
I love a mystery and am not overly fussy about how well they are written. Unfortunately, even my lowish standards were not met in Death Echo.
The premise was never well explained or developed. The sexual “chemistry” between the main characters was distracting and bizarre given the situation. In all a disappointing read.

If you love sailing and the waters of the Pacific Northwest you might enjoy parts of the book. Otherwise, give it a miss.
Rosemary T. (San Antonio, TX) (06/23/10)

Death Echo
Death Echo is an entertaining read if you are a lover of international espionage. For the most part the plot moves at a fast pace with well developed main characters. Unfortunately, I can't say that for most of the other characters. Often I felt I was missing a crucial point, especially with the various agencies involved. This book definitely makes you aware of one more way America is vulnerable to terrorists.
Mary D. (Claremont, CA) (06/19/10)

Death Echo
Essentially, for me - a hard-core suspense/thriller/espionage reader - this book leaned more towards a suspense-chick lit book. There was a bit too much focus on the sexual tension between the protagonists and not quite enough on the global espionage aspects, where there was a lot of potential which could have been developed to a much higher degree. It was a fairly good read, but I would put it more in the category of a summer beach read, fast-moving and high personal tension. The two main characters were fairly well-developed, but the "minor" characters, particularly the "bad guys" were somewhat lacking in depth and background.
Melissa W. (Maryville, TN) (06/15/10)

At least it was free
The beginning was a little slow, then it got interesting and suspenseful, then it got slow, then it got interesting. I suppose a bit like a boat ride in calm then rough waters. I found it hard to believe the main characters, Emma & Mac, were so "into" each other so quickly. At times, the story was hard to follow, and there is a lot of government & yachting jargon that a lot of people won't understand. After a few chapters of their sexual tension/innuendos, it became old hat and I wanted to scream "enough already!" It appears that the characters of Faroe and his wife Grace have a back story. If Elizabeth Lowell has a book based on their story, that's one I'd be interested in!
Robin F. (Tucson, AZ) (06/15/10)

death echo
Any Elizabeth Lowell fan has to be thrilled to see a new book available. Death Echo continues with the St. Kilda's 'family', along with several twists. It's always good to have some romance thrown in at the same time. Lowell has a wonderful imagination. However, this is not the most suspenseful Lowell book I've read, and, as a fan, I look forward to her next book.
Pam C. (Hooked on Books, CA) (06/15/10)

Poolside Read
I was very excited to get this book because I am a fan of Elizabeth Lowell. However, although a pleasant read for sitting by the pool, Lowell has better reads. Most of her series about St. Kilda Consulting are suspenseful but this one lacks that sense of suspense. Having said all this, I would recommend it for a summer read especially for someone who enjoys boating and the Pacific Northwest.
Jill M. (Petaluma, CA) (06/15/10)

Death Echo
I thoroughly enjoyed Elizabeth Lowell's Death Echo. The highly skilled operatives, the romantic tension and the suspense are even more fun with the dynamic of the ships and yachts and boats. Dealing with the power of the ocean and operating in storms in darkness while dodging debris captured my interest. I think this is a greatly enjoyable read for an individual, but probably not meaty enough for book club discussion.

Readalikes

Member Benefits

Join Now!

Check the advantages!
Just $10 for 3 months or $35 for a year

    •  
    • FREE
    • MEMBER
    • Range of media reviews for each book
    • Excerpts of all featured books
    • Author bios, interviews and pronunciations
    • Browse by genre
    • Book club discussions
    • Book club advice and reading guides
    • BookBrowse reviews and "beyond the book" back-stories
    •  
    • Reviews of notable books ahead of publication
    •  
    • Free books to read and review (US Only)
    •  
    • Browse for the best books by time period, setting & theme
    •  
    • Read-alike suggestions for thousands of books and authors
    •  
    • 'My Reading List" to keep track of your books
    •  
Sign up, win books!

Editor's Choice

  • Book Jacket: The Hundred-Year House
    The Hundred-Year House
    by Rebecca Makkai
    Rebecca Makkai's sophomore novel The Hundred-Year House could just have easily been titled ...
  • Book Jacket
    The Valley of Amazement
    by Amy Tan
    "Mirror, Mirror on the wall
    I am my mother after all!"


    In my pre-retirement days as a professor ...
  • Book Jacket: A Man Called Ove
    A Man Called Ove
    by Fredrik Backman
    Reading A Man Called Ove was like having Christmas arrive early. Set in Sweden, this debut novel is ...

First Impressions

Members read and review books ahead
of publication. See what they think
in First Impressions!

Books that
expand your
horizons.

Visitors can view a lot of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only

Find out more.

Book Discussions
Book Jacket

Tomlinson Hill
by Chris Tomlinson

Published Jul. 2014

Join the discussion!

Win this book!
Win The Angel of Losses

The Angel of Losses

"Family saga, mystery, and myth intersect in Feldman's debut novel." - Booklist

Enter

Word Play

Solve this clue:

E C H A Silver L

and be entered to win..

Books thatinspire you.Handpicked.

Books you'll stay up all night reading; books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, books that will expand your mind and inspire you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.