Friday, May 3, 2013

Red Adept Tour ~ Blood Echo

Title ~ Blood Echo
Author ~ Melissa Simonson
Publisher ~ Red Adept
Published ~ 27 March 2013
Genre ~ Suspense/Paranormal

My Rating ~ 4 bites and a nibble out of 5

Iris Avery and Estella Blake had been friends since they were kids. Two beautiful trust fund party girls living the life of alcohol and drugs. Until the night Estella takes her own life. After that fateful night, in some ways Iris is free from messed up crazy girl Estella, yet in other ways she’s more shackled than ever before. When people close to her are murdered and weird packages show up in her home she needs to figure out who knows the truth about the night Estella died before she’s next on the hit parade.

Well, where do I start with this book? Estella and Iris are some messed up people. Yow doggy. I know money can’t buy happiness, but to live the life they were just boggles my mind. Estella was pretty much beyond hope, but at least Iris was salvageable.

Well-written and fast-paced the mystery kept me turning the pages. The paranormal twist was very interesting, too. The only thing that kept this book from being a 5-biter was I had a hard time connecting to Iris. I hated her head-in-the-sand attitude and didn’t quite understand her love/hate relationship with Darren. Maybe I just missed something that someone else will get. The ending was a bit of a question. What the heck is Iris going to do now? Otherwise, this book is a keeper for me and I will jot Melissa Simonson’s name down on my Favorite Authors list. A most excellent read!

*Book source ~ Many thanks to Red Adept Publishing for providing me with a review copy. Please see disclaimer page.


  1. This sounds like a good book. I am glad I got to see many of your blog stops for this tour. Congrats on the book :)

  2. I love that the mystery kept you turning the pages and I am glad you enjoyed this. I saw little book social icons somewhere, and will see if I can find them and give you the link.

    1. I appreciate the offer Kim, but I want to use my avatar with the bites except with the icon in place of the words. :)