YESTERDAY'S ECHO by Matt Coyle Wins San Diego Book Award
Longboat Key, Florida
YESTERDAY'S ECHO by Matt Coyle has been awarded a second literary prize for 2014. Having previously received a silver medal for Best New Voice by the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, Coyle now adds the San Diego Book Award for Best Published Mystery, Sisters In Crime Award!
YESTERDAY'S ECHO is available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-60809-076-1, Thriller, 312 pages, $26.95), all eBook/digital formats (ISBN: 978-1-60809-077-8, $14.95), and audiobook (ISBN: 978-1-4692-7744-8, $29.99)
Murderer: the label that stains forever. Can Rick Cahill find redemption by rescuing another accused? A woman with a past, darker than his own.
Chandler-esque-A hard edge with a heart
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.
"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."
-Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Coyle's promising debut introduces ex-cop Rick Cahill, a tarnished knight who battles internal and external demons...Cahill turns out to be both tough and resourceful when forced to confront his past. Readers can hope his future will be brighter."