Review – Echoes by Joshua Hale Fialkov

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Echoes – Get it here (Amazon) or here (BN)

Author: Joshua Hale Fialkov

Artist: Rahsan Ekedal

Genre: Graphic Novel, Suspense

Publication Date: 5 April 2016

Disclaimer: This book was received in exchange for an honest review.

For fans of: Criminal Minds, Dean Koontz, and Chuck PalahnuikĀ 

Synopsis:

From acclaimed author Joshua Hale Fialkov (Tumor, Pilot Season: Alibi) and rising artist Rahsan Ekedal (Creepy, Think Tank) a disturbing story of murder and mystery wrapped in questions of sanity. Minotaur Press premieres with a story of madness, family and death. Brian Cohn was learning to deal with the schizophrenia inherited from his father. Supportive wife, new baby on the way, drugs to control the voices. But, when on his father’s deathbed he learns that he also inherited the trophies of his father’s career as a serial killer, will his madness send him further down into the crawlspace of his father’s mind?

Review:

I am not usually a suspense fan, but I love Criminal Minds. So when I read the synopsis for this while looking for new books to review for you lovelies, I knew I needed to read this. I was so, so, so excited about starting this graphic novel… and Joshua Hale Fialkov did not disappoint.

It starts out kind of jumbled in the beginning to get you used to Brian’s jumbled mental state. Once it really gets going, however, and Brian finds his father’s trophies, his mental state begins to unravel. His ability to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s happening in his head comes completely undone when he meets a cop looking for a missing girl.

If I had to use a series of one words adjectives to explain this book it would be: dark, suspenseful, mind-bending, and creepy. Fialkov excelled at making me want to root for Brian Cohn. As the story unfolded and things got more complicated, I wanted to reach into the book and save Brian but I was also afraid of him.

Brian is broken and confused. Sinister forces are at work and you aren’t sure when Brian got to be so scary. I cannot wait to get my hands on the rest of the series. My stomach was tense and knotted while I read and I found myself holding my breath as I turned the page. When I reached the end, I needed more.

I’ll be picking up the print version with all five parts as soon as possible because I need to know what happens.

Rating: 4.5 Stars!