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Publication date  21 February 1997
ISBN  0-333-65932-5
Preceded by  The Dark Room
Author  Minette Walters
Publisher  Pan Books
3.6/5 Goodreads

Pages  343 pp (hardback)
OCLC  36631472
Originally published  21 February 1997
Original language  English
Country  United Kingdom
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Media type  Print (Hardcover, Paperback) & Audio CD
Genres  Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Crime Fiction
Similar  Minette Walters books, Fiction books

Overview

The Echo (1997) is the fifth crime novel written by award-winning British crime fiction author Minette Walters. Like all of her books, The Echo is a stand alone (non-series) novel whose characters do not appear in any of her other books. Originally published in English, The Echo has been translated into nine other languages in print and recorded as an ebook in both English and German.

Contents

Synopsis

When a homeless man going by the name Billy Blake starves himself to death in the garage of socialite Amanda Powell, journalist Michael Deacon is sent to get the story. Questions abound about Deacon digs into the pasts of both Billy Blake and Amanda Powell: who is Billy Blake? could he be Amanda's previously vanished husband? Why did he choose to starve himself in her garage and in full view of a freezer full of food? Why is Amanda so interested in Billy Blake and why does she pay for his funeral? Along the investigative path, Deacon encounters an unusual cast of characters from Billy's past as well as his own.

Main Characters

  • Amanda Powell
  • Michael Deacon
  • Billy Blake
  • Television adaptation

    In 1998 this story was adapted for television by the BBC. The cast featured Clive Owen as Michael Deacon and Joely Richardson as Amanda. The show ran for one season.

    References

    The Echo (novel) Wikipedia


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