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City of Echoes (Detective Matt Jones Book 1) by [Ellis, Robert]
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Like a gunshot echoing through the canyons above LA, this unsettling mystery reverberates with misdirection, distortion, and voices from the past.

Rookie LAPD detective Matt Jones gets thrown into the deep end on his first day working Homicide, and from there, the novel’s title becomes especially apt. Choices and actions resound through the story, with different implications as time goes on. Matt witnesses the return of a copycat killer—unless it’s the original, circling back again. The echoes catch up to Matt as well: he feels alone in the world, but people from his past keep coming back to haunt him.

Author Robert Ellis orchestrates an array of muted facts and half-heard stories, creating an unnerving composition. His incomparable main character, Matt, is left to filter out the truth from the noise, his allies from his enemies. His situation reminded me of a harsh wake-up call I had about a friend of mine many years ago. I had seen hints of her selfishness, but I gave her the benefit of the doubt—until I got burned. It doesn’t always feel good to have your instincts about people confirmed. Matt learns this lesson more than once in City of Echoes. In fact, choosing the right people to trust quickly becomes a matter of life and death. He struggles, and he doesn’t always make the right choice at the right time, but those shortcomings only made me sympathize with him more. I had faith in Matt even when things got dark—and echoes of his story will be ringing through me for a long time to come.

- Kjersti Egerdahl, Editor

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On Detective Matt Jones’s first night working Homicide in LA, he’s called to investigate a particularly violent murder case: a man has been gunned down in a parking lot off Hollywood Boulevard, his bullet-riddled body immediately pegged as the work of a serial robber who has been haunting the Strip for months. Driven by the grisliness of the killing, Jones and his hot-tempered partner, Denny Cabrera, jump headfirst into the investigation. But as Jones uncovers evidence that links the crime to a brutal, ritualized murder that occurred eighteen months prior, he begins to suspect that there’s more going on beneath the surface. When Jones discovers shocking, deep-seated corruption; a high-level cover-up; and his own personal ties to the rising body count, he’s no longer sure he can trust anyone, even himself.

About the Author

Robert Ellis is the international bestselling author of Access to Power, The Dead Room, and the critically acclaimed Lena Gamble Novels. His books have been translated into more than ten languages and selected as top reads by Booklist, Publishers Weekly, National Public Radio, the Chicago Tribune, the Toronto Sun, the Guardian (UK), the Evening Telegraph (UK), People magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times. Born in Philadelphia, Ellis moved to Los Angeles to work as a writer, producer, and director in film, television, and advertising. For more information about Robert Ellis, visit him online at

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2506 KB
  • Print Length: 362 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (1 September 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00R3KUZP0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #93,465 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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