Echo from a Bayou | J Luke Bennecke

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Echo from a Bayou

by J Luke Bennecke

July 31 – August 25, 2023 Virtual Book Tour

Murder. Treasure. A supernatural twist.

John Bastian is plunged into a dangerous journey to uncover the truth about his past life after a freak skiing accident unlocks hidden memories. With unshakable visions of a brutal attack, the cursed Lafayette treasure, and a captivating redhead, John searches to find answers and confront the man who murdered him. On a perilous path and with a hurricane fast approaching, John fights for his survival and the safety of those he loves, threats haunting him at every turn.

Will he find redemption, or be consumed by an unquenchable thirst for revenge?

Praise for Echo from a Bayou:

“Thoroughly entertaining—murder, mayhem, adventure, and another chance at a stolen love. Echo from a Bayou is a vibrant, fast-paced thriller that will keep you enthralled until its explosive end.”
Independent Book Review

“An action-packed thriller with a focus on redemption and second chances, this Deep South adventure is an original, genre-bending read.”
Self-Publishing Review

“A consistently nimble and riveting cross-genre tale.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Bennecke’s narrative is a riveting blend of high-octane action and suspense that keeps readers on the edge of their seats.”
Literary Titan

Echo from a Bayou Book Details:

Genre: Suspense Thriller
Published by: Jaytech Publishing
Publication Date: August 2023
Number of Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780965771559
Book Links: Amazon | Goodreads

My Thoughts

Any thriller/suspense novel set in a bayou immediately has me intrigued! There is a lot of darkness and unknown that extends the chills you feel while reading. This book combines suspense, thrill, and a bit of the supernatural to keep you pulled deep into the storyline.

When I read a suspense/thriller, I like to imagine myself in the main character’s role. I often ask questions about how I would handle a situation, pull clues from previous chapters, and quickly find myself submerged into the book. It adds to the creep factor I love so much!

John Bastian awakens from a coma with another man’s memories. Who is Jack Bachman and why would his own memories be infiltrated by this man’s? He sets out to Louisiana with the hopes of finding the answers he needs to solve the mystery of these memories flooding his own. Not only is he hunting for the murderer, but he’s also focused on the storm brewing that could potentially thwart his plan.

I was often torn between what was real and what was the mind playing tricks. Or was it my own adding to the twists and turns? I guess I won’t know unless I read it again. But I can promise that this riveting read won’t let you down if you love a book that makes you work for the answers you need!

I received a complimentary copy for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

Follow the Book Tour:

07/31 Guest post @ The Book Divas Reads
08/01 Showcase @ Celticladys Reviews
08/03 Interview @ Hott Books
08/05 Review @ Must Read Faster
08/06 Review @ Guatemala Paula Loves to Read
08/07 Showcase @ Books, Ramblings, and Tea
08/08 Review @ Lynchburg Reads
08/12 Review @ Avonna Loves Genres
08/13 Showcase @ The Mystery Section
08/15 Podcast interview @ Blog Talk Radio
08/15 Review @ Just Reviews
08/19 Showcase @ Silvers Reviews
08/21 Review @ mysteries. and. mayhem
08/22 Review @ elaine_sapp65
08/23 Guest post @ The Mystery of Writing
08/24 Review @ mokwip8991
08/25 Review @ Urban Book Reviews

Author Bio:

J. Luke Bennecke is a veteran civil engineer with a well-spent career helping people by improving Southern California roadways. He has a civil engineering degree, an MBA, a private pilot’s certificate, and is a partner in an engineering firm. He enjoys philanthropy and awards scholarships annually to high school seniors.

In addition to his debut novel, bestselling and award-winning thriller Civil Terror: Gridlock, Bennecke has written several other novels and screenplays, a creative process he thoroughly enjoys. His second Jake Bendel thriller, Waterborne, was published in 2021 by Black Rose Writing and received several awards. Echo from a Bayou is his latest suspense thriller with a supernatural twist, available now.

Bennecke resides in Southern California with his wife of 32+ years and three spunky cats. In his leisure time he enjoys traveling, playing golf, voiceover acting, and spending time with his grown daughters.

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2 thoughts on “Echo from a Bayou | J Luke Bennecke

  1. Wendy B

    Thanks for the review! This sounds like a very fun and interesting read!

  2. J. Luke Bennecke

    Hi Shelly! Thank you for this terrific review and I’m super happy you enjoyed the story! 🙂 The book ranked #1 yesterday on Amazon in the Supernatural Thriller genre! Please be sure to leave a rating on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Have a great day! -Luke

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