Fall is the season of dark, creepy books and I love it. Twisted, chilling, suspenseful, obsession that borders on psychological horror... I love stories like these. Throw in paranormal elements like a generational family curse and the ability to talk to ghosts, add in the eerie atmosphere of an abandoned town setting, and you've got a book I can't ignore. Three Heart Echo by Keary Taylor is that book.
If you're also a fan of creepy paranormal suspense, you'll want to check this one out. I mean, when reviewers describe it as “a love story wrapped in a murder mystery with a side of psycho...”, how can you not? So go on, take a look... (*and be sure to scroll through to the very end, where there's an Amazon gift card up for grabs!)
Three Heart Echo
by Keary Taylor
Paranormal / Suspense
The demented thing is that this evolved from the most sickly sweet, heart-wrenching love story you’ve ever heard. I went to Sully because I just couldn’t get over Jack’s murder. I couldn’t deal.
Iona came to me for the same reason most did: because there was no closure. A love cut too short. She begged me to open the gate between the living and the dead.
We should have left it shut.
This. This is not a love story. This is a possession story. A story of lies. A story of two faces. This is a story of death and violent echoes from the other side.
And there will be no happy endings.
READ A TEASER EXCERPT FROM THREE HEART ECHO
My eyes rise up to Iona, and at first I don’t realize what she’s doing. She twirls a letter opener between her two hands. Her eyes study it. Never looking away.
A drop of red falls to the wooden floor. Followed by another.
She’s pricked every one of her fingertips with the opener. Blood drips from every one of them.
“Iona!” I bark, darting forward to grab it from her hands before she can prick her thumb again. “What…what are you doing?”
I kneel at her side, and looking up into her eyes, I see they’re distant. Hazy. Just like when she was up on the rooftop last night.
“Iona?” I say, gripping her arms and giving her a little shake.
She blinks. Once. Twice. And I see her vision come back into focus.
“Your hands,” I say, grabbing one of them, holding them up for her to see. Blood drips in tiny trails.
Her face fills with confusion, slight horror.
“Did you even realize you were doing it?” I ask, my voice breathy.
She holds up her other hand, looking at the blood. They begin to tremble. “Yes,” she says. “No. I… I wasn’t even thinking. I just… My hands just started doing it and…and I didn’t care.”
I grip her shoulders, giving her a tiny shake, dragging her eyes to mine. “We have to fix this, Iona. This isn’t just obsession, anymore. This isn’t just mindless love and a loss of appetite. This is dangerous. This is your life on the line now.”
About the Author
Keary Taylor is the USA TODAY bestselling author of over twenty novels. She grew up along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she started creating imaginary worlds and daring characters who always fell in love. She now splits her time between a tiny island in the Pacific Northwest and Utah, with her husband and their two children. She continues to have an overactive imagination that frequently keeps her up at night.