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
Read an excerpt:
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 August 2023.
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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This book's premise is what got me excited to read it. Who doesn't think that the possibilities of reincarnation is interesting? I do! So the thought of a past-life coming back to help solve their own murder was exciting.
This was a very fast-paced book. Well executed and well written and definitely kept me flipping pages. The main character John, is an "everyman" that is relatable in both is actions and motives. He reacts and responds in a way that normal people faced with what he's going through would. The insistent urge to find out why.
I enjoyed this book and was captivated from the start, straight to the end!
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